May 30 2018 Edition

Auberge Internationale a hidden gem in Vieux-Québec

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Photo: Ruby Pratka
For many of the thousands of tourists that pass through Quebec City each year, the Auberge Internationale de Québec is known for its inexpensive dorm beds and cozy downstairs bar. For many Quebec City residents, the Old Quebec hostel on a sloping stretch of Rue Sainte-Ursule between Rue Saint-Jean and Rue Dauphine isn’t even on the map.

St. Pat’s High School students walk in the Relay For Life

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On May 25, in spite of bad weather, 60 St. Patrick’s High School students, faculty and staff raised nearly $7,800 for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Teams walked in the school’s second annual Relay For Life, held on the sports field behind the school.  

OBITUARY: Guy L. DAVIES 1924 - 2018

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Guy L. Davies died peacefully, surrounded by his children, on May 20, 2018, at the age of 93 years and 5 months, at Hôpital Enfant-Jésus. He was the husband of the late Madeleine Gaudet, and the son of the late Léda Tremblay and the late Guy A. Davies. He lived in Quebec City.

Around the Anglosphere: Arvida

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Anne-Marie Cronkwright is using her school French more than she anticipated. The Ontario-born military spouse moved to the Saguenay several years ago when her husband was posted to CFB Bagotville. She now works at the family resource centre on the base, helping mainly English-speaking military families navigate day-to-day life in one of the country’s most solidly French-speaking areas.

Safety first in motorcycle season

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Photo: Bill Cox

Now that spring is here, motorcycles and cars will once again have to share the road. Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars. When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 30, at 12:10 p.m. – CLIC Beginners’ Guide to Social Media for Small Businesses at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre. For more information or to register, please email [email protected], call 418-681-1258 or visit communitylearninginaction.org/events.

Register now for English Immersion Summer Day Camp in Valcartier

This camp is an opportunity for young children to learn or practice their English while enjoying fun educational activities with trained professionals for two or four weeks, from July 2 to 27.

Reservoir retrofit almost finished

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Photo: Peter Black

Work is in the final stages on the huge reservoir underneath the Plains of Abraham near Martello Tower No. 1. Beginning last October, workers installed a waterproof membrane on the roof of the massive underground concrete structure to prevent damage and water seepage from above. The reservoir holds up to 136 million litres of water and is 40 by 95 metres in size.

Winter Carnival announces major changes

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

One of Quebec City’s most enduring winter traditions is getting a major makeover. In a seven-page vision document released on May 23, organizers of the Quebec Winter Carnival, led by a group of experienced consultants including former Festival d’Été de Québec director Daniel Gélinas, laid out a new framework for the annual event, which will take effect in 2019.

Edward Godin still going strong at BC Lions camp

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Photo: courtesy of the B.C. Lions

Former St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish and Université Laval football player Edward Godin is still going strong at the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions training camp in Kamloops, B.C.

This is Godin’s second year at training camp with the Lions. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 CFL draft, Godin is the first player from St. Pat’s to be drafted by a CFL team.

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