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The Suburban December 29, 2010
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    AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE AGRÉÉE ERLINDA QUINTOS Chartered Real Estate Broker SINCE 1963 Our main objective is to find you the right home in the Laurentians! Tel: 450-226-8888 Cell: 514-246-8888 Happy New Year www.evquintos.com Email: equintos@total.net QUEBEC'S LARGEST ENGLISH WEEKLY NEWSPAPER HYUNDAI PRESTIGE WITH 0% UP TO 84 MONTHS!* TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. � Annual purchase fi nancing rate upon approval by Hyundai Financial Services on the 2011 Tucson L, manual transmission, from $21,874. Financing example and actual terms and conditions on advertised offers: $21,874 at an annual rate of 0% is equivalent to monthly payments of 364.57 for 60 months. Cash down required of $0. Cost of loan is $0 for a total obligation of $21,874.20. Fees of $115 (tire tax of $15 and air tax of $100), Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760 for 2011 Tucson are included. Registration, insurance, license fees, RDPRM and applicable taxes are excluded from Purchase financing offers. ** Leasing offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2011 Tucson L, manual transmission. Monthly payment is is $246 per month for a 60 month walk-away lease. Down Payment of $2,225 and first monthly payment required. Fees of $115 (tire tax of $15 and air tax of $100), Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760 for the 2011 Tucson is included. Registration, insurance, license fees, RDPRM and applicable taxes are excluded. $0 security deposit on all models. 20,000 km allowance per year applies. Additional charge of $0.10/km. Fuel consumption for the 2011 Tucson L, 5-speed (HWY 7.4L/100KM; CITY 10.1L/100KM is based on EnerGuide fuel consumption ratings. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. � Offers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. Pictures for illustration puposes only. Hyundai Prestige for complete details We invite Montrealers from across the City to Come & Dine at 4878 boul. des Sources † See page 23 for more details. TO MAKE GENTLE THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD, PAGE 14 Heroes of the Year NEW LOCATION OPENING MID-JANUARY DECEMBER 29, 2010 1ST PLACE WINNER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN SNA'S NORTH AMERICAN AWARDS. the Year The Suburban salutes the tireless work of Montreal's community activists in their efforts to help make a better life for those less fortunate. 6435 Saint-Jacques West Montreal, corner Cavendish www.hyundaiprestige.com (514)252-7777

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    2 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 HEROES of the year Sid Stevens 56 years of helping the community By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Sid Stevens, through the Sun Youth Organization he co-founded with executive director Earl De la Perralle, has made a huge difference in the Montreal community for 56 years. The work of Stevens and his team has included providing help to the less fortunate on a daily basis, giving out food baskets at holiday time, helping provide shelter after fires and other disasters and providing numerous programs for the city's youth. In more recent times, Sun Youth also provided assistance to Montrealers swindled by financier Earl Jones. At a Jewish Eldercare Benefit last year, Father John Walsh compared Stevens, Sun Youth's executive vicepresident, to Mother Teresa. " [She said] 'being unwanted, unloved and uncared for and forgotten by everybody, I think this is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty, than a person Publisher: Michael Sochaczevski Associate Publisher: Sari Medicoff VP Business Development & Marketing: David Solomon Sales Manager: David Broadman Production Manager: Karen L. Cross Classified Manager: Charmaine Worrell Credit Manager: Carol Balinsky 7575 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 105, St. Laurent, QC H4T 1V6 (514) 484-1107 (Fax) 484-9616 suburban@thesuburban.com www.thesuburban.com Some images and graphics Copyright 2009 Michael Publishing and its licensors. All rights reserved. who has nothing to eat,' Mother Teresa is your example, and you are her example," Father Walsh said at the time. "That's how you treat people - what she said, you live." At the same benefit, Mayor