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Friends, the holiday season is upon us. I know not everyone is as thrilled as I am - S/O to my 10+ Facebook friends already posting about how it's too early to talk about Christmas - but even the Scroogiest amongst us can't deny one cold, hard fact. The holidays are awesome for giving. And even though being charitable is wonderful pretty much any time of the year, there's a reason why it's called the Season of Giving. So, feel like getting involved in a charitable event, but have no idea where to start? Worry not. Montreal has tons of great opportunities for giving - but here are 8 Montreal Charity Events To Go To This Holiday Season.

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Traditional paella finds its origins in the coastal towns of Valencia and is largely considered today as Spain's national dish. Many regional variations of this popular rice dish exist, but the three best known are Valencian paella, seafood paella and mixed paella. While each incorporate different ingredients, all share the same foundation of toasting a layer of rice at the bottom of the paellera (pan), which is then left to develop and absorb all the delicious cooking flavours.

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Sometimes you just want to eat something fresh, flavourful, with a little bit of spice, and spanish food is here to hit the spot.

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For a city pretty far from the ocean, Montreal has good seafood. But never mind seafood! You'll forget your own name eating some of the tasty fried calamari that are served here in Montreal. The quality of the squid is less important than the quality of the preparation. That squid could've been an outright bastard, but it'll taste mighty good fried up w/ butter and lemon and french fries, here in Montreal or anywhere else. The following is an unranked list of Montreal's best calamari.

Click here for the Best Montreal Calamari >

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