March 25 2015 Edition

Media, language and Quebec discussed at Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Discussions about Quebec's past, present, future, and the media that have reported on all of them, took place at the Morrin Centre last Saturday. 

Journalists from Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick came together to talk about the media, how language affects reporting and public life, and how Canada comes to know Quebec through the media.  

Lá Fhéile Pádraig! – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On March 17, St. Patrick's Parish invited members of the community to the annual St. Patrick's Day dinner held in McMahon Hall following the mass at the church on Avenue de Salaberry. 

QAC takes a crack at theatre of the absurd

Photo: QAC

A mysterious troupe of travelling thespians interrupts the reverie of two hapless travellers endlessly spinning coins as if chance could influence their fate. So begins the twisted, multi-layered journey of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the spring offering of the Quebec Art Company (QAC).

Memorials and Things of Fame


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The story behind Rue Gregg

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Gregg is a pretty, residential street lined with trees on the edge of Sillery in Sainte-Foy, just south of Boulevard Laurier. It is named after the Honourable Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC, PC, OC, CBE, MC, ED, CD, a distinguished decorated military officer and politician who was born in Kings County, New Brunswick, in 1892.

TRIVIA NIGHT at Quebec High School

Quebec High School will be holding its seventh annual TRIVIA NIGHT, a "don't-miss-it!" event in the English-speaking community. Join us at the school on Friday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. for the social and preliminary challenges. Round 1 questions start at 7:00 p.m. 

Journey to Quebec in 1950 showcases Québécois composers

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

In 1950, up-and-coming New York photojournalist Lida Moser was commissioned by Vogue magazine to produce a report on Quebec. In the summer of that year, she traversed the province from Montreal to Quebec City, Charlevoix and the Gaspé, the Côte-du-Sud to Montérégie, visiting Île aux Coudres, Île d'Orléans, and the Bas-Saint-Laurent along the way.

Sillery heritage fighters take on ministry of culture

Photo: Sarah Barclay

Sweeping green space, quaint old homes and churches, cemeteries steeped in history, and towering condominiums: the swath of land along Chemin Saint-Louis overlooking the St. Lawrence River has stakeholders divided in Sillery, and is now at the centre of a fresh controversy. 

OSQ unveils 2015-2016 program

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Place Laurier echoed with the sound of music by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) on Thursday, March 12. President and general manager Thérèse Boutin and artistic director Fabien Gabel announced the 2015-2016 program to guests, media and the public in the centre court of the mall. Passing shoppers gathered around and some enjoyed the event from the mezzanine.

Saving the environment one mangrove at a time St. Pat’s and DDO give back

Photo: Photo by S. Trudel

This past March break, a group of 27 students from St. Patrick's and Dollard-des-Ormeaux high schools went on a service learning trip with EF Tours to Costa Rica. The aim of this journey was for students to see biodiversity and appreciate the important role played by mangroves, a type of tree growing in brackish waters, in Costa Rica's intricate ecosystem.

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