May 12 2010 Edition

YPI St-Pat’s Initiative

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative of The Free the Children Network was incorporated into St-Patrick's High School Secondary Four Advisory program during the 2009 -2010 school year. YPI (for short) is an international initiative designed to support young people in developing community awareness.

Newsie Notes for May 12, 2010

Clothing, purses and jewelry will be among the items available at the Saint Bridget Guild Spring Sale Saturday in Saint Charles Garnier Church Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Champlain St-Lawrence College Awards its top Athletes at the Annual Sports Banquet

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Photo: Martin Beaumont

Champlain St- Lawrence honored its top athletes on Thursday evening during it's annual sports banquet. Many athletes were given awards for their academic performance as well as their athletic performances.

Valcartier playground equipment needs upgrade

"In a nutshell, this school is about 55 years old and the (playground) equipment is limited," said Valcartier Elementary School teach Paul Barker.

Barker is spearheading a fundraising effort to upgrade and modernize the equipment. Barker said the goal is $75,000, with the effort looking toward a variety of sources.

First nursing assistants graduate from new program at EQLC

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Photo: courtesy EQLC

The Eastern Quebec Learning Centre last month marked the graduation of the first class of students from its new Central Quebec School Board Health Assistance and Nursing program. These six students, who graduated April 27 after starting the program Nov. 4, 2008, are now officially registered nursing assistants.

Irish Heritage Québec continues effort to move St-Pat’s plaque

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Photo: Ken Schankler

Efforts by Irish Heritage Quebec to have a commemorative plaque moved from St-Patrick's High School will continue in earnest, said Joseph Lonergan.

Morrin Centre nears fundraising goal for renovations

It's down to the short strokes for the Literary and Historical Society in its search for funds to complete renovations to the Morrin Centre.

Centre Director Simon Jacobs said last week that he has received word that the City has approved a grant that will leave Historical Society "offhand about $110,000" short of its goal.

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