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President and Founder Jean-Marie De Koninck launched the 39th Operation Red Nose on Nov. 1 at the PEPS at Université Laval. He was accompanied by the mascot as well as the spokesperson and actor Mathieu “Math Duff” Dufour. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

Partygoers can rely on Operation Red Nose to get home safely

Partygoers can rely on Operation Red Nose to get home safely Cassandra Kerwin cassandra@qctonline.com As soon as the snow starts flying, many people’s minds turn to the holidays – and…

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Santa, a.k.a. Anthony Arata, heritage co-ordinator at the Morrin Centre, is making a list and checking it twice for the 27th annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. (Photo courtesy of the Quebec Community Christmas Hamper Campaign)

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS HAMPER CAMPAIGN: Morrin Centre helps the Christmas Hamper Campaign help others

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS HAMPER CAMPAIGN: Morrin Centre helps the Christmas Hamper Campaign help others

Submitted by Anthony Arata, heritage co-ordinator, Morrin Centre

On a cold winter day, with snow fluttering outside, while other staff members were decking the halls of the Morrin Centre for the holiday season, I set up pamphlets on the Library desk to make it known that we are once again a proud partner of the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign (CCHC).

The Morrin Centre receives enormous amounts of help from its volunteers and members throughout the year. This is why, whenever we have the chance, we love to pay it forward and help others.

Every year we organize a few fundraisers for a variety of projects and charities at the Morrin Centre. By being part of the CCHC, it is interesting to see the other side of the coin and be a participant and not an organizer.

As a cultural centre, library and museum, we greet hundreds of people; therefore, we try to advertise the CCHC as much as possible to the community at large. Even though Christmas is in the campaign’s name, you don’t need to celebrate Christmas to participate or give a helping hand.

The Morrin Centre isn’t a religious organization, but we try to bring the English-speaking community together and we value generosity and kindness. This is why we participate in the campaign every year and ask people from all backgrounds, faiths and cultures to come together and help achieve one common goal, which is to help those in need during the holiday season.

Normally, we also set up a few boxes in our beautiful historic building to collect donations of non-perishable food items. We are unable to do so this year; therefore, we ask people to donate money instead to help cover the increasing cost of groceries. Since the CCHC has partnered with generous suppliers, we are able to purchase more groceries than a person normally would; as a result, we are able to give more to those in need in our community.

Besides financial assistance, the campaign organizers are always looking for volunteers to help pack boxes, deliver them to recipients and promote the campaign to others. Helping the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is a great way to help spread the joy of the holiday season to those less fortunate. If you wish to participate, feel free to come by the Morrin Centre and grab a pamphlet, or visit the CCHC website at qchampers.ca. While you’re there, you can make a financial contribution directly online.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Santa, a.k.a. Anthony Arata, heritage co-ordinator at the Morrin Centre, is making a list and checking it twice for the 27th annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign. (Photo courtesy of the Quebec Community Christmas Hamper Campaign)
Today, telephone call connections are made electronically. Originally, however, a telephone operator seated at a switchboard manually connected each local and long-distance call. Most telephone operators were women. In this photo, taken in the early 1920s, a Seattle telephone operator uses a switchboard to connect callers with the people they’re calling. (Wikimedia Commons – Public Domain)

Memorials and Things of Fame – November 23, 2022

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Stéphan La Roche, CEO of the MCQ, opens the latest exhibit René et Lévesque focusing on one of Quebec’s most remarkable personalities. The MCQ has a series of events and activities in store to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of René Lévesque. (Photo by Cassandra Kerwin)

The MCQ celebrates René Lévesque’s 100th brithday

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A nearly full house eagerly greeted illusionist Luc Langevin at the media première of his new show Vérités at the Salle Albert-Rousseau on Nov. 14. (Photo by Myriam Labbé)

REVIEW: Luc Langevin returns with fascinating Vérités

REVIEW: Luc Langevin returns with fascinating Vérités Myriam Labbé myriam@qctonline.com Truth is a very subjective concept, especially at a magic show. The guest sitting in the audience will have a…

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