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VEQ's Holiday Happy Hour When: Thursday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join us for VEQ's Holiday Happy Hour When: Thursday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Les Voûtes du cavour. 38 rue St-Pierre, Québec, G1K 3Z6.

A variety of finger foods will be served in an atmosphere of Holiday cheer
and great company!
Don't miss out on your chance to win great door prizes.

Tourism students off again: Calgary

Fifty students from three Quebec City cegeps including tourism students at Champlain St. Lawrence will be travelling to Quebec’s sister city of Calgary to improve their English next summer. The city of Quebec will be putting $50,000 toward the initiative, which is aimed to increase bilingualism in the city.

Tourism students play tourists in Toronto

Sightseeing in Toronto: by foot, boat, bike, and bus

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Photo: Anne-Marie Proulx

Each fall, the Bilingual Tourism Program (a partnership of Cegep Champlain St-Lawrence and Cegep Limoilou) organizes a pedagogical trip to Toronto for its second year students. The goal of this adventure is to immerse the students in a completely English environment and to give them the opportunity to explore a major North American tourist destination.

QHS tries to come to terms with vice-principal’s death

Students, teachers and administrators at Quebec High School are seeking to come to terms with the unexpected death of vice-principal Guy Fournier.

Fournier took his own life Wednesday, October 22. Funeral ceremonies were held this past Saturday at l’église St. Benoit Abbé in Quebec City.

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Québec and her photographers, 1850-1908, the Yves Beauregard collection

Forgetting the Holocaust?

“Some kids haven’t heard about the Holocaust at all”

Are our youth forgetting the Holocaust?

CBC’s Urban Tales returns to QC

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Photo: Scott French

Wendake elects new Grand Chief

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Photo: Marie White

Wendake has a new Grand Chief. This news is a monumental shift for the Huron-Wendat population, which voted in Konrad Siouï as their new leader. Voting started Friday but conclusive results came in only on Saturday. By the second round of counting ballots, it became clear that the news was real and definitive.

Elizabeth Dallaire resurrects the memory of Rwanda

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Photo: Trinity C. McKenzie

Quebec City-born Elizabeth Dallaire shared good news from Rwanda with members and friends of Irish Heritage Québec last Monday night in McMahon Hall. She spoke of the resurrection of the central African country after the horrors of the genocide that gripped the tiny nation in 1994. She also talked about her role as UNICEF spokesperson for Schools in Africa.

December 6th St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church Thrift Sale

December 6th St Michael’s & St Matthew’s Church,  1800 Chemin Saint-Louis, will hold its monthly sale, The Thrift, from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Clothing, jewellery, English and French books for children and adults, dishware, household goods, odds & ends, toys and collectables. Good quality, good condition. Unbeatable prices. Everyone welcome.

Story Time in Shannon

Join Shirley Kiley and Jennifer Patterson for Story Time at the  Shannon library, 50 rue St-Patrick, from 10 to 11 a.m. Reading and craftmaking. Parents are encouraged to attend. Map to location

National Ballet School 2008/09 Nov 4 Audition Tour visits Quebec City, QC

 

Join Graham Fraser at the Morrin Center Dec. 7th, Canada'a Commissioner of Official Languages

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December 7th, 7:30 pm $4 members 6$ non-members

Tis the Season

Community Christmas Hamper Campaign Committee Begins Preparations for the 2008 Hamper Drive

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Photo: Lucie Girard

Memorials and things of fame

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QC cultural communities search for common ground

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Photo: Scott French

What does the history of Quebec’s English-speaking minority have in common with the history of other cultural communities in the province? Very little, apparently. A recent conference session organized by the Association for Canadian Studies provided few common themes for presenters to build upon or discuss.

CRTC hearing announced; VEQ to air Global grievances

Fair prices at Book Fair

To the organizers of the QCWC Book Fair,

I just wanted to say thanks for the great Book Fair. Your people are doing a great job and I wanted to say so. They and you deserve recognition. Seeing as it’s always good to get feedback and not always available, I just thought I’d drop my two cents.

EQLC, volunteers, weather make Book Fair a success

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Photo: Scott French

Bibliophiles from all over the Quebec City region, and from as far away as Seattle, gathered in the gym at the Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) on Saturday, October 25 to fill their bookshelves with reading material for the long winter ahead.

The QCT wants your memories of wartime

You can help make this year’s QCT Remembrance Day edition one to remember. Were you or a member of your family a soldier or nurse during wartime?

Wintertime holds fun for young, memories for old

Did everyone see the snow last week? We had some on our roof for a couple of days. We can’t believe our beautiful autumn is over and our annuals are gone forever.

It is interesting to see the reactions of folks due to the changes in the weather. Small children are elated, adults frown and seniors cringe.

What the 400th did for Quebec and how Quebec can keep it up

The first in a two-part series

With the five presentations in Quebec City of an exclusive Cirque du Soleil show between October 17 and 19, the celebrations around the 400th anniversary of Quebec have almost come to an end.

Immigration dept. promotes “francisation” for newcomers

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Photo: Scott French

A community landmark changes hands; Aaron family to sell Restaurant Diana

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Photo: Scott French

It was the kind of place people called a second home, the kind of place you might sit down to have a meal alone and feel perfectly comfortable. Restaurant Diana, one of a dying breed of family-run restaurants in Quebec City’s downtown, plans to close its doors for good this Saturday, after serving the community in St. Jean Baptiste for 63 years.

City’s plan to reform snow removal policy worries elderly, MDs

The city of Quebec’s proposition to clear fewer sidewalks this winter in has some seniors and medical professionals worried about a possible increase in the number of sidewalk falls among the elderly.

Gallichon rides for the last time

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The 78th Fraser Highlanders lead Billy Carol Gallichon’s horse-drawn hearse and a procession of calèches toward the Château Frontenac, where a moment of silence was observed for the long-time calèche driver, who died last week at 81. Fellow drivers Jerry Dionne and Brian Turpin attended their friend’s funeral procession.

Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member

The Holland School Governing Board is currently seeking a community member for the 2008-2009 school year.  If you are interested in providing a helping hand to the board, please contact the school for more details at 418-681-7705 ext. 233 or via e-mail at [email protected]

It's flu vaccine time! Friday, November 14, 2008 Flu Clinic at the Jeff!

You must make an appointment by calling Mamie Stewart at 418 684-JEFF (5333), ext. 1564.

 

C.W.L. Shannon Nov. 23rd Community Breakfast

The CWL of Shannon will hold a community breakfast from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Shannon Community Center, 75 Gosford, Shannon.  The price is $6.00 for adultes, $4.00 for children from 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

See you then!!!

A Capacity for Caring

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. ~Ayn Rand

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Have you ever noticed how often life seems to be stitched together by the coincidence of synchronous events,  where everything you read, every person you encounter, every indiscriminate thought you imagine all point to the obvious and often random conclusion? Please let me explain.

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