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  Culture pour tous
Culture pour tous is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the democratization of culture in Quebec.
Culture pour tous arose from the firm conviction that the arts and culture are at the heart of Quebec’s social and economic development.
Among the cultural projects produced by Culture pour tous are the Journées de la culture, the Cultural Logbook (a learning tool for schools), Intercultural Encounters (an initiative to enhance the profile of professional artists from immigrant communities), the conferences known as La Rencontre and art projects such as The Convertibles.
www.culturepourtous.ca /mission_en.htm   (598 words)

 Quebec : Political culture:Quebec
Quebec (pronounced "kwə-BECK" or "keh-BECK"; French: le Québec) is a Canadian province with a population of 7,410,504 (Statistics Canada, 2001), primarily speakers of the French language making up the bulk of the Francophone population in North America.
Quebec is located in eastern Canada, bordered by Ontario and Hudson Bay to the west, Atlantic Canada to the east, the U.S. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York States) to the south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
The provincial bird of Quebec is the snowy owl.
www.fastload.org /po/Political_culture:Quebec.html   (1943 words)

 Culture of Quebec - Definition, explanation
The culture of Quebec is connected to the strong cultural currents of the rest of Canada, United States, France, and Britain all at the same time.
The architecture of Quebec is characterized by the juxtaposition of the old and the new and a wide variety of architectural styles, the legacy of two successive colonizations by the French, the British, and the close presence of the architecture of the United States to the south.
Quebec has a number of classical music festivals, such as the Festival de Lanaudière, Festival Orford chamber music festival held at the Orford Art Centre, and where the distinguished ensemble the Orford String Quartet was first formed.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/cu/culture_of_quebec.php   (4217 words)

 The world's top quebec websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Quebec (pronounced "keh-BECK" or "kwe-BECK"; French: le Québec) is a Canadian province with a population of 7,487,200 (Statistics Canada, 2003), primarily speakers of the French language making up the bulk of the Francophone population in North America.
Quebec is located in eastern Canada, bordered by Ontario and Hudson Bay to the west, Atlantic Canada to the east, the United States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York) to the south and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
Quebec is at once a North American society and the main French-speaking society on the continent.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/quebec   (1931 words)

 Quebec History | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In previous centuries, Quebec's lands were used as hunting, trapping and fishing grounds for the Nipissing, Algonquin and Inuit people.
The Vikings may have visited Quebec around AD 1000, but the first documented European explorer to see the province was Jacques Cartier, who arrived in 1534.
As a result, Quebec had some leverage with which to retain its French culture and language when it joined the Canadian confederation in 1867.
www.africa.com /dmap/Quebec/History   (309 words)

 Québec City - Tourist Guide of Quebec, The Portal of Quebec, Canada, Accommodation, Vehicules Virtual Marketplace, ...
In light of this brief history, one must not be surprised to find here the most precious artifacts of the Canadian and Quebecois heritage, such as: the Parliament, administrative buildings, provincial politic institutional buildings, public commemorative places, many historic monuments and ancestral dwellings, each one having been restored in the style of the era.
We willingly admit that Quebec's charm comes from the combination of historical, cultural and architectural factors, however we must not forget the geophysical one.
Quebec is first and foremost a city of contrasts, an animated place where original activities abound and you'll find the best entertainment, summer and winter.
www.quebecweb.com /tourisme/quebec/villequebec/introang.html   (641 words)

 Canadian Genealogy and History Links - Quebec
McCord Museum Searchable collection of historical photographs, for the purpose of increasing awareness of the social history and material culture of Canada, Quebec and Montreal, from the 18th century to the present.
Hebridean Scots of the Province of Quebec Emigrants from the Western Isles of Scotland in the 19th century.
Quebec Genealogy Society An introduction to this society and its activities.
www.islandnet.com /~jveinot/cghl/quebec.html   (1906 words)

 Culture - General Delegation of Quebec in Brussels
Three figures alone speak eloquently of the impressive quantity of cultural offerings produced by a population of only seven million: 4,000 new books published annually, some 2,000 different performing-arts shows staged and close to 500 museums in operation.
Following the implementation of a number of government measures, hundreds of artistic organizations were created, as well as large Québec cultural institutions, a network of conservatories, archive centres, libraries, museums, bookstores, art galleries, exhibition centres, performing arts venues and a host of festivals… all of which have fostered tremendous artistic energy.
The openness toward other cultures is tangible, due mainly to the contributions made by successive waves of immigrants over the years.
www.mri.gouv.qc.ca /bruxelles/en/delegation/Culture/culture_qc.asp   (390 words)