Gérald Tremblay said Stevens "continues to be a source of inspiration for future generations." Stevens, with his characteristic modesty, has always credited Sun Youth's employees and volunteers with its successes. Asked how he feels personally fulfilled by his work, Stevens says the greatest satisfaction a person can get "is helping someone else. "They say when you give, you receive," he told The Suburban. "I can tell you that I find that true happiness is always found in giving, and when you give, you get back tenfold. Also, it's nice to see the reaction of people when you help."n TAX INCREASE REMINDER As of January 1, 2011 the Quebec Sales Tax will increase to 8.5%. According to Revenue Quebec's website, the combined calculation for GST & QST will be 13.925% Editor-in-chief: Beryl Wajsman (editor@thesuburban.com) Associate Editor: Anthony Bonaparte (anthony@thesuburban.com) Sports Editor: Mark Lidbetter (sports@thesuburban.com) Editorial Staff: Joel Ceausu, Dan Delmar, Joel Goldenberg, Walter J. Lyng, P.A. Sévigny, Samantha St. Jules, Kevin Woodhouse Editorial Contributors: Maria I. Anelli, Sam Bick, Mike Cohen, Alex Di Pietro, Mitch Gallo, Ian Howarth, David Lisbona, Bernard Mendelman, Lisa K. Savage, Abby Schachter, Linda Zlatkin, Irene Chwalkowski, Ethan Gordon, Jenn Hardy, Geneviève Waller Photographers: Rob Amyot, Owain Harris, Andrew Soong, Rob Taussig CONTACT US via email: Letters: editor@thesuburban.com | Entertainment: entertainment@thesuburban.com | Features: anthony@thesuburban.com | Sports: sports@thesuburban.com | Community Events: calendar@thesuburban.com | Advertising material: production@thesuburban.com Publisher's liability for error: The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with any advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. Entire Contents Copyright Michael Publishing Co. Inc., Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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    HEROES of the year Father John Walsh Montreal's man for all seasons By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Next year, on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick's Day, Montreal's Irish will make their stand just as they always have for the past 280 years when their community's Grand Marshall leads the world's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parade down Ste. Catherine Street. "It's a marvelous choice," said former Grand Marshal Margaret Healy. As the first woman ever elected to lead the parade during its entire history, Healy believes no one deserves to wear that sash more than Montreal's Father John Walsh. "Of course, he can lead the parade," she said. "He's been a leader all his life." And as far as the people in his parish and people all over the island are concerned, Healy is right. During an exclusive interview over a cup of coffee in a west-island fastfood restaurant, Walsh told The Suburban how a leader's own vision is almost always the key to being a leader within his own community. "Jesus had a vision, "he said. "After climbing up Sinai, Moses had a vision... and look what happened" Apart from the fact that he only recently retired from his position as a working priest in the west end's St. Jean De Brébeuf Parish, he still lives near the church and he is still very much part of the community which used to define much of his life and his thinking. Citing the hundreds of people who came out for his final mass as the district's parish priest, he still believes people (except civic days & holidays) want to come together because "...we all have so much to learn from each other." As a leading figure in the island's religious community, Walsh is known to be a leading ecumenical force in this city as he continues to seek "...what unites us as opposed to what sets us apart." His interest in different religious communities began 40 years ago when he first took part in a student exchange program, which gave him the opportunity to visit Israel for the first time. Citing what he described as a minor miracle, it took Walsh only three weeks to learn basic Hebrew after which the man spent the rest of his professional life working to build working relations with different religions. "For sure we have different faith and different cultures," he said, "...but we all recognize the same God. It's up to us to make the effort to come together and recognize how we share a lot of common ground...especially how