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QHS theatre students deliver a wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

By following the yellow brick road and sticking with their friends through thick and thin, the cast of the Wizard of Oz put on a wonderful presentation in Quebec High School’s Webster Auditorium on May 3 and 4.

Saint Brigid’s Guild Sale honours the memory of Gertie Grogan

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Saint Brigid’s Guild is known for its tradition of giving, and the annual spring and fall sales certainly prove that. The QCT visited the gymnasium of the Eastern Québec Learning Centre on May 3, the day before the spring sale opened to the public.

La Maison bleue comedy, a rare Canadian political TV show

Few actors can claim to have on their resumés the roles of both the prime minister of Canada and the president of … La République du Québec.

That’s the unusual case with Guy Nadon, the veteran actor who has played an extraordinarily wide array of characters in a career dating back to his teens.

The story behind Rue Chênevert

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Wikipedia Common - Public Domain

This street is named in honour of Raoul Chênevert (1889-1951), one of Quebec’s most renowned architects from the 1920s until his death.

For 25 years, Chênevert was the designated architect of the Commission scolaire de Québec, for which he designed many school buildings in the 1920s and 1930s.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

May 9, 1819 – The Quebec Gazette

Roman Cement

QAC builds rotating set for zany farce Noises Off

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Photo: QAC

Build it and they will come. That’s what the Quebec Art Company is wagering with opening night around the corner for its production of the legendary farce Noises Off.

The “it” being built is a stage set that is not only a two-storey mock-up of a Victorian mansion, it also revolves – yes, on wheels – to reveal the frantic backstage action of a theatre production.

Venenum: A Poisonous World at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

There is nothing like a hint of poison to stir people’s interest. Venomous snakes, frogs and insects, toxic plants and what they can do are part of humankind's history.

Printemps de la Musique offers music in historical venues in Old Quebec

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Photo: Denis Baribault

The fourth annual Printemps de la Musique will be taking place at 18 historical venues in Old Quebec on May 17, 18 and 19, rain or shine, and it’s all free of charge!

Valcartier hosts the CQSB Performing Arts Festival

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Photo: Julie Carpentier

On Friday, April 26 the Central Québec School Board Performing Arts Festival was held in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, for the first time in its 16-year history.

Valcartier Elementary School, in collaboration with the Municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, hosted the event in three different buildings.

Moms’ Nite-Out Toys and More Bazaar was a success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The Jeffery Hale Student Centre at CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence was transformed into a bazaar on May 4 by the Moms’ Nite-Out group, which organizes an annual garage-sale style market. People reserve their tables in advance to sell used sports gear, toys, clothes, books and so much more.