December 2 2015 Edition

News Digest December 2 2015




Issue December 2, 2015


Folie furieuse at the Cage aux Folles

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The members of the Quebec Art Company (QAC) once again outdid themselves with La Cage aux Folles, an extravagant, consistently funny musical on stage at Holland School. The ambitious production required a huge cast of 24 actors, some ingenious sets and decors, and lots of glitzy and creative costuming. 

My Carnival, our Duchess

Photo: Sarah Barclay

The Quebec Winter Carnival launched its candle campaign last week, and with it, the theme for 2016’s festivities: “My Carnival”. The theme is intended to remind us that it is not just any winter carnival in our city, but your Carnival, and in fact it belongs to all of us.  

Canada and resettling refugees

When considering this topic, two questions come to mind: Where are the refugees coming from, and why? We know that the current wave of refugees that Canada is in the early throes of receiving are Syrians coming from holding camps in Lebanon, Jordan or Turkey, all countries bordering Syria. The “why,” however, requires a longer response.

Salon de Noël de Sillery

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid's wants your opinion

With quality, safety and compassion always at the forefront, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid's is one of the institutions designated by the government to make all of its health and social services available in both French and English. 

Technology Workshops for Seniors

VEQ is proud to announce the first installment of Technology Workshops for Seniors of our community. Quebec High School will host the first session, and St. Patrick’s High School will host the second, in 2016. Please feel free to bring your tablet, laptop or iPad to the workshops.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

The story behind Rue Lunenburg

Photo: Bill Cox

10th Red Bull Crashed Ice in Quebec City a cool success

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cheering crowds and fans of extreme sports converged in Old Quebec along the Red Bull Crashed Ice track on November 28. For the first time in ten years, Quebec City hosted the opening of the 2015-2016 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship. Also for the first time, competitions at each city on the race circuit include races for the women’s division. 

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