there's far more to unite us than there is to divide us." Apart from all his work within his ALL YOU CAN EAT! Includes: salad bar, shrimp and other seafood, roasts, brochettes, grilled food, dessert counter and much, much more. own congregation, much of his life has been defined by what he has done for others beyond his own community. His weekly broadcast between 6 to 7 p.m. on Montreal's CJAD is still considered to be among the most popular AM radio shows during the Sunday evening time slot. His celebrity golf tournament has raised almost half a million dollars for Nazareth House which helps provide a residence and assorted outreach services for homeless adults. While most people consider a chance to meet the Dalai Lama as a great honor, Walsh was invited to sit down for lunch with the Lama during a recent city visit. He also accompanied holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel during a speaking tour when he last visited Montreal. Concerned about his church and its survival over the next millennium, Walsh has a lot to say about the Catholic narrative and how that narrative continues to define the Catholic faith.While he continues to See FATHER WALSH, page 27 Groups and tour buses welcome! 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    BOUCHERVILLE ST-LAURENT * 24 hour security SOREL MONT ST-HILAIRE PRESTIGIOUS RESIDENCE FOR GOLDEN AGE CITIZENS GRANBY * Sauna and spa * Elevators To All Golden Agers: * Chapel and choir We wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. During this Holiday Season, please take the time to come and meet with us. It will be our pleasure to welcome you. 1 800 363-0663 www.residencessoleil.ca Since 2003 Since 2003 Regroupement Québécois des Résidences pour Aînés MINI GOLF, THEATRE AND BOWLING Les Résidences Soleil Manoir Sainte-Julie 1975 CH. DU FER-À-CHEVAL (CORNER DES HAUTS-BOIS BLVD) 450 922-9000 Feel at home! Warm atmosphere, activities, entertainment and security... These are our priorities to better answer your needs of today and tomorrow! Choose from 1½ up to 4½ at competitive prices. Come visit us everyday from 9 am to 5 pm. If you need transportation, call for an appointment and it will be our pleasure to pick you up. Our services for your health, security and entertainment! * Arts and crafts, game and billiard rooms * Animated activities * Auxiliary nurse or 24 hr employee * Surveillance cameras * Housekeeping * Indoor and outdoor parking * Resident's committee * Library * Internet salon * Hair salon * Dining room * Excellent all you can eat meals prepared by a certified chef * Electricity, heating and hot water included * Emergency and fire alarm in each apartment * Indoor swimming pool A family business SHORT STAYS OR CONVALESCENCE Starting at $50/day including 3 meals and accomodations. RESIDENCES SOLEIL INSURANCE If you are not fully satisfied during your first month stay, you can terminate your lease. LAVAL Eddy Savoie, founder Council President Family Business Savoie Group SHERBROOKE DU MUSÉE DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX ST-LÉONARD POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 * 5

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    6 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NAVEL ORANGES Size 88 Pr. of U.S.A. www.adonisproducts.com The variety and the deals you will savour in your meals SUPER SPECIALS VALID: DECEMBER 27 28 29 30 31 2010 JANUARY 1 2 2011 FRUITS & VEGETABLES EXTRA LARGE APRICOTS BALADI ZUCCHINI Pr. of Mexico MUSHROOMS 8 oz. cello pkg. CAULIFLOWER Size 12 1 LB. UNIVERSAL GROCERY 29 1 29 99 EA. ¢ EA. LB. AICHA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TILDA PURE BASMATI RICE 4.54 kg ROCCHETTA BRIO BLU CARBONATED SPRING WATER ROTISSERIE HOT SANDWICH PITA FALAFEL LB. 1 DELICATESSEN & CHEESE OUR FRIDGE FROZEN 49 1 49 LB. 69 ¢ 69 ¢ LB. 99 ¢ 99 ¢ EA. 1 29 1 29 EA. 89 ¢ EA. SAN DANIELLE MORTADELLA Regular, Light, Spicy or Pistachio SMOKED HAM $6.59 kg AGROPUR OR CHEVRITA GOAT CHEESE EVERFRESH JUICE 1.75 L CHAPMAN'S ICE CREAM 2 L CEDAR FROZEN KATAIFI PHYLLO PASTRY 10/ 2 99 $9.45 kg 4 29 4 29 LB. HUNGARIAN SALAMI MILD OR SPICY $13.86 kg 6 29 6 29 3 99 3 99 LB. NAYA NATURAL SPRING WATER 12x500 ml 2/ 3 00 ULKER WAFER BISCUITS 260 g 79 CEDAR GREEN ASPARAGUS 341 ml ¢ EA. 79 ¢ 1 29 1 29 EA. VIVA VEGETABLE CHIPS 160 g Assorted 2/ 4 00 4601, blvd. Des Sources Dollard-des-Ormeaux 514-685-5050 EXTRA LARGE PEACHES Pr. of Chile $2.84kg 1 29 1 29 