March 4 2015 Edition

Quebec City curling clubs host Canada’s oldest bonspiel

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The final games of the week-long 102nd Quebec International Bonspiel, the oldest continuous bonspiel for curlers in Canada, were played at the Jacques-Cartier Curling Club in late January. The Bonspiel has run every year since 1913 in the city known as the "cradle of curling in North America."

The tournament was played at three venues around the city.

Students show class at Pentathlon des Neiges

Photo: courtesy of Clair Arseneau

The Plains of Abraham echoed with the sound of children cheering each other on last Wednesday.

VEQ offers transportation to the Employment Fair

Quebec City's annual Employment Fair / Foire de l'emploi takes place on Friday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Centre de foires, 250, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Quebec.

Get yourself out to the fair to network and meet prospective employers and be sure to check out the Multilingual Zone!

Rue du Petit-Champlain, the most beautiful street in Canada

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The City of Québec unveiled a commemorative plaque honouring the late Jacques de Blois, an architect, and businessman Gérard Paris in early December, 2014. The two men had a dream about the Petit-Champlain neighbourhood, and led the restoration and revitalization of the area between 1976 and 1985.

Quebec City to march in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

Photo: by Bethann G. Merkle, QCT archives

Mayor Régis Labeaume and deputy-mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle were pleased to announce that they and a contingent of the Quebec City Police Department have been invited to march in New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, with the NYPD.

Highway of Horror tour pulls up to the Morrin Centre

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Photo: by Ruby Pratka

Outside of its Halloween celebrations, the Morrin Centre isn't generally known as the most frightening place in the community. But it was temporarily transformed into the most spine-tingling spot in town last Thursday evening when the Simon & Schuster Highway of Horror tour rolled into town.

Frédéric Dion and his Antarctic adventures

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Professional adventurer and trail-blazer Frédéric Dion spoke about his recent adventures in front of a capacity crowd at Cégep Garneau last Friday. Some of the audience had come from as far away as Baie-Comeau and Gatineau to hear his story.

Sometimes, everyone just needs a hug

Photo: by Ruby Pratka

That was the reasoning behind Quebec City's first ever Festival de l'Accolade (Hug Festival) held in mid-February at the Espace Galerie Sherpa in Saint-Roch.

Galerie Sherpa rents out living space and provides gallery space for a number of Quebec City artists.

“Long to reign over us….”

Queen Elizabeth II soon to be the longest-reigning British monarch

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Photo: from Wikipedia Commons: Saffron Blaze

According to Buckingham Palace officials, Queen Victoria's reign lasted 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes; over 63 years.

Her great-great-granddaughter, H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II, is expected to surpass that record on September 9, 2015, at around 5:30 p.m., local time in Britain.

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