West Island kids are knitting while learning at school

West Island kids are knitting while learning at school

by Rhonda Massad "People are happy when I knit for them, and they give me hugs. I like hugs," Sarah Benchimol, ten years old. Is knitting the new Yoga? On the...
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West Island Karate Championships encourage kids to reach for the stars

By Rhonda Massad The 16th annual West Island Karate Championships (WIKC) took place on Saturday, February 11, in Ile Perrot. The tournament is one of the longest-running tournaments for juniors...

Kirkland’s Julie Quenneville goes from volunteering to President of the McGill University Health Centre...

by Rhonda Massad Julie Quenneville grew up on the West Island where she began her philanthropic career at the age of 13 when she volunteered at the YMCA. The rest...

Youth Homelessness is a real in the West Island

In response to a recent news article published this month describing the situation of homeless people seeking refuge at an underpass by the Lachine Canal, AJOI wishes to reiterate...
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Saint-Lazare’s Milda Graham takes gold in Gymnastics at age 50

Meet Your Neighbour by Rhonda Massad Following a new trend in welcoming women into the gymnastics world at an age when they were once considered over the hill, Milda Graham, at...
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Beechwood Elementary School boy shaves head to raise funds for father

 By Rhonda Massad Tyler Goldsmith is a ten-year-old boy of action. When he decided to grow his hair this past spring with the idea of shaving his head to raise...
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Meet Your Neighbour – Tyler Bjorn

by Kelly Nickerson. Tyler Bjorn competed for Canada in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games in sailing and now runs the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club sailing program race team. He mentors...
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La Palette Art School in Beaconsfield celebrates 50 years

by Rhonda Massad La Palette Art School opened in 1967 by well-known artist Renate Heidersdorf. Renate is the daughter of Ernest Heidersdorf, a renowned German-born painter famous for his love...
Why are you wearing a hijab?

Why are you wearing a hijab?

After the devasting shooting in Quebec City, several Montreal Mosques held an open house welcoming their neighbours for some conversation, a tour, and some light refreshments.  The idea was...
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St Thomas High student to host first the Palmar Nintendo Switch Tournament to benefit...

By Rhonda Massad On Friday, September 14, Nemesis Lounge in Pointe Claire Village will be hosting the Palmar Nintendo Switch Tournament at 5:30 p.m. The tournament boasts a variety of...

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