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June 22, 2018 10:14 am
Updated: June 23, 2018 6:53 pm

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

The 2018 RoboCup in Montreal. June 18, 2018.

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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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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