As we approach the season of change and warmer weather ahead, our communities are hopeful that we can return to a semblance of “normality” in our everyday lives. In this issue of Laval Families Magazine, we are bringing you a variety of local stories and events to discover. If you are considering buying or selling a property, be sure to check out our Cover Story on page 8 featuring Groupe Baronello – a team working tirelessly to provide you with the service you want and the results you need!

As far as long-standing traditions go, Urgel Bourgie has been a piece of our local history for more than 120 years! Learn about the history of the company, present day expansions and its future plans in our feature story starting on page 35.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a business owner, you won’t want to miss YES Employment + Entrepreneurship’s piece on page 10, providing tips on beating overwhelm and transforming your ideas into actionable steps. If, however, you are currently looking for employment, be sure to check out Groupe Priorité Travail’s Job Search Club. Details can be found on page 26.

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month in Canada. Clinique Auditive Bougie highlights the importance of getting your hearing checked regularly and has provided a handy and informative quiz to take on page 20.

Public safety is always at the forefront of Jean Rousselle’s work as MNA for Vimont and Auteuil currently the Official Opposition Critic for Public Security for the Government of Quebec. On page 16, learn more about what projects he has been working on to improve public safety, awareness on issues surrounding gang violence as well as ongoing projects to preserve green spaces.

If you’re looking to contribute to a local cause, be sure to check out our feature on Friends4Cause starting on page 28 and learn about how you can get involved in their various fundraising activities throughout the year.

Finally, if you are considering summer camps for your children this season, we have an informative article starting on page 18 that highlights the long-standing history of this camp and how it has evolved over the years. And while you’re at it, check out our content just for parents on page 12, tackling the issue of sibling rivalry!

Wishing you and your family a smooth transition into spring and summer!