March 11 2009 Edition

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle

Missing Saint Patrick’s Day and Quebec City and Times Gone By

When I was growing up in Quebec City, it was very important to demonstrate on St. Patrick's Day.
Because we were a small proportion of the population it was most imperative we overdo our Irish roots.
You did not necessarily have to be Irish -- there were Italians, Greeks and Germans belonging to our group.

Shannon Irish Show honours long-time favorite crooner

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He might be singing about Clancy's Wooden Wedding, but it's a silver anniversary for Richard Leahy at the Shannon Irish Show this coming Saturday.

The 2009 edition of the show will honour Leahy and mark the Irish folk singer's 25th on-stage performance at the community's annual event to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Dancing through Ireland in Shannon and living the old Irish musical tradition

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Deborah Kiley

The Shannon Irish Dancers will be taking the long way home at this year's 43rd annual Irish show on Saturday.
And former Shannon residents travelling back home to take part in the annual tradition say they would not miss it.

New Irish O’Quebec exhibition celebrates Irish heritage throughout the province of Quebec

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Musée McCord Museum

A French Aubry as an Irish O'Brennan?
After all, both family names share a common ancestor in Tadgh Cornelius O'Brennan.

English Movies should be available in Quebec City

VOA movies return to Quebec City. To my amazement my Facebook group had doubled since and many other groups on Facebook alone have progressed with increases in membership on a day-by-day basis. We see that there is a demand in this historical city of ours.

Philipe Tremblay-Lemay wins P.W. Sims Business Program scholarship

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Photo: Scott French

Phillipe Tremblay-Lemay wins P.W. Sims Business Program scholarship

Diana Stavert, vice-president of the Citadel Foundation, and Corinna Brassard, coordinator of the P.W. Sims Business Program at Champlain Saint Lawrence, presented Phillipe Lemay-Tremblay with the P.W. Sims entrance bursary at the program's annual meeting on Feb. 26.

Take precautions before travelling abroad

Dr. David Butler-Jones MD Traveling abroad provides us with a greater understanding of global
cultures and an opportunity to escape the cold Canadian winters.

FORT Program important for networking and re-entering the job market

I met up with an old friend the other day. At 49 years old and with 25 years experience as a stay-at home mom, Sharon was not sure what to do. An acquaintance had just informed her that the local school board was hiring teacher's assistants. Could she apply? How could she apply?!

The Curious Case of Thomas Maloney

Steve Cameron can hardly tell the story of how he found his great grandfather's grave stone without laughing.

Thomas Maloney's 1906 grave stone will be featured in the upcoming Being Irish O'Quebec exhibit at the McCord Museum that will showcase Irish history and heritage in Quebec.

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