December 13 2017 Edition

A journey of discovery through Indigenous films

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Sometimes, only a few minutes is enough.

The short films by young Indigenous filmmakers presented at the Wapikoni Mobile Quebec City launch, held Dec. 4 at the Musée de la civilisation, were mostly less than 10 minutes long, but the stories many of them told were timeless – elegant pleas for cultural and environmental preservation, for self-belief and for simple respect.

Lévis art show reflects on race and belonging

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

An eye-opening exhibition by two English-speaking Quebec artists addresses sensitive questions of race and living in Quebec as a person of colour, while paying homage to previous generations.

The show, “Prête-moi l’oreille! / Lend me your ears!”, featuring artists Karen White and Florence Yee, is on until Dec. 17 at the Regart Gallery in Lévis.

Club Musical invites Janine Jansen and her guests

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Club Musical invited Dutch violinist Janine Jansen and her guests to perform a truly stunning concert at the Palais Montcalm on Dec. 4.

Diversity forum focuses on immigrant labour

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

The provincial government’s vaunted consultative forum on the place of visible minorities in Quebec society took place in Quebec City on Dec. 5. The day-long series of roundtable discussions was held at the municipal cruise terminal in Lower Town.

CSN and Davie shipyards send Christmas card to federal Liberal MPs

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Photo: Conseil central de Québec–Chaudière-Appalaches (CSN)

On Dec. 8, the Conseil central de Québec–Chaudière–Appalaches (CSN)* mailed 40 Christmas cards to members of the caucus of the Liberal Party of Canada in Quebec.

“On the eve of Christmas, we wanted to personally challenge Liberal MPs about the fate of 800 workers at Davie shipyards in Lévis,” stated Ann Gingras, president of the Conseil central.

Maryse Goudreau first recipient of the Prix Lynne-Cohen

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Estate of Lynne Cohen, in collaboration with the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) and its foundation, recently announced that Maryse Goudreau was the recipient of the first Prix Lynne-Cohen. The new biennial award intended for Quebec artists seeks to support the practice of up-and-coming visual arts professionals whose approach encompasses photography.

OBITUARY: Harold “Harry” PIKE

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Harold “Harry” Pike died at Tidewell Hospice on Friday, December 8, 2017, at the age of 74. Beloved husband of 50 years to Judy Pike (nee McIntyre), father of Cathy Haun (Steve Haun), Susan Pike, Tara Pike and Jude Evans (Dave Evans); grandfather to Ashley, Meaghan, Steven, Michael, Grace, Charlotte and Avery; and great-grandfather to Nicole and Georgia.

Senior Blazers leading the way for QHS basketball teams

Photo: Luc Lang

If you are looking for some good basketball action, you might want to drop by Quebec High School’s gymnasium to take a look at this year’s senior boys’ division 2 team.

On Dec. 15, the Blazers will host the Cavaliers from École secondaire de La Seigneurie of Beauport, at 8:30 p.m.

The Scribbler hangs out with the chair of the CCHC

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Photo: S-Elfie by Shirley Nadeau

While enjoying the International Lunch at EQLC on Nov. 29, Shirley Nadeau, the chair of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, discovered the Scribbler, one of Santa’s elves, hanging around the beautifully decorated tree in the corner of the cafeteria.

“Let’s do a s-Elfie!” said Nadeau, “for the CCHC Facebook page!”

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