News Digest September 23, 2015

Issue September 23, 2015


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Another successful Fall Fest

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held its sixth annual Fall Fest on Saturday, September 19, at St. Vincent’s School, where community groups and businesses offered information and displayed their wares to the local community. 

Jeffery Hale Friends play golf and dine to raise $25,000

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Photo: Diane Kameen

Liberal candidate works hard in Louis-Saint-Laurent

Photo: Sarah Barclay

Youri Rousseau greets visitors at his campaign headquarters with a genuine smile full of quiet enthusiasm. The same smile beams confidently from the election posters in the windows behind him, proudly proclaiming that Rousseau is Team Trudeau’s man in Louis-Saint-Laurent.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Paul Nichols rides across Canada for veterans

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Photo: Lise Lafond

On September 17, the students of Dollard-des-Ormeaux School near CFB Valcartier had the honour of meeting Paul Nichols. A veteran, Nichols was a master corporal with the Calgary Highlanders and served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Bosnia and Croatia in the 1990s.  

The story behind Ruelle John-Goudie

Photo: Bill Cox

Ruelle John-Goudie is named after John Goudie (1775-1824), one of many Scottish shipbuilders who immigrated to North America. He began his career as a shipwright in Detroit in 1795 and, by 1800, Goudie was operating his own shipyard on the St. Charles River in the Saint-Roch district of Quebec City. 

La photo qui parle exhibition both provocative and moving

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

Do you remember the adventures you embarked on when you were eight years old? However thrilling they may have been, I doubt that they included getting up close and personal with a cheetah while on a safari in Kenya. 

Marc-André Hamelin and OSQ highlight colourful American music

Photo: Kasia Borkowska

Séan McCann bares his soul at Le Cercle

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Séan McCann has nothing to hide. 

Arts in Action brings swing to Morrin Centre

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The Jazz Age took over the historic Morrin Centre on September 12 as dancers from the Port-O-Swing dance school presented a swing dance workshop in College Hall. This was the first event in the Arts in Action cultural performance series, which consists of a series of monthly workshops on different styles of dance, theatre and creative writing.  

No stars, no problem for Coupe Banque Nationale

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Naomi Broady, Annika Beck, Jelena Ostapenko: looking at the tournament bracket before the semifinal matches of the Coupe Banque Nationale, most tennis fans could be forgiven for thinking, “Who are these people?” 

General Elections 2015: (1) Why I like the NDP/Liberals

This is the first of four articles that will appear in the coming weeks in the run-up to the General Election on 19 October. The titles for the other three will be: (2) Why I Don’t Like the NDP/Liberals; (3) Why I Like the Conservatives; and (4) Why I Don’t Like the Conservatives. 

Céad míle fáilte to the Vieux-Québec Feis

Join us at the second annual Vieux-Québec Feis Irish dance competition to be held on September 26 at Collège Jésus-Marie-de-Sillery. It will host about 350 dancers, aged four years to adult, from the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and the northern United States.

Michael Haberlin


Dorothée Lavoie: A rebel with a cause

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Photo: Dorothée Lavoie

Dorothée Lavoie is a non-conformist whose mission in life is to encourage as many people as possible to join her. She made a name for herself 25 years ago when she began to teach therapeutic stretching classes, challenging people to change their attitudes about health, personal responsibility and aging. 

FCVQ rolls out red carpet

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The red carpet was rolled out in front of the Palais Montcalm for the opening of the fifth Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec (FCVQ) last Thursday evening. 

Out on a school night with Andy Brown

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

Some 20 individuals bask in the light glowing softly around New Brunswick folk singer Andy Brown and his acoustic guitar in the basement of Le Cercle. The audience includes a handful of Quebec High School (QHS) staff and former students, many of whom are long-time followers and fellow musicians themselves.