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New Carlisle

Adult Education Week in Quebec

The thirst for knowledge and skills doesn't end once you graduate high school. Family, careers and finances sometimes prevent people from pursuing further studies. But as they say, better late than never. Roland Beebe, a lifelong resident of New Carlisle, joins us to tell us why he returned to school at age 53.
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Quebec AM along the Baie des Chaleurs

In late January, Quebec AM left behind their regular digs in Quebec City and hit the road for a special remote broadcast in the Gaspé. Four members of our team were in the Baie des Chaleurs region for a few days, meeting people and learning about what it means to be an anglophone in that part of Quebec. Here are some of their stories:

Former principals of NCHS reflect on 100 year history of the school
New Carlisle High School is celebrating it's hundred year anniversary. Lynden Berchervaise is a former principal of the school and he's organizing events to celebrate the centennial of the school this year. Wade Gifford is also a former principal of New Carlisle High School and the current organizer of Centennial Golf Tournament for the NCHS Reunion. In fact, Wade has been a principal at many schools across the region, and probably knows most people along the coast. They join us to share some of their memories of the school.
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Challenges of becoming bilingual in the Baie des Chaleurs
One of the challenges for anyone growing up as an anglophone in Quebec, is the challenge of becoming bilingual and every student comes from a different starting place. Kim Garritty has been looking into the ways students are learning French at New Carlisle High School, as well as across the region.
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Howl at the Moon
Every month on the full moon, a group of women meet at the lounge of the Maison Blanche. That's where you can see the moon over the water... and where they get a chance to have one night together to catch up and share a drink. Loretta Noel joined us to explain what they get up to once a month.
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Falling head over heels for the Baie des Chaleurs region
They were once strangers in a strange land, but are now proud to call the Baie des Chaleurs their home. We met two people who moved to the region for love, and ended up falling head over heels for the region as well. Shino Muraki is a stay at home mom, who also teaches origami. Carolyn Taylor is a mother as well, and works as a project coordinator for the Gaspesian Village.
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Building cross-cultural friendships through team sports
davefelker.jpgThe Super Bowl is getting all the attention, but for building community spirit and cross-cultural friendships, there's nothing quite like the juvenile football team, le Carcajou de la Baie des Chaleurs. David Felker tells CBC's Glenn Wanamaker how the brotherhood of football brings together anglo, franco and Mi'kmaq kids along the Baie des Chaleurs.
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More stories to be added shortly! Stay tuned.

CBC is coming to New Carlisle and the Baie des Chaleurs

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Susan Campbell, the host of CBC Radio's Quebec AM, and her crew will be at New Carlisle on Tuesday January 29th to do a live show from the Community Learning Centre at New Carlisle High School.
Since the school is celebrating a its centennial, we are taking the opportunity to hear from the people of New Carlisle about life in the community right now, and how it has changed. We also want to speak to many students about what they love about living along the Baie des Chaleurs and how they see their future in the region.
We'll be live on the air from 5:30 am until 8:37 am. And everyone is welcome to come. We would especially love to meet parents and students.
New Carlisle High School
177, boul. Gérard-D.-Lévesque
Outdoor hockey game - Monday January 28th
Also, we want to host a hockey game the night before our show, for anyone who wants to come out and meet Susan and the crew. (Glenn Wanamaker, one of our journalists, is the best hockey player in our office, and he will be there). We'll confirm the details of the game very soon. Probably from 6 until 7:30 on Monday the 28th. We'll have hot chocolate and treats on hand.
Forum - Wednesday January 30th, Cascapedia St Jules
Please note that we are also going to host a forum on Wednesday January 30th at the community centre in Cascapedia-St-Jules from 6 pm until 830 pm. Our question: how do we ensure a vibrant future for Anglophones living along the Baie des Chaleurs. We will have a panel of people from various communities to discuss this question when it comes to culture, education, the economy and health, and everyone is welcome.
When: Wednesday January 30th.
Time 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
We will have coffee and treats on hand. Come join us!