October 9 2013 Edition

News Digest October 9, 2013


The Quebec City Women’s Club celebrates 75 years

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

On Saturday, October 5, Quebec City Women's Club president Jennifer Molson welcomed members of the QCWC to a luncheon at La Fenouillière restaurant to celebrate the organization's 75th anniversary.

A history of the club - Seven Decades of Mettle: From the University Women's Club of Quebec to the Quebec City Women's Club (1937-2007) - was launched to mark the anniversary.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits INO and the Quebec Citadel

Photo: Photo by Shirley Nadeau

Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid a visit to Quebec City on Monday, September 30. In the morning he took part in activities marking the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Institut national d'Optique (INO), Canada's leading centre of expertise in optics and photonics.

Irish Heritage hosts new Quebec City Uilleann Pipers Club

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Photo: Patrick McSweeney

October 19 is International Uilleann Piping Day, and Irish Heritage Quebec plans to mark the occasion by hosting the launching of a new pipers group. The Quebec City Uilleann Pipers Club will have their first official meeting in McMahon Hall (St. Patrick's Church), 1145, de Salaberry in Quebec City, on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Autumn sketching event

Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Drawn to Québec, a group of local sketching enthusiasts, will host their next sketching event on Saturday, November 19, at the Marché du Vieux-Port.

St. Pat’s Fighting Irish junior football action halted by injuries

All three St. Patrick's football teams were in action last Friday night in what was billed as a "Friday Night Lights" action. At the end of the night, the Irish came home with three losses and an evening they would prefer to forget.

Everest School principal’s head is shaved!

Photo: Photo by Diane Adams

Principal Phil Joycey's personal hairdresser came to Everest School on Monday morning to bare it all for the pleasure of the students and staff. He had promised to have his head shaved if the students managed to surpass their fundraising goal for the Terry Fox Run held last week. They surpassed their goal by $400, raising an amazing total of $2,400.

A challenge like no other for DDO’s Terry Fox Run

Photo: Danny Neville

Having a Terry Fox Run at a school is no unconventional event. They occur at countless educational institutions across our fair country at the end of September every year. But this year, the students at Dollard-des-Ormeaux School at the Valcartier Military Base responded very positively to a special fundraising challenge.

Get ready to read the GGreat books of 2013

The Canada Council for the Arts announced the list of finalists for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Awards on October 2.

Colourful intercultural festival at Place d’Youville

Photo: Ruby Pratka

Hamed Adam came to Quebec 17 years ago from Congo-Kinshasa, but he's still learning new things about his adopted province.

Adam and two other young volunteers were manning the marathon des expressions québécoises at the Québec en Couleurs festival Saturday at Place d'Youville. Preparing for the game, Adam learned expressions he'd never heard before.

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