March 7 2012 Edition

Enjoy March Break with your family on the Plains

(Press release - National Battlefields Commission) From March 3 to 11, take part in a host of indoor and outdoor family activities on the Plains of Abraham: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking, rally and visit of a multimedia exhibition. This is what the National Battlefields Commission is proposing to both children and adults, who will no doubt be delighted by these various activities.

Gospel Sans Frontière give a benefit concert for L’Arche l’Étoile

On Sunday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m. two choral groups, Orphée and Gospel Sans Frontière, will perform at the Centre d'Art La Chapelle, at 620 avenue Plante, Québec.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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A gentleman who arrived here from Charlesbourg yesterday informs us that on Saturday evening about seven o'clock, a shock of an earthquake was distinctly felt at the above place. The shock was slight, resembling somewhat the noise of a chimney when on fire.

Angèle Dubeau coming March 22

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Photo: Photo Analekta Records

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà ensemble will perform on March 22 at the Palais Montcalm. La Pietà, a group founded by Dubeau in 1997, is an all-female string ensemble of eight to twelve of Canada's best musicians.

It is a milestone year for the famous Quebec violinist.

Duplicate Bridge, going to the dogs . . .

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Photo: Photo By Bill Cox

I have always had the desire to learn how to play Bridge and practiced a common form of the game on my computer with computerized players. No humans, just me and the robots in the program.

I thought I had been doing great.
Then a few weeks ago a notice was posted in our building announcing the formation of a group of players to play Duplicate Bridge on Monday evenings.

Florence Green, world’s last known First World War Veteran dies

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Photo: PhotoSAC CHRIS HILL/MOD/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, recently issued the following statement: "On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I extend my most sincere condolences to the family of Florence Green who is the world's last known First World War Veteran. Ms.

A Tale of Two Stradivariuses

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Photo: Photo Analekta Records

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Careful what you wish for!

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

They say that everything happens for a reason, and no truer words were spoken when associated with my trip to Ireland. Like most things in life, results come after a series of actions.

Gaétan Deslauriers (1918 - 2012)

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Gaétan Deslauriers of Quebec City, who proudly served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1941 to 1947, died on February 22, 2012, at the age of 94 at CHUL. He was the husband of Lorraine Power.

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