April 12 2017 Edition

ImagiNation Writers’ Festival is like a chat with friends

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
It was a dark and stormy night when the eighth annual ImagiNation Writers’ Festival opened at the Morrin Centre on April 6. Eleanor Wachtel, from CBC Radio’s Writers & Company opened the event to a crowded room despite the rainy weather outside. 

Canada: The [dirty] Story of Us

There’s quite an uproar over Canada: The Story of Us, CBC television’s 10-part series on the history of the country, produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Register now for Trivia Night at Quebec High School

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It has been a year since the last Trivia battle. This year is heating up to be another evening of fun and games! It is time to test those bits and bytes of knowledge that have been accumulating since last year.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Easter, April 21st: On the afternoon of Holy Thursday, our Roman Catholic citizens as usual made the devotional round of all the churches, which, with the symbolical objects, ornaments and decorations and the crowds of worshippers and visitors presented a gorgeous and impressive

Rue Richard-Turner

Photo: from Wikipedia Public Domain
Rue Richard-Turner is named in honour of Sir Richard Ernest William Turner. Born into a prominent Quebec City business family, he worked at his father’s grocery and lumber business, rising to partner before the Great War. He later took over the business when he returned from the War. 

Marie-Louise Gay’s vibrant imagination

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Hey!” said Sam. “Why is fog coming out of my mouth?” “When it’s this cold,” said Stella, “your words freeze. Every word has a different fog shape. See?...”

Philippe Jaroussky, the art of a countertenor

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Violons du Roy, directed by Mathieu Lussier, welcomed French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky to the stage of the Palais Montcalm on April 5. For lovers of Baroque music, it was a fabulous evening of pure vocal magic.

New exhibits at the Plains of Abraham Museum

Photo: Bill Cox
André L. Potvin, member of the board of directors of the National Battlefields Commission, and Michèle Gagné, secretary and executive director, recently inaugurated two additions to the Battles exhibition (opened in October 2015) at the Plains of Abraham Museum.

Echoes of Vimy at the Quebec Citadel Museum

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
During the First World War, also known as the Great War, soldiers of the Canadian Corps fought against the German Army to take back Vimy Ridge, from April 9 to 12, 1917.

SLC Theatre gives a “firey” performance

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
As people arrived in the Champlain-St. Lawrence Amphitheatre, they made their way to chairs along the walls, leaving the centre free for SLC Theatre’s performance of The Flaming Youth, presented at the college from April 6 to 8. 
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