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Afro-Brazilian mix of dance and martial arts helps children learn coordination

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A Czech national is hoping to teach the fluid dance movements of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira Angola to children in Quebec City's English-speaking community in the coming months.

"Capoeira is a mix of African rituals and martial arts and is a relaxing art form," said Robert Radek, 28, who recently moved to Quebec from Scotland.

St. Pat's Jazz Band swings in New Orleans

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Photo: Courtesy of David Parker, St. Pat's

By Paul Hinton

On April 1st, the St. Pat's High School Jazz Band returned from a one week trip in Louisiana.

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Hospital volunteers help with quiet understanding

I have been talking to different volunteers in the hospitals and have discovered they all have the same desire and that is to be helpful to others and at the same time do something more useful than sitting around the house watching soap operas, doing crosswords and feeling sorry for themselves.

Flight over and food not so bad

April 7: It's still rain season here, so it's cold and wet.

And muddy.

But let's back up a bit here.

I have to dispel some awful rumors I heard about this place.

First of all, the flight in, however long, was not as stomach-turning as people said it would be.

I've been on worse roller coasters.

Looking for Nanny

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Looking for a nanny, long term and non-smoking. Full time (45-50 hours weekly, daytime). Montcalm. 418-353-0707.

QHS High school basketball photo

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Not playing the victim: Ste. Foy Elementary theatre production tackles bullying

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Students at Ste. Foy Elementary aren't only speaking out against bullying, they're rapping out against it. Through a hip hop inspired play, grade five and six students at the school offered a solution to tackling the problem of bullying in schools.

Quebec's Scots don kilts and dresses for Tartan Day

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Photo: Scott French

Quebec's Scots donned their tartan kilts and dresses for Tartan Day one day early and one day later this year for the Scottish heritage day celebrated internationally on April 6 every year.

Teenager publishes cookbook for "health-alicious" eating after three years of trial and tasting

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Aurélie Paré hasn't even celebrated her fifteenth birthday and she can already call herself a published author and an accomplished cook.

Saint-Charles-Garnier cheerleaders are a growing force on a roll

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L'Express, the cheerleading team for Saint-Charles-Garnier College, brought home the third place trophy from the 2009 Nationals CheerExpo, which took place on March 28 and March 29 in Halifax.

Competing against the best cheerleading clubs from all over the country, L'Epress brought it on.

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Four old "guardians" discovered at Chalmers-Wesley

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Who made the Guardians and when and why? What do they represent, or in other words, what is their symbolical meaning?

All this is somewhat of a mystery and open to all sorts of speculation by the Restoration Committee of Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Old Quebec.

Small but tough QHS boys basketball team wins historic first provincial banner

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Photo: Courtesy of Ed Sweeney, QHS

Quebec High School is living history.

In an unprecedented victory Sunday in Trois-Rivières, the Quebec High School Cadet Boys AA Basketball team won the school's first Fédération québécoise du Sport Étudiant provincial championship banner since the school joined the Quebec-wide sporting federation in 1988.

Newspaper helps link our community

This letter is late in coming. Nonetheless, I have been wanting to express my appreciation for how helpful the paper is for us at the FORT Program. In particular:

* A mother who knew about us, but hadn't thought we could answer her needs, read our article addressing back-to-work moms in your March 11th issue and decided to call us and meet with a guidance counsellor.

Quebec Anglican Bishops to PM: CBC needed in small communities

Prime Minister:

As Bishops of the Anglican Church in the province of Quebec, we wish to object most strongly to your government's total disregard for the needs and aspirations of people who live in rural communities and particularly in the Arctic.

CBC cuts hurt our identity

I am a film and television director working throughout the country and a member of the Director's Guild of Canada.

As you may have seen in recent weeks -- and indeed since the Harper Government has been occupying parliament in Ottawa -- our cultural industries are under siege.

The miracle of Easter is the sun rising in our hearts

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From the ice they are freed, the stream and brook,
By the Spring's enlivening, lovely look;
The valley's green with joys of hope;
The Winter old and weak ascends
Back to the rugged mountain slope.
From there, as he flees, he downward sends
An impotent shower of icy hail
Streaking over the verdant vale.

Business Field Trip to Montreal

Communications Class project

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Photo: Carl Thibault

 

Letters from Afghanistan

A Collect For a Brighter Future

Communication class

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For the communication class at St.Lawrence, we collected goods such as clothes, toys, and stuffed animals to send to an organism in Mexico that will take care of the distribution next Christmas.

[photo] CBC cuts could hit local and regional news coverage as of May

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Rap, step and stomp as students celebrate the arts

You are cordially invited to attend the Central Québec School Board Elementary Arts Festival on
this coming Friday, April 3, and the CQSB Secondary Arts Festival on Thursday, April 16, 2009.

CBC cuts could hit local and regional news coverage as of May

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Photo: Scott French

English news coverage broadcast by CBC radio and television in Quebec City and other regions outside of Montreal will not come out unscathed in the latest round of budget cuts by the national public television and radio broadcaster.

QCT nominated for two 2008 newspaper awards this May

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has been nominated for two newspaper awards and one honourable mention by the Quebec Community Newspaper Association this year.

St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale launches province-wide recruitment blitz to prevent costly staffing shortages

St. Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital is launching a province-wide search for medical professional this month in a fight to fill a huge gap in its staffing needs before summer.

English Community gathers to celebrate Marianna O'Gallagher's birthday as she turns 80

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Photo: Frank Scardina

Some 100 well-wishers and friends packed the basement of McMahon Hall for a party to wish Irish historian Marianna O'Gallagher a happy 80th birthday last week.

"It was super -- a real old fashioned party," the guest of honour said afterwards of the special celebration organized by Irish Heritage Quebec to pay tribute to its founder and president.

Long live the Queen's rep

Many people in Canada, especially in French-speaking Québec, often wonder aloud about why we still have a government based on the principles of constitutional monarchy.

Take a chance, plan a trip

A number of folks have asked me why I don't write more travel stories of all the places the Old Fellow and I have visited.

On the other hand, I know people who have no interest in the world except the horizon.
I can't understand this.

My own mother never knew which direction was East or West.

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