September 28 2011 Edition

VEQ’s Fall Fest draws an enthusiastic crowd

Photo: Photo: Shirley Nadeau

St. Patrick's High School gymnasium resounded with the chatter of happy voices as members of the English-speaking community of Quebec City gathered together to share information about their organizations, schools, churches and businesses and to have a good time.

Three Pines, much mischief

Louise Penny’s latest a hit

Known to readers of crime fiction worldwide, Quebec author Louise Penny's six previous novels have sold well over a million copies, and along the way Penny has garnered more prizes than any author-in or out of crime fiction-in recent memory.

Journées de la Culture / Cultural Days

This coming weekend, from September 30 to October 2, some 150 museums, historical and cultural centres, libraries, theatres, and churches will be open to the public, free of charge. For a complete listing, visit the Journées de la Culture web site at

Here are a handful of highlights which may interest you:

Local scientist introduces transformable fashion line:

On August 25, dapper men and comely women packed Studio P to view Dr. Geoffrey Edward's first line of transformable fashions for his company: It was a usual mix, mingle, and race-to-the-free-gift style soiree.

Quebec Crime and Mystery Writers Festival

An incredible line-up of fifteen crime and mystery authors , including Louise Penny and Kathy Reichs, awaits you at the QuebeCrime Festival which will take place at the Morrin Centre from October 28 to 30.

Various photos from Voice of English-speaking Quebec’s 2011 Fall Fest, held at St. Patrick’s High School this past Saturday, Sep


Above, Quebec High School staff members set up their display.

Memorials and Things of Fame


The Morning Chronicle

Townshippers celebrate T-Day in Stanstead

The sun shone brightly in Stanstead on Saturday, September 17, when Townshippers from far and wide gathered to celebrate the vitality and creativity of the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships.

Scouts Canada begins a new season

Photo: Photo: Jill Gagnon

The beginning of a new school year also marks the opening of a new Scouting season. Scouts Canada has been offering exciting programs for children across Canada for over 100 years. For the past ten years, Scouts Canada has welcomed both girls and boys.

There are two English-language Scout Packs in the Quebec City area. One group meets on Friday evenings at St. Vincent Elementary School.

Celtic Festival

We had the distinct pleasure of attending Natalie MacMaster's concert at the Palais Montcalm. It was an enchanting, vibrant and fitting conclusion to Quebec City's Celtic Festival. Our special thanks go out to Taylor Ireland of ACA [Les Ateliers de Conversation Anglaise] and the other sponsors of the evening. We are already looking forward to next year's event.

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