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

Alex Archambault, LaCroix Boards Co-Founder.
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

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.”

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.
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.”

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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

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.”

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

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

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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

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.”

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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