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Fun for all at VEQ Fall Fest

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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

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

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Community members enjoying a beautiful day at Fall Fest 2010.

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The Acousticolics perform at Fall Fest.

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Members of the Shannon Irish Dancers perform at Fall Fest.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Lady Lions fall short despite valiant effort

After actually taking a 2-1 lead near end of the first half, the Champlain St. Lawrence College Lady Lions gave up four consecutive goals, bowing 5-2 to their more experienced opponents from CEGEP Ste. Foy in their inaugural match.

The match was the first for a women's soccer team from SLC in 18 years.

SLC impressive in AA Men’s 3-0 win over CEGEP Ste. Foy

The Champlain St. Lawrence College men's soccer team had better luck that their female counterparts to start their season, cruising to a 3-0 victory against CEGEP Ste. Foy.

Correction on VEQ Fall Fest start times

Saturday, September 18 is the date to visit local community groups and catch up with old friends.
That’s when the Voice of English-speaking Quebec will hold its Fall Fest at Quebec High School, 945 avenue Belvédère. Doors to open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charest, Labeaume to discuss Nordiques return: report

The return of the National Hockey League to Quebec City could be one step closer to reality, if a published report is any indication.

Québec Premier Jean Charest will meet with Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume next Tuesday to discuss the financing of a new arena in the provincial capital, the report said.

Gaelic instrument ‘harps on’ traditional music

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The Gaelic harp has a long and rich history. It has its origins in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands over 1,000 years ago, and even as late as the 19th century, harps with brass strings were still used in an attempt to keep the tradition alive.

Protesters mourn the death of Jim

"Horse-drawn carriages are cruel."

"Horses don't speak."

"R.I.P. Jim"

Jeffery Hale Community Services offering free workshop mini-series for caregivers

Equip yourself for this challenging role

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Caregivers have been tending to the needs of family members for centuries. With today's advanced medical treatments and increased life expectancies, chances are that most of us will be involved in the caregiving process, either as a caregiver, the recipient of care or perhaps both.

VEQ’s Fall Fest September 8

Saturday, September 18 is the date to visit local community groups and catch up with old friends.
That’s when the Voice of English-speaking Quebec will hold its Fall Fest at Quebec High School, 945 avenue Belvédère. Doors will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities will include a barbecue, community groups and services available in English,

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