February 29 2012 Edition

News Digest for February 29, 2012

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Grosse Île makes Irish history part of Quebec City’s living memory

Photo: Photo by Marie White

The spirit of the Irish families who arrived at Grosse Île in 1847 lives on. Their courage, heartache, hope and resilience are still part of today's community in Quebec City.

Come to the Annual Shannon Irish Show on March 10th!

The CWL of Shannon is proud to sponsor the Annual Shannon Irish Show that will take place on Saturday, March 10.

Lepage’s The Tempest brings the MET and Covent Garden to Quebec City

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Photo: Photo by Marie White

A world premiere. Peter Gelb, the General Manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Thomas Adès, a famous British composer for London's Covent Garden. All three together in Quebec City. Who could have achieved such a significant tour de chapeau for the second Quebec Opera Festival from July 25 to August 5?

46th Shannon Irish Show to honour seamstress Germaine Longtin

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Photo: Photo provided by Germaine Longtin

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Shannon Community Centre, the Catholic Women's League will spread the "luck of the Irish" at the 46th edition of the Shannon Irish Show.

First Nations students speak candidly at Collège FXG

Collège François-Xavier-Garneau recently held its 11th Black History Week with the theme of "studying far from home." One panel discussion focused on the experience of native students who leave their communities to study at FXG.

8th Pentathlon des neiges sets record for participation

Photo: Photo by Stéphanie Huard

With a record participation of more than 3850 athletes registered for the week of competitions, the Pentathlon des neiges ended on a very positive note on Sunday. The last day of the competition saw many new champions crowned.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
The ball given by His Excellency the Governor General and Viscountess Monck last night was of course the crowning event of the season.

Congratulations to the authors of Grosse Île

John Halpin, Margaret Forrest and Hubert Radoux, the authors of the musical drama Grosse Île, are to be congratulated for their production.

Laughter is the best medicine

Albert Nerenberg makes people think and he makes them laugh. He has laughed all around the world - with villagers in the jungles of Tanzania, with drug addicts in rehab and with Inuit in the high Arctic. "I've never met a crowd I can't make laugh," he claims. The thing about Albert is, he doesn't tell jokes.

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