2 99 2 99 LB. 99 ¢ 2001 Sauvé W. (corner l'Acadie) 514-382-8606 Pr. of Chile $3.28 kg BULGARIAN DOUBLE CREAM FETA OR SHEEP CHEESE $11.99 kg 5 44 5 44 170 g Assorted 3 99 3 99 2 EA. 79 2 79 EA. 2/ 5 00 1 79 1 79 EA. 1 L 3 99 3 99 EA. CEDAR CHICK PEA DIP 380 g 79 ¢ EA. CEDAR CALIFORNIA VINE LEAVES 1 L 79 ¢ 2 99 2 99 EA. 2 99 2 99 EA. $1.52 kg PHOENICIA YOGURT 1%, 2% OR 3.25% 750 g NATURE'S PATH CEREAL 300-400 g See variety in store 705, blvd. Curé-Labelle (between Samson & Notre-Dame) CHOMEDEY, LAVAL 450-978-2333 Pr. of Canada 12 49 12 49 EA. 2 99 2 99 EA. 2/ 4 00 Assorted 2/ 2/ 5 3 00 LA VACHE QUI RIT CHEESE 16 per pkg CEDAR FRESH DATES 550g OR DRIED PULLED FIGS 500 g CEDAR ROASTED, SALTED PISTACHIOS 454 g 5 49 5 49 EA. CHRISTIE BITS & BITES OR CRISPERS 200 g See variety in store 5 49 5 49 4 EA. 79 4 79 EA. 8 FRESH FISH IF WEATHER PERMITS BAKERY 59 8 59 LB. 6 78 6 78 SWISS GRUYÈRE CHEESE NOUVELLE FRANCE OR $18.93 kg RIVIÈRE ROUGE CHEESE $19.81 kg BASSA FILLETS 8/10 SHRIMP $8.79 kg BROCHETTES 31/40 CLAUDEL BRIE CHEESE $14.95 kg 2 LB. MILIA MINI CROISSANTS 400 g 99 2 99 8 LACTANTIA CREAM 10% COFFEE 1 L OR 35% COOKING, WHIPPING OR OLD FASHIONED CREAM 500 ml EA. 99 8 99 LB. LB. LB. Pr. of U.S.A. We reserve the right to limit quantities* or while quantities last. Pictures are for illustration pu rposes only. 3100 blvd. Thimens Place Vertu, St-Laurent 514-904-6789 See variety in store 2/ 4 00 BLUE TIDE IMITATION CRAB MEAT 2.5 LB 4 99 4 99 EA. GROUND LAMB $5.49 kg 1 69 1 69 2 49 2 49 CEDAR MINI ORIENTAL SESAME CRACKERS 454 g FRESH MEAT 2 49 2 49 EA. CEDAR WALNUTS 454 g SPINACH BUNCH 2/ 1 00 Pr. of U.S.A. 500 ml 4/ 1 00 3 99 3 99 EA. CLUB SUPREME RICE CRACKERS 100 g 89 ¢ 1 99 1 99 EA. MINI CARROTS 12 oz. pkg. Pr. of U.S.A. 79 ¢ 79 ¢ EA. 1 49 1 49 EA. 8 49 8 49 17 EA. 99 17 99 EA. RIB STEAKS $10.99 kg 4 99 4 99 LB. 2 89 2 89 LB. MOTT'S CLAMATO JUICE 1.89 L Assorted 2 99 2 99 EA. CEDAR HEARTS OF PALM 398 ml 1 59 1 59 EA. 4 99 4 EA. 99 EA. 454 g BLUE TIDE COOKED SHRIMP WITH TAILS 21/25 907 g PORK TENDERLOIN $6.37 kg STELLA ARTOIS OR BECK'S BEER 12x330 ml bottles 12 99 12 99 EA. FIASCONARO PANETTONE 750 g Assorted OPENING HOURS: Monday - Tuesday & Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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    HEROES of the year Sheila Kussner 'I like the fact we're making a difference' By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Sheila Kussner was inspired to found Hope and Cope, a support group for cancer patients and their families, after two shattering experiences - the amputation of her left leg above the knee at the age of 14 in 1946 due to cancer, and her husband's own experience with cancer. Since the creation of Hope and Cope in 1981 under the auspices of the Jewish General Hospital Auxiliary and later becoming an independent organization, the centre has attained a sterling reputation for its innovative approach in "caring for the whole person, not just the disease," according to her biography. Her invaluable contribution to the care of cancer patients, including single-handedly fundraising $25 million to establish an oncology department at McGill University, has won her numerous accolades as the honouree of a major fundraiser, the recipient of an honourary doctorate from the University of Montreal and, ultimately, being named an officer of the Orders of Quebec and Canada. Kussner told The Suburban she still loves what she does, and describes herself as a workaholic. "It's very rewarding and meaningful," she says. "I'm not a shopper, I don't enjoy cards and I'm not a golfer. I just enjoy the work and the fact we are making a difference." Kussner says her most fulfilling moments are when she speaks to patients who feel their doctor cannot empathize with their situation. "That person will need somebody who has gone through this quite well, and the attitude becomes 'if she can do it, why can't I?' That's very important to me." There are also other situations in which local doctors tell a patient there is nothing more they can do. Part of Kussner's work is to encourage those in such situations to seek alternatives. "We have some excellent doctors here, but sometimes there is experimental therapy that may work," she says. "And if you're able to put that person in touch with that doctor, be it in the States or Canada, and it worked and the patient does well, that's very gratifying." Especially fulfilling is when Kussner and Hope and