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The story behind Avenue Fabre

STREET VIEWS

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Photo: Screenshot from Google maps

This street is named in honour of Louis-Roch-Hector Fabre (1834-1910), a lawyer, journalist, diplomat and senator born in Montreal. He was admitted to the bar in 1856 but practised law only occasionally, opting instead for journalism.

MEMORIALS AND THINGS OF FAME

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Photo: Archives of the Soeurs du Bon-Pasteur and encyclobec.ca

January 20, 1820 – The Quebec Gazette
Quebec Harmonic Society

Les As de Choeur Chez Mamma

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

To highlight their fifth anniversary, the members of Les As de Choeur presented a “collective musical creation” that included excerpts from Broadway classics such as The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, Chicago, and a few Beatles favourites, in the Salle D’Youville of the Palais Montcalm on Jan. 17 and 18.

Université Laval agriculture students share their passion with the public

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Photo: Lise Lafond

The 45th edition of the Semaine de l’Agriculture, de l’Alimentation et de la Consommation (SAAC) took place at ExpoCité from Jan. 17 to 19. This very interesting weekend is an eagerly anticipated occasion where agriculture students from Université Laval share their passion with the public.

Teams from 20 countries highlight the 61st Pee-Wee Tournament

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Photo: Luc Lang

The 61st edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament will bring teams from a record 20 countries to the Videotron Centre from Feb. 12 to 23.

Patrick Dom, general director of the Pee-Wee Tournament, announced, “This year, we added teams from Croatia and South Korea to the tournament. We’re breaking the 2019 record of 19 countries.”

Berlin’s history of welcome

POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

In 2015, Germany found itself at the centre of a storm unprecedented in recent history, when tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, mostly from war-ravaged Syria, streamed into the country. Chancellor Angela Merkel famously told Germany and the world, “Wir schaffen das!” (We can do this!) For Merkel, integrating the refugees was a “national duty.”

Science rules! at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Danielle Burns

A dozen or so young scientists got together at the Morrin Centre for the weekly Saturday morning storytime with education co-ordinator Azanie Roy.

QHS and St. Pat’s basketball teams get busy

The basketball teams of Quebec High School and St. Patrick’s High School got off to a busy start as the 2019-20 season resumed in the Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches region of the RSEQ (Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec). Sixteen games were played by the two schools, with more games to come in the next few weeks.

QHS hoops

Community Calendar

Mondays and Thursdays, from Jan. 7 to 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Traditional Japanese art techniques with local artist Rieko Koresawa, who teaches calligraphy, ink painting and origami. This series of eight free workshops is open to people aged 8 and over at the Jeffery Hale Pavilion, 1270 Chemin Sainte-Foy, room 1135. Materials are provided. Registration is required.

Meet Jeffery Hale at Philanthropy Takes Flight

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Photo: Jeffery Hale Community Partners

Come and meet Jeffery Hale and his fellow cast members at an exciting fundraising evening on Jan. 29 featuring the launch of The Philanthropist: the Life and Legacy of Jeffery Hale, a media-enhanced historical booklet. It is an engaging, interactive written adaptation of the multimedia theatre presentation, The Philanthropist.