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Méga Bibliovente helps impoverished street children in Burundi

Photos by Jonathan Letellier-Blac

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Going trashless at Valcartier Elementary School

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Photo: Emma Perreault

The “zero-waste” movement has steadily grown over the past few years. Aimed at producing little to no waste in one’s day-to-day life, this movement encourages a lifestyle change that benefits the individual, society as a whole, and (most importantly) the planet.

Doré and Guillemette named the 2018-19 Lions Athletes of the Year

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Photo: CEGEP-St. Lawrence Athletics

Hugo Guillemette (hockey) and Ariane Doré (basketball) were named the 2018-19 male and female Athletes of the Year at the CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence annual sports banquet held on May 2.

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.

Opéra de Québec presents Verdi’s Nabucco at the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Opéra de Québec

Opera lovers are feverish with excitement! From May 11 to 18, Giuseppe Verdi’s lavish Nabucco will be presented at the Grand Théâtre by the Opéra de Québec, in Italian with French surtitles.

In addition to the famous “Va pensiero” sung by the chorus, which truly launched the career of the Italian composer, this grand work will highlight magnificent music by renowned opera singers.

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.

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