Cope are able to help a patient without the necessary financial means get the necessary, and usually costly treatment, in the U.S. or elsewhere. "We have a Compassionate Fund at Hope and Cope for situations like that, or for those who have children who need to be in day care and they don't have the money. We're able to give them a bit of a respite." Also gratifying to Kussner is knowing that patients who are dying are sufficiently at ease to confide their deepest thoughts to her. "You listen to them, and hear them speaking, and you do listen," she explained. "They want to get things off their chest that they can't tell their families, and you're there to listen. How many times have we had Holocaust survivors who were patients who did not want their families to know much about their experiences - it's very emotional for them - and they tell us." Another fulfilling moment has been when a dying young mother who yearns to see her son bar-mitzvahed is able to make it to the ceremony with the help of treatment. "Hope and Cope is able to dress her, have make up put on her, have a photographer, you name it, and she gets there, and then she dies five days later. But she got to that bar or bat-mitzvah, that was her whole life, she only had the one child. In situations like that, you feel very good when you're able to do things that a doctor - not that they don't want to do it, they don't have the time. That's who we are - we step in for all kinds of cases. 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    8 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 Quest for the best winner... HEROES of the year St. Patrick Square 3 1 ⁄ 2 Discover our unique apartments, award winning gardens, mini putting green, indoor pool, saunas, gym, billiard rooms and library. Community environment for active & autonomous individuals 55+. 514-481-9609 6767 Cote St-Luc Road Happy New Year! to all our friends & customers 5814 Sherbrooke W. (corner Melrose, in front of Jean Coutu) MEAL DEAL A COMPLETE QUARTER CHICKEN MEAL... NOW THAT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY DEAL! $ 7 95 Chalet Bar-B-Q 5456 Sherbrooke W., NDG 514-489-7235 By Kevin Woodhouse The Suburban Quest for the best winner... Quest for the best winner PARTY ORDERS WELCOMED Since 1944 Montreal's Favourite Rotisserie Happy New Year! West Island Community Shares set an impressive goal for itself last year when it announced that it would raise $ 1,000,000 for the 33 nonprofit organizations it supports throughout the West Island. Leading for the charge for the last seven years, as Executive Director is Caroline Tison, who works with a staff of three and reports to an 18-member board of directors. "I oversee the overall operation of Community Shares and our business is raising crucial funds as well making ourselves known and visible to the community." Throughout the year, Tison and her team, along with the help of over 300 volunteers in their database, prepare and produce various key fundraisers as well as visiting the various grass roots community groups "so that we can fully understand their needs. One of our mandates is for people living on the West Island to have access to services close to home." Tison's work week is never under 60 hours and during February and March when the year long drive is coming to an end, Tison and her team can be seen pulling in 80 hours to make sure everything gets done. "My passion is people," Tison told The Suburban why she still Meal includes tomato juice or coleslaw, 1/4 chicken leg, french fries, sauce, bun and choice of soft drink. Valid with this coupon on dining room orders only. Offer expires January 18, 2011 (maximum 2 persons per coupon). except Holidays & Festivals Please present this coupon before ordering *BREAST DINNER $ 95 8. + taxes 17C9 Quest for the best winner... Quest for the best winner Caroline Tison loves to make a difference in the community WICS' Executive Director has "passion for people" 514-481-3323 plus taxes S Quest for the best winner... Caroline Tison, Executive Director for West Island Community Shares, cites her passion for people and her wonderful colleagues for making her job so important to her. loves her job despite the long hours. "These groups that we support can really change the lives of people and the needs are increasing." Tison noted that there was a 30 percent demand in food banks this year and that "food security is a big issue for people. The