December 6 2017 Edition

Fun and games at the MNBAQ

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Let the Games Begin! A colourful new interactive children’s exhibit at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ), designed by José Luis Torres opened in the family gallery of the central pavilion of the museum last week.  

Bora Parc celebrates first anniversary with a beach party

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Village Vacances Valcartier held a winter beach party to celebrate Bora Parc’s first anniversary. Crowds of people, families and children entered the tropical atmosphere for a swim in the wave pool, a surf in the Flywater, a quick descent on the many slides or a smooth and relaxing float along the river.

Hats, Heels and Headpieces at the Musée de la Civilisation

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Early 20th-century fashions are now on display at the Musée de la Civilisation. Ten years ago, the heritage- and fashion-conscious couple Annie and Pierre Cantin donated over 5,000 items of clothing and accessories to the museum, of which 1,800 are part of the Hats, Heels and Headpieces exhibit. On behalf of her late husband, Annie Cantin opened the exhibit on Nov. 28.

Quest for Quebec’s finest poutine continues

A blast from the past at Pat Rétro

Photo: Natalie Keller
A visit to Pat Rétro, located on Rue de Bergerville, near the corner of Avenue Maguire in Quebec City, is like a trip back to the 1960s. Although unimpressive from the exterior, take a peek inside and you will be transported into a retro wonderland.

Making three meals a day possible for everyone

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Photo: Lise Lafond

It’s the time of year for Christmas hampers. Everyone who has worked on a project like this knows all about the work involved: recruiting volunteers, collecting food, preparing the hampers and delivering these precious parcels.

OBITUARY: Janet (nee Barber) KOZAK

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Janet (nee Barber) KOZAK on November 25, 2017. Daughter of A. Edward Barber and Margaret McIntosh of Farnham, Que. Trained and worked at Royal Victoria Hospital in Edmonton, and at Saint Brigid’s Home in Quebec City. Beloved aunt of Barbara and Bill Fraser, deeply cherished by her grandnieces Sarah and Emilie, and grandnephews Daibhid and Jackson.

High expectations for St. Pat’s hockey program

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Photo: courtesy of St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish hockey team

The St. Patrick’s High School hockey program has reached the halfway point of its first season in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

The LHPS is the Quebec version of the American prep schools’ hockey leagues, in which players such as Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon played before being drafted and going on to successful NHL careers.

Dr. Gary Kobinger wins prestigious Manning Innovation Award

$100,000 prize for developing antiviral against deadly Ebola Virus Disease

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Photo: Mary McCown

The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation recently announced that Dr. Gary Kobinger of Quebec City and his research partner, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, have won the 2017 Manning Innovation Principal Award for developing ZMapp™, the world’s first Ebola Virus Disease antiviral. The award was presented at the Manning Innovation Symposium held in Toronto on Nov. 30.

Choir brings German Christmas traditions to Vieux-Québec

Photo: Ruby Pratka

On the first Sunday of Advent, the Choeur Allemand de Québec (Quebec German Choir) got the holidays off to a majestic start with a concert that brought German holiday traditions to life. The concert, appropriately titled Noël en Allemagne, was held in St. Andrew’s Church in Vieux-Québec, just blocks from the bustling German Christmas Market.

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