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Every summer, there seem to be bigger and better sports events going on in Quebec, and this year is no exception. There’s a mix of international events and those local to the community. Here we have a brief look at some of the most interesting events taking place in the region this summer.

Start your engines

In only a few days from now, the Formula One Grand Prix Canada takes place at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit in Montreal.

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The ‘technology of me’ was identified as one of the key trends to watch in 2015. The analysis offered by Shawn Dubravac, chief economist at the Consumer Electronics Association, when he opened this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas back in January is looking spot on as we head towards the summer. Personalised and personalising devices are at the heart of the digital boom that is sweeping across the nation, buoyed as it is by a positive economic outlook and the expectation of long-term prosperity and security.

It starts with smartphones

Image source:  clasesdeperiodismo

Image source:  clasesdeperiodismo

Already, as many as five million new smartphones are expected to find a new home in Canada this year, with the bulk of them upgrades from existing models. The interesting thing about this – and it is a pattern repeating worldwide – is that the new phones aren’t radically different from those that they are replacing. It’s not just technology for its own sake that is getting everyone excited, it seems that the very idea of the latest kit is itself becoming a sort of 21st century fashion phenomenon.

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Canadian tennis is most definitely booming. Back in the 20th century, the USA dominated the North American and world tennis scene but, in the 21st century, it is Canada which is gunning for domination. The ascendence of Canadian tennis begun with the emergence of Milos Raonic in 2011, however the country’s claim to the tennis crown was properly concreted by the rise of Montreal’s own Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2014 and, for those who like a gamble, has odds of 8/1 to win the whole thing this year.
 

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