February 27 2013 Edition

James Donovan to be Grand Marshall of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick

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Photo: Marcel Leblanc

The organizing committee of Quebec City's fourth edition of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick, more familiarly known as the St. Patrick's Parade, announced this past week that James Donovan will be Grand Marshall this year.

Donovan, a Quebecer of Irish ancestry, is vice-president of the Corporation pour la mise en valeur de Grosse-Île.

CQSB chairman explains battle over Bill 14

The battle has begun! It must be won!" So says Central Quebec School Board's chairman, Stephen Burke. Burke recently spoke with the QCT as part of a full-fledged campaign to raise awareness of and opposition to sections in Bill 14 which would eliminate military exemptions to Bill 101.

Burke said the slogan was "a personal idea" that has been embraced by CQSB.

The Broth of Brith: a delicious mix of music and comedy

Photo: Juanita Craig

Last weekend, CEGEP Champlain-St.Lawrence put on an original musical comedy The Broth of Brith. The original script was written in 1995 by Bill Braun and John Halpin in Cincinnati.

Quebec’s Yan England and Kim Nguyen at the Oscars

Photo: guillaumechaboud.com

Quebec's two favoured Oscar nominees may not have won Oscars on February 24, but just being there was a great moment for them, their families, their crews, and their province.

"And the Oscar goes to . . .

Language is a bridge: Part II

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

During his recent visit to Quebec City, former city resident Graham Fraser, now Commissioner of Official Languages, spoke with students at St. Lawrence College about the importance of bilingualism (see February 13 article). He also met with key Parti Québécois leaders, and spoke with CBC Quebec AM's Susan Campbell.

Fraser's comments on air were candid and insightful.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Hosting Pee-Wees, the ultimate hockey experience

Photo: Danièle Bedard

At last weekend's International Pee-Wee Tournament, the showdown for first and second place came down to two Quebec teams: the Remparts and the Citadelles, with the Citadelles gaining victory with a score of 5-4.

St. Lawrence Lions win their two last home games

Photo: Lise Lafond

The St. Lawrence Lions men's hockey team won both their games on home ice this past weekend. The Lions had to overcome deficits in the third period in both games, scoring 7 of their 9 goals in the last frame of both games. On Saturday, the Lions came back from a 3-0 deficit, scoring four goals in eight minutes to defeat the Sorel Rebels by the score of 4-3.

Outdoor exercise for all ages


Two days in a row this pair of 80 year-year-olds, went cross-country skiing right in the heart of town. Only five minutes from our house is the Base de Pleine Air de Sainte-Foy where citizens can ski, go snowshoeing, sliding or walking. To use the well-groomed trails for skiing, the cost is only $4.00 with a proof of residence in Quebec City.

YWCA Québec celebrates 138 years of service

Photo: Photo by Chantal Duplain

On Friday, February 22, YWCA Québec celebrated 138 years of dedicated service to the women of Quebec, 138 years during which we have welcomed distressed women, consoled disappointments, shared joys, made a difference.

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