March 24 2010 Edition

Caligula, the lost soul

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Caligula by Albert Camus will be performed by the theatre troupe at Cégep Champlain St. Lawrence on the last weekend of March. This play, originally written in 1938, is still very relevant and is experiencing a surge in popularity these days.

"Men die...and they are not happy."

Newsie Notes for March 24, 2010

To celebrate the Centennial of the Canadian Navy, there will be a Gala Concert held at the Palais Montcalm on Saturday, April 10, at 8 p.m., featuring the military bands of the Naval Reserve unit HMCS Montcalm and the Voltigeurs de Québec with the participation of the Choeur de l'Université Laval and the Choeur de la Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Québec. Tickets are $20 each.

Sea of Green Invades St-Patrick’s High School

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It was that time of year that all of St-Patrick's High School students were waiting for. St-Patrick's Day is no ordinary day for students at St-Pat's. On March 17, St-Pat's hosted its very first edition of the Irish Olympics where all levels competed against each other through different games such as Irish Idol, relay races, scavenger hunts, tug of war as well as musical chairs.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Défi Holland Challenge Road Race

A new road race will make its debut this spring on Quebec City's running calendar. Défi Holland Challenge, featuring a 5K and 2K race will be held on Sunday, May 16.

The run, organized by the Friends of Holland School Foundation, will offer something for all members of the family.

English community apprehension in Montreal

Last Saturday while tens of thousands of Quebec public-sector workers took to the streets of Montreal demanding a fair shake from the government, hundreds also marched with pride in a St-Patrick's Day parade as part of Quebec City's heritage.

Saint-Lawrence closes out regular season

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Photo: Courtesy of SLC

After a string of 17 consecutive wins and claiming two collegiate showcase championships in November and December, the Saint Lawrence Lions Hockey team played through a recent mid-season slump, posting a less than impressive 9-5 record.

Morrin Centre using its imagiNation

Neil Bissoondath, a noted writer of fiction, and an outspoken critic of Canada's system of multiculturalism who now lives in Quebec City, and Quebec-born comic book author Guy Deslisle will be among the 12 Canadian authors featured April 7-11 at ImagiNation 2010, a writers festival at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais.

Performing Arts Festival arrives at CQSB

Continuing to move up, the Central Québec School Board's annual high school Performing Arts Festival this year is moving out. The high school edition of the festival will take place March 31 at 7 p.m. at Le Centre Montmartre, 1669, Ch. St-Louis.

The elementary festival will take place Friday, April 9 at Everest Elementary School, 2280 rue Laverdière.

Morrin Centre receives new grants for renovations

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Photo: Courtesy of Morrin Centre

The Morrin Centre continues to inch its way toward completing the funding needed to finish renovating the former jail cells and chemistry lab at its Chaussee des Ecossais location.

"The good news," said Centre Director Simon Jacobs, "is I should hear from the outstanding partners in the near future."

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