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The theatre played a major role in the growth of the Lebanese community in Montréal.

False. It was the church that was the centre of Lebanese life. The church not only provided the community's anchors of faith and religion, it reached out and had a presence in all aspect of the community's life. It kept the Lebanese people together as a close knit family. The church was the place where community committees were set up and met to plan for the future. Language schools operated of the churches, making sure that the subsequent generations of Lebanese Canadians maintained this most essential element of the heritage. Social and cultural activities were also put on by the church. The Lebanese tradition of storytelling, in particular, was a popular activity, and often organized into theatrical performances for community fundraisers.

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