June 4 2008 Edition

Europe Day Celebrated at Quebec High School

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Photo: courtesy of CQSB

One activity, among all the celebrations that are taking place for Québec city’s 400th anniversary, is the celebration of Europe Day. On this occasion, representatives of member countries of the European Union gathered in Quebec City last month.

SLC Honours its Athletes

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Photo: Christian Brosseau

Cegep Champlain-St. Lawrence held its annual sports banquet last month. Athletes were honoured for their athletic talents as well as their academic performance.

The 2008 athlete of the year award was presented to Kathleen Keller.

Gaelic football hits the Plains

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Photo: Jaclyn Denunzio

Add Gaelic football to the list of successful Irish exports to Quebec. Interest in the popular field sport is growing in the city, thanks to the efforts of local enthusiasts. I caught the action as three teams of Gaelic footballers met this weekend to mark the 400th.

École de Cirque promises amazing performances

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Photo: Scott French

As if sprung from the pages of a fairy tale, two scores of circus performers were found under the big top at the Domaine Maizeret park in Limoilou this past weekend. The École de Cirque de Québec celebrated the end of the circus school year with Vauvert, a show bursting with energy, beauty, and laughter bordering on hysteria.

Howe goes solo

Legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe is taking a break from playing arenas with the mighty Yes to play a solo show in Quebec City at Le Théatre Du Petit Champlain, 68 Rue du Petit Champlain, on September 29 and 30, starting at 8 p.m.

Novel stretches from Quebec to Africa

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The African country of Burundi is the starting point for Mary Soderstrom’s deeply psychological and suspenseful new novel, The Violets of Usambara. Beyond the story of Burundi’s civil unrest is a tale of personal reckoning for the Brossards, a Québécois couple looking back on their lives.

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