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Disappointed at lack of ‘whisky’ knowledge

I commend the QCT sponsorship of the Whisky Tasting activity that marked the start of the Quebec Celtic Festival at Morrin Centre on September 10th.

A ‘well-publicized event’

Whether one agrees with the aim of the 35-group coalition that sponsored last weekend's rally, which attracted 3,000 people opposed to Bill 103, one must give credit for the much-publicized and well-organized event.

Local luminaries enjoy the party at revival of VEQ’s fall fest


CQSB Commission President Stephen Burke, City Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle, retiring Eastern Quebec Learning Centre Director Bruce Willet and Gail Quinn of Jeffrey Hale Community Partners enjoy the festivities at Saturday's revival of the Voice of English-speaking Quebec's Fall Fest at Quebec High School.

Shannon Fire Department Seeks Volunteers

The Shannon Volunteer Fire Department is looking for people who would like to accomplish new challenges and extend their horizons and experiences.

The department is seeking volunteer firefighters/medical first responders. An accredited course recognized by the École nationale des pompiers du Québec will be given to new volunteers by qualified teachers.

Lions send ‘big message’ with two victories for a 3-0 start to season

Photo: Christian Brosseau

The Champlain St. Lawrence men's soccer team is off to a strong start, with weekend wins over CEGEP Rimouski and CEGEP Limoilou that raised its record to 3-0.

Sept. 12, against Limoilou, the Lions took a hard-fought 2-1 win on goals in either half from Mathieu "Betchi" Nkodo and Charles-Hugo Lajeunesse-Langlois, split by a Limoilou penalty kick.

Newsie Notes

Holland School Birthday Celebration

Holland School's 50th birthday party and reunion is less than two weeks away. An Open House, Dinner and Dance is scheduled at the school on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 5 p.m. Former teachers, students, parents or others with a connection to the school are invited to attend.

Rally ‘round the Naval Museum at Point à Carcy

The 6th annual Rallye des Contreforts, organized by the Naval Museum in Quebec City in conjunction with Les Journées de la culture, will take place this weekend, September 24 to 26.

The theme of this year's rally is the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy.

Méav makes music with QHS students

The room full of Quebec High School students giggled as they were instructed to simulate the droning sound of bagpipes, to which the singer then added a lilting soprano melody.

Fun for all at VEQ Fall Fest

Photo: Ed Sweeney

Quebec High School was buzzing Saturday, both inside and out, as the Voice Of English-speaking Quebec's Fall Fest took center stage.

Ed Sweeney, one of the event's organizers at QHS, said the annual event had been been dormant for a number of years before being revived this year.

Fall Fest 2010


The 78th Fraser Highlanders give a demonstration at Fall Fest 2010.


Fall Fest 2010


Community members enjoying a beautiful day at Fall Fest 2010.


Fall Fest 2010


The Acousticolics perform at Fall Fest.


Fall Fest 2010


Members of the Shannon Irish Dancers perform at Fall Fest.


Fall Fest 2010


Community members gather in Quebec High School gym to visit with community groups and local businesses.


Burns, Thomas “Tommy”

Unexpectedly, on September 3, 2010 at the age of 65. Tommy, beloved husband of Pat for 28 years. Brother of Joan Burns-Farmery of California, and John Burns of Toronto.

Predeceased by his brother Robert Burns. Tommy will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle

Proposed copyright exceptions could make future children ‘losers’

As Canada's MPs head back to Ottawa, readers should know they will soon be wrestling with a bill to reform Canadian copyright law that will impact the vibrancy of Canadian values and heritage reflected in Canadian schools.

The Irish Trail leads to St. Patrick’s Church

Photo: Mike Noonan

As many as 40 percent of the people now living in Quebec City have at least some Irish blood, a fact not lost on Michael-James Noonan and two of his fellow classmates at Laval University.

ESLTN faces membership crisis

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of The English Second Language Teachers' Network (ESLTN), which has supported the needs of ESL teachers for a decade.

It is the only ESL teachers' resource and network in Quebec City.

Despite a huge demand for ESL teachers in the Quebec region, the network is facing a membership crisis.

Chambers Gang on trial Friday and Saturday

The citizens of Quebec City can now sleep peacefully: the Chambers Gang that wreaked havoc from 1831 to 1835 will finally be brought to trial at the Morrin Centre on Friday and Saturday.

The National Battlefields Commission is inviting the public to The Chambers Gang Trial, where they will learn the fate of these criminals and visit the site of their incarceration.

Verner visits Québec, underlines feds’ support for seniors

Photo: Pierre Little

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner visited a local seniors' organization recently to demonstrate the federal government's support for seniors, including a new funding opportunity.

Celtic Festival holds whisky tasting night at Morrin Centre

Photo: Pierre Little

There are five essential measures to be taken in order to appreciate a good whiskey:

1. Take a small sip;
2. Don't inhale while the whisky is in your mouth. This way, the whisky's fire won't burn up;
3. Chew up the whisky. Avoid putting it under your tongue;
4. Keep the whisky in your mouth long enough so it will be coated in saliva;

Conference of 300 gained for Quebec City

How to develop your public speaking ability and your leadership skills

Along with the other Toastmasters clubs of our region, the two English-speaking clubs, Quest and Viewpoint, are proud to announce that Quebec City will host the next District 61 Conference.    Over 300 participants from

The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages to hold public hearings in Quebec

The Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

to hold public hearings in Quebec


Rouge et Or win opener

Julian Feoli Gudino.jpg

Photo: Jay Ouellet, Julian Feoli Gudino no. 83 catches a pass this past Saturday.  Laval’s Rouge et Or football team opened their season Saturday  with a 50-9 win over the McGill Redmen in front of 13,000 fans at the PEPS stadium in Ste. Foy.  Sebastien Levesque set the tone with 143 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Burns, Thomas “Tommy”

Burns, Thomas “Tommy”

Unexpectedly, on September 3, 2010 at the age of 65. Tommy, beloved husband of Pat for 28 years. Brother of Joan Burns-Farmery of California, and John Burns of Toronto.

Senate holds language committee hearings

Quebecers have ‘fundamental right’ to chooseThe Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages will be in Quebec next week as part of its study on the realities of English-speaking communities in Quebec, particularly the various aspects affecting their development and vitality (e.g., community development, education, youth, arts and culture, health).

Memorials and Things of Fame for September 8, 2010

The Morning Chronicle

Canada’s first novel written in Québec City

Frances Moore Brooke (1724-1789) was an English novelist who spent a few years in Quebec and is credited with writing the first Canadian novel.

What language are we speaking?

‘Passe-moi un napkin, s.v.p.: or, pass me a serviette, please?’ Like, what language are we speaking, anyways?

I keep wondering what, if anything we're wasting our breath on arguing over this old English/French thing. I look at people like Pauline Marois and the P.Q., as well as Gilles Duceppe and the Bloc Québécois, and I have to ask myself: Just what or who's under threat from whom?

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