March 18 2015 Edition

Irish flag at City Hall welcomes St. Patrick’s Day and parade

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Quebec City mayor Régis Labeaume, deputy-mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle and Stephen Burke, president of the 2015 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick, cheerfully raised the Irish flag beside City Hall on Friday, March 13. Despite the ominous date, the ceremony bodes well for the wearers of green.

St. Patrick’s Day kitchen party rocks La Korrigane

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The St. Patrick's Day season started off with a bang at La Korrigane on Rue Dorchester in Lower Town on March 14 with a dinner, a kitchen party and a concert by the One Night Band. The bar was packed with over 150 Central Quebec School Board teachers, staff, alumni, family and friends, all duly decked out in green.

International Wine and Spirits Fair a treat for the palate

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Centre des Congrès was a very popular spot last weekend, with 75 exhibitors offering samples of some 1,500 different products, and 50 free presentations about matching wines with food.

PAF! Performing Arts Festival

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St. Patrick's High School is hosting the 12th annual Performing Arts Festival (PAF!) organized by the Central Québec School Board to showcase student talent. This Friday, March 20, over 400 students from as far away as La Tuque, Jonquière and Thetford Mines will assemble to take workshops from professional artists. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Trio gives charged performance at Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

The second in La Petit Série of concerts at Holy Trinity Cathedral took place on Thursday, March 12. Cellist Blair Lofgren and bassist Étienne Lafrance of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) were joined by pianist Martin Dubé as they presented works of Barrière, Handel, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Vivaldi. Lafrance also performed compositions for solo bass.

Alpine snowboarders vie for Canadian Championship

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Snowboarders descended upon Le Relais ski centre on March 13-15 to participate in the S3 Alpine Snowboard Canadian Championships. Australian, Chinese and American "riders" also took part in several races. Team Canada athletes who have gained international standing were also on site to race for their chance at a medal.

Alpine snowboard racing resembles alpine ski slalom events.

The story behind Avenue O'Neill and Maison O'Neill

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Photo: Jacques Dorion from Ville de Québec website

Avenue O'Neill, located in the Duberger district of Quebec City, is named after the O'Neill family who once owned land in that area. 

A-hunting we will go… and fishing and camping and boating

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Photo: Lise Lafond

This past weekend, from March 12 to 15, the Quebec City Hunting, Fishing, Camping and Boat Show was held at ExpoCité. Some 38,000 people visited last year's show, which shows how important the game hunting industry is in Quebec. 

Molly RICHARD (nee Mary Herring) 1922 - 2015

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Molly Richard (nee Mary Herring), wife of the late Napoléon Richard, passed away peacefully at the CHUL, on March 4, 2015, at the age of 92, surrounded by family members. She lived in Portneuf.  

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, at 92, 1ière Avenue, Portneuf, QC, G0A 2Y0.  

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