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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: July 20

Alex Archambault, LaCroix Boards Co-Founder.

From sports teams making history to a man travelling across the country on the kindness of strangers, here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week:

Cross-country trek

Click to play video: 'Quadruple amputee hitchhiking across Canada hopes to inspire kindness'
Quadruple amputee hitchhiking across Canada hopes to inspire kindness

“There have been times when I did not even realize I was missing arms and legs.”

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A quadruple amputee plans to make it to Newfoundland from Alberta in less than a month by hitchhiking.

READ THE STORY: Canadian man born without arms and legs inspiring kindness in cross-country trek

Taking home gold

A Canadian women’s dragon boat team is racing in Hungary. Marie-Geneviève Houpert / Facebook

“We’ve done so much together. So many hours we’ve spent together, through wind, rain, hot, cold.”

An all-women’s Montreal dragon boat team is competing in the 11th Club Crew World Championship in Szeged, Hungary.

READ THE STORY: Montreal women’s dragon boat team takes gold in international competition

Leap of faith

Click to play video: 'Montreal lawyer finds dream job making electric skateboards'
Montreal lawyer finds dream job making electric skateboards

“I’m still taking a huge risk because this is not a success story by any means yet — there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

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A Montreal lawyer is taking a leap of faith and leaving his job as a litigator to start a new business making electric skateboards.

READ THE STORY: Montreal lawyer takes leap of faith by leaving work to build new e-board business

No more straws

Osheaga has drawn thousands of people to Montreal for the past decade. Susan Moss/Osheaga

“It’s not a choice, it’s a commitment.”

There won’t be any single-use plastic straws at Osheaga as part of a plan to be more eco-conscious.

READ THE STORY: Osheaga festival bans plastic straws and encourages reusable water bottles

Making history

Click to play video: 'Montreal Impact U17 reflect on a great season'
Montreal Impact U17 reflect on a great season

“It’s just the first time of many times it will happen again.”

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Montreal Impact’s U17 team reached the U.S. Soccer Development League’s semi-finals for the first time.

READ THE STORY: Impact U17 looks to future after U.S. Development Academy league semis

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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