 Culture : Québec Portal
Québec's culture is the very symbol of its identity, joining its French roots together with the Amerindian heritage, while being influenced by its proximity to the United States and by the multi-ethnic population that shapes its demographic profile.
Culture Québec, A culture that travels the world, from the ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
Quebecers feel attracted to a collective cultural life, a heritage from the first French settlers who, in the wintertime, would gather together to celebrate and hobnob among family and friends.
www.gouv.qc.ca /portail/quebec/pgs/commun/portrait?lang=en&id=pgs.portrait.culture&location=pgs/portrait/culture   (1638 words)

The culture of any society is comprised of many factors which include the history of the culture, the struggles and hardships preceding generations endured, their religious devotion, the levels of education people attained, the art and literature which they produced and to which they were exposed.
Within traditional Quebec families, there would be stories of how their forefathers and relatives of earlier generations successfully took on monumental tasks to deal with the challenges of the earlier times.
The cultural history of a society is preserved by the people who preserve their family histories by recording the events of the past, through paintings, drawings, songs and stories.
www.quebecoislibre.org /010915-9.htm   (1692 words)

 Programs - Office for Study Abroad - International Programs - The University of Iowa
The group is accompanied in Quebec by a resident director from one of the participating CIC universities.
Students receive a total of seven semester hours for their summer in Quebec, six semester hours of which come from Université Laval coursework and the other one semester hour is an Introduction to Quebec course taught by the Resident Director.
It was founded in Quebec City in 1852 and moved to a 500-acre campus in nearby Sainte-Foy in the late nineteen-fifties.
www.uiowa.edu /~uiabroad/programs/canada_quebec   (805 words)

 uni.ca - History of Quebec nationalism
And they have always felt their culture is in danger of disappearing.
So, the bottom line is protection of the language and culture of Québec.
Quebec's Curriculum on Canadian History follows the above reading of history.
www.uni.ca /history.html   (1787 words)

 Log Cabin Chronicles Peter Black's Quebec Culture, North American Style column
But not all Quebec cultural offerings are so frightfully distinct; indeed some take their inspiration from distinctly out-of-province sources.
The Canadian film agency and Quebec's cultural fund SODEC are teaming up to shoot another feature film comedy about Canada's whacky language politics.
Anne-Marie herself will be one of the stars, paired with Jacynthe, a Quebec singer Losique says she hired as much for her city-shopping skills as for her looks or voice.
www.tomifobia.com /black/quebec_culture.shtml   (726 words)

 Culture of Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the whole, this culture differs from that of the well over 300 million English-speaking citizens of Canada and the United States who surround it, as well as from that of France.
The Encyclopædia Britannica describes contemporary Quebec culture as a post-1960s phenomenon resulting from the Quiet Revolution (Révolution tranquille), an essentially homogenous socially liberal counter-culture phenomenon supported and financed by both of Quebec's major political parties who differ essentially not in a right vs left continuum but a federalist vs sovereignist/separatist continuum.
Montreal was once the centre of Jewish culture in Canada, and retains a sizeable Jewish population, especially visible in Côte Saint-Luc and in Mile-End/Le Plateau, which has a large Hasidic population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Quebec   (4875 words)

 CBC - Quebec Votes 2003
Of its 25 actions it proposes for a strong Quebec, number 25 calls for a rigourous and methodical framework to prepare the province for sovereignty.
The Meech Lake Accord would have recognized Quebec as a distinct society, but it failed because the government bill was not passed by Manitoba and Newfoundland.
Even though the Parti Québécois has hidden sovereignty in its top dresser drawer, it could be argued that the party emphasis on reconciling family life and the workplace is an attempt to increase the province's birth rate, and underlines its nationalist inclination.
www.cbc.ca /quebecvotes2003/features/feature3.html   (731 words)

 Québec Museum of Folk Culture - General informations
The Québec Museum of Folk Culture is a museum about society, a theme museum, which highlights the folk culture of times past and present in all its richness and diversity.
The Museum recognizes and emphasizes all that popular culture produces, consumes and hands down in terms of material (objects, environments) and immaterial (knowledge, skills) heritage.
The Québec Museum of Folk Culture has also taken on the mandate of acquiring, preserving and documenting a national heritage of folk culture, which it highlights by means of exhibitions, cultural activities and animation.
www.culturepop.qc.ca /english/information   (213 words)

