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May 15, 2013

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Michael Ayre receives Moe Rosenhek Award

Photo: Kathleen Poulin
Gail Quinn (left) and Jo Rosenhek (right) with Michael Ayre, Moe Rosenheck Award recipient, at a dinner held at the Garrison Club.

Don’t Everyone Jump at Once! Ross Murray’s latest book launched

Photo: Gib McInnis
Ross Murray reads from his latest book, Don't Everyone Jump at Once, for the audience at Quebec City's AngloStore.

Blue Ice Books of Quebec City launched Ross Murray's second book Don't Everyone Jump at Once on May 8 to an appreciative audience at the AngloStore. Murray is an award-winning humorist and radio contributor, and the author of You're Not Going to Eat That, Are You? Raised in Nova Scotia, Murray has lived in the Eastern Townships since the early 1990s.

Cyclo Nord-Sud collecting used bicycles

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Putting old bicycles to good use.

During your Spring cleaning, have you come across a bicycle collecting dust in your garage? Cyclo Nord-Sud are calling on the residents of Quebec to donate any used bikes which they will send to Haiti to support their fight against poverty.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle


I’m forever blowing bubbles

Photo: Lise Lafond
Ely-Ann Côté creates wondrous bubbles with her magic wand.

As long as I can remember, playing with soap bubbles has been a fun activity at my home. Every summer a cousin, a niece, a grandchild or a visiting child was initiated to this creative fun.

Update from CQSB on proposed Bill 14

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Stephen Burke, Chairman, CQSB.

On April 24th, Madame Diane De Courcy, Minister responsible for the Charter of the French Language, in an effort to obtain the support of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) and thus ensure that Bill 14 would move on to its second reading, announced that the government of Québec would amend Bill 14 in such a manner as to preserve the exemption awarded to the children of francophone members o

Minister of Public Security sets up Maple Spring commission

The Minister of Public Security, Stéphane Bergeron, held a press conference at the National Assembly on May 8 to announce the formation of a three member commission to investigate the Liberal government's handling of the 2012 Maple Spring (printemps érable) student protests against tuition hikes.

YES! Creative Souls Artists’ Conference in Montreal

For the 13th year, YES! (Youth Employment Services) presents a day of inspiration and information for artist-entrepreneurs from all artistic disciplines on Monday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Marché Bonsecours, 359 St. Paul E., in Old Montreal. The cost of the conference is $25 if you register before May 17 or $35 after May 17.

Les Patriotes de Québec Gaelic footballers

Photo: Danielle Burns
Players from Quebec City's Gaelic football team Les Patriotes warm-up prior to a match against the Montreal Shamrocks last year at the VEQ Fall Fest.

The president of Les Patriotes de Québec Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Cillian Breathnach talks about his homeland sport and the Gaelic football team he founded.
QCT - How did you become involved in Gaelic football?

Taste of Heritage: Local chef creates Japanese fusion at EQLC

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle
Chef Miyano Sakai, in traditional kimono, serves sake during a Japanese cultural event held at EQLC.

Jeffery Hale staff celebrate National Mental Health Week

Photo: Gib McInnis
Shirley Jobson, beside her entry in the mosaic, which reads, "I bake, garden and think how lucky I am to have such a meaningful and enjoyable workplace."

This past week Shirley Jobson, a mental health social worker at Jeffery Hale Community Services, worked along with the National Mental Health Association of Canada to promote its program. The mental health team at JHCS and community members participated in various activities throughout the week, including creating a mosaic to reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Mourning the loss of a child takes time

Photo: Juanita Craig
The group leaving Laval University. Those who have lost a child wore coloured stars with the child's name on their shirts. The supporters stopped in front of the CHUL's Centre mére-enfant on boul. Laurier where a brief memorial service (below) was held, complete with songs.

Pont Rouge Walk for Dog Guides

Anyone in Pont Rouge can walk a dog, but it takes a special kind of dog to help a person walk. Dog Guides enable many of the millions of Canadians with disabilities to live safely and independently. By participating in the Pont Rouge Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 26, you can help provide Dog Guides at no cost.

350th anniversary of Les Filles du Roy

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This year marks the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first 36 women, known as les Filles du Roy, who left La Rochelle in 1663 to come to New France. The Société d'histoire des Filles du Roy (SHFR) has organized activities that will take place in both Quebec and France this summer to commemorate the arrival of this first group of women.

Les Filles du Roy invite you to join them for wine and cheese

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Jacqueline Asselin (left) represents Mathurine Thibault who settled in Montreal, and Isabelle Couture represents Louise Menacier, who settled in Pointe-Lévy.

You are invited to join the Filles du Roy for a "cinq à sept" wine and cheese party on Thursday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. at 320 rue Saint-Joseph Est in room SS-028 (the Gabrielle Roy Library complex).

Winners of the Concours de musique de la Capitale

Congratulations to the winners of the Concours de musique de la Capitale, held at the Salle Dina-Bélanger on Saturday, May 11:
Coupe St-Germain (piano 6 to 11 years): Olivier Boulianne, 10, of Thetford Mines
Couple Hydro-Québec(piano 12 and 13 years): Anais-Chiyo Lemay, 12, of Montreal



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