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Irish Heritage Quebec’s Flea Market

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Decorations for all seasons, baskets, tableware and more were on offer at the bi-annual Irish Heritage Quebec Flea Market.

Delivering some goodness with this year’s Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

As a first-time official participant in the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, the South Shore English Network (SSEN) is excited to meet the wonderful organizers and volunteers who have helped and continue to make this event an annual success.

Faux fir for Christmas or a fine pine?

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Are you pining for a spruce, balsam or pine Christmas tree? The scent of an evergreen tree has been said to raise dopamine levels in our brains – the feel-good hormone – because scent is so closely linked to memory. Or are you tired of sweeping up the needles you are still finding under the baseboards from last Christmas? Are you considering a fake tree that fits nicely in a box?

Head in the Cloud: MCQ’s exhibit on the technology revolution

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The digital revolution is changing our lives, for better or worse. It is challenging our concept of privacy and is redefining the labour market. It has changed the way we get information, initiate relationships and consume. It changes everything!” So goes the online introduction to the new exhibition at the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec (MCQ).

Windshield washer fluid


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Photo: Lise Lafond

Everyone who owns a car or truck uses windshield washer fluid. Winter or summer, this liquid is important for a clean windshield and safe driving. But it’s essential during the winter months, when a windshield splattered with road salt or sand and slush can be a real safety hazard.

Robert Gerald (Bob) RYAN

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Robert Gerald (Bob) RYAN

May 23, 1939 – November 17, 2019

Fighting Irish send five players to annual LHPS All-Star Games

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish hockey teams will be represented by five players at the annual All-Star games of the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS): three Under 17 (U17) major players and two Under 15 (U15) major players.

Hosted by Collège Saint-Hilaire, the 11 All-Star games will be played on Dec. 13, 14, and 15 at the Isatis Sport complex in Saint-Hyacinthe.

Sports briefs: Football, hockey and baseball

On Nov. 22, on the eve of the Vanier Cup, the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region held its second “Challenge des Étoiles” for Secondary 3 to 5 football players. The event was held in the Stade Telus on the campus of Université Laval.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. – VEQ’s Holiday Happy Hour. Join us at the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais! Support a good cause and take a moment to wish your colleagues, friends and partners a wonderful season. Proceeds from the cash bar help support the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. Hors d’oeuvres are provided compliments of VEQ. RSVP by Friday, Nov.

The 2020 Winter Carnival program is announced

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People with an observant eye may have spotted a large white snowman strolling through town on Nov. 28. Bonhomme Carnaval was making his way to the Quebec Armoury with his loyal, hardworking team for the announcement of the 66th Quebec City Winter Carnival’s program.