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Team sports about fun, not just winning or losing

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Photo: Trisha Klancar

Extra-curricular sports for children are supposed to be fun and action-packed.

Unfortunately, the news seems to be full of incidences of parents getting too involved, kids fighting and of course referee bashing.

This past weekend, a basketball tournament was held at the sports complex in Boischatel and it was put on by the l'École de Mini-Basketball de Québec, or EMBQ.

An evening with Neil Bissoondath - May 1st 2009, 7:30 PM

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We are pleased to announce our upcoming literary conference with renowned author Neil Bissoondath.The Morrin Centre, initiator of this event, is proud of encouraging local talent and of promoting this writer.

A Sweet Ending for the Chocolate Cream Soldier

QAC Spring production wraps up

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Photo: Janick Laberge

Mutineries tranquilles (Quiet mutinies)

Art in Quebec in the 1950's

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Photo: Villa Bagatelle

Good things come in small packages they say.   Well, it's certainly true if we consider the small yet wonderful art exhibition in the intimate space of the Villa Bagatelle in Sillery.

Letters from Afghanistan

Two Weeks Later

Workers of tomorrow

Students from SLC Business Program

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Portneuf Elementary turns sod [photo]

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Valcartier loses soldier in new rotation in Afghanistan

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Photo: Courtesy of DoD

Valcartier Garrison lost its first soldier in Afghanistan Monday since troops began deployments for the seventh rotation in mid-March.

Publishers note

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

It's an important holiday for me as a Christian and it marks the most important event of Christianity -- the Resurrection.

New larger format of newspaper is for the better

I want to write and offer my opinion on the new format that I encountered in your last edition (April 8th, 2009).

I have lived in Quebec City for a little over two years and have read your paper every week.

I bought a subscription within my first month of living here and have kept it current.

Award-winning authors share thoughts and works with public during literary festival this Saturday at Morrin Centre

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Photo: Courtesy of House of Anansi Press

Some of Canada's celebrated authors are coming to Quebec City this weekend as the Morrin Centre welcomes poets and novelists to share their thoughts and works at the third annual Quebec²: English-Language Literary Weekend.

Travels in Africa

Quebec youngster learns close up about the horrors of child soldiers and poverty and the warmth of locals who give openly to visitors

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Photo: Courtesy of Blair family


"My hands tied behind my back, I watched as my friends dug a pit for my body to fall into. As soon as they had finished, I would be shot."

I listened in horror as a former child soldier told me of his experiences when he was not much older than me (I'm twelve).

Portneuf Elementary turns sod on $644, 000 expansion project

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A new expansion at Portneuf Elementary School will finally give students, staff and even the school's principal more breathing room as enrolment at the Cap-Santé English school continues to grow.

"We have been waiting for this new space for awhile," Linda Beaulieu, the principal of Portneuf Elementary, said on Tuesday

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.

Shaw Show Ready for Action

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Photo: Noah Johnson

Lines have been learned, dialogue developed and emotions evoked in preparation for this week’s theatrical production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play “Arms and the Man”.  Presented by the Quebec Art Company, the play has just finishe

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.

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