November 27 2019 Edition

From Galt to Giuliani, saga of Russian Jewish refugees continues

There we were, jammed into a tight space backstage, a small huddled mass of actors dressed as poor villagers, about to go out and perform a scene in which cold-blooded officials of a brutal regime order us to leave our homes.

Philanthropy Takes Flight – now boarding!

This coming January, Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation will launch an exciting new fundraising event to take place at the glamorous Complexe Capitale Helicoptère in Sainte-Foy.

Fiddler on the Roof story still current a century later

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The Quebec Art Company (QAC) was keen to present Fiddler on the Roof, one of the best-known musicals in the world, after learning actor Michel Blackburn (who portrayed Jesus in the QAC’s 2018 production of Jesus Christ Superstar) had always wanted to play Tevye, the softhearted main character.

The story behind Rue Escoffier


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Georges-Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), was a French culinary artist known as the “king of chefs and the chef of kings.” He earned a worldwide reputation as director of the kitchens at the Savoy Hotel (1890-99) and later at the Carlton Hotel, both in London. His name is synonymous with classic French cuisine.


November 24, 1869 – The Morning Chronicle
Ladies’ Protestant Home – The Committee beg to acknowledge with many thanks, twenty-five bushels of Swedish turnips, one bushel and a half of onions, five dozen cabbages and some pumpkins, from a friend; also frequent donations of milk, apples, dripping and dried herbs from other friends.

November 29, 1894 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle


Dear Editor,

The Quebec Art Company has been on my radar for many years through my subscription to the Chronicle-Telegraph and from the rave reviews I’ve heard from my father, late mother and step-mother. I was delighted to learn that the Company was putting on a musical production when I would be visiting my home town from my adopted home of Toronto.

Prepared food vs. homemade … A little more thought and time, a lot less waste


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Photo: Lise Lafond

There’s no getting around it, we have to eat, and going to the grocery store is a daily or weekly necessity (or chore, depending on how you look at it …).

12th German Christmas Market opens

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Willkommen! For the 12th consecutive year, the Marché de Noël Allemand / German Christmas Market is back in Old Quebec.

Dennis Rioux discusses war memorabilia collection at IHQ meeting

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Dennis Rioux was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of Irish Heritage Quebec (IHQ). He brought with him a small part of his large collection of war memorabilia and spoke about how he caught the “collecting bug.”

EQLC International Lunch kicks off fundraising for 2019 Community Christmas Hamper Campaign

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Christmas Hamper fundraising campaign kicked off on Nov. 20 at Eastern Québec Learning Centre (EQLC) with the annual International Lunch. This year it featured Venezuelan cuisine, prepared by the school’s in-house chef, Mika Takahashi. Due to the participation and support of the EQLC’s staff and the students in the Hotel Reception program, the event was a huge success.

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