Community Calendar

Jan. 29 to 31 – YES Business Coaching: YES Montreal, in partnership with Voice of English-speaking Québec, offers professional business coaching services in person at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion* or online. To register, call 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or email [email protected].

Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 12:30 p.m. – Lifelong Learning invites all to Meet them at the Metropolitan Opera’s encore presentation of Nico Muhly’s Marnie (in English with French subtitles) at the Cinéma Cineplex Odeon, 1200 Duplessis Hwy, in Sainte-Foy. Tickets are $28. Opera starts at 12:55 p.m. and is three hours long, with intermission.

Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. – Voice of English-speaking Québec is hosting the Canada Revenue Agency for an information session for newcomers regarding taxes and benefits, at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion,* Room 1125. For information or to register,, call 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or email [email protected].

Thursday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. – Winter Cocktail at the Valcartier Family Centre, Building 93, Courcelette (corner of Highway Jacques-Cartier and Rue Vanier). Enjoy frosty snacks and drinks and get to know about Canadian Parents for French, and meet the actors of the English community of Quebec.

Friday, Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. – Take-a-Break Drop In. Parents with babies and preschoolers get together while their children are being cared for by qualified volunteers at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.* Free parking. For more information, please call 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

Saturday, Feb. 2 – Moms’ Nite-Out: Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Fun Day. Volunteers with the Wellness Centre (operated by Jeffery Hale Community Partners) invite English-speaking families with preschoolers to a fun daytime winter outing. Bring the kids or get a sitter and come on your own! To learn more, visit the MomsNiteOutQC Facebook page or contact community organizer Jan Anderson at 418-684-5333, ext. 1539.

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. – In the Press: Video Reporting. Join Global News reporter Raquel Fletcher for a workshop on video storytelling at the Morrin Centre.* Learn how journalists create news stories for television, how your videos can make the greatest impact, what grabs people’s attention and how to use this medium to communicate your message. Free for members, $5 general admission. Register at

Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. – Orchestre symphonique de Québec, directed by Fabien Gabel, with Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter present music of Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven at the Grand Théâtre. At the same time, there is a FREE musical workshop for the children (ages 5 to 12) of those attending this concert in the Grand Théâtre. For information, visit

Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 12:15 p.m. – In honour of Blue Week (mental health awareness week) clinical professor of psychiatry Dr. Patrick Bordeaux, will be at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence auditorium (790 Avenue Nérée-Tremblay). He will talk about ADHD: its diagnosis, pharmacological treatments and the risks and consequences associated with the MISUSE and ABUSE of these treatments, followed by a question period. Wear a blue shirt!

Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 1:15 p.m. – Baby Chat Café: When to call 811. Parents of babies under 1 year of age are invited to this get-together to meet and chat with other parents in the Community Art Room (1135) of the Jeffery Hale Pavilion.* Parking is free. You do not have to register to participate and there is no charge. Expectant moms are welcome too. For information, please call 418-684-5333, ext. 1580.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. – Promoting Yourself to an Employer workshop led by a guidance counsellor from the FORT program in partnership with the Voice of English-speaking Québec at the Valcartier Family Centre, 2630 Boulevard Hochelaga. Some topics covered: How to introduce yourself to an employer at the job fair, a strong resumé, an effective cover letter, and follow-ups. Register on EventBrite before Feb. 5. For information, contact VEQ at 418-683-2366, ext. 225, or [email protected].

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – La Douce folie de Haydn et Mozart, a concert featuring baritone Régis Mengus and the OSQ directed by Fabien Gabel at the Grand Théâtre.* Prelude at 6:30 p.m. with Beatrice Zacharie and Fabien Gabel who will shed light on the historical context of the pieces to be performed. For details, visit

Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. – What You Need to Know about the Health Care Complaint Process in Quebec: This community outreach event is being held in collaboration with Lifelong Learning at the Eastern Quebéc Learning Centre* in Room 118. To register, please contact Jan Anderson, Community Organizer at 418-684-5333, ext. 1539, or [email protected].

Feb. 8 to 17 – Quebec Winter Carnival! Discover the joys of winter in the heart of Quebec City. In the 10-day celebration, there will be parades and ice canoe races. You can visit Bonhomme’s Ice Palace and Jos’ Camp, enjoy a Calgary Flapjack Breakfast, participate in ice skating and ice sculpting, and so much more. For details, visit

Friday, Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m. – Travellin’ Toddler Time. A free activity in English for 3- and 4-year-old children and their parents or caregivers. Sing songs, hear stories, make crafts and enjoy a snack. This month’s theme is Valentine’s Day. The location varies from month to month. This month it is being held at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre,* Room 201. Maximum of 12 tots. To reserve your spot, please contact the Quebec City Reading Council at 418-681-1258 or [email protected].

Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9:20 a.m. – New to Quebec City? Join Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) for a day of snow tubing and snow rafting at Village Vacances Valcartier, an amazing winter playground. We will travel by bus together to and from the site. For more information visit or contact VEQ at 418-683-2366 ext. 225 or [email protected].

Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. – Quilling (paperolle) Workshop at the Morrin Centre.* Part of the workshops series Vieux-Québec : oeuvre collective des gens d’ici in partnership with ès Trad : centre de valorisation du patrimoine vivant, invites you to a quilling workshop offered by Deanna Harney. The workshop is free, but places are limited. A $2 deposit is required to reserve at This amount will be refunded upon arrival at the workshop.

Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. – Irish Heritage Quebec meeting in McMahon Hall, 1145 Ave. de Salaberry. Michael Collins, Irish-born author and long-distance runner, will give a presentation entitled “In Search of a Voice.” Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated. For more information call 418-704-3404.

Wondering where to find English-language movies in Quebec City? Looking for version originale anglaise à sous-titres français or v.o.a.-s.t.f. = English with French subtitles? Visit the Facebook page VOA films in Québec, Cinéma Le Clap ( or Cinéma Cartier (

To see more upcoming events, visit our online EVENTS calendar at

*ADDRESSES of recurring venues in Quebec City*
• Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais
• Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy
• Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, 3005,
Rue William Stuart
• Grand Théâtre, 269 boul. René-Lévesque Est