May 30 2012 Edition

Ernestine (Joan) Golden



Literary and Historical Society of Quebec honours David Blair

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

David Blair, the outgoing President of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (LHSQ or the "Lit and Hiss," as it is sometimes fondly called) from 1999 to 2012, was honoured recently at a reception held at the Morrin Centre.

Deputy Mayor Michelle Morin-Doyle, American Consul General Peter O'Donohue, Bishop Dennis Drainville, businessman Richard Simons and Marcel Aubut, Pres

St. Vincent Elementary receives Paralympic visitors

Photo: Photo by Jill Gagnon

The Chair of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Lord Sebastian Coe, recently visited the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students at St. Vincent Elementary School.

Lord Coe is a four-time Olympic medallist who won gold medals in the 1,500 metres at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. He was in Quebec City last week to attend the 2012 SportAccord Convention.

Young Townships Leaders 2012 award recipients

Photo: Photo credit Townshippers’ Association

(Press release) Townshippers' Association announces the four winners of the 2012 Young Townships Leaders award which is awarded each year to three young community members whose actions and initiatives have demonstrated leadership within the Eastern Townships English-speaking community over the past two years.

This year's highly deserving recipients are Michael Durrant, Jessica Wilson and co-winn

Canadian Olympic fundraiser held in Quebec City

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Photo: Roch Théroux

(Press release) Quebec City - International Olympic Committee President Dr. Jacques Rogge headlined an historic fundraiser in Quebec City on May 22, that raised over $800,000 in funds for Canadian athletes.

"It is always a pleasure to come to Canada, Quebec in particular, and even more to participate is such an important event for Canadian sport and for Canadian athletes.

Collective Voices theatre project

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Photo: Ellie Fleming

This past year Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) received funding from Canadian Heritage to work on a project called Collective Voices with students from Quebec High School and St. Patrick's High School. These students created a theatre piece which was performed in local high schools in the region throughout the spring.

MNBAQ public mural is a peek into ‘Wonderland’

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

On Saturday, May 26, the public was invited to participate in a guided mural project at the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The 75-metre mural was painted on the wall surrounding the building site for the museum's new pavillion, currently under construction.

Announcing the new QCT Mystery Photo of the Week Contest

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Quebec City is full of picturesque and noteworthy vistas and scenes. The newly-launched Mystery Photo Contest offers QCT readers opportunities to appreciate the city from some well-known and less familiar angles. We hope you have as much fun with the mystery photos as we do!

“Bach to Broadway” raised the roof at St. Andrew’s Church

Sunday afternoon, May 27, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church launched their "Raise the Roof" fundraising campaign by hosting a benefit concert. The theme of the concert was "Bach to Broadway," and the two-hour concert treated the audience to world-class musical talent in a wide range of genres. The walls of St.

Early harvests add local flavour to your menu

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

It might seem a tad too early in the season to be discussing local food, other than crab and lobsters, or last year's potatoes. However, local farms and gardens are already sprouting fresh local produce, and we can all take advantage of it. If you are shopping, this time of the year you could seek out local microgreens and salad greens.

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