last two years have been tough for people but West Islanders are still so generous as we've increased our numbers although we've had to work twice as hard. "Our vision is to one day support all 55 of the non-profit groups in the West Island MONTREAL: If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. So Why Didn't Your Home Sell? Last year, a large percentage of homes listed never sold at all. Many sellers found that there was a tremendous amount a homeowner needed to be educated on to sell their home for top dollar because once we partner with a community group, we have confidence that they will allocate their funds that get the greatest impact." Due to Community Shares' efforts, parents with autistic children can get help within a week through the Pat Roberts centre as opposed to be stuck on a waiting list. "The groups that we support all compliment our health care centre," Tison said. WICS' next big event will be the Red & White Benefit Evening taking place at Restaurant 40 West.n ADVERTISING FEATURE How to Sell a House that Didn't Sell in the shortest time period. Don't risk making the wrong choices again and losing both time and money on your investment. Before you hire a realtor, know the right questions to ask to save you time and money. Industry experts have prepared a free special report called "How to Sell a House that Didn't Sell" which educates you on the issues involved. To get your FREE copy today visit www.yourhomedidnotsell.ca or call 1-800-899-4707, code 1012. This report is courtesy of Re-Max/Alliance N.F. Not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale.

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    HEROES of the year Generations Foundation's Adrian & Natalie Bercovici By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban The kudos were not in short supply for Adrian and Natalie Bercovici last spring, when their Generations Foundation held its annual fundraising gala to help in its mission to provide food and other essentials to Montreal's less fortunate children and others in the community. "The commitment of Adrian Bercovici and his wife Natalie, their commitment, their drive, their determination is immeasurable," said Côte des Neiges-NDG mayor Michael Applebaum, summing up the feelings of the dignitaries who attended the event, among them then-Quebec Justice Minister Kathleen Weil. Generations Foundation was founded in 1999 and, as of this past spring, the organization went from feeding 175 children to more than 6,500. Bercovici told The Suburban that while there continues to be much to be done - such as helping students in even more schools - he is gratified at the results of the work and to those who offer to help out. "The most gratifying thing is, we're finding ways, in terms of logistics, to be able to deliver to these additional schools and students, and to be able to reach out to people and raise the money required to ensure we get the food for everybody," he explained. "It is also gratifying that the police department and individuals like social workers have really put out to help us out in so many ways. It is unusual - one of them calls me on a regular basis, saying 'what can I do to help you out?' They're reaching out, through us, into the community to try and help out. "The people who are able to are trying to help out financially, and there are many who may not have the means to donate, so instead they are donating time. That's also very important to us." Bercovici said he is also gratified to have been able to help individuals with beds left over from the Vancouver Olympics, through donations from Dormez-Vous. One of those helped was a 76-year-old Côte des Neiges woman who was sleeping on a lawn chair. "It's criminal such a thing should even exist, and I'm grateful that we were able to reach out." Bercovici and Generations also helped a family whose two children, aged six and seven, were still sleeping in cribs. Also helped were families in St. Henri who were sleeping on mattresses. Other organizations donated new computers, and they were awarded to outstanding students. "How can I do this without people coming to us?" Bercovici said. "Generations has the brand, where people reach out and know we will find the right people to give [help] to." And the people who do approach Bercovici are filled with praise for him. Volunteer Debbie Fox, who is at St. Gabriel's School in Point St. Charles, is gratified to help