November 22 2017 Edition

Kwahiatonhk!

An exploration of the past, present and future of Indigenous writers

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Photo: Juanita Craig

The sixth edition of Kwahiatonhk! Indigenous Peoples Book Fair took centre stage in Wendake last weekend.
Kwahiatonhk's official opening, however, was held at the Maison de la littérature on Rue Saint-Stanislas on Nov. 23. The downtown venue was also used the following evening for a literary tribute to Yves Sioui Durand.

Quebec is now a Rouge et Or city

Last week, my colleague Peter Black was wondering why Quebec City, the eighth biggest city in population in Canada, could not have success with its pro sports teams.

Catering service offers work experience to special needs youth

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Photo: provided by Nectaria Skokos

For over 15 years, Jeffery Hale Community Partners has partnered with Quebec High School to offer the SNACS Program to English-speaking children, teens and young adults with special needs.

Mustangs stampede over Laval at the Vanier Cup

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Photo: Charity Matheson - USports

In a matchup of the two best university football teams in the country, the number-two ranked University of Western Ontario (UWO) Mustangs were just too powerful for the number-one ranked Université Laval Rouge et Or. When the game ended, the Mustangs had crushed the Rouge et Or, 39-17.

Quebec City a favourite literary character

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City is more than a literary setting, it is also a character in many novels. Our Writings is an all-encompassing event that celebrates Quebec City as the literary inspiration it is. The program includes an online interactive map, a walking tour, two exhibits and a series of events. 

Musical lampshades light up Avenue Cartier

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The lampshades on the giant lampposts on Avenue Cartier have recently been changed, and this year, when you stand underneath some of them, you can hear music!

The 34 giant lampshades on 17 double lampposts line both sides of Avenue Cartier between Chemin Sainte-Foy and Grande Allée.

Why are pro sports teams absent from Quebec capital?

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Football fever – fickle Canadian-style – is in the air. It’s that time of year when dozens, maybe hundreds, of fair-weather fans decide it’s time to find out which teams are actually in contention for the Grey Cup, or, more importantly, to find out which teams are actually in the Canadian Football League. What ever happened to the Birmingham Barracudas or Memphis Mad Dogs, by the way?

Quebec City designated a City of Literature by UNESCO

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO recently announced that Quebec City has been designated a City of Literature by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. It is the first French-speaking city to earn this distinction.

Are you a lexophile?

A lexophile is someone who has a love for words, especially in word games, puzzles, anagrams, palindromes, etc. Such a person may enjoy witticisms like “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish” or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” Here are a few more choice sentences that we found online.

... When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

Jesus Christ Superstar cast to be announced at fundraiser

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The Jesus Christ Superstar project is picking up momentum. The April 2018 Quebec Art Company production of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera has passed another key stage with the completion of casting.

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