November 22 2017 Edition

Memorials and Things of Fame

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce

November 22, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

STREET VIEWS: Rue Virginia-Woolf

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Photo: Wikipedia Common Domain
This street is named in honour of Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), a British writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century and a pioneer in the use of  “stream of consciousness” as a narrative device.

Sharpen your skates! They’re rolling out the rink on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Peter Black

Workers for the Glaces CT company are rolling out the many metres of tubing required to build the large refrigerated ice rink on the Plains of Abraham. The large rink or ring of ice, now celebrating its fifth year, is growing in popularity, last winter attracting some 60,000 skaters.

Winners of La Carte de Noël contest announced

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The winners of the 17th edition of La Carte de Noël [Christmas Card] contest were revealed on Nov. 9 at the Saint-Gabriel de Valcartier Community Center. 

You, too, can help deliver some goodness! Donate to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Michele Provencher

The 22nd annual Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has officially begun! A team of elves has been hard at work preparing the campaign for many months now and will be even busier as the Dec. 16 delivery day approaches.

APPEAL expands to Charlesbourg

Photo: Lorie Pierce

To be in operation for more than 30 years is quite an achievement for APPEAL, a social club in Quebec City whose goal is to assist their members in developing and retaining English language skills. Now the Sainte-Foy-based non-profit organization is branching out to offer Monday morning conversation workshops in Charlesbourg starting Jan. 15, 2018.

Violons du Roy play with Bach and Telemann

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Palais Montcalm stage was a musical playground last Thursday evening as Les Violons du Roy, directed by Jonathan Cohen, welcomed Vincent Lauzer (recorder) and Mathieu Lussier (bassoon), to join with them for a concert of delightful baroque pieces by Bach and Telemann.

Toys and games fill the Centre des Foires

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
The moment people walked into Hall A of the Centre des Foires at ExpoCité, they saw people playing chess, others dressed in costumes and many kiosks filled with games and toys. Nov. 18 and 19 was the third annual Games and Toys Fair. 

Salon du Ski et des Sports d’hiver marks the start of winter

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Winter is already on our doorstep. Snow has fallen. Ski resorts are blowing snow on the runs. The Place d’Youville skating rink is open. And the Salon du Ski et des Sports d’hiver took place at the Centre des Foires at ExpoCité from Nov. 17 to 19. Some 50 exhibitors were on site to present their latest products, deals and improvements.

Welcome to my Kitchen: Giving thanks

Back in 1620 when a group of Pilgrims crossed over from Plymouth, England to the New World aboard the Mayflower, food for the trip had to be very well preserved. Fish and pork were mostly salted; other meats were dried while some were pickled in brine. Oatmeal and other grains were stored in wooden barrels to keep them dry.

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