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Holland School Graduation

Holland School Class of 2010 are as follows:
Lyna Abrougui, Laurie Arsenault, Matthew Aucoin, Bailey Beaudoin, Tristan Bédard, Sophie Belleau, Mélody Bessette, Douglas Surf Biron, Jeremy Boily-Lenden, Laurence Brasset, Laura Buteau, Daniel Cashaback-Myra, Andrew Charbonneau, Stacy Clair.

Armoury reconstruction announced

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Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner has announced the future plan for Quebec City's Grande Allee Armoury.

Working together for success

Quebec Unique English Speaking Toastmasters (QUEST) Club is honoured at its 25th anniversary celebration.
At the club’s 25th anniversary celebration of its founding at Chateau Laurier, QUEST was honoured by the presence of high-ranking dignitaries from Toastmasters International. Sue Dalati, an international director of the organization, graced the event with her presence.

Miller, Ernest 1920 – 2010

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Miller, Ernest 1920 – 2010

EQLC Graduates Adult Learners

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The Eastern Québec Learning Centre has adult learners in a variety of programs and students graduate throughout the year. Traditionally, an outing is organized at this time of year to say goodbye for the summer to the students in General Education, thus providing an occasion for all students and staff at the Centre to enjoy a special day together.

St. Patrick’s High School 2010 Awards

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Trophies
 
Peiyin Zhang & James Morse- Valedictorians
Eric Chang- Salutatorian
Presented by:  Steven Dopheide
 

Newsie Notes for June 16, 2010

Canada Day Picnic, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Valcartier invites you to our annual picnic Thursday,July 1 at the Valcartier Community Centre at 3 p.m. Races! Euchre! Canteen! Bake Table! Fish Pond! Come and join the fun!

Doherty, Joseph William (Bill)

Doherty, Joseph William (Bill) age 86 died peacefully at his daughter Sharon & Bob Catlin’s home in Victoria B.C. May 17, 2010, son of the late William John Doherty and late Allyce Wilson. Bill was a veteran (WWII) of the RCAF North Atlantic Squadron. After the war Bill held several positions in the Heavy Equipment Business (truck division) where he was well respected.

Irish Heritage Québec celebrates CWL’s 85th anniversary

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Twenty-five people gathered Monday evening to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Catholic Women's League. A conference organized by Irish Heritage Quebec was held at St. Patrick's church to report the league's activities during the last years and answer questions from the public.

Grade 6 Graduates Ste-Foy Elementary School, 2009 - 2010

Alexandre Amyot, Megan Byrns, Thomas Crête-Varty, Jean-Simon Dallaire, Constantin De Sandro, Hugo Dion, Angela Duran-Gingras, Abeau Fawzy-Esmaiel, Emile Fortier, Antoine Gouin.
Elizabeth Harvey, Edouard Lamontagne, Kevin Mandeville, Florence Martin, Eric Massé, Amélie Pagé, Olivier Parent, Marie Perron, Sofia Ricci Piché, Enya Pouliot, Sajjad Shafiei Mayam, Roxane Thériault.

Commentary on British army ranks in the 1700s

Response to June 2 Article "British dominance of Irish site unacceptable" By Danny Rouleau.

Irish Heritage continues effort to move St. Pat’s plaque

Representatives of Irish Heritage Quebec are hoping several new resolutions being passed by local historical societies will provide the impetus for the removal a commemorative plaque from St. Patrick's High School.

"We're waiting for this to come up at the Comité de Commemoration," said IHQ's Joseph Lonergan this week.

Morrin Centre’s pre-concert talks help people with music appreciation

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Appreciating music requires a keen ear, but it is always better to have some information about the composer to understand what he really wanted to express in his work.

Shannon’s Mayor Clive Kiley participated in the 2010 Shaved Head Challenge

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Photo: VEQ - Shannon’s Mayor Clive Kiley participated in the 2010 Shaved Head Challenge in Shannon Community Center this weekend. While some participants were getting their heads shaved, others enjoyed the activities organized to entertain the whole family, such as live music, face painting, a bouncy house and refreshments.

Grand Rire Internet Ticket Contest

Thank you for the great response. We had to close off entries at 3:20 pm in order to draw the winning names and provide the winners of the tickets with details so they could claim them or forfeit out of inconvenience. Tickets are non-cash refundable and non-exchangeable and must be used on the date of the tickets.

The 2010 Québec Air Show attracts 107,000 visitors

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Photo: Jay Ouellet
With the thermometer at 24 degrees on Saturday, it might have been a good day to go swimming in the nearest lake.

But then the 107,000 people in attendance would have missed the 15th edition of the Quebec Air Show which took place at Jean Lesage Airport.

Lucille Wagner O’Connell 1921 - 2010

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Lucille Wagner O’Connell
1921 - 2010
 

2010 DDO School Graduates

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Sara Caron, Richard Castonguay, Roxanne Etienne, Tommy Etienne, Linka Fortier, Kathryn Gagnon, Valérie Gauthier, Sandy Lee Lanin, Jonathan Luffman, Pamela Matteau, Cassandra Payeur, Karell Perras, Jade Swain, Andréane Toussaint, Tanya Tremblay.

QHS graduates 57 seniors

 

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Last Friday's Quebec High School graduation marked the end of the high school careers of 57 students. The ceremonies began with the students being piped in by Pipe Major Alan Stairs of the 78th Fraser Highlanders.

a sad time for everyone

I would like to express my sympathy to dear Marianna O’Gallagher, as she was a famous and smart and loved person. I met her when she was a nun when I was young.  She came at the home at St. Brigid’s and did speak about Ireland, which was very nice.  Her cousin moved in to St. Brigid’s and Marianna was here all the time to visit and was very good to her cousin.

Long wait for water nearly over for Shannon

The long wait for a new water system is nearly over in Shannon.

"We expect to have it between the 15th and 30th (of July)," said Shannon Mayor Clive Kiley Tuesday morning.
The water will come from three new wells drilled on the north side of the Jacques-Cartier River, away from the source of the contaminated groundwater.

Twenty-four students from QHS discover Newfoundland

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Photo: CQSB

Good grades and a good behavior in class reward Quebec High School students with more than their parents' pride.

The “Pro-choi-life” open letter partially de-focuses the debate

If I was in favor of abortion, I would use this Open Letter by Cardinal Ouellet to attack the Catholic Church! I would quote the Cardinal who says that “only God and the pregnant woman can judge.”

Lucille Wagner O’Connell

 

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The Métis Lighthouse with Alexander Reford at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Olivier Hannigan

The Métis Lighthouse is an "icon of our maritime heritage," says historian and Jardins de Métis director Alexander Reford who has spent the last 10 years researching the Métis-sur-Mer region and community.

“Rock on Mr. Benning!”

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

There are some who are happy when retirement comes, and there are some who cannot stop working. David Benning is one of them. After teaching 33 years at Quebec High School, he came back to the school in January following his retirement last year to help students who have reading problems.

Goudreault, 147th soldier to die in conflict

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Photo: DOD

Once again, federal Defence Minister Peter MacKay has been called to cite a Canadian soldier fallen in Afghanistan.

"On behalf of the Defence family," said MacKay "I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sergeant Martin Goudreault, who was killed by an improvised explosive device while investigating a suspected weapons cache.

Newsie Notes for June 9, 2010

St. Bartholomew’s Church Bourg Louis will be holding their annual Hot Dog Party, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rivier Chaude Farm Home of Audrey Hill, in Pont Rouge. Cost is $10 per person and $4 for children under 8.

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