May 31 2017 Edition

Canadian citizenship ceremony held on Grosse Île

Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Forty people from 12 different countries travelled by boat from Berthier-sur-Mer to Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada on May 23 and returned as Canadian citizens. 

From Taft to Trump: Manoir Richelieu’s rich history

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Photo: Bernard Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons

Assuming he’s still president a year from now, Donald Trump, an active duffer, will be at least the second United States commander-in-chief to play a round or two on the Manoir Richelieu’s world-class links.

Quebecers oversee United States Congress

Photo: Jean Gagnon from Wikimedia Commons
It may surprise many Quebecers to learn that four of their own are among a select group of 100 men and women who oversee the work of the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., on a daily basis.   

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Gilbert, the party who created a disturbance in St. John’s Church on Sunday, appeared before His Honor the Recorder.

The story of Avenue Thomas

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Thomas is named in memory of Thomas McInenly, the eldest son of the successful Sillery wood merchant and land-owner Patrick McInenly, who in 1832 had purchased land in the Jesuits Seigneurie just west of Côte de Sillery.

VEQ holds its 36th Annual General Meeting

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Photo: Emma Ahern

Some 65 members of VEQ and guests gathered in the Coin Soleil room of Jeffery Hale Hospital for Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ)’s annual meeting last Thursday evening.

QHS – St. Pat’s rivalry overrated

Letter to the Editor

My daughter Catherine teaches kindergarten at Everest Elementary. I had the pleasure of meeting her class recently and introducing them to the harp and the guitar.

Some of them were children of students I had taught at St. Patrick’s High School. Some I am sure had parents who attended Quebec High School and others were altogether newcomers.

U.S. fetes Canada’s 150th with photo exhibit

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Photo: Faten Abdallah

The United States Consulate General is currently exhibiting many remarkable historic photographs in the Parks Canada section of the Old Post Office building* in Quebec City: images of the Klondike Gold Rush, a hatless Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, Marc Garneau floating upside-down in space, Gordie Howe crushing an opponent into the boards, Neil Young at a rock concert.

St. Vincent students shine in Robotics competition

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Photo: courtesy of Cedric Ferland

St. Vincent School has had a Robotics Club for many years. However, this year we took a different approach and decided to try to engage as many students as possible in this club. The premise behind this was to encourage and promote the importance of teamwork and communication through the building and programming of robots.

YWCA Great Plant Sale draws crowds​ . . .​ again​ ​

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

On the beautiful May 27-28 weekend, the YWCA held its fifth annual Great Plant Sale in the Parc Samuel-Holland.

Those who pass by the YWCA on Avenue Holland have probably noticed that ​the ​building is currently under renovation. However, the nearby park was more than suitable for the sale as it gave volunteers organizers more space to set up tents and tables.

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