May 28 2014 Edition

News Digest May 28, 2014

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The Moe and Regina Rosenhek Volunteer Award presented to Hugh and Barbara Bignell

Photo: Photo provided by Kathleen Poulin

Barbara and Hugh Bignell are the recipients of this year's Moe and Regina Rosenhek Volunteer Award for their devoted contribution to many of our community organizations. They received the award at the Citadel Foundation's annual general meeting on May 6 at the Garrison Club. Recently, after Regina Rosenhek passed away, the family had the name of the award changed to include her name.

Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire speaks out about the failure of humanity in Rwanda

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Anxious to hear the message brought by Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, commander of the 1994 U.N. peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, a thousand people crowded into the PEPS at Université Laval last Thursday evening. Dallaire is now a Canadian senator and creator of a foundation in his name that helps disadvantaged young people.

Stepping up to the challenge to end Multiple Sclerosis

Photo: Photo by Juanita Craig

On May 25, several thousand walkers across Quebec laced up for the 20th fundraising Multiple Sclerosis Walk. In Quebec City alone, 3,500 people took part in the event starting at the Domaine de Maizerets and raising over $60,000.

Street views: The stories behind the names of Quebec City streets

Rue Alfred-Nobel is located in the section of Sainte-Foy known as The Plateau and is just east of Autoroute Duplessis between Chemin Sainte-Foy and Versant Nord.

It is named after Albert Bernard Nobel, a Swedish engineer and chemist renowned for his work on the nitroglycerine, an unstable liquid.

Memorials and Things of Fame

S.S. Empress of Ireland
Preamble from Cathy: On May 28, 1914, the Empress of Ireland cast off from Quebec City at 4:27 p.m. for the six-day journey to Liverpool. At the helm Henry George Kendall was making his first voyage as Captain of the ship.

Beatrice Gaw attends her 70th Nursing School reunion

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Photo: Photo by Nancy Hamilton

It's not often that a former student shows up for the 70th class reunion, yet Quebec City resident Beatrice "Bea" (Royle) Gaw did just that on May 2, at a gathering of some 200 Montreal General Hospital Nursing Alumnae at the Hôtel Omni in Montreal.

Walking through the pain for the Arthritis Society


Annie Paquet, 36, works in human resources for an international company based in Lévis. She works 40 hours, and sometimes more, per week, in spite of the fact that she lives with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - just one of the many forms of arthritis affecting between 150,000 and 300,000 Canadians.

Mike Rud to perform at St. Michael’s Church

As part of his Ontario and Quebec tour, Canadian jazz guitarist Mike Rud will be performing at St. Michael's Church, 1800, chemin Saint-Louis, on Saturday, June 7, at 8:00 p.m.

Rud, from Montreal, recently won the Juno award for Best Vocal Jazz Album for his CD Notes on Montreal.

The Sacred Treasures of Quebec City walking tour

The Corporation du Patrimoine et du Tourisme religieux de Québec (Quebec City religious heritage and tourism corporation) invites residents and visitors to discover the "Sacred Treasures of Quebec City." Walking tours are given in English or French, Thursdays and Sundays from June to September.

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