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OSQ holds a Symphonic Spring gala

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A gala benefit concert for the Orchestre symphonique de Québec was held at the Château Frontenac on April 13.

The evening was presided over by Sylvie Cordeau, Québecor vice-president of philanthropy and sponsorships; Marie-Josée Guérette, executive vice-president of public affairs and corporate influence for La Capitale Assurance; and Peter Simons, president of La Maison Simons.

Have a happy and ecological Easter-egg hunt

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Photo: Lise Lafond

In Christian cultures around the world, eggs are used at Easter to symbolize new life, fertility and rebirth. The painting of eggs is one of many Easter traditions.

What if? – The musical coming soon to a stage near you

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The cast and crew of What if? – The musical are hard at work ensuring that every last element of this exciting production is in perfect harmony and ready for the upcoming run in Quebec City.

QAHN hosts walking tour of historic Old Quebec

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) will host a walking tour of the storied Old City on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Former QAHN president and renowned Quebec City guide Simon Jacobs will lead participants on this fascinating exploration of some of the capital’s anglophone history.

Knock out back problems! Gala de Boxe Challenge for the CHU Foundation

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Photo: Boxe de Gala

On Friday, May 31, local amateur boxer Andrew Greenfield will be stepping into the ring and taking one (or more) “on the chin” for the Fondation du CHU and its team of doctors who specialize in back surgery.

FEQ invades the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury

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Photo: Yannick Fillion

Out of the ashes of the Armoury of the Voltigeurs de Québec has risen a new headquarters for the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ).

A major fire in April 2008 left much of the magnificent national historic site off Grande Allée a charred shell. Last year, after a thorough rebuilding project, the former drill hall reopened as a multi-purpose facility.

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. – Lifelong Learning: Painting with Watercolours. No experience necessary. This activity is for Lifelong Learning members and their guests (with guest passes) at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre.* To learn more, contact the Quebec City Reading Council at 418-681-1258 or [email protected].

Laval Outstanding Athletes of the Year: Sarah-Jane Marois and Mathieu Betts

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Photo: Université Laval

The Université Laval Rouge et Or honoured its athletes for the 2018-19 season at their annual sports gala held at the Amphithéâtre-Desjardins of the PEPS, on April 10, in front of 600 guests.

The Trivia Nerds win top honours at QHS Trivia Night

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Trivia Nerds, a team composed of two staff-members of Quebec High School and three friends, took first place in the annual QHS Trivia Night, held on April 6.

Team captain (and QHS principal) Warren Thomson, along with Greg Domonkos (QHS English teacher), Charles Sias, Manu Rangachari and Jean-François Lavoie, fought their way to the top of the heap.

SLC surpasses its Héma-Québec Blood Drive goal

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Photo: Jérémie Ouellet

CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) hosted its eighth annual Héma-Québec Blood Drive on March 27. This event, fully organized by students, ended up being one of the most successful blood drives ever held at SLC.

Forget the Nordiques. How about women’s pro hockey in Quebec City?

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Oh boy! Playoff time! (Sorry, Canadiens’ fans, April was indeed a cruel month.)

After 82 games and some early hopes for a more robust presence of Canadian teams in the post-season dance, only three clubs – Jets, Leafs and Flames – made the cut. For those of you who keep track, this is the eighth season since 1986 that three Canadian teams have qualified for the playoffs.

Open letter to Premier François Legault re Bill 21

Dear Premier Legault,

As representatives of the Anglican Church, which has been present and active in Quebec for more than 250 years, we feel compelled to respond to your open letter, published in several of Quebec’s daily newspapers on Monday, April 1.

The story behind Boulevard Champlain

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikimedia Common - Public Domain

This wide boulevard was named for Samuel de Champlain, the famous French explorer and cartographer who made more than 20 trips across the Atlantic and founded New France and Quebec City.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Common Domain

April 11, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Pruning Trees

Ten years of inspiration at Imagination Writers’ Festival

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Photo: The Morrin Centre

The evening of Tuesday, April 2 felt almost like Christmas as the Morrin Centre launched its long awaited 10th Imagination Writers’ Festival of inspiring talks, workshops, readings, and activities.

