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Erin O’Loughlin Talks Exergaming, Postpartum Depression, and What Motivates Us to Move

By:  Olivia Kona Do people exercise because they’re happy? Or are people happy because they exercise? Erin O’Loughlin, researcher and PhD candidate in exercise and health psychology, poses this chicken...
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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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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...
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Devi Di Guida — Wife, Mother, Author and Indomitable Spirit

By: Olivia Kona Devi Di Guida felt an urgency to self-publish her first novel, The Cayman Hustle, for her husband Joe’s 60th birthday this fall. The project became a family effort as everyone rushed...
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Beaconsfield’s Sam Watts leaves the corporate world for Welcome Hall Mission

Meet your neighbour by Rhonda Massad "Every day I am inspired by the courage and bravery of our clients, many of whom are new to Montréal and look to get back...
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Westside Gathering changes Christmas gathering schedule to relieve stress

by Rhonda Massad With the busy Christmas rush on us, Lead Pastor at Westside Gathering in Dollard des Ormeaux, David Manafo has taken a modern approach to the timing of...
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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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A true community force, Jamie Mariani

Meet your neighbour by Rhonda Massad Jamie Mariani is 24 years and started her own baking business eight years ago. West Island Blog caught up with Jamie at one of several...

Meet Your Neighbour – Michel Wilson

by Kelly Nickerson. Michel Wilson, former commander of SPVM Station 3 (serving Pierrefonds, Roxboro, Ste. Genevieve and Île Bizard), is now actively engaged with Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (AJOI), a...
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Great Baie D’Urfé pumpkin weighs in at 110 pounds

by Rhonda Massad On what felt like the rainiest day of the year the winning pumpkin at the Baie D'Urfé annual pumpkin contest weighed in at 110 pounds. Second place...

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