October 22 2008 Edition

Memorials and things of fame

            The Morning Telegraph


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Calèche driver Billy Gallichon dies at 81

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Photo: Mike Reshitnyk

Renowned calèche driver Billy Carol Gallichon passed away at St. Brigid’s Home at the age of 81.
Danny Doyle, friend and fellow driver, spoke of Gallishon’s dedication during his 46 years on the job. “Billy was a legend. He worked seven days a week. It wasn’t work for him, it was a pleasure.”

Women’s rugby takes off in QC, as the Rouge et Or vie for Provincials

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Photo: Yan Doublet

Two lines of scratched and scraped women from the University of Ottawa rugby team shuffle-stepped to Western country music following a devastating 47 to 0 provincial semi-final loss to the Université Laval Rouge et Or on Saturday.

Dilapidated farmhouse holds memories of a rustic youth

It’s a handsome Québécois farmhouse and it stands beside what was once called the King’s Highway. It has been part of my life since its heyday as the nerve centre of a thriving farm. It was there that, starting at about age 10, I got my first taste of farm life: gingerly scattering handfuls of grain for the chickens clustered by my feet.

Undepressed by Depression

Seniors are not worrying about the future; we do not share in the great fears of recession. We have coped with hard times before and didn’t even realize we were poor. Of course, it was our parents and grandparents who had to figure out how to manage.

Why Quebecers still vote for the Bloc Quebecois

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Photo: QCT archives

As I returned home from guiding in Old Quebec on a particularly chilly October day, I couldn’t help but be reminded of how much we carry our heritage with us in Quebec, and how the recent federal election results underscored this tendency.

Friends of the Jeff raise $32,000 on the links

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Photo: courtesy of Diane Kameen

The Jeffery Hale Friends’ Foundation raised $32,000 at its annual golf tournament, this year held in Pont-Rouge on September 15.

In the end, the weather cooperated for the 100-plus golfers who played. Forty more people joined the group for the supper, including special guest Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services.

Cirque du Soleil defies gravity in honour of Quebec’s 400th

If you are planning on seeing Le Cirque du Soleil in the near future, I recommend purchasing an extra set of eyes. Two is just not enough to admire all the eye-candy the world-renowned circus has to offer. From Friday to Sunday last week, the Cirque set up camp at Le Colisée Pepsi, and offered Quebecers a free show, which, despite the price, was as spectacular as ever.

Kennedy leaves CEDEC post

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Photo: QCT archives

With a heavy heart, Lisa Kennedy will be resigning her position as the Executive Director of CEDEC at the end of the week.

Kennedy, who has worked for the regional economic development organization since its inception almost nine years ago, is leaving to take a job with Groupe Perspective, the largest human resource agency in the province.

SLC golfer wins national championship

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Photo: courtesy of Christian Brosseau

Anne-Catherine Tanguay sank a birdie putt on the 18th hole of the last round to win gold in the individual competition at the Nationals, while helping her team win the silver in the team standings.

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