Tag Archives: November 10 2021

Valcartier Elementary School students and staff would like to send a big thank you to Voice of English-Speaking Québec for donating pumpkins to the school. Four of our classes had a lot of fun decorating the pumpkins for Halloween. We were also given gift certificates for Chocolats Favoris! Our teachers have decided to have a chocolate fondue party with their class in the near future. Valcartier Elementary School students discovered the magical world of Alice in Wonderland during Literacy Week celebrations. we couldn’t invite parents to the school during the evening, much less offer food. Last school year, we decided to decorate the entire school rather than just the gym, and host various activities during a whole school week instead of on a single evening. Need- less to say, the students loved it. This year, we decided to dust off the theme we used for our very first literacy event in January 2018, and brought Alice in Wonder- land to life for the last week of October. The school was decorated from top to bottom, we held a school- wide “un-birthday party,” and the school’s Theatre Club hosted an immersive event in the forest across the street for the rest of the student population. We were able to use the magic of Zoom to collaborate with a former teacher who introduced the Cycle 3 students to the Lewis Carroll poem “Jabberwocky,” which they then illustrated and narrated. We also collaborate with La Maison Anglaise for every literacy event, and offer book prizes or gift certificates to the students. It’s a lot of work, but the sparkle in our students’ eyes makes it completely worthwhile. (Photo by Michelle Faller)

Pumpkins a Halloween delight for Valcartier students

Pumpkins a Halloween delight for Valcartier students…

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OBITUARY: Douglas William WERDEN (1960-2021)

OBITUARY: Douglas William WERDEN (1960-2021)

With deep sadness, the family of Douglas William Werden announces his passing on October 31, 2021 in Quebec City. Born in Petrolia, Ont. on August 1, 1960, Doug grew up on a farm near Alvinston, Ont. After graduating from secondary school, Doug began to widen his horizons and furthered his education in Saskatchewan, in Rochester, Illinois and at New York’s Fordham University, where he received his PhD in English language and literature. Doug’s work took him around the world as a teacher and professor in Hong Kong, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Quebec City. He was most recently employed as a customer training manager at Gartner Information Services.

Doug will be remembered as a very generous and funny man with a wonderful laugh who was a great gardener and an avid runner. He was also an enthusiastic supporter of community theatre productions, both onstage and off. Doug is survived by his wife Josée Bergeron, his mother Margaret Werden, brothers Don (Marg) and Ralph (Martha) and sisters Mary (Dennis) Fisher and Julia (Les) Henderson, mother-in-law Nicole Bergeron and sister-in-law Sophie Bergeron (Stéphane Boies) as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his father William Reycraft (Rey) Werden and nephew John Werden. Funeral services will be held at a date to be announced. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared at Van Heck Funeral Home, Glencoe, Ont. (vanheckfuneralhome.ca).

IN MEMORIAM: In loving memory of Frances Moore KELLY

IN MEMORIAM: In loving memory of Frances Moore KELLY

May 3, 1941-November 17, 2020

A year has passed since you left, but it seems like yesterday that you were here with us, sharing stories, laughing and loving. We miss you but feel you are always in our hearts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had decided to postpone the funeral for Frances. A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Quebec City on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST. If you are unable to attend in person but would like to attend virtually, please send an email to her daughter, Chantal (csantin@hotmail. com) for a private Zoom link.

Community Calendar of Events – Nov. 10, 2021

Community Calendar of Events – November 10, 2021

Compiled by Shirley Nadeau


Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – The Aurian Haller Band is launching a fourth studio album, Songs to See by, at La salle de l’Arquemuse, 151 Rue Saint-François Est. This concept album is based on the work of Canadian visual artists from coast to coast. The quartet includes local musicians Aurian Haller, Paul Hinton, Daniel Marcoux and Barry Nameth. Each song on this album is inspired by a painting or sculpture. Tickets are available online at lepointdevente.com/tickets/6ad211113001

Nov. 17 – The Club Musical de Québec has announced its 2022 season. Tickets for five concerts from February to May are now available online. For more information, visit clubmusicaldequebec.com.

Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) presents Lortie et Liszt at the Grand Théâtre, under the baton of guest director Joshua Weilerstein. Pianist Louis Lortie will play Liszt’s Concerto for piano No. 2. Also on the program are Ethel Smyth’s On the Cliffs of Cornwall and Brahms Symphony No. 2. For tickets, visit osq.org. 

Nov. 24 to Dec. 23 – The German Christmas Market returns, bigger and better than ever. Old Quebec will be transformed into a veritable Christmas fairytale as Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville are added to the traditional setup in the City Hall Gardens and Rue Sainte-Anne. For details, visit noelallemandquebec.com/en.  

Nov. 26 to Dec. 5 – Salon des Artisans de Québec at the Centre de Foires (ExpoCité), 250A Rue de l’Exposition, offers visitors exclusive products created by over 200 local artisans. Open Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry and parking are free. Happy Christmas shopping! For details, visit groupeproexpo.com/artisans

Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ), directed by Gordon Gerrard, presents En attendant Noël at the Grand Théâtre, with pianist Jon Kimura Parker who will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Strauss II’s Emperor Waltz, Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival and excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Suite de la veille de Noël and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. To reserve your tickets, visit osq.org. 

This photo of the moon was taken on the morning of Oct. 23 at 8 a.m. Note the position of the Tycho Crater, which seems to be to the left, compared to the full moon photo, where the Tycho Crater is on the bottom centre of the moon.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: What do you see when you look up at the moon?

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: What do you see when you look up at the moon? Lise Lafond lise@qctonline.com On the night of Oct. 20, if you looked up at…

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At the 2020 German Christmas Gardens, a scaled-down, physically distanced version of the German Christmas Market, children enjoyed opening compartments of this large wooden advent calendar to see holiday-themed paintings. This popular feature will be back at the 2021 edition from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

Quebec City gets ready for the German Christmas Market

Quebec City gets ready for the German Christmas Market Cassandra Kerwin cassandra@qctonline.com As temperatures continue to drop and days get shorter, holiday decorations start going up and more and more…

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