News Digest for September 12, 2012

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September 12, 2012

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08/13/2012 - 20:04 Morrin Centre Executive Director Morrin Centre Quebec City
07/25/2012 - 15:31 Certified Tower Crane Operator Light-weight Building Systems Inc. Calgary, Alberta
06/23/2012 - 13:21 GROUNDS MANAGER Mount Hermon Cemetery Quebec City
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VEQ Fall Fest brings family and friends together

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Photo: Allison Van Rassel

The third edition of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec Fall Fest took place this Saturday at Quebec High School where family and friends gathered to celebrate the vitality of the community. Businesses and groups such as the Quebec City Women’s Club, Champlain St.

Strong Celtic Men Wear Kilts

Photo: Danielle Burns

Strong man Dirk Bishop explained to the crowd gathered on the Quebec High School sports field last Saturday when the Celtic Festival joined forces with VEQ’s Fall Fest, that he is “not just some guy who likes to wear a skirt in public.” In fact the “skirt,” actually a kilt, worn by Bishop is an ancient Cameron tartan.

Competing nationalisms in Quebec: the aftermath of the elections


Following the Parti Québécois’ narrow victory and the regretful shooting at the Metropolis, reactions were quick to appear in every newspaper and social media site in the country. Having shot one man dead and injured another, Richard Bain was heard yelling “Les Anglais se réveillent,” and it was to be expected that the story would take on a decidedly nationalist spin.

Festival offers a toast to Quebec – Bordeaux relationship

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Since 1962, Quebec City and Bordeaux, France, have enjoyed a strong and profitable partnership. Earlier this year, economic development agencies and chambers of commerce representing the two cities signed agreements committing the two communities to a more deliberate relationship.

A Feather on the Breath of God

Photo: Marie White

For the opening concert of the Quebec International of Sacred Music, English soprano Dame Emma Kirkby joined the choristers of La Schola Cantorum and the Theatre of Early Music, led by the Festival’s artistic director, Daniel Taylor, in works by the medieval German composer Hildegard von Bingen, and by Thomas Tallis, Henry Purcell, and GP da Palestrina.

Plan ahead for the 2nd annual QuebeCrime Festival

Are you waiting anxiously to know the lineup for the QuebeCrime Festival which is happening later in October? La Maison Anglaise is proud to welcome more than 20 authors from around the world. There will be readings, panel discussions and book signings with Crime and Mystery authors from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Quebec, Sweden and the United States.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

As part of National Cleanup week from Sept 15 to the 23, 2012, the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph invites readers and community members to join us at Parc Victoria for a shoreline cleanup along the St. Charles River. We will be meeting at the pont de la rue de la Pointe aux Lièvres at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 23 (near the dog park) to pick up litter and enjoy the fresh air. Everyone is welcome!

VEQ Fall Fest [Photos]

Doug Williams, QHS ceramics teacher, demonstrated his white-clay pottery skills.

Memorials and Things of Fame for September 12, 2012


The Morning Chronicle

“To see ourselves as others see us.”

Meet Allison Van Rassel, QCT’s newest writer

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Journalist, columnist, blogger and photographer Allison Van Rassel is known for her authenticity. Avid music critique and correspondent for publications in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Allison is also a foodie.

Aleksandra Wozniak, Bell Challenge competitor

Photo: Danielle Burns

Recently back in Quebec from competing in the US Open, and having just celebrated her 25th birthday, Blainville’s Aleksandra Wozniak, ranked 42nd in the world, is eager to play again. The official opening match was held at Laval University PEPS on Monday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m., and was preceded by a special presentation marking the 20th anniversary of the Bell Challenge.

QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest for September 12, 2012


Question: What building and park is this bronze statue of “The Little Reader” located beside?

Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Canning tips to help savour summer flavour year ‘round

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Canning is not just for grandmas any more. As self-sufficiency re-gains popularity, people of all ages are re-learning traditional skills. According to a National Public Radio article, 43% of canners are between 18-34 years old.

Grand Prix more than just a ‘ride in the park’

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

When we learn lifelong, supposedly unforgettable skills, or pursue hobbies that transcend age and fitness levels, we sometimes describe them as “like riding a bike.” However, everything is relative, and even riding a bike is not always easy. Riders in the 2012 Grand Prix cycliste de Québec gave evidence of just that on Friday, September 7.

What an opening season …

For Quest and for Quebec City Toastmasters in general.

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Photo: Seng Kruy

Wednesday and Thursday September 5 th and 6 th it was open house for the students at Laval University. Toastmasters had a table at the Alphonse Desjardins Pavilion which hundreds of students visited. ( Let it be known that Toastmasters exist ! ) Friday September 7 th was the first meeting of the season for the Energetic Quest Club.


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