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March 7, 2012

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Pink Shirt Day at Quebec High School

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Photo: Photo by Ed Sweeney

The students of Quebec High School gathered in the gym on Pink Shirt / Anti-bullying Awareness Day

The last Wednesday of February is known as Anti-Bullying Day in Canada. It's also known as Pink Shirt Day. It originally started as a protest against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school in September 2007. The victim, a Grade 9 student in the small community of Cambridge, wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school.

St. Patrick’s Parade News


The organizing committee of the Défilé de la St-Patrick de Québec is proud to announce the return of the New York Police Department Pipes and Drums.

St. Pat’s students think global, go local

Photo: Photo submitted by Trish Klancar

St. Patrick's High School has been a buzz with social action activities once again this year. The students and staff are involved with numerous community projects that are creating socially conscious citizens.

International Women’s Day

Photo: Photo by Wikipedia

Katherine Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 - 13 July 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries.

The 8th of March was officially designated as International Women's Day by the United Nations in 1975 and it has been celebrated for over 100 years to celebrate women worldwide. This year's theme in Canada will be ‘Strong Women, Strong Canada' celebrating women's roles in the economic prosperity of rural, remote and northern communities.

Hitchcock Film Festival

It was great reading your (Marie White's) recent articles on the Alfred Hitchcock film festival. I am proud to mention that two of my uncles ‘'starred'' in the movie. Indeed, Frank Dollard and George Quinn played two of the detectives in the movie. Unfortunately, neither received an Oscar for his work. Those folks in Hollywood know nothing about raw talent!

Submitted online by Gail Dollard

LHSQ Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec which will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 7 p.m., at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais, Québec, Qc.

Wrecked at St. Patrick’s High School

Wrecked, a play by Canadian writer Chris Craddock, will be performed at St. Patrick's High School (75 de Maisonneuve, Quebec) on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. A short reception will follow the performance.

This is a VEQ and Canadian Heritage sponsored event, ‘Collective Voices,' with students from St. Patrick's and Quebec High Schools.

Exciting March at VEQ!

The staff at Voice of English-speaking Québec has been busy this year, organizing and preparing for a number of great events coming up this spring. Looking for agreat way to beat the winter blues and get excited for spring?

Enjoy March Break with your family on the Plains

(Press release - National Battlefields Commission) From March 3 to 11, take part in a host of indoor and outdoor family activities on the Plains of Abraham: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking, rally and visit of a multimedia exhibition. This is what the National Battlefields Commission is proposing to both children and adults, who will no doubt be delighted by these various activities.

Gospel Sans Frontière give a benefit concert for L’Arche l’Étoile

On Sunday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m. two choral groups, Orphée and Gospel Sans Frontière, will perform at the Centre d'Art La Chapelle, at 620 avenue Plante, Québec.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
A gentleman who arrived here from Charlesbourg yesterday informs us that on Saturday evening about seven o'clock, a shock of an earthquake was distinctly felt at the above place. The shock was slight, resembling somewhat the noise of a chimney when on fire.

Angèle Dubeau coming March 22

Photo: Photo Analekta Records

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà ensemble will perform on March 22 at the Palais Montcalm. La Pietà, a group founded by Dubeau in 1997, is an all-female string ensemble of eight to twelve of Canada's best musicians.

It is a milestone year for the famous Quebec violinist.

Duplicate Bridge, going to the dogs . . .

Photo: Photo By Bill Cox

Manik is Bill's ‘Bridge Club Live' alter-ego.

I have always had the desire to learn how to play Bridge and practiced a common form of the game on my computer with computerized players. No humans, just me and the robots in the program.

I thought I had been doing great.
Then a few weeks ago a notice was posted in our building announcing the formation of a group of players to play Duplicate Bridge on Monday evenings.

On the trail at Forêt Montmorency

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Photo: Photo By Bethann G. Merkle

Line of snowshoers on return trail to Forêt Montmorency Lodge

This is the time of year when the phrase "spring fever" makes perfect sense. The weather oscillates between blasting us with frigid north winds and feeling almost balmy. As the days lengthen, many of us increasingly feel the urge to be outside. While there are countless parks and trails to enjoy within the city, I am a country girl.

Florence Green, world’s last known First World War Veteran dies


The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, recently issued the following statement: "On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I extend my most sincere condolences to the family of Florence Green who is the world's last known First World War Veteran. Ms.

Careful what you wish for!

Photo: Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The Cliffs of Moher on the rugged western coast of Ireland

They say that everything happens for a reason, and no truer words were spoken when associated with my trip to Ireland. Like most things in life, results come after a series of actions.


Gaétan Deslauriers (1918 - 2012)


Gaétan Deslauriers of Quebec City, who proudly served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1941 to 1947, died on February 22, 2012, at the age of 94 at CHUL. He was the husband of Lorraine Power.

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