Pumpkin contest Baie D'Urfé

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...
West Island Community Shares, Alex Roberts, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Youth, Giving Back

Beaconsfield youth raises funds for West Island Community Shares

by Rhonda Massad For the sixth year in a row, Beaconsfield's Alex Roberts with the help of his sister Delaney, have put on a poker tournament to raise funds for...
Mark Pogue, Beaconsfield Men's Slo Pitch, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Sue Pogue

Beaconsfield Men’s Slo-Pitch remembers Mark Pogue

by Rhonda Massad If you live in Beaconsfield, you know someone who knows someone who is a member of the Beaconsfield Slo-Pitch League. When a friend suggested I cover the...
BASILISK, Mike digenova, Beaconsfield, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog

Beaconsfield youth develops innovative study tool for university students

By Rhonda Massad "Basilisk is a free quiz-based study tool for university students" - Michael Di Genova Twenty two year old,  Beaconsfield resident, Michael Di Genova, saw a void in the...
Pamela Gooria, Olivia Kona, Antoine Tinawi, Pointe-Claire Village,Centre Holistic Ohm West, Yoga, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad

Pamela Gooria — Live, Breathe, Serve: What Matters Most

By: Olivia Kona Pamela Gooria lives and breathes yoga. Together with her husband Antoine Tinawi, they created a calm oasis in a suburban setting that epitomizes their entire life...
Jimmy James, Olivia Kona, Demetrios Bakolias, Blues Guitar Player, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad

Jimmy James, Montreal’s Internationally Acclaimed Blues Guitar Player, Shares Insights Into His Life

By: Olivia Kona Jimmy James’ fingers fly at such incredible speeds when he’s playing his guitar that they seem at odds with his calm and easygoing nature. An icon of...
Carolyn Hill, CaraMia, Pointe Claire Village, Olivia Kona, Entrepreneur, West Island Blog, Rhonda Massad

Carolyn Hill — No Mountain is Too High for This Entrepreneur

By: Olivia Kona Carolyn Hill is a rare breed. At 23 she started her own business with vision and acumen rare for someone her age. Fast forward seven years and...
Mike Shetler, Kirkland, Para-cycling, The Shelley Gautier Para-Sports Foundation, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog,Kirkland resident spends months in coma after bike accident

Kirkland resident spends weeks in coma after bike accident

by Rhonda Massad When Kirkland’s Mike Shetler woke up after three weeks of being in a coma, he did not remember much about the 2012 bike accident that cost him...
Zach Fenlon, Life with Soran, Rhonda Massad, WIAIH,West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped,

Beaconsfield’s Zach Fenlon blogs about Life With Soran, an eight year old boy with...

Twenty year old Beaconsfield resident Zach Fenlon is an unofficial big brother to Soran, an eight year boy with Down Syndrome.  The match was made in heaven last September...
Celena Scheede-Bergdahl, Beacon Hill Elementary School, Rhonda Massad, West Island Blog, Fort MacMurray

Beacon Hill (Beaconsfield) raises funds for Beacon Hill (Fort McMurray)

 by Celena Scheede-Bergdahl Karin Chown, a grade three teacher at Beacon Hill Elementary, found herself in a very lucky situation: her classroom library, due to many generous donations, had become...

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