October 21 2015 Edition

Literary odd couple finds common ground

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

Quebec City hosts two literary gatherings and an opera

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Photo: Renaud Philippe

Race for a defibrillator at Ste-Foy Elementary School

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Photo: Bill Cox

After recently participating in the annual Terry Fox Run, students and family members were off and running again at Ste-Foy Elementary (SFE) school on Friday, October 16. This time it was to raise funds to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for the school. 

The history of the Irish of Sillery

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

At the end of Thanksgiving weekend, Irish Heritage Quebec president Joe Lonergan gave a talk to answer the question, “Are the current Irish living in Sillery descendants of the original Irish community established on the waterfront?” 

When history becomes “his story”

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Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Most people associate National Battlefields Park with the momentous events of 1759 and 1760, despite monuments of other wars. For example, across the road from Grey Terrace are two German feldkanone (field cannons), which were captured near Bourlon, France, on September 27, 1918, only weeks before the end of the Great War.  

Irish Heritage Quebec celebrates International Uilleann Piping Day

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On October 17, more than 3,000 Irish pipers celebrated International Uilleann Piping Day at over 40 locations around the globe. This year, the Na Píobairí Uilleann, the Society of Uilleann Pipers, sent native Irish pipers to different corners of the world. 

A short history of the Mason jar

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In 1795 Napoleon offered 12,000 francs to anyone who could find a new way to preserve food. He was trying to find a better way to feed his soldiers with fresh food and was ready to pay for this. To store food in those days it was either dried, smoked, salted, preserved in sugar or stored in a cool, dry place. 

Cross-Canada choral flash mob to help reduce violence against women

On Saturday, October 24, there will be cross-Canada flash mob song fete with choristers from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland all singing at the same time in different time zones. 

EQLC offering a School Daycare Educator program

Animals in Quebec lead a dog’s life

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