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:
“There have been times when I did not even realize I was missing arms and legs.”
A quadruple amputee plans to make it to Newfoundland from Alberta in less than a month by hitchhiking.
Taking home gold
“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.
Leap of faith
“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.”
A Montreal lawyer is taking a leap of faith and leaving his job as a litigator to start a new business making electric skateboards.
No more straws
“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.
“It’s just the first time of many times it will happen again.”
Montreal Impact’s U17 team reached the U.S. Soccer Development League’s semi-finals for the first time.