Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 16 – Back to Beer… and Hockey: Join us at the Morrin Centre for the Quebec City launch of Back to Beer… and Hockey: The Story of Eric Molson by Montreal-based executive coach and author Helen Antoniou, Eric Molson’s daughter-in-law. Drinks and food will be served during this cocktail reception. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $25 for members of the Morrin Centre. Register at

Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. – End-of-year music concert at St. Patrick’s High School auditorium, featuring all students enrolled in the music program at St. Pat’s. The public is welcome. Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under.

Wednesday, May 17 at 5 p.m. – VEQ Newcomers Paint Night. Are you new to Quebec? Join us for our first Newcomers Paint Night put on in partnership with Jeffery Hale Community Partners. Cost is $10. Registration required online at, by phone at 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or by email at [email protected].

May 18, 19 and 20 – Le Printemps de la Musique. Quebec City welcomes spring with a series of FREE concerts at various historic locations in the Old City. See the complete program at

May 18, 19, 20 – 175th anniversary of St. Patrick’s High School - May 18 at 7 p.m. - Meet and Greet at St. Pat’s. May 19 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 6 p.m. - Cocktail Party, Banquet Supper and Entertainment at the Centre des Congrès (SOLD OUT); May 20 - 10 a.m. - Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Church. Register NOW at

May 19 and 20 – Visit the Quebec Citadel for a historic re-enactment of 18th- century military life at l’École du soldat en Nouvelle-France. More than 140 passionate re-enactors offer a view of camp life in New France in the 1750s. In addition to military exercises, there will be rifle shooting and skirmishes.

Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. – The Walking Anglos meet outside Starbucks at the corner of Boulevard René-Lévesque and Avenue Cartier. The walk happens rain or shine (See article on page 2).

Wednesday, May 23 at 12:10 p.m. – Lunch & Learn: How to nail the interview at Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, Ave. William-Stuart (corner of Chemin St-Louis). All sessions are FREE and include a light lunch. Space is limited and registration is essential. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or call 418-681-1258. For all topics and complete details, visit:

May 23 and 24 at 10 a.m. – YES Business Coaching at Jeffery Hale Pavilion. To register, call 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or email [email protected].

Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. – Breastfeeding information session at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, Room 1135. Register before the May 17 deadline with Chantal Haycock (418 684-5333, ext. 1265 / [email protected]).

Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, at 8 p.m. – L'Odyssée Vocale year-end concert at Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif (Collège St-Charles-Garnier), 950 Avenue Joffre. Music from Gilbert Bécaud to Björk, Marc Dupré, the Beatles, Yann Perreau and many others. Admission $25. For more details, see

Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. – VEQ Walking Tour of Old Quebec City. Are you new to Quebec or still feel like a newcomer? Join us on a free tour of the Old City and meet some new people. The tour finishes with a ferry ride ($) to Lévis and back. Registration is required! Space is limited. For more details or to register, call 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or email [email protected].

Saturday, May 26, at 12 p.m. – Quebec City Women’s Club 80th Annual Meeting and lunch at La Fenouillière, in the Best Western Hotel located at 3100 Chemin Saint-Louis, near the bridges in the Ste-Foy area. RSVP by May 23 to Judi Garon at [email protected] or call 581-300-6339.

Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. – The Ensemble de Musique Sacrée de Québec presents its spring concert Baroque A Capella, directed by Richard Duguay, in the Chapel of the Oratoire Saint-Joseph de Québec, 560 Chemin Sainte-Foy. General admission $20, students $15. Free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. – The Great Celebration of Nature on the Plains of Abraham. Greenhouses will be open and gardeners will offer advice on plants and trees. Distribution of 1,000 plants free of charge, a petting zoo, entertainment, face painting and much more await you during this very popular horticultural rendezvous!

Sunday, May 27 – Moms’ Nite-out Family Hike and Picnic with the Snow Geese. See the MNO Facebook page for details (

Monday, May 28 at 6 p.m. – The Annual General Meeting of the Jeffery Hale-St. Brigid’s Users’ Committee will be held in the Coin de Soleil, second floor, at the Jeffery Hale Hospital. All are welcome.

Wondering where to find English language movies (known as version originale anglaise or v.o.a.-s.t.f. = English with French subtitles) in Quebec City? Visit the Facebook page Films VOA movies in Québec, Cinéma Le Clap ( or Cinéma Cartier (

To see recurring weekly events, visit our events calendar online at