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Conquering the Road to Quebec with the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

by Adelaide Z  |  July 18, 2013 Conquering the Road to Quebec with the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

The weekend of July 6th, Vigi 4 Cure took to the Quebec countryside to make its way from Repentigny to Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, a small town just outside of Quebec City, all in the span of two days. The weather on their side, the 15 riders from our Vigilant Global team beat the sunny... read more

FIRST Robotics: Round 2 and Season's End

by Adelaide Z  |  April 8, 2013 FIRST Robotics: Round 2 and Season's End

After 6 simultaneously stressful and fantastic weeks of robot building, the students at LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School, their Vigilant Global mentors and their pet robot Sonic Howl made off for their first competition in Oshawa (Ontario) for the weekend of March 9th. Despite several... read more

FIRST Robotics: week 2 on the way to greatness

by Adelaide Z  |  January 15, 2013

Yesterday marked the beginning of the second week of the FIRST Robotics build period, set in motion by the launch event that occurred on Saturday January 5th. That morning,  NASA announced the nature of this year's FIRST challenge to the thousands of kids waiting on tip toes for the competition... read more

RBC Challenge for Centraide

by Adelaide Z  |  November 21, 2012 RBC Challenge for Centraide

Today was the annual RBC Challenge at Place Ville-Marie, an event whose greater purpose is to raise funds for the Centraide (a local charity focused on helping the less fortunate of the Greater Montreal region) and whose lesser purpose is to get people excited about breaking personal... read more

The first step on the road to FIRST Robotics

by Adelaide Z  |  October 22, 2012 The first step on the road to FIRST Robotics

Last Friday was the first meeting between Vigilant and the students of LCCHS (LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School), who will be participating in the FIRST competition of this year, 2012-2013. ''FIRST is an inter-scholastic competition whose objective is to Favour Inspiration... read more

Google collects treasures

by Adelaide Z  |  June 21, 2012

Sometimes one wonders if there is anything Google cannot or will not do. The multi-million dollar giant has proven that its interests are not solely financial in its most recent endeavor: that of launching a website meant to become the most extensive catalogue of languages currently at risk of... read more

The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter

by Adelaide Z  |  November 17, 2010 The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter

Have you ever noticed how great you feel after a really good stomp your foot, straight from the belly laugh? Check out this article I came across: "Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds... read more

There's an app for what?

by Adelaide Z  |  October 13, 2010 There's an app for what?

Tonight, the streets of downtown Montreal will be deserted between 7 and 10 PM because Montrealers will either be at the Bell Centre, at a local sports bar, or at home with friends to watch the Habs’ home opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. We live, eat and breathe hockey here. At the end of... read more


by Adelaide Z  |  October 12, 2010

In sharp contrast to the 'Epic Chinese Traffic Jam" I blogged about a few months ago, there seems to be another traffic jam on a super highway above our heads. A constant, perpetual one kilometer radius of billions of bugs flying above us... read more