April 27 2016 Edition

News Digest April 27 2016



Issue April 27, 2016


Valcartier’s heritage celebrated at former Ski Lodge

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Photo: by Allison Kirkwood

As part of the Valcartier Settlement Days celebrations, a supper was held on April 24 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the former Valcartier Ski Lodge, 60 years of education at the École secondaire Mont St-Sacrement, and the Auberge du Mont. 

Carnival Queen Amélie Godin presents cheque to suicide prevention centre

Photo: by Shirley Nadeau

The Easter Rising remembered at Irish Heritage Quebec

Photo: by Cassandra Kerwin

This past Easter Monday, Ireland celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. To mark this historic event, Irish Heritage Quebec invited historian Gavin Foster to give a talk on the Easter Rising's historical significance. Dr. Foster is an associate professor of Modern Irish History in the School of Irish Studies at Concordia University.

“Might is Right” at Historic European Martial Arts competition

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Photo: by Paul Blondé

On April 9 and 10 more than 35 warriors wearing medieval costumes or historical uniforms gathered in Montreal for the first ever Historic European Martial Arts (HEMA) Open. Under the theme “Might is Right,” the event was organized by Production Vinland in collaboration with La Compagnie Médiévale. 

When the magic happens

Photo: from Festival de Magie

The Festival de Magie de Québec is no dove-out-of-pocket or rabbit-out-of-hat kind of event. It’s modern-day magic with a twist. 

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Street Views: The story behind Boulevard Lloyd-Welch

Photo: by Bill Cox

Call for applications: McGill Community Leadership Bursaries

Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, is calling for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program. 

Le Club musical holds its last concert of the season

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