2023 has just begun and there is so much to be grateful for and so much to look forward to in the months ahead. In this brand-new February-March edition, you will meet some amazing local individuals and discover new services right here in Laval. Let’s dive in!

Our Cover Story features the Laval staple that is Pâtisserie St-Martin. Learn how this family enterprise is building a legacy! Our story starts over 30 years ago as family patriarch Giuseppe Musumeci tells us all about the beginnings of his journey in the pastry world. We then fast forward to 2018, where Antonio’s grandchildren, Joey Jr. and Talissa join the family business to continue their father’s and granfather’s legacy. We bring you more local content with a feature on Orangetheory Fitness and their Laval establishment! Learn more about this science-based,technology-tracked gym, which provides a space of high-energy for all ages to work out with a coach who focuses on helping you achieve your fitness goals and health results.

For all parents out there who might struggle with getting their children motivated to execute their house chores, do not miss our Parents Corner feature that dives into the pros and cons of paying your children an allowance to execute their daily tasks. Spoiler alert, the experts are divided!

Have you heard about the Go-To-Market Strategy that is being employed by new businesses in order to retain their first clients? Our Career & Business feature on page 16 gives you all the details you will need, thanks to YES Employment + Entrepreneurship. On a great note for all who wish to partake in physiotherapy with an extraordinary team, discover Thomas Gagnon Physio in Laval, a private clinic that offers a pleasant and reassuring experience for all their patients. The space is designed to allow for a personalized service for each patient. Book your appointment today!

Following on the theme of exercise and self-care, check out our Seniors section article on page 20, where we highlight tips to stay sappy and healthy after 65. Lastly, be sure to head to page 24 to discover all the great and fun family activities that our City has to offer in the next few months! Laval's libraries and the Maison des arts will be offering many different programs aimed at Laval’s youth. Do not miss the theatrical concert Chansons pour le musée or the Atelier d'Alfred on the theme of botanical sculpture around the exhibition Les horizons marqueurs by Amélie Proulx.

From all of us here at Laval Families, we wish you a healthy and prosperous 2023!