Books + wine = a delicious evening at the Imagination Writers’ Festival

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Imagination Writers’ Festival at the Morrin Centre got off to a delicious start on the evening of April 3 as sommelier Yann Barrette-Bouchard presented the wines he had selected for drinking while reading four books featured at this year’s festival.

Cornell University Chorus gives a concert at Chalmers-Wesley

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Wednesday evening, April 3, a group of 46 young women, members of the Cornell University Chorus, directed by Robert Isaacs, gave a magnificent concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec. Sadly, the choristers greatly outnumbered the meagre audience of 15 people. Those who were there, however, greatly enjoyed the singing of these highly talented choristers.

Quebec comics highlighted at Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Since the 19th century, satire and cartoons have complemented the pages of newspapers and magazines all over the world, and Quebec is no exception. The Musée de la Civilisation’s latest exhibit, Comics: Highlights of the “Ninth Art” in Quebec, displays the rich, yet little known, history of this art form in the province.

FEQ 2019 headliners include Mariah Carey and Buddy Guy

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Photo: FEQ

Take your pick, depending on your tastes, of the blockbuster headliners announced last week for the 2019 edition of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ).

OBITUARY: George Henry BYRNE

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George Henry BYRNE
1947-2019

George Henry Byrne, son of the late William A. Byrne and the late Henriette Beaudry, husband of Jocelyne Mercier, passed away at the Maison Michel-Sarrazin on April 2, 2019. He lived in Quebec City.

Global Montreal’s Karen Macdonald to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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The QCT learned on April 8 that Global Montreal’s news director and station manager Karen Macdonald is being recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with a lifetime achievement award for the Central region (Quebec and Ontario).

Magical discoveries in Quebec City

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Photo: Vincent Bernard

Magician Daniel Coutu fell in love with the art after watching a popular children’s television program about magic and receiving a “Houdini” magic kit at the tender age of seven. After swiftly mastering the art of prestidigitation (sleight of hand) and adding science to his act, he now has his own production company, Prestigo, and a television show with ICI Radio-Canada Par Ici la Magie.

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 11, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. – Michèle Audette, commissioner on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, will speak at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence, IA Financial Group Auditorium, 790 Ave Nérée-Tremblay. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

SLC students rewarded at the OsEntreprendre Challenge gala

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Photo: CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence

The OsEntreprendre Local Challenge gala was held at Collège Mérici on April 2. The evening brought together a number of players from the Quebec entrepreneurial community, as well as participants from CEGEPs in the region. The evening began with a 5 à 7 networking session, followed by a panel of guests who interacted with the audience, and it ended with the OsEntreprendre awards ceremony.

St. Lawrence women’s basketball team comes home with silver

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Photo: Linda Naccarato

The CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence women’s basketball team took a silver medal after being defeated 65-50 by the Géants from Cégep de Saint-Jean at the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) provincial final, on April 7.

Time to plant your herbs!

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Spring is here (don’t look outside) and now is the time to start sowing your seeds indoors to have a wonderful herb garden this summer.

St. Pat’s U14 hockey team makes it to the LHPS final

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Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The fairy-tale season of the St. Patrick’s High School Under 14 (U14) hockey team continues in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire scolaire (LHPS).

The Morrin Centre holds its 195th AGM

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Photo: Elizabeth Perreault

The 195th annual general meeting of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec was held in College Hall at the Morrin Centre on March 27.

Founded in 1824 by George Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie, governor of British North America, and recognized as Canada’s first learned society, the LHSQ has come a long way over the past two centuries.

VEQ Spring Fling enjoyed at Les 3 Brasseurs

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Every spring, Voice of English-speaking Québec invites anglophones to gather at a local drinking establishment to welcome the warmer weather and just get out and see a familiar face after a long, cold winter.

North Shore leaders plead for a road to stop process of “extinction”

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Want to have some fun with Google Maps? Punch in Vieux-Fort and Kégaska in the directions window and see what comes up.

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