June 14 2017 Edition

RDV2017: Tall Ships Regatta coming to Quebec City

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Quebec City and Levis are gearing up to receive some 40 Tall Ships that will be sailing in Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017.

Université Laval scientist awarded $3.99 million grant to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS ​ ​

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Photo: Mary McCown

Dr. Gary Kobinger of Université Laval has been awarded a grant for $3.99 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to work on a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. This three-year grant will allow Dr. Kobinger and his lab to collaborate with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) with the goal of advancing a potential vaccine to clinical testing in human volunteers.

Black Rock commemoration held in Montreal

John O'Connor and I drove to Montreal on May 29 to join the march to the Black Rock, the large stone which commemorates the 6,000 Irish immigrants who perished in the fever sheds that were in that area in 1847.

VEQ invites you to “Connect with your City!”

Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) is calling for submissions from June to October, for its “Connect with your City” project. Whether you are a newcomer or a descendant of one of the founding families, your input is valuable to us!

The Irish Commemorative Stone

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The Irish Commemorative Stone (also known as the Black Rock) monument in Montreal commemorates the deaths of 6,000 Irish immigrants to Canada during the famine immigration.

Officially named the Irish Commemorative Stone, it is more commonly known as the Black Rock.

FoodCamp is back!

Learn, share and eat at the very popular FoodCamp de Québec that will take place again this year at the Château Frontenac on September 30 and October 1. Tickets are now on sale at a cost of $79.74 (including taxes and services) for one of the two days.

Ensemble Vocal Dal Segno concert

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Ensemble Vocal Dal Segno, directed by Guillaume St-Gelais, gave a magnificent concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on June 3. The 29-voice choir, many of them members of Quebec City’s English-speaking community, were joined by soloists Jessica Latouche (soprano), Gabriel Provencher (tenor) and Hugo Laporte (baritone), as they performed Schumann’s Missa Sacra, Op.

St. Patrick’s High rewards its best 2016-17 athletes

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For students, June means the end of the school year is approaching, and year-end exams and summer vacations are coming soon. It also means that it’s the time of the year to recognize the best athletes of the school year which is what St. Patrick’s High School recently did at their annual sports gala.

Fighting Irish rugby senior, bantam girls' teams win RSEQ banners

Photo: Courtesy of St. Patrick’s High School Facebook page

St. Patrick’s High School had two girls’ rugby teams this spring.

The Green and White had a team in bantam for Rugby Sevens while the senior team played Rugby X (10 players).

Sun, silver, smiles and dreams that come true…

Photo: Lise Lafond

After a winter of riding classes, often in a cold arena; after grooming, preparing, practising and repeating the same patterns over and over again, the sun finally came out to shine at the first Association Performance Équestre de Québec (APEQ) competition of the year, held at the Beaulieu Stables in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on June 4 .

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