June 4 2014 Edition

VEQ’s annual general meeting well attended

Photo: Ellie Flemming

The Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) held its annual general meeting last Thursday evening in the Coin Soleil room of the Jeffery Hale Hospital. There was an excellent turnout of members of the community - so many that extra chairs had to be brought in.

St. Brigid’s Guild celebrates 45th anniversary

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Residents, staff, former residents and friends gathered at St. Brigid's Home in Sillery on Wednesday to toast 45 years of history. The Home's Kildare Lounge was packed with several hundred residents and guests.

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Street views: The story behind Rue Power

Photo: Photo from Wikipedia

Rue Power is named for a Quebec City citizen whose success was related to the lumber industry and politics.

Charles Gavan "Chubby" Power was born in Sillery to an affluent family of Irish descent. He received a degree in law from Université Laval. He played hockey for the Quebec Bulldogs from 1906 to 1909. Two of his brothers also played with the Bulldogs.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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Editorial policy of the Quebec Chronicle- Telegraph: What happens to your material after you submit it to the QCT?

Chronicling our community wouldn't be half as much fun without your help. We thank all those who submit material, tips, and photographs for possible inclusion in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (QCT). We welcome submissions about events of interest to English-language readers in the Quebec City region.

Canadian Tire honours QCT journalist

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph journalist Bethann Merkle was honoured by Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Foundation last Thursday at the Beauport Canadian Tire store for bringing the Foundation's support of sports for young people to the attention of Anglophone Quebecers.

OSQ’s last concert of the season a resounding success

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The audience at the Grand Théâtre awaited with anticipation the final performance of the season of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and the Choeur de l'OSQ last Wednesday evening.

They were not disappointed. Maestro Fabien Gabel directed the 100-voice choir, five soloists and a perfectly-tuned orchestra with a firm yet gentle hand, with magnificent results.

Three women save man from drowning

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Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

A man who was swimming in the indoor pool of a Grande Allée apartment building is lucky to be alive today.

Apparently overcome by a heart attack, the 74-year-old sank below the surface in the pool. Fortunately, he was not alone. Three women, all well into their 80s, were there at the time and immediately came to his rescue.

Lights, camera, action!

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Photo: Photo by Bethann G. Merkle

Alexandre and Leah Huard peruse the QCT during a filming session with videographer Justyna Lemieux-Lefebvre. Originally from Poland, Lemieux-Lefebvre sits on the Voice of English-speaking Quebec board of directors, and is a videographer with the National Assembly's Debate Broadcasting Service.

World Play Day in Sainte-Foy attracts thousands

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Photo: Bill Cox

World Play Day was organized by the International Toy Library Association to mark the importance of play in the lives of children. On Saturday, Quebec City joined the Fête mondiale du Jeu (the French version of World Play Day) for the fifth year, in a day of play for the whole family at the Centre sportif Gaétan-Boucher.

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