November 30 2016 Edition

Roméo Dallaire launches "Waiting for First Light"

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Have you ever had recurring nightmares so terrible that you wished morning would come so you could wake up and never have those dreams again? 

Snow White, the Russian ballerina and the Quebec pianist

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Grand Théâtre was filled with young families and little girls dressed as princesses and fairies. Magic sparkled throughout the building on November 27, even before the Ballet de Québec took to the stage for the first of two performances of Blanche-Neige et les sept nains. 

Local filmmakers screen their first movie

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Clap Cinéma was the place to be on November 25 when it showed the black and white movie Harry: Portrait d'un détective privé. In this film, director Maxime Desruisseaux, lead Nick Theodorakis and cameraman Thony Jourdain created a "mockumentary" about a film crew examining Harry Houde, a charismatic yet unethical private detective from Quebec.

Kwahiatonhk! A journey along the indigenous writing trail

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Photo: Juanita Craig

Wendake's fifth First Nations Book Fair,  Kwahiatonhk!, dominated the events calendar in the community last weekend.  

Yard Clean Up and tribute in memory of former staff member

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Photo: Jason Enlow

On Wednesday November 9, 2016, Ste-Foy Elementary School held our yearly yard clean up. Students and staff also gathered to have a memorial to celebrate SFE school psychologist, Mr. Roger Taillefer's life.

World War II veteran Sir Joe Sutcliffe

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

Sir Joseph Patrick "Joe" Sutcliffe, whose interview with Irish Heritage Quebec was covered in our November 16, 2016, edition, was among the Canadians who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. His group of 100 sappers were among the first to land. Their job was to detect and neutralize landmines, a horribly dangerous task done manually while under fire!

EQLC International Lunch and launch of Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On November 23, the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre (EQLC) welcomed students, staff, family and friends to the International Lunch and the launch of the 21st Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. The meal this year was based on a recipe provided by the school's African students. The menu was Chicken Moambe, a national dish of Congo, with rice, salad and a variety of delicious desserts.

Walking through a winter wonderland to the Christmas markets

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Photo: Rachel Collet

One of the absolute benefits of living in Quebec City during the winter season is the holiday atmosphere and the Christmas markets. Different themes, different locations. One could actually take a leisurely walking tour of the Old City and visit each market. 

Walking through a winter wonderland to the Christmas markets

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Photo: Rachel Collet

One of the absolute benefits of living in Quebec City during the winter season is the holiday atmosphere and the Christmas markets. Different themes, different locations. One could actually take a leisurely walking tour of the Old City and visit each market.

OBITUARY: Mirrel John NEIL (1919-2016)

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Mirrel John NEIL (1919-2016) died peacefully on November 27, 2016 at Thorncliffe Place Seniors Residence, Ottawa, Ontario. Born in Kirriemuir, Alberta, the youngest son of John D. Neil and Rhoda E. Billing, Mirrel was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Hélène Lancop; his brother Willis (Rita), and his sister Olive.

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