May 26 2015 Edition

Congratulations to Champlain – St. Lawrence Class of 2015

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On May 22, Champlain-St. Lawrence Campus held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015 at the Montmartre Centre in Sillery. Graduates wearing green caps and gowns paraded into the large auditorium filled with staff, faculty, proud family members and friends. 

Award helps QHS students keep cooking

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The SNACS (Special Needs Activities and Community Services) program for teens and young adults with special needs at Quebec High School will keep cooking next school year, after receiving an award of excellence and a $500 subsidy from the Quebec English School Boards Association.

Cultural Interlude at Domaine Cataraqui

Celebrating Jeffery Hale Hospital’s 150th anniversary

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Photo: Laura-Lee Bolger

The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation and Saint Brigid's Foundation are busy preparing for the fourth edition of the Cultural Interlude, which will take place at the beautiful Domaine Cataraqui in Sillery on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. A free art exhibit will be open at 1:00 p.m. 

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Côte Dinan

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Photo: Bill Cox

Côte Dinan is named in honour of Francis J. Dinan (1871-1950), the descendant of a prominent Irish family. Dinan was a Quebec City alderman from 1912 to 1918 and from 1925 to 1930, representing the Champlain district. 

Marais Léon Provancher: purveyor of natural wonders

The spellbinding Marais Léon Provancher is a 125-hectare marsh dedicated to the protection of local fauna and flora. Throughout the year, free of charge, visitors can explore the natural wonders of this preserve, from marshes and streams to a plethora of bird and plant species.

Book swap fever hits Portneuf Elementary School

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Photo: Laine Le Page

Portneuf Elementary School (PES) principal Linda Beaulieu has always been an ardent promoter of literacy and reading, and when she approached Quebec City Reading Council (QCRC) with an exciting partnership opportunity, we were raring to go!

Honouring 150 years of philanthropy and the Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Angela Swain

Throughout its history, Quebec City's English-speaking community has benefited from many generous financial bequests. Among our community's most magnanimous philanthropists was Jeffery Hale who, in the 1800s, devoted most of his adult life and finances to benevolent activities.  

Newcomers share concerns at VEQ’s Picnic in the Park

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Flying soccer balls and frisbees, blankets on the grass, children chasing each other while their parents exchanged news and set out sandwiches. Only one thing made this picnic in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge different from all the others - almost all of the neighbourly chatter was in English. 

Saying goodbye to Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Members of the Catholic community of the districts of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Montcalm have turned to Saint-Jean-Baptiste church at key moments in their lives - baptisms, Communions, weddings and funerals. Today, church members gathered for a different kind of funeral - saying goodbye to the church itself. 

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