November 21 2012 Edition

News Digest for November 21, 2012

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Laval’s Rouge et Or take the Uteck Cup

Photo: Jay Ouellet

Quarterback Tristan Grenon threw 268 yards for three touchdowns and Maxime Boutin ran for an astounding 213 yards as Laval's Rouge et Or beat the Acadia Axemen 42-7 to win their fifth Uteck Cup.

The Vanier Cup will be played this Friday in Toronto at the Rogers Center as Laval and McMaster will meet again.

Local seniors enjoy firsthand experience with Japanese culture

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

For the past month, Quebec City seniors have enjoyed hands-on workshops exploring several aspects of Japanese culture. Led by Miyano Saki, Masami Gauvin and Tomako Kurokawa, the workshops provided tangible experience with Japanese calligraphy, the elegant Japanese tea ceremony, and the complex colourful delights of kimonos and origami.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
Yesterday forenoon, an inquest was held on the body of David Ramsay Stewart, Esq., a retired merchant of this city. It was stated that he died in consequence of injuries inflicted by being knocked down by a runaway horse in St. Lewis street.

Testimony of a Holocaust survivor


Leslie Vertes' audience at St. Lawrence College last Tuesday, November 13, was forever changed by the beauty and eloquence with which he told his painfully captivating life story of the worst of times during the Holocaust.

The watchtower of the old prison on the Plains

Photo: Photo used with permission of MBANQ

I don't know if any readers correctly identified the building in Jay Ouellet's photo in the QCT of October 31, 2012, but it is obviously the tower of the old prison on the Plains of Abraham, now known as the Charles-Baillairgé Pavillion of the Musée des Beaux Arts du Québec.

The structure was built to resemble a watchtower overlooking the prison yard.

Success of Senior Information Day underscores importance of information and support for local seniors

Photo: Photo courtesy of VEQ

By all accounts, the first Senior Information Day was a success. Nearly sixty seniors interacted with representatives from eighteen local service providers, and attended three conferences on key topics.

St. Pat’s hosts STEP UP 2012

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Photo: Dominique Hamel

On Friday, November 9, St. Patrick's High School hosted 300 student delegates from around the province for the Provincial Student Leadership Day STEP UP 2012.

The day began with an astounding keynote presentation by Tom Yonge. Delegates were challenged to use their opportunities and face challenges head on, not to accept mediocrity but to demand to live life to the fullest.

For 17th year in a row, Community Christmas Hamper Campaign brings holiday joy to those in need

The Christmas season of Peace and Joy is just around the corner, but for many in the Quebec City region - particularly those facing unemployment, living on restricted incomes, or recent arrivals in Canada - this season, with all its extra expenses, can also be a time of hardship.

Bond, James Bond at the Morrin Centre

(Press release) You are cordially invited to attend the Canadian Premiere of the documentary Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 to be held on Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m. If you have not already purchased your tickets, please visit or contact us at 418-694-9147.

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