Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. – CHEP Videoconference: Dental Care and Oral Health. Poor dental health increases the risk of diabetes, oral cancer, and heart disease, influencing the quality of a person’s life. Join us at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion (Room 1123, 1270 Chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec), for an informative video conference to learn more about Dental Care and Oral Health with Fabiola Lamothe, registered dental hygienist. Register by calling 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

Jan. 24 and 25 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers Professional Business Coaching Services either in person or online. Make an appointment today! Receive practical and professional advice from YES’s business coach on any matter relating to your business ideas or current business operations. To register, call 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or by email at [email protected]

Thursday, Jan. 25  

5 to 7 p.m. – Alice in Wonderland Tea Party at Valcartier Elementary School, 1748 boul. Valcartier, in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. We are celebrating Family Literacy Day with a tea party which includes sandwiches, hot soup and sweets! The event is free, however donations to the school are most welcome. For information call Jayne at the school 418-844-2233 ex 8800.

7 p.m. – ImagiNation Series: Nicholas Kinsey, the author of An Absolute Secret: CANCELLED.   

Friday, Jan. 26, at 9:30 a.m. – Take-a-Break Drop In: TABI is great place for parents with babies and preschoolers to get together while their children are being cared for by qualified volunteers. Speech pathologist, Geneviève Fily-Paré will be explaining how to Introduce the Alphabet to Preschoolers at this session, at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270, chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Free parking. For more information, please call us at 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

Jan. 26 to Feb. 11 – The 64th Quebec City Winter Carnival with sites spread throughout the city. For more information, visit

Saturday, Jan. 27

10:30 a.m. – Storytime Readers: Children aged 6 to 10 are invited to come “fly” with us for a storytime and craft on aviation. This winter, our storytimes will allow children to tinker and invent, with new stories and activities focused on creativity. Through our sessions, we will explore different materials, challenge ourselves and learn more about science, engineering and circuitry! Participants must register ahead of time to reserve their spot at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City. or call 418-694-9147.

6 p.m. – Robbie Burns Night with the 78th Fraser Highlanders at the Hôtel Château Laurier, Quebec City. Cocktails at 6 p.m, four-course banquet at 7 p.m., with traditional Haggis ceremony and other entertainment. Cost $90 (glass of wine included). Dress code: ladies - evening dress or business attire, gentlemen - Scottish Highland attire, tuxedo, military (mess kit, miniature medals) or business suit (jacket and tie). RSVP before Jan. 22 to Ted Gunn 418-842-6563 or [email protected] or Alan Stairs 418-848-0745 or [email protected]. Or visit

Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. – Recueillement Spirituel in memory of the six victims of the attack on the Grand Mosque in Quebec City one year ago, with music and inter-confessional prayers to share our grief and our hope with our Muslim sisters and brothers, at the Pavillon de la jeunesse at ExpoCité. Hosted by the Ville de Québec.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 5 p.m. - Moms’ Nite Out at the Spa! MNO activities are organized by English-speaking volunteer moms with support from Wellness Centre (WE) staff. Some events are just for moms, others for both parents and many are for the whole family. MNO often takes place in the WE in the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, room 1135, but not always. Join us for an evening at the Siberian Spa, under the stars followed by supper at Archibalds in Lac Beauport.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. – The Philanthropist, the multimedia theatre presentation which tells the riveting yet little-known life story of Jeffery Hale, a true humanitarian whose legacy has had a strong influence on our community for well over a century, is back by popular demand! At CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence amphitheatre, 790 Avenue Nérée-Tremblay, Quebec City. Admission $15. To reserve your tickets, visit or call 418-684-5333, ext. 1384.

Feb. 2 to 4 - Salon de Moto (Motorcycle Show) at the Centre de Foires (ExpoCité) de Québec. When the snow starts flying, where do you go to get your fix of two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel action? The Motorcycle Show – the ultimate get-together for riders and future riders. Tickets available online at

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