Thirty youth discover the wonders of the Cirque du Soleil

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cirque du soleil portage

The Cirque du Soleil invited 30 youth from the Portage Centre at Lac Écho to attend their latest show Bazzar on July 20th this year in Montréal. As part of its community engagement, the Cirque du Soleil invites young people who receive services from community organizations working with at-risk youth to attend its new show… Read more »

Overdose Crisis in Canada

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Infography overdose crisis canada

Canada is currently experiencing an alarming opioid crisis, which is on the rise. It has been noticed that there has been a substantial increase of overdose-related deaths in many provinces over the past year. In Canada, this crisis has had devastating effects on family and friends.   Context and Key Figures As per a report… Read more »

Being Sober Makes Me Unique!

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To drink or not to drink, is a question that often trots about our heads considering the latter is less encouraged when being out. Society so glorifies alcohol that opting to not drink during a party could be perceived by others as having a problem. Nevertheless, having a good time while being sober has its… Read more »

Educating and Conveying Values Through Judo

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judo portage

The Portage Centre for adolescents in Saint-Malachie has been offering judo classes since 2014. Since then, more than 50 youth have discovered the martial art, which draws on physical abilities and moral values. “Judo’s moral code is universal” Diane Couture has introduced more than 1200 youth to judo since she started teaching the martial art… Read more »

The International Day of Friendship is Celebrated on July 30th.

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friendship day

The International Day of Friendship is a UNESCO initiative, which was revived by the United Nations General Assembly in 1997. Established on July 30th, it defines the culture of peace as a collection of values, attitudes and behaviours, which reflect and favor convenience and sharing.   The objectives of this day The United Nations would… Read more »

7 Steps to Better Wellness

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7 pilars of selfcare

The International Day of Self-Care or Wellness was established on July 24, 2011, to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles.   Self-care is a concept which is increasingly common in the media and on social media channels. Elevated to a bona fide lifestyle, self-care is based on 7 principles referred to as the “7 pillars”…. Read more »

Seven Tips for Cultivating Happiness

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Happiness can be defined as a sustained state of well-being, a sense of fulfilment and contentment that lasts over time. For many of us, feeling truly and completely happy is a daily challenge, one that can seem nearly out of reach in the darker moments of our life. But whatever hardships may come our way,… Read more »

The Liver, the One Affected by Your Drinking

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Effetcs alcohol liver

The liver is an amazing organ, it alone fulfills more than 300 essential vital functions. It is the vitamin reservoir at our body’s disposal. The liver is a bona fide filter, recuperating and eliminating numerous toxins. It’s even capable of regenerating itself. However, after abusive and recurring alcohol consumption for example, the liver may be… Read more »

Fun in the Sun for the 21st Edition of the Portage Golf and Cycling Tour

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Monday, the 21st of June 2018 , 124 golfers and 40 cyclists descended on the prestigious Club Laval-sur-le-Lac for the 21st edition of the Golf and Cycle Tour organized by Portage. This year, a total of $163,500 was raised to benefit the programs developed for the adolescents of Portage. A record amount for this event!  … Read more »