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What does Canada mean to you in this 150th year of confederation?

By Rhonda Massad 2017 is the year that Canada marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Does it matter that I can't pronounce the word sesquicentennial? Not really because in...
Vimy Ridge, Queen Elizabeth, 100th Anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News

Message from Queen Elizabeth on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

As per a communique from The Governor General of Canada wishing to convey a message to all Canadians from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 100th anniversary of...
WEst Island Blog, West Island News, Rhonda Massad, Dutch King's Birthday

Dorval’s Retired Master Warrant Officer Rick Cartmel celebrates Dutch King’s Birthday

by Rhonda Massad A member of the Black Watch, Dorval's Retired Master Warrant Officer Rick Cartmel joined hundreds of Montrealers at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on April 27...
Sesqui Award

Sesqui Award for Lifetime Contribution Awarded to Hudson’s Maxine Bredt

For the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Peter Schiefke, awarded the first of four Sesqui...
#flood2017, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, West Island News, Flood, State of Emergency, Montreal

When the chips were down our community stood united, it’s who we are

I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for your continued support in the recent flood crisis on the West Island as well as the Montreal...

Smells like a cup at the Trudeau Airport

by Rhonda Massad The "Montréal" of Trudeau Airport displays the colors of its team! Montreal-Trudeau is proud to support its hockey team: since Saturday, the "MONTREAL" on the front of the...
Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog,Justin Trudeau,West Island News, Canada 150

Canada celebrates 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

by Rhonda Massad Canada 150 Community Leader April 17, marks the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II in...
The Red Chairs, Canadian National Parks, Canada 150 Celebrations, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad, News, West Island News, free national parks pass

Visit Canada’s red chairs for the best views in the country

In 2014 the park rangers of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, had an idea. They placed 18 red chairs in different locations in the park. Hikers were able to...
tulips, international peace, friendship,Canada 150, Ottawa, Tulip Festival, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, News, West Island News

Millions of tulips to represent international peace and friendship during Canada 150

By Rhonda Massad If you have yet to visit Ottawa during the tulip festival, this is the year to do it.  With Canada 150 celebrations underway this festival promises to...
Synchro Team DDO

Dollard Synchro Elite teams makes it to Canadian Espoir Nationals this June

By Rhonda Massad The Canadian Synchronized Swimming Qualifiers saw Dollard Synchro's 13-15-year-old Elite team place 4th out of 31 teams last week securing their spot as one of the top...

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