I can hardly believe the year is already coming to an end and 2020 is knocking on our doors. We’ve had a fantastic year and are looking forward to enjoying the holiday season and continuing to share exciting news with you all next year.

In this issue, we introduce you to the SWLSB Chairperson, Paolo Galati. In this in depth piece, you’ll get to know this family man and find out more about what he and the entire SWLSB have to offer to our families right here in Laval.

Community is everything in Laval, from students to seniors. If you flip to page 26, you’ll uncover some amazing activities and opportunities, specifically for our senior citizens. Laval goes to great lengths to help the aging population and there are so many incredible opportunities you may not even know about.

However, the city is always working hard to ensure all its citizens are satisfied with services – including the bus service. In this issue, you’ll get a glimpse into who the STL and their employees are and how they work diligently to make sure the bus service in Laval is always flowing smoothly.

If you’re looking for a fun activity for the whole family this winter, the Orchestre Symphonique de Laval should be on your agenda. Flip to page 40 to get the details on the orchestra’s performances of Beethoven’s most famous symphonies. These masterpieces are not to be missed!

We’re very proud to announce that our Young Authors Contest is back for another year. Our first winners are published in this issue and we hope you’ll enjoy reading their stories. We also look forward to reading more submissions as we work to help give young writers a chance to develop their skills and see their work in print for the very first time. For contest entry details, turn to page 33.

We’re also very excited to announce our Car Guide in this issue. We share the newest models on the market from brands like Volkswagen, Jaguar, and Subaru. Find out what the new models for 2020 have in store for you and what these amazing dealers have to offer.

Thank you all, once again, for the love and support throughout the year. I can only hope your year was as fantastic as ours was. I, along with the entire Laval Families staff, wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season. May the New Year bring you all love, joy and good health!