March 21 2012 Edition

Map of the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

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courtesy of www.qcpatrick.com

Red Bull Crashed Ice

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Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

St. Patrick's Day 2012 will be one that Kyle Croxall will remember forever as the 24-year-old firefighter from Mississauga, Ontario, became the first Canadian to win two Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships. The first time he stood at the top of the podium was in 2010.

“Irish for a Day”: Quebec City’s St. Patrick’s Parade, Part II

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Le Défilé de la St-Patrick de Québec

"The parade is a learning tool, it teaches the younger generation about their heritage. The parade belongs to citizens of this city, whether they be francophones, anglophones, or allophones. It can only enrich the culture of this city, and that can only be a good thing for the future," said Peter Farnell. The third edition of the parade starts at 1:30 p.m.

Quebec Whisky Day: a one-of-a-kind event

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Quebec Whisky Club

The Quebec Whisky Club (QWC) is hosting their first Quebec Whisky Day on March 31. They state, "An activity never seen before in the Capital, this day is entirely dedicated to tasting sessions, information and discovery of the world of whisky." The entire event will be in English, and promises three seminars with international experts on various whiskies.

Commentary on Pink Shirt Day article

I was heartened to read Bruce Todman's article about Pink Shirt Day at Quebec High School in the March 7 issue.
Fifteen years ago, QHS was telling me, a parent, that the school was getting in front of the problem of bullying.

Well, with Pink Shirt Day, perhaps, at last, they are.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The wonderful Aztec children have made their appearance in Quebec. These strange members of the human family were first exhibited in America eleven years ago; and they still continue to excite considerable interest in scientific circles.

Enjoying the Green Brew on St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day Banquet

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Photo: Photo By Juanita Craig

‘May your own belly be full, but may you always have understanding of the empty one.' - Irish Blessings

All in a name: a closer look at spring

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Photo: Photo By Bethann G. Merkle

In northern latitudes, most of us wait for spring with increasing anticipation, suffering the late storms and cheering the increasingly sunny days.

We likely pull out our rubber boots, and start thinking about gardens, walks and bike rides, and the return of migratory birds.

Janet Brosnan Pomerleau

In memory of Janet Brosnan Pomerleau, who died on March 19, 2011, a memorial mass will be held at St-Charles-Borromée Church in Charlesbourg on March, 25, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends are invited to come share this time of reflection dedicated to her memory.

Her family would like to recognize and thank all who sent messages of encouragement and sympathy at the time of her death.

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