March 7 2012 Edition

Pink Shirt Day at Quebec High School [Photo]

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News Digest for March 7, 2012



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Pink Shirt Day at Quebec High School

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Photo: Photo by Ed Sweeney

The last Wednesday of February is known as Anti-Bullying Day in Canada. It's also known as Pink Shirt Day. It originally started as a protest against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school in September 2007. The victim, a Grade 9 student in the small community of Cambridge, wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school.

St. Patrick’s Parade News

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The organizing committee of the Défilé de la St-Patrick de Québec is proud to announce the return of the New York Police Department Pipes and Drums.

St. Pat’s students think global, go local

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Photo: Photo submitted by Trish Klancar

St. Patrick's High School has been a buzz with social action activities once again this year. The students and staff are involved with numerous community projects that are creating socially conscious citizens.

International Women’s Day

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Photo: Photo by Wikipedia

The 8th of March was officially designated as International Women's Day by the United Nations in 1975 and it has been celebrated for over 100 years to celebrate women worldwide. This year's theme in Canada will be ‘Strong Women, Strong Canada' celebrating women's roles in the economic prosperity of rural, remote and northern communities.

Hitchcock Film Festival

It was great reading your (Marie White's) recent articles on the Alfred Hitchcock film festival. I am proud to mention that two of my uncles ‘'starred'' in the movie. Indeed, Frank Dollard and George Quinn played two of the detectives in the movie. Unfortunately, neither received an Oscar for his work. Those folks in Hollywood know nothing about raw talent!

Submitted online by Gail Dollard

LHSQ Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec which will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 7 p.m., at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais, Québec, Qc.

Wrecked at St. Patrick’s High School

Wrecked, a play by Canadian writer Chris Craddock, will be performed at St. Patrick's High School (75 de Maisonneuve, Quebec) on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. A short reception will follow the performance.

This is a VEQ and Canadian Heritage sponsored event, ‘Collective Voices,' with students from St. Patrick's and Quebec High Schools.

Exciting March at VEQ!

The staff at Voice of English-speaking Québec has been busy this year, organizing and preparing for a number of great events coming up this spring. Looking for agreat way to beat the winter blues and get excited for spring?

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