January 30 2013 Edition

News Digest for January 30, 2013

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Meet the QCT’s newest writer, Gib McInnis


Gib McInnis has recently returned to live in Quebec City. He earned his Ph.D in English Literature at Université Laval.

From Quebec City to Africa


Another Quebec (Beauport) student will be in the news as a member of a team of engineering students on a project in Senegal, Africa.

William Cloutier is a wellknown hockey player in the Beauport AAA Junior league. He is a graduate of the Séminaire Saint François in Saint Augustin-de-Desmaures and is now studying engineering at the École de technologie supérieure in Montreal.

A toast to Robbie Burns

Photo: Juanita Craig

The Quebec City Burns Supper, organized by the Olde Fort St. Andrew's Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, was held on Saturday, January 26, at Le Manoir Montmorency, overlooking the frozen falls.

A Burns Supper is considered a second national holiday in Scotland, an evening celebrating the life of the poet and lyricist Robert Burns, born on January 25, 1759.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle


Cégep Garneau students witness Obama’s historic moment

Photo: Denis Leclerc

On January 21, three teachers and thirty-four students from Cégep Garneau witnessed history. Instead of reading about it in class, they stood with the crowd gathered in Washington, D.C., to see Barack Obama take the oath of office for the second, and final, time.

When Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the November elections, students immediately asked to go to Washington.

VEQ supports hip-hop artist’s tour


Two weeks ago in Montreal, hip-hop artist David Hodges launched a video of his song "Notre Home." Hodges was accompanied by Jean-François Lisée, Quebec Minister of International Relations, La Francophone and External Trade (he is also responsible for Montreal and the Anglophone community), and by Sylvia Martin-Desforges, Director General of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QC

Grant Regalbuto receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Photo: Photo provided by the Lt. Governor’s Office

Grant Regalbuto received The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony held on November 16, 2012, at the National Assembly.

The award was bestowed on Regalbuto in recognition of "his commitment to the community by which he developed expertise in the management of humanitarian organisations and many foundations.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient Major Robert Brochu

Photo: Frank Scardina

There is a correlation between the choices we make in life and the fruit it bears later down the track. This is no different for Major Robert Brochu and the events leading to his being awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in November 2012.

Robert Brochu is a graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Quebec City, St. Joseph Teachers College in Montreal, and the University of Minnesota.

Snowboard Cross: a memorable event in Stoneham and Quebec

The snowboard was featured the last two weekends as Quebec and Stoneham hosted the Snowboard Jamboree and the 10th edition of the prestigious FIS World Snowboard Championships.

In total, 432 athletes from 46 countries took part in the competitions.

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