March 28 2018 Edition

Welcome home, Alex Harvey! Champion skier returns to Quebec

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Alex Harvey is home after five months of intense international competition. Harvey, the most decorated Canadian cross-country skier to date, arrived at Jean Lesage International Airport​ on March 19.

Laurie Blouin “on a cloud” after Olympic and Big Air success

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Photo: Jason Ransom/Canadian Olympic Committee

As the Snowboard & Ski Jamboree street festival wrapped up at the Îlot Fleurie on Sunday afternoon, local snowboarder and Olympic silver medalist in slopestyle snowboard Laurie Blouin had a scheduled autograph session. Only one problem – no one seemed to know where it was. “Wherever the people are,” shrugged a member of the event’s communication team.

Fighting Irish move on to the LHPS quarterfinals

Photo: St. Pat’s Hockey Facebook page

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish hockey team season continues. On March 23 and 24, the Irish played a round robin tournament in Baie-Saint-Paul with three other schools to open the 2018 playoffs in the Major Under 17 (U17) conference in the Ligue de Hockey Préparatoire Scolaire (LHPS).

More music at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity recently announced part of its musical programming for the coming months. From April to the end of July, over 18 concerts will be presented, featuring everything from touring youth choirs to renowned established musicians.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. – Courtepointe Creative Workshop at the Morrin Centre. This workshop combines textile arts, playwriting and music. Participants will create a patchwork art installation that will be presented at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in March 2019, during the show Courtepointe by the Théâtre du Gros Mécano.

Toys & More Baby & Family Bazaar to take place at CEGEP St. Lawrence

Photo: Jill Gagnon

The annual community Toys & More Baby & Family Bazaar turns 13 this year! Jeffery Hale Community Partners has been the supporting element behind the Moms’ Nite-out volunteer committee that organizes this annual sale, but it would never have happened without the vision and dedication of Jill Gagnon, parent-volunteer extraordinaire.

Local athletes fly high at Big Air World Cup Finals

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
From March 22 to 25, warm spring weather, even some snow, welcomed the arrival of over 100 athletes from 20 countries for the FIS Ski and Snowboard Big Air World Cup Finals. Quebec Olympic snowboarders Max Parrot and Laurie Blouin and skier Alex Bellemare stole the show. 
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