January 20 2016 Edition

News Digest January 20 2016


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Mix of old and new at 2016 Quebec Winter Carnival

Photo: Sarah Barclay

At the press conference announcing this year’s Quebec Winter Carnival programming, two teams faced off at Baie de Beauport to pelt each other in an exhibition game of yukigassen, the Japanese sport of organized snowball fighting. The game is one of several new activities that will be part of this year’s Carnival. 

CEGEP students debate at the National Assembly

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Photo: Quebec National Assembly Collection, photographer Renaud Philippe

Students from 24 CEGEPs in twelve provincial ridings across Quebec recently gathered at the National Assembly to participate in the 24th Legislature of the Student Forum. They participated in a mock parliamentary session complete with a premier, political parties, speakers, ministers, MNAs, press officers and journalists. 

Quebec Art Company elects new executive committee

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

SAAC teaches about birds and bees, flowers and trees

Photo: Lise Lafond

Université Laval students have done it again with another very interesting exhibit on food and farming that took place from January 15 to 17 at ExpoCité during the 41st Semaine de l’agriculture, de l’alimentation et de la consommation (SAAC).

Licences for Quebec City tour guides: What is going on?

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Memorials and Things of Fame


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Congratulations to the recipients of the McGill Community Leadership bursaries


Last August, Jeffery Hale Community Partners, in collaboration with McGill University, launched a call for applications for the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program. 

Mont-Sainte-Anne: 50 years of skiing and family

Photo: Sarah Barclay

On January 16, Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort officially celebrated its 50th anniversary, marking the occasion with a 50% discount on lift tickets for the day, as well as a special evening for those with close ties to the resort. 

LifeLong Learning and David’s Tea welcome members for a new year

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Photo: Rachel Collet

The LifeLong Learning program (LLL) welcomed new and current members to their Social Tea event on Wednesday, January 13, at the Valcartier Family Centre in Sainte-Foy. 

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