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Quebec City: December 2013 Archives

Heartwarming generosity at the Maison du Marin

IMG_4309.JPG The Maison du Marin in the port of Quebec City runs a shoebox campaign every holiday season, in the hopes of staving off loneliness for sailors from around the world. For the past 19 years, manager Graham Reynolds has been at the helm, putting together a shoebox-sized care packages with everything from hand-knit warm mittens, to simpler things like pen and paper to write letters home. Our Julia Caron stopped by the Maison du Marin, as volunteers filed in and out of the building on a blustery winter day...

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Quebec City father and daughter write song together

Fatherdaughter.jpg Quebec High School had to privilege of recording their very own Christmas album with original songs, that they composed with professional singer-songwriters. Naomi Wiesner is a student at the school, and had the opportunity to sing a song with her father Troy. It's called This Christmas Eve, and they joined us in studio to tell us more about it.
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This story was called to our attention by Breakaway's Rachelle Solomon. She dropped by the Blue and Gold Studios last week to hear about some of their original tracks. Listen to her full report on the project on the Breakaway website.

Quebec Captain Navy named one of Canada's most powerful women

Jill Marrack is a Captain Navy in Quebec's Naval Reserve. Earlier this month, she was named on the Women's Executive Network's list of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2013. She spoke to Susan about what it means to be a high-ranking woman officer.
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