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You're Invited to JHSB's Annual General Meeting

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Jeffery Hale - Saint Brigid's invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. in the Kildare Lounge at Saint Brigid's Home, 1645, Chemin Saint-Louis, in Sillery.  We will be presenting an overview of the year 2012-2013 and our plans for 2013-2014.

Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation Golf Tournament a Great Success

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The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation Foundation Annual golf tournament, held on September 15, 2013, was a great success, raising $22,377.  Including our fantastic volunteers of course, the Foundation would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the event either by playing in the tournament, attending the dinner, being a sponsor, or making a donation.  In the photo, from left


Run like a Fox! Do it for Terry!

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It's a golden Wednesday afternoon in September, and the playground of Everest School is alive with the shouts of students and teachers.

"Come on guys! Ten more minutes! Do it for Terry!"
September has arrived, and schools around the province and the country have participated in the annual Terry Fox Run this month, raising thousands of dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Dispelling the myth of Irish emigration to North America

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Photo: Photo by Irish Heritage Quebec

Historian Steven Cameron of Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, is well known in Quebec as an authority on the Irish settlement of communities on the South Shore.


Yokoso! Welcome to the Japanese Festival!

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On Saturday, September 21, many in Quebec City's Japanese community gathered at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre for the Japanese Festival, where the Centre japonais de Québec was inaugurated. This new centre will provide the community with a place to appreciate Japanese culture.

Have you seen this person? Missing children never forgotten

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

On a soft Indian summer night 50 years ago, six-year-old Diane Carrier walked to a park by the edge of the St. Lawrence River near her home, to tell her younger brother Adolphe that supper was ready.

Former Quebec City resident completes Marathon des Sables

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Photo: Photo provided by Maureen Martin

I did it! I successfully completed the Marathon des Sables!

My name is Nadia Carrier. I am originally from Quebec City and moved to Toulouse, France, five years ago and have been working at Airbus since 2011.

The Quebec Garrison Club: A jewel in the heart of old Quebec

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Photo: Photo courtesy of the Quebec Garrison Club

Last Wednesday, the well-known Quebec City historian, Jean-Marie Lebel gave a talk at the Garrison Club about the history of this prestigious establishment. His presentation inaugurated a new series of monthly lectures to be given at the club.

Lebel explained first that the notion of the private gentlemen's club originated in 18th-century England.

Quebec High School camp empowers young leaders

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Photo: Fannie Marsh

From September 19 to 21, thirty young leaders from Quebec High School participated in the fourth annual Senior Leadership Camp at Camp-Vacances Kéno. QHS teacher Ms. Fannie Marsh and her colleagues organized the empowering Leadership Camp. Fellow teacher Ms. Julie Bown explains, "It's very inspiring to see the leadership potential in our senior students at Leadership Camp.



All aboard the train to Charlevoix!

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Photo: Photo by Danielle Burns

Many Quebecers have never taken a train, let alone experienced a deluxe rail trip like the one offered by Le Train du Massif de Charlevoix. The adventure is partly culinary, with all meals prepared by the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu's Executive Chef Patrick Turcot and featuring Charlevoix's own terroir ingredients. The other big attraction is the scenery.



Taste of Heritage: Sampling rural flavours

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Good food is a story, best told at the dinner table," wrote the authors of a recently released seasonal cookbook. At tables throughout Quebec City, the tales and flavours of another growing season are being shared.



Memorials and Things of Fame

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The meeting at the City Hall has for its object the opening up of a road between the City of Quebec and the townships bordering upon the Lake St. John.* We learn that considerable interest is being taken in this enterprise.


The curtain falls on the Quebec film festival

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Photo: Ruby Prtaka

The curtain has fallen on the Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ), and Larry Rochefort can finally get some sleep.

"It's the biggest adrenaline rush for two weeks," says the Cinéma Cartier projectionist.



St. John’s Masonic Lodge to celebrate 225th anniversary

St. John's Lodge No. 3, one of Canada's oldest Masonic Lodges, will be celebrating its 225th anniversary on October 26, 2013. In 1787, a Royal Artillery detachment based in Quebec City received a charter from the Grand Lodge of England allowing it to form a lodge, which was constituted on May 30, 1788. To this day, St. John's Lodge No.


Université Laval celebrates Oktoberfest: cheerful and beerful

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Prost! The spirit of Munich Oktoberfest spilled over into Quebec City on September 26 at a European-themed party. Das Oktoberfest auf Laval Universität was held on the lawn between the Science and Social Sciences buildings of the Laval campus. Many activities, food and beer awaited enthusiastic students.

 


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