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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: June 22

The 2018 RoboCup in Montreal. June 18, 2018.
The 2018 RoboCup in Montreal. June 18, 2018. Dan Spector / Global News

From Montreal students vying for robotics glory to a homegrown basketball star, here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week:

Much-needed help

Shriners Hospital gets helping hand
Shriners Hospital gets helping hand

“What I will remember the most about my experience is the people who work here.”

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The Quebec government has announced additional funding for Montreal’s Shriners Children’s hospital.

READ THE STORY: Shriners Hospital receives increase in public funding

Robo Champions

Robocup takes over Montreal
Robocup takes over Montreal

“I think they can be the world champions. I think they are the best.”

The robotics world has descended on Montreal for their international championship.

READ THE STORY: Montreal students compete for international robotics glory at RoboCup

Homegrown star

Pre-teen Montreal basketball player turning heads
Pre-teen Montreal basketball player turning heads

“Everybody thinks he plays with low nets, with very small people all year long, and that’s not the case.”

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A pre-teen from Anjou became an unsuspecting internet star over the weekend when a video of a game he’d played against fellow 12-year-olds in Spain went viral.

READ THE STORY: 12-year-old Montrealer, 6’10”, catches the eyes of NBA players

Farm fresh

Fruits and veggies from farm to table
Fruits and veggies from farm to table

“We help them with fast deliveries, for freshness.”

Hector Larivée started his business by selling fruit and vegetables from a store he opened at Marché Bonsecours in 1940.

READ THE STORY: Delivering crop from farm to table, a Quebec family affair since 1940

Walk of courage

Montreal Walk of Courage raises funds for prostate cancer research
Montreal Walk of Courage raises funds for prostate cancer research

“Most men are not going into the clinics and they are still not going in to be diagnosed.”

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Nearly 800 walkers and 170 cyclists joined forces at Mount Royal, raising funds for prostrate cancer research during the 2018 PROCURE Walk of Courage.

READ THE STORY: Father’s Day Walk of Courage raises awareness and money for prostate cancer research

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca