November 26 2014 Edition

OSQ concert ends the 350th anniversary celebrations of Notre-Dame de Québec

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Photo: Kasia Borkowska

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica was filled to capacity on Friday, November 21, for the final event commemorating the 350th anniversary of this historic parish. Sixty-three musicians and 101 choristers of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ), and soloist Kimy McLaren, led by Maestro Fabien Gabel, gathered to perform two of Francis Poulenc's masterpieces, Stabat Mater and Gloria.

“Let yourself shine”

Learn French and Teach English Fair – a pathway to community involvement

Voice of English-Speaking Quebec Newcomers' Co-ordinator Jessica Price wants you to know that you have a marketable skill. "Quebec City is not Montreal or Ottawa," she says. "If you are an English-speaker here, you are a hot commodity."

Price made the remarks at VEQ's annual Learn French and Teach English Fair, held last week at the Valcartier Family Centre in Sainte-Foy.

Quebec Art Company puts finishing touches on fall production

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Photo: Photo by Sharon MacLeod

As the early winter wind whooshed outside the gymnasium of Holland School, there was a whirring energy inside: the players of the Quebec Art Company (QAC) were putting the finishing details on their fall production, Witness for the Prosecution.

Townships family seeks “best Christmas gift ever”

Photo: Photo from Marc-André Skelling’s Facebook page

Time may be running short for a young man in East Angus, and he and his family are reaching out to Quebec City's Anglophone community to perhaps help save his life.

Marc-André Skelling, 23, has lived the last three years of his life with Hodgkin's disease. His mother, Muguette Veilleux-Skelling, says doctors say a bone-marrow transplant is her son's only hope for a cure.


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Passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014, at Granite Ridge, Stittsville, Ontario, at the age of 90. Betty Hammond (nee Hobden), wife of the late Christopher Hammond and by her first marriage, the late Ken Cochrane. Loving mother of Ann Cochrane (formerly Dubé), the late Joan Cochrane (formerly Irving) and Jean Cochrane (Peter Basham).

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