October 2 2013 Edition

News Digest October 2, 2013


Run like a Fox! Do it for Terry!


It's a golden Wednesday afternoon in September, and the playground of Everest School is alive with the shouts of students and teachers.

"Come on guys! Ten more minutes! Do it for Terry!"
September has arrived, and schools around the province and the country have participated in the annual Terry Fox Run this month, raising thousands of dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Dispelling the myth of Irish emigration to North America

Photo: Photo by Irish Heritage Quebec

Historian Steven Cameron of Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, is well known in Quebec as an authority on the Irish settlement of communities on the South Shore.

Yokoso! Welcome to the Japanese Festival!


On Saturday, September 21, many in Quebec City's Japanese community gathered at the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre for the Japanese Festival, where the Centre japonais de Québec was inaugurated. This new centre will provide the community with a place to appreciate Japanese culture.

Have you seen this person? Missing children never forgotten

Photo: Ruby Pratka

On a soft Indian summer night 50 years ago, six-year-old Diane Carrier walked to a park by the edge of the St. Lawrence River near her home, to tell her younger brother Adolphe that supper was ready.

Former Quebec City resident completes Marathon des Sables

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Photo: Photo provided by Maureen Martin

I did it! I successfully completed the Marathon des Sables!

My name is Nadia Carrier. I am originally from Quebec City and moved to Toulouse, France, five years ago and have been working at Airbus since 2011.

The Quebec Garrison Club: A jewel in the heart of old Quebec

Photo: Photo courtesy of the Quebec Garrison Club

Last Wednesday, the well-known Quebec City historian, Jean-Marie Lebel gave a talk at the Garrison Club about the history of this prestigious establishment. His presentation inaugurated a new series of monthly lectures to be given at the club.

Lebel explained first that the notion of the private gentlemen's club originated in 18th-century England.

Quebec High School camp empowers young leaders

Photo: Fannie Marsh

From September 19 to 21, thirty young leaders from Quebec High School participated in the fourth annual Senior Leadership Camp at Camp-Vacances Kéno. QHS teacher Ms. Fannie Marsh and her colleagues organized the empowering Leadership Camp. Fellow teacher Ms. Julie Bown explains, "It's very inspiring to see the leadership potential in our senior students at Leadership Camp.

All aboard the train to Charlevoix!

Photo: Photo by Danielle Burns

Many Quebecers have never taken a train, let alone experienced a deluxe rail trip like the one offered by Le Train du Massif de Charlevoix. The adventure is partly culinary, with all meals prepared by the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu's Executive Chef Patrick Turcot and featuring Charlevoix's own terroir ingredients. The other big attraction is the scenery.

Taste of Heritage: Sampling rural flavours

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Good food is a story, best told at the dinner table," wrote the authors of a recently released seasonal cookbook. At tables throughout Quebec City, the tales and flavours of another growing season are being shared.

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