May 1 2013 Edition

News Digest for May 1, 2013

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Commemorative run to the American Consulate

Photo: Photo courtesy of Sabrina Williams/U.S. Consulate, Quebec City

On Sunday, April 21, some 2,000 people gathered at Terrace Grey on the Plains of Abraham. They then walked or ran 4 kilometres to the Jardin des Gouverneurs near the American Consulate, doing so in memory of those who were killed and in support of those who were injured during the explosions at the Boston Marathon the previous Sunday.

Commentary: Bill 14 may determine PQ agenda


Two Wilde and crazy guys . . .

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Michael Bourguignon (John, also known as "Jack," a.k.a. Ernest Worthing) and Jonathan Black (Algernon Moncrieff, also known as Ernest Worthing) kept the audience guessing to the very end of the Quebec Art Company's "play on words"* which one was the "real" Ernest. It was certainly an Oscar-worthy performance.

World Book Day celebrated at Cégep Garneau


Every year, on April 23, teachers and students at Cégep Garneau celebrate World Book Day.

Musée de la Civilisation spotlights Quebec for 25th anniversary


On April 16, the special program planned for the 25th anniversary of the Musée de la Civilisation was announced. According to the museum's Executive Director, Michel Côté, it is an ambitious one: exhibitions are planned which will explore not only the history of Quebec, but also the diverse cultures, artistic expression and creativity of the world.

Judging books by their covers

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

This past weekend, the sun shone both on the throngs of people out to enjoy a stroll and on the covers of many a book long consigned to storage. From the depths of the Morrin Centre, hundreds of books emerged. Novels, works of history, biographies, and children's books were among the many genres on offer at the Morrin Centre Library book sale.

Remembering Rita MacNeil (1944 – 2013)


And though you're only a memory, you still give to me,
A reason to remember, and a reason to believe.
"Reason to Believe" by Rita MacNeil

On April 22, as I sat in Quebec City watching Rita MacNeil's funeral on CBC, my thoughts were in Big Pond, NS, where her family and friends were gathered to celebrate her life and say goodbye to a very special lady.

Trendy Saint-Roch: heart of the Festival Québec Mode 2013

Photo: Danielle Burns

If you haven't been to the Saint-Roch district of Quebec City lately, you may be surprised by how much the heart of this area, which was once rather downtrodden and rough, has been gentrified. It is now one of the trendy and fashion-forward areas in the city, making it the perfect backdrop for the Festival Québec Mode 2013, happening from April 29 to May 4.

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