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February 13, 2013

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Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Race results

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, are welcomed by Bonhomme Carnival to the start of the Winter Carnival Ice Canoe Races at Bassin Louise.

It seemed like a perfect day out on the ice of the St. Lawrence River Sunday afternoon as 14 teams of Elite Male and another 14 teams of Elite Female ice canoe racers pushed, paddled and dragged their boats from the Bassin Louise to Lévis and back (twice for the men). Another 23 teams in the Sport class also battled their way through the ice.

A big condo in a small neighbourhood

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
A group of Sillery residents may have lost the fight to stop construction of this four-unit condominium in their neighbourhood, but they haven’t given up the battle to protect their community’s architectural heritage. Peter Beattie, a resident of rue L-H Lafontaine whose house is only two doors down from the condo project, said, "It's terrible. They never should have allowed them to build that monstrosity."

A group of 13 Sillery residents were so concerned about the construction of a four-unit condominium building on rue Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine that they took the Ville de Québec and the builder to court. The residents consider the large, modern building to be totally out of character with the architectural and historical aspects of their neighbourhood in Sillery.

Conservation plan for hist ic district of Sillery

The Quebec ministry of culture has released its plan for the preservation of Sillery as a heritage site. The Cultural Heritage Act provides that such plans be drawn up for all designated heritage sites in order to protect and enhance Quebec’s cultural heritage.

Chef Jean Soulard gives a conference at the Garrison Club

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Chef Jean Soulard with Mme Laurette Iacurto at the Quebec Garrison Club

On Wednesday, February 6, the Comité des Arts of the Quebec Garrison Club welcomed Chef Jean Soulard as a special guest to give a conference entitled “The evolution of cuisine in New France.” However, Soulard’s talk was mainly about his 45-year career as a chef.

Dr. Kathryn Leake: an Anglophone rainmaker at CHUQ

Photo: Gib McInnis
Dr. Kathryn Leake, Post-doctorate Fellow of Endocrinology and Nephrology at the Research Centre CHUQ.

Dr. Kathryn Leake is an Anglophone living in Quebec City and a post-doctoral fellow of Endocrinology and Nephrology at the research centre of the Centre d'hospitalier universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ). Under the direction of Dr.

Looking for the 100th Object

The identity of English-speaking Quebec in 100 Objects

Photo: Rachel Garber, courtesy of Schwartz’s
Hidden in the rear of Schwartz’s Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen, General Manager Frank Silva shows off one of the 100 objects in QAHN’s new project - the smoke house that symbolizes one of the many contributions of Quebec’s Jewish communities.

What would the face of Quebec’s English-speaking communities look like if 100 objects were “collaged” to create a portrait of it?

St. Lawrence Lions hockey results

Photo: Lise Lafond
The St. Lawrence Lions beat the Alma team with a final score of 8-2 during last weekend’s game.

The St. Lawrence Lions are battling for second place in the RSEQ hockey league and they really needed a victory, and victory there was. With a win of 8 to 2 we can say that the Lions dominated the game against the Collège d’Alma.

Gearing up for Pentathlon des neiges 2013

Photo: submitted by Vincent Fillion
Students on Cégep Garneau’s Élans cross-country running team will participate in the 2013 Pentathlon: Dajana Dautovic, Vincent Turpin, Vincent Corneau, Antoine Drapeau, Maxime Gauthier, Ilrick Duhamel, Frédéric Rousseau and Florence Bieler, with team coach Vincent Fillion, who teaches in the Language Department.

Cégep Garneau, like other Quebec colleges, is gearing up to go. Where? To the annual Pentathlon des neiges set for February 23 on the Plains of Abraham. The annual event challenge, which will celebrate its first decade in 2014, gets students and teachers competing against other school teams in hopes of winning the Réseau du Sport  Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship banner.

Chilling out on the St. Lawrence

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle
The Turf-Latulippe female elite team finished in 8th place on Sunday, with a time of 1:16:06,86. They are seen here passing the Group Voyages Québec team after touching the buoy at the ferry terminal on the Quebec side of the river where the river was fairly clear of ice, allowing teams to row.

On Saturday, February 9, Muriel Cayouette, an English and Spanish teacher at Collège Mérici, and the five other women on the Female Elite Turf-Latulippe team were busy applying a secret wax formula to the hull of their ice canoe.

Winter Carnival Photos

All photos by Photos by Bethann G. Merkle
A patient horse welcomes a nose rub while waiting to take carnivalers for a ride. 

Flipping flapjacks: Calgary's carnival tradition

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle
Bonhomme Carnaval stops by to ensure spirits stay high.

Making pancakes is not very complicated. Serving thousands of pancakes from an outdoor kitchen in the dead of winter is a different story. However, that is precisely what the Calgary–Quebec Exchange (QCE) has been doing during Quebec’s Winter Carnival for nearly 60 years. On Saturday, February 9, the CQE carried on their tradition in Place D’Youville.

Pope Benedict XVI renounces the ministry of the Bishop of Rome

Pope Benedict XVI stated on Monday, February 11, that, due to his failing health, he plans to resign from the papal office at the end of February.
The 85-year-old pontiff announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of cardinals. The following is an English translation of his text sent out by the Vatican.
“Dear Brothers,

Air Cadets of Squadron 629 Kiwanis–Sillery receive promotions

Photo: Alain Simard

Posing with their new rank badges in hand are Quebec High School Secondary V students Justin Rodrigue (Warrant Officer 2nd class), Alexis Royer (Flight Sergeant) and Steven Duran-Gingras (Flight Sergeant). All three are members of Air Cadet Squadron 629 Kiwanis-Sillery who received their promotions during the Squadron Commandant’s parade held on January 30. Congratulations!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Aurian Haller Band

Photo: Aurian Haller Band
Aurian Haller and lead guitarist Paul Hinton, along with other members of the Aurian Haller band, Daniel Marcoux (bass and cello) and Barry Nameth (drums), will be playing at Le Petit Imperial on Friday, February 15.

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with The Aurian Haller Band on Friday, February 15, at Le Petit Impérial (240, rue Saint-Joseph Est Québec) at 8:00 p.m. This bilingual, indie folk band has just released two new singles and will be launching their second album, The Dark Room, on April 9.

Rugby success in Vegas for St. Lawrence Lion Anne-Laurence Harvey

Photo: Maëlle Ramsay
(Right) Anne-Laurence Harvey is now on the international rugby scene.

St. Lawrence Lion, Anne-Laurence Harvey made her first appearance last weekend on the international rugby stage. The Lady Lion was selected to join the Maple Leafs Black (Canada B) team on their stop at the Las Vegas Sevens invitational in Las Vegas.

Letter to the Editor, Congratulations

Congratulations, Marie White, for your excellent article on the Metis Lighthouse! QCT readers will see and know the good news and it could help for the financial project. I appreciate your work and your contribution towards the preservation of the Metis Lighthouse!
Paul Gendron


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Mary P. Findlay

Egan, Margaret Rita (Kane)

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