January 26 2011 Edition

Death Notice - Mary Wallmeyer Curtin-Savard 1943 - 2011

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Mary Wallmeyer Curtin-Savard 1943 - 2011

Death notice - Malenfant, Kathleen (nee Buckley)

Malenfant, Kathleen     (nee Buckley)

Non-recollections of a Christmas past

Conditioned by the season, my first thought in preparing this article was to keep to the theme and write something about the Christmas just past, since it was my first Christmas in Quebec, and nothing like Christmas in Killarney! I soon realized, however, that there is more to my recollections of Quebec and St. Patrick’s than just Christmas.

QAC holds auditions for “Deathtrap”

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Photo: Photo and Graphic Design: Ladd Johnson

This spring the Quebec Art Company will be performing “Deathtrap,” a thriller written by Ira Levin, and is holding auditions for the play on Sunday, January 30 (see details in the Community Calendar or visit www.quebecartcompany.com).

Memorials and Things of Fame for January 26, 2011

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The Quebec Gazette, Thursday January 25

TO BE SOLD, By WERDEN & MERCIER, at their Store in the Lower-Town of Quebec,

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

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Photo: Bill Cox

This is what came to mind when I saw the canoe on the St. Lawrence River at the Immigration Wharf (Cap-Rouge) or, more specifically La Plage Jacques Cartier. They were practising for the Winter Carnival race to be held at the end of this month and a second race in February. They will be crossing the river and back from Quebec to Levis.

Motivation

Preparing for a move last spring, I packed my oil colors, canvases and easel thinking that I’d probably not get back to them again until next fall. I haven’t painted for a few years now, since I’ve taken up writing. This got me thinking about motivation.

Protect yourself and those you love: Legal Advice for Caregivers

I don’t know about you, but legal terms such as: Mandate in Case of Incapacity, Power of Attorney, Do Not Resuscitate Order, and Last Will and Testament, strike the fear of God into me! These terms refer to important legal documents which are the cornerstones of health-care planning. Most of us would rather play ostrich than think about them.

2011 Democracy

Canada will have a great opportunity to improve its democratic process and the electoral turnout rate this year during the federal elections. By consulting Canadians with a referendum on their priorities during the ballot, the country would indeed take a major step towards fairness, equality and common prosperity.

Homage to haggis goes off without a hitch

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Photo: Michael Bourguignon

Depending on whom you ask, you can call him Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns or simply ‘the Bard’ – just as long as you don’t call his followers late to supper. More than 60 such devotees honoured the memory of Scotland’s national poet during this year’s annual Robbie Burns Night at the Quebec Garrison Club.

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