May 25 2011 Edition

Newsy Notes for May 25, 2011

The Trinity Anglican Church Women wish to thank everyone who came out and supported our Coffee Party which took place in Colley Hall on the morning of May 7th. It was a success both financially and socially. Thank you one and all! - Marion Blinco

Shannon Historical Society remembers Michael Neville:

The British are coming to the Plains of Abraham!

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Photo: from the CARVAQ Web site

On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Rendez-Vous British Quebec will take place on the charming site of the Plains of Abraham. This is the 13th edition of this British car show, a gathering of people who share their passion for these Lil Brit’ Beauties. The public are most welcome to come and view the entries. The show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lifting the veil from Afghanistan

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As the combat mission of the Royal 22nd Regiment nears its end, the regiment presents a new temporary exhibit - Lever le voile sur l’Afghanistan - at their museum located in the Citadel of Quebec. The exhibit is now open to the public until the end of March 2012 and is included as part of the guided tour of the Citadel of Quebec.

Le Petit Champlain, a First Place Great Place

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After 6,000 nominations, months of voting, and a judging panel, Le Petit Champlain took first place in the “Great Neighbourhood” category in the first annual Great Places in Canada contest. Le Petit Champlain beat the Hydrostone in Halifax and Snaw-Naw-As, a neighbourhood in Lantzville, BC. Commercial Street in Nanaimo, BC and The Forks in Winnipeg took first in their categories.

Port of Quebec begins another cruise season

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May 20 marked the beginning of the 2011 cruise season for Quebec City. The first ship to dock this year was the port’s most loyal visitor, the Maasdam of the Holland America Line. Arriving with nearly 1300 passengers aboard, the ship set sail from Boston, stopping in Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown on its way to Quebec.

Memorials and Things of Fame for May 25, 2011

1851The Morning Chronicle

Tides and high water

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Photo: Bill Cox

My personal observation of the St. Lawrence is the basis for this article. I have no expert scientific environmental knowledge to base these findings, only from what I have seen over 60 years living along its coast.

An Anniversary Tribute to Marianna O’Gallagher

March 24, 1929 - May 24, 2010

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Photo: by Frank Cannon supplied courtesy of Irish Heritage Quebec

The touching eulogies expressing during the Mass at Marianna’s funeral addressed the public persona of our dear sister. What follows is a closer view of the persona we grew up with.

Cultural Interlude: Art, Music and High Tea

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Photo: from the Domaine Cataraqui Web site

The Domaine Cataraqui located at 2141 chemin Saint-Louis in Sillery will be the site of a Cultural Interlude which will include art, music and an English High Tea on Sunday, June 5. An art symposium will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can wander the beautiful grounds of Domaine Catarqui and observe several artists at work.

Super siblings dump Dad to top Trivia Contest

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Photo: Jill Gagnon

Quebec High School’s cafeteria was filled with fun and facts last Friday, May 20, for the resurrection of the QHS Trivia Contest where twelve teams gathered to put their knowledge to the test. Contrived as a virtual version of Trivial Pursuit, the game board was a map of Quebec City, with various landmarks representing different rounds and a variety of categories.

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