Generations, as well as other organizations such as the YMCA. "It's a terrific thing [Bercovici does] in providing hot lunches to kids," she said. "He does many schools, he gives Christmas gifts. His organization is just fantastic." Darlene Job, who works at Batshaw Family Services, is also gratified to Bercovici. "I don't know about me helping him, it's he who helps us," Job said. "Adrian Bercovici is like a grandfather, he's always very generous with his time and he helps us for genuine reasons - there's no alterior motive - to see kids be happy. I really appreciate that about him."n WE KEEP KOSHER Kosher meat and deli specials are available at our 5201 Queen Mary Rd. store only. 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    Pina Arcamone There is rage and there is joy By Joel Ceausu The Suburban often start days on the lowest lows," says Pina Arcamone. "We "And can finish on a great NEW LOCATION! high." That takes a toll, says the Director- General of the Missing Children's Network. "We don't build a wall inside but we toughen up. You can't turn this off at night. You just can't." Partnering with law enforcement and 1625 Le Corbusier BLVD., Galeries Laval * 450.978.1313 MONTREAL * 5250 Paré St. (east of Décarie) * 514.733.7118 CENTRE GREENFIELD PARK * 3566 Taschereau Blvd. * 450.672.6884 PLACE VERSAILLES * 7275 Sherbrooke St. E. * 514.493.6666 NEXT TO LES PROMENADES ST-BRUNO * 1311 St-Bruno Blvd. * 450-653-1303 decor *Fabricville 10 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 HEROES of the year DOWNTOWN * 354 Ste-Catherine St. W. * 514-866-1821 D.D.O. * 2050 St-Regis Blvd. * 514-683-4550 LASALLE * 8469 Newman Blvd. * 514-365-8045 FREE SHOP-AT-HOME SERVICE 514.388.6600 DUE TO STORE SIZE SOME ITEMS MANY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. media across the continent, and clasping the trembling hands of hysterical parents as they make weeping pleas for help, Arcamone and her team battle the merciless clock to save children, and "it's definitely not easy." Arcamone joined the Network 16 years ago, d o i n g fundraising and promotingprevent i o n p r o - grams for the then-nine-year-old outfit and has since helped resolve hundreds of cases, both tearful reunions and horrific conclusions. Speaking with remarkable passion, Arcamone, a Montreal North resident, is driven by "a profound belief that this world has beauty. Otherwise why bring children into it?" But there are others out there too. "There is rage" she says, citing the recent case of Woodstock Ontario's eight-year-old Victoria Stafford, lured to her death by 18year-old Terri-Lyne McClintic. "She led her to the wolves," says a furious Arcamone. "So much ugliness, but we still have to believe, because the world changes completely once a child goes missing. That's where we come in, offering resources and shoulders to cry on. This is a safe place." "We get to know the child beyond the photo in the flyer - their hopes, their favourite games, colours. It's a privilege bringing us closer to families." She and her staff recognize the need to take moments for themselves so necessary for their work, and Arcamone, 50, recalls an early crisis of confidence when 10-year-old Joleil Campeau went missing in Laval in 1995. "We worked around the clock, print- ing posters, organizing searches and feeding volunteers. Day and night we were obsessed, working at a rapid pace, certain we'd find her. Then her body was found. I was crushed and thought I couldn't go on with this work." But bracing herself with passion and compassion, she stayed, speaking for the voiceless amid the devastation of families. It's through prevention that she finds her greatest voice: "We must teach our children to be street smart and aware. Give them lessons in safety. All the police, fences and GPS gadgets in the world don't compare to smart children who know how to act in a situation." But when she's drained and burnt after days of holding back her own tears? "We get strength from parents, families." It's easy to be inspired by people hanging on threads of hope she says. "You watch them manage every day, so who am I to bellyache?" Arcamone just focuses on what she knows and does best: speaking for kids, fundraising for programs, and fortifying the Network across all facets of society. "I know how well it works. That gives me hope. And they teach us that hope has no expiry date."n

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