May 11 2011 Edition

Gillard, Lilian 1920 - 2011

Gillard, Lilian 1920 - 2011

Passed away peacefully on May 1, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her father and mother, Walter Gillard and Esther Parker, and her brothers Leonard (Sylvie) and Jeffrey. She leaves many friends, especially Florence, Myrtle, Margaret, Nancy and Lila.

Celebrating the upside to living side by side - just one month to Neighbours’ Day

Only one month remains before the 2011 edition of Neighbours’ Day, which will be held for a sixth time in the province of Quebec on Saturday, June 4. Excitement over the event is building, with the number of registered municipalities and local organizations soon expected to surpass 300.

Saint Brigid’s hosts Open House

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

On Friday, May 6, Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s hosted an Open House for nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPN) and personal care attendants (PCA), as well as students in these health care fields at their Saint Brigid’s facility.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City week of May 11, 2011

If you know of any exhibits, concerts or performances that you would like our readers to know about, please sent the information to [email protected]

The Oldest Church in Beauce County Celebrates 175 years

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Photo: Courtesy of Municipality of Frampton

2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the Springbrook Anglican Chapel “Christ Church” in Frampton, the oldest church in Beauce County. In 1836, the Reverend Robert Knight, first resident pastor of Frampton chose the site and organized the building of the chapel which began that same year. Abandoned in 1950s, the chapel was restored by a group of citizens in the 1980s.

A new understanding of faith?

What we really need, in trying to make sense of faith today, is a fresh perspective. We have a good understanding of faith, inherited from the past, but I think we lack a fundamental sense of what it is truly all about today. I suspect that many believers are holding on to an understanding of faith that no longer meets their needs.

Memorials and Things of Fame for May 11, 2011

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The Diary of a Royal Wedding Watcher

Helen Meredith who was in London for the wedding of the Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Helen emailed her family and friends from England . . . “There aren’t many days when I want to be two places at once, but April 29, 2011, may have been one of them....

Saint Vincent School holds fundraising banquet

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On Friday, April 15, Saint Vincent School held a fundraising banquet at Le Bistango restaurant in the complex Germain-des-Près. Community members and local businesses were invited to take part in this event in order to raise money for the construction of a new playground behind the school.

Synchronized traffic lights

Almost daily, I drive to work using a good portion of René-Lévesque Boulevard where traffic lights are synchronized to 50 kilometres an hour. When I hit the first green light I can usually cruise along the full length non-stop to my destination. The only obstructions are cars in your lane waiting to make a turn or a bus taking on passengers.

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