December 20 2017 Edition

The return of The Philanthropist multimedia theatre presentation

Photo: Normand Brassard

The QCT recently learned that The Philanthropist, the multimedia theatre presentation about the life of Jeffery Hale that took place in August, 2017, will be back for two encore performances at Champlain–St. Lawrence Campus in early February, 2018. We sat down with playwright Mike Boden to ask him a few questions.

QCT: Was it in the original plan to have another string of presentations?

Cirque du Soleil tests the (frozen) waters with Crystal on ice

Photo: Danielle Burns
Cirque du Soleil has taken a first time crack at producing a show on ice. Crystal – merging circus arts with figure skating – was presented at the Videotron Centre from Dec. 13 to 17.

Memorials and Things of Fame

December 21, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

The first annual “LUC”-KY sports awards announced

Photo: courtesy of Champlain-St. Lawrence website
2017 is almost over and once again, we reflect on all that happened, good or bad, serious or funny.
Since this is our last issue for 2017, I thought it would be a great idea to start distributing some gifts. Mind you, these gifts are only in “words,” there are no plaques or trophies that come along with the first annual “LUC”-KY AWARDS.

SFE students spread joy throughout the community

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Photo: Andrew Johnston

Have you heard about the Christmas spirit at Ste-Foy Elementary School (SFE)? Well, we have lots of it!

Merry Christmas to all!

The story behind the creation of the crêche at the Cathedral

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Photo: Jay Ouellet

We wanted a really special photo for the front page of the last issue of the QCT before the holidays, so we contacted the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in late November to see if our photographer Jay Ouellet could take a photo of their charming crêche or nativity scene. We learned that it would be set up during the annual Christmas pageant on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 17.

Christmas Hamper volunteers deliver the goods!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The English-speaking community of Quebec City really pulled its weight this past week and delivered some 660 hamper boxes to 131 homes on Saturday, Dec. 16. Another 70 people with special needs or unable to store and cook large amounts of food, received grocery vouchers to see them through the holiday season.

The story behind Rue Charles-Dickens

Photo: Wikimedia Common Domain
This street honours the memory of the famous English novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) who first became known for his stories of life in London. His chronicle The adventures of Mr. Pickwick that appeared in 1836 and 1837 made him a celebrity.

High school basketball to resume activities after the holidays

The 11 basketball teams at St. Patrick’s High School (SPH) and at Quebec High School (QHS) will take a break over the holidays.

Happy Hanukkah!


Members of Quebec City's Jewish community celebrated Hanukkah on Dec. 17. Known as the Festival of Lights, it celebrates the miracle of the temple oil lasting eight days after the reconsecration of the temple over 2000 years ago. The lighting of the candles is like the passing on of knowledge: you can pass it on without taking away from yourself. A true gift of giving!

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