News Digest for January 23, 2013

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January 23, 2013

Quebec City Job Bank

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09/18/2012 - 17:03 Part-time ENGLISH teachers, lunchtime from 12 to 1:30 Centre Caron Quebec City
07/25/2012 - 15:31 Certified Tower Crane Operator Light-weight Building Systems Inc. Calgary, Alberta


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St. Lawrence College delivers enthralling Othello

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Lodovica (Frédérique Pomerleau) and a soldier look on while Othello (Bill Black, seated at centre), hears Iago’s confession (Claude-Eric Gagnon, kneeling). On right is Montano (Pierre-Olivier Landry).

The young actors at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence didn’t choose Shakespeare’s Othello, it chose them.

French version of Bury Your Dead now available

Photo: from Louise Penny’s Web site

Internationally acclaimed Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny was in town on January 17 along with her publisher Louise Loiselle of Flammarion Québec. With them were Claire and Louise Chabalier, the two women, sisters actually, who translated Penny’s highly popular book Bury Your Dead into French.

A history of the Brown family on TVA


The Brown family name is one of the most widespread in the Anglo-Saxon world. It is the 5th most common name in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland and Australia. Although less numerous in Quebec, the Browns are, nevertheless, at the origins of a major event in our history; the creation of the first newspaper in North America: The Quebec Gazette, in 1764, by William Brown.

A brief history of North America's oldest newspaper

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has enjoyed a very long and most distinguished history in Quebec City. This newspaper is a descendant of several newspapers published during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries in Quebec.

QAC auditions for spring play

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Photo: source: public domain

Plans are underway for the Quebec Art Company’s spring production – The Importance of Being Earnest – a farcical comedy written by Oscar Wilde.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 p.m. immediately following the company’s annual general meeting which begins at 1:30 p.m. Both events will take place at Holland School, 940 Avenue Ernest-Gagnon, Quebec.

Wednesday outings for people 50 years or older


The Plains of Abraham invite people 50 years or older from Quebec City and its surrounding area to visit the Odyssey multimedia exhibition for free (with proof of age and residence), the first Wednesday of each month, on February 6, March 6, April 3, etc., to December 4, 2013. The exhibit is located in the Discovery Pavillion, 835 Wilfrid-Laurier Ave, Quebec.

“Earth has not anything to show more fair . . . ”

Photo: Rivière-du-Loup Tourism

Oh, I know the poet was writing his impression of old London in the early morning, but he might just as well have been describing what I’m looking at right now . . .

(Summertime. A pause in a riverside walk, St. Patrick, near Rivière-du-Loup.)

The Moderator of The United Church of Canada visits Quebec City

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Right Reverend Gary Paterson, 41st Moderator of The United Church of Canada, was in Quebec City last week to practise his French and to visit two local congregations: Chalmers-Wesley United Church and Église unie Saint-Pierre, which worships in Chalmers-Wesley’s building on rue Sainte-Ursule in the Old City.

Quebec’s coolest fashion show

Photo: Juanita Craig

True to its name, the Fashion Jam held on Friday, January 18, at the Quebec City Convention Center, infused musical threads with fashion trends during the Snowboard Jamboree. Reputed to be the biggest urban fashion show in Canada, it is also now regarded as being at the heart of the fashion world here in Quebec.

Reaching new heights at Big Air

Photo: courtesy GESTEV

After weeks of speculation over the large ramp that was constructed downtown below Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency, Big Air finally took place on Saturday January 19. This is an adrenaline fuelled event where individual riders approach a single jump 40 meters high and 100 meters long, performing acrobatic tricks in the air before landing on a slope of around 30 degrees.

Border crossing: Laval study looks into CEGEP choice

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Université Laval student Karine Vieux-Fort has always been intrigued by “others,” by people whose experiences are different from hers. That is one reason Vieux-Fort, now working on her doctorate in education, set out to research the experience of native French-speaking high-school graduates who chose to continue their education at English-language CEGEPs like Champlain Regional College.

Leadership Day at Holland School

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Photo: Barbara Lafond

On January 16, Holland School grade 4 students participated in a Leadership Day organized by secondary 4 and 5 Quebec High School students.

Wishing you all a happy Family Literacy Day!

Family Literacy Day happens every year on January 27, and offers us a great reminder that we can learn from everyday moments. Learning does not have to be expensive, hard, or complicated, and learning can happen at any time.


Hazel Craig (nee Sawyer) January 20, 1936 - October 8, 2012

Hazel Craig (nee Sawyer)
January 20, 1936 - October 8, 2012

Surrounded by loved ones, Hazel Craig passed away peacefully on October 8, 2012.  

PATRICK MALLEN 1932 - 2013

1932 - 2013


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