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CITY EDITION

Westmount Family Day 'a walk in the park'

By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban You might not need a family to enjoy yourself during Westmount's annual family party, but last Saturday, hundreds of children took over the city park and all of them seemed to be having a great time. While parents stood by watching and having a chat with their neighbours, their children began to climb up and into the various floats only to come tumbling out the other side after which they wanted to do it again, and again, and again! Others began to line up early for various food tickets as the

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food stands began to do serious business selling hot dogs and hamburgers to the starving masses. Some children were getting their face painted while others were waiting for the city's military reservists to hook them up in a harness only to propel

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NEWS & ANALYSIS

NDG residents rally to save centre

Shortly after local residents found out the borough was planning to close down NDG's venerable Centre Communautaire, it took only a few days to rally the support they needed. ? Page 3

LIFESTYLES

So, what's your hobby?

In the years since Steve Lake graduated from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) back in 1970, he's established a career that few of his former classmates would ever have imagined, and gone places none could ever duplicate. ? Page 19

SPORTS

MRO shades over Lakeshore

While a 3-0 scoreline in soccer can suggest a dominant performance by the winning team, that wasn't the case concluding Friday night's evenly-contested match between the MRO and Lakeshore U9 girls' inter city squads at Shannon Park in Beaconsfield. ? Page 47 See FAMILY DAY, page 8

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The Suburban wins eight QCNA Awards

In a year when many city daily newspapers are looking for ways to survive, this weekly community paper has found a way to thrive. Last week the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) recognized The Suburban with eight editorial awards for 2009. Along with the eight Suburban Newspapers of America (SNA) awards - including first place for community service - and the three awards from the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA), The Suburban's ongoing commitment to community journalism has been rewarded 19 times for 2009. In an era when many readers and writers alike are yelling "Where's the outrage?" our Editor Beryl Wajsman dares to yell louder than anyone else and does so in his editorial entitled "The Arrogance of Authority" for which Beryl won Best Local Editorial from both CCNA and QCNA. Our readers have made it clear they want and appreciate The Suburban's style of advocacy journalism. Anthony Bonaparte has been The Suburban's Editorial cartoonist for a dozen years and has consistently won awards for See AWARDS, page 2

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