 Culture and history travel packages and vacations in Quebec
If you are interested in any of these culture and history travel packages or vacations, please contact the operator directly with any questions for ordering free brochures or booking.
Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and offers a host of historic cites and attractions.
Historic Quebec City is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in North America.
www.infohub.com /travel_packages/culture_history_quebec_325.html   (368 words)

The meaning of "savage" in the Anglo-Saxon culture and "sauvage" in the French culture are totally different.
You will notice that at one point in Cartier's journal, he laments the fact that the "sauvage" (one of the secondary leaders at Stadacone) is not that "sauvage" after all, and is capable of bad and covert intentions just like a European.
A French historian made the remark that there were very few Metis in Quebec and I knew this was in error, so I set out to prove him wrong and to provide some insight into the Metis contribution to the creation of Quebec..
www3.telus.net /public/dgarneau/french.htm   (741 words)

 Regenerate the Christian culture in Quebec
Here are excerpts from the homily given by the Most Reverend Marc Ouellet, given on January 26, 2003, as he was officially installed as new Archbishop of Quebec City (the oldest Catholic diocese in North America) and Primate of the Catholic Church in Canada.
Quebec languishes far from the values that gave strength and glory to its forefathers.
The pluralist society of today will be greatly impoverished, and the people of Quebec, that work to save their culture, will lose their souls, if they lose Christ, the Lord of life and history.
www.michaeljournal.org /ouellet.htm   (1229 words)

 Art & Culture in Québec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Join us for this unique travel tour, which provides the perfect opportunity to experience the rich and diverse culture of an international city all within a day's travel of New York City.
Offering a unique historical heritage at the crossroads of North American and European cultures, the Canadian province of Québec is the only majority Frenchspeaking society in North America.
Its deeply felt attachment to a distinctive culture and identity allows it to remain strikingly original.
www.tc.columbia.edu /ceoi/summer04/quebec.html   (226 words)

Some of Quebec's most prominent financial titans called on the federal government yesterday to set clear, short-term, mandatory greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for industry.
Includes a profile of Quebec, its culture and economy, and information about living in and investing in Quebec.
An overview of Quebec's diversified environment, including farming, biodiversity in the forests, preservation of the aquatic ecosystem and more.
www.great-lakes.net /lakes/stateprov/quebec.html   (371 words)

 TOUR: Shadows of Early French Culture in Quebec and Montreal
Of course, in Quebec, it's best to stay at the Chateau Frontenac (800/441-1414), but this is expensive, especially in the summer (about $200 American).
The ferry between Quebec and Levis docks immediately below, and the round trip across the river (well worth the $5) is most spectacular at dusk, when the lights of the city are on.
The museum (open daily in summer) will give you the flavor of Quebec culture that Cather was exposed to on her visit.
www.unl.edu /cather_seminar/resources/tours/quebec.html   (2245 words)

 Countries need protection from U.S. culture, Quebec says
Quebec and many other Francophonie members want a special instrument to allow them to set up barriers around cultural industries without being accused of breaking international treaties.
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, also at the Francophonie, thinks protecting culture is a good idea, but recently suggested it be done within trade rules.
The push to provide consumers with high-definition television is a threat to Canada's cultural sovereignty, according to two University of Calgary professors.
www.cbc.ca /news/story/2002/10/19/francophonie_021019.html   (1257 words)

 Québec Museum of Folk Culture - Collections
The Québec Museum of Folk Culture boasts an impressive collection of ethnological objects, including the Robert-Lionel-Séguin collection, known as one of the most important in Canada on the traditional civilization of Québec.
The collection's diversity, representing many aspects of daily life, is eloquent testimony to the richness of Québec culture.
Donations fall under the main categories of traditional occupations, agricultural implements, household objects, clothing, textiles and folk art.
www.culturepop.qc.ca /english/collections   (169 words)

 Quebec Pictures
A historic vacation city and province as these Quebec pictures show, Quebec was the location chosen as the centre of New France during the 17th and 18th centuries and where the roots of French civilization in the Americas were established.
I have travelled extensively through this vacation province, and have taken many pictures of old Quebec City which has been restored and celebrates its French heritage and culture.
Old Quebec city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a family vacation spot.
www.hickerphoto.com /quebec-pictures-cat.htm   (162 words)

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