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Friday, May 17, 2019

Alexandre Sheldon, director, HAK_MTL

Documentarian Alexandre Sheldon explores the issues related to surveillance in the age of extreme connectivity. He says whatever hope is left will come from the hacker movement.

Are we being watched?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hak_mtl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HAKMTL

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/montreals-role-in-the-global-fight-for-privacy/

Francois Hamelin, former Olympic speed skater

François Hamelin have seen the impact arthritis can have on the life of members of his family affected by the disease. That’s why he is the spokesperson for the 10th annual Walk for Arthritis, a fundraising event aimed at changing the future for the 1 in 5 Canadians living with arthritis.

Walk for Arthritis

Twitter: https://twitter.com/arthritissoc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArthritisSociety

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arthritissociety/

Website: www.walkforarthritis.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/olympic-champion-francois-hamelin-invites-you-to-walk-for-arthritis/

Idil Issa, vice-president, Fondation Parole de femmes

Idil Issa, one of the few people testifying at the Bill 21 hearings who wears a religious symbol, tells us about the experience and why being heard is so important.

Bill 21: what it means for future of Quebec

Twitter: @idilosophy  & https://twitter.com/parolesfemmesqc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fondationparolesdefemmes/

Website:  http://www.fondationparolesdefemmes.org/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/bill-21-hearings-the-importance-of-a-voice/

Luisa Miniaci, PKD Foundation of Canada

Teresa Romano, OMNI host

Various communities of the Greater Montreal Area are all coming together for “Music Heals” to support the 66,000 Canadians living polycystic kidney disease. Luisa Miniaci-Di Leo and Teresa Romano share all the details.

Music Heals fundraiser

Facebook: www.facebook.com/endPKDMontreal/

Website: www.endpkd.ca/montreal

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/music-heals-finding-a-cure-for-polycystic-kidney-disease/

Susan Morales, makeup artist

Struggling to achieve the best brow look for your face? Makeup artist Susan Morales shares her tips for choosing the best eyebrow style to define and highlight your features.

Find the best eyebrow shape for your face

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanmoralesmakeup

Website: http://www.susanmoralesmakeup.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/find-the-best-eyebrow-shape-for-your-face/

Claude Laframboise, style expert

Style expert Claude Laframboise drops by Joe Fresh to give us the latest in summer fashions for the whole family. To help you look your freshest this summer, enjoy 25% off until Sunday May 19th at joefresh.com using promo code JFSUMMER25.

Joe Fresh: Summer fashion

Twitter: www.twitter.com/JoeFresh

Facebook: www.facebook.com/joefresh  

Instagram: www.instagram.com/joefresh

Website: www.joefresh.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-latest-in-summer-fashions-for-the-whole-family/

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Talya Pardo, Jewish Public Library

MTL YA Fest is where authors gather for a full day of panel discussions, Q&As, games, and book signing – offering readers the opportunity to engage directly with their favourite authors.

Montreal’s Young Author’s Festival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtlyafest

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MTLYAFest/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ya_jpl/

Website: http://www.mtlyafest.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mtl-ya-promoting-literacy-at-young-adult-book-festival/

Daniel Ferguson, director

Henry, Canadian rescue dog

Some of the world’s most incredible dogs are featured in director Daniel Ferguson’s “SuperPower Dogs,” including avalanche rescue expert Henry, a five-year-old border collie.

New 3D movie at Science Centre: “SuperPower Dogs”

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuperpowerDogs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuperpowerDogs/ 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/superpowerdogs

Website: www.superpowerdogs.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/meet-the-worlds-most-amazing-dogs/

I-yatah Holness, owner, Kidtabulous

Some couples have a strict “no kids rule” for their weddings while others allow the little ones to be a part of their day. How do you keep kids entertained during a wedding? Keisha Holness, owner of Kidtabulous, shares her helpful tips.

Mom Talk: Kids at weddings

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidtabulous

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trulykidtabulous/

Website: https://www.kidtabulous.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/keeping-kids-busy-at-weddings/

Teri Hart, Citytv Ent City reporter

Brennen Demelo, L’Oreal Paris Hair Expert

Céline Dion is having a transformative year and she’s really establishing herself as a style queen. She was recently named L’Oréal Paris’ newest ambassador. We chat with entertainment guru Teri Hart and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Brennen Demelo in this edition of our L’Oréal Paris Trendspotting series.

2019 Trend Spotting with L’Oreal Paris

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lorealparis

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lorealpariscanada

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lorealhair

Website: www.lorealparis.ca/en/products/hair-colour & www.lorealparis.ca/en/products/hair-care

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-loreal-paris-excellence-hair-colour-spokesperson-celine-dion/

Antonios Bougiouris, committee member

Marie-Christine Beaulieu, co-president, Les Jeunes Gouverneurs des Grands Ballets

Les Jeunes Gouverneurs des Grands Ballets will be hosting their annual fundraising gala event, where 400 young professionals come together for a great cause, and indulge in a performance of the upcoming show Parlami D’Amore.

Les Jeunes Gouverneurs des Grands Ballets

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/lesgrandsballets/soir%C3%A9e-des-jeunes-gouverneurs/590574051418025/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeunesgouverneurs/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/les-jeunes-gouverneurs-des-grands-ballets/?viewAsMember=true

Website: https://grandsballets.com/en/support-us/jeunes-gouverneurs/

To buy tickets: https://grandsballets.com/en/support-us/soiree-jeunes-gouverneurs/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/les-jeunes-gouverneurs-des-grands-ballets/

Donnelly Baxter, GM guest expert

As summer arrives, people will be on the road more frequently. Breakfast Television and OnStar want to make sure you stay safe out there. GM guest expert Donnelly Baxter shares some of his top safety tips.

Keeping safe with OnStar

Website: www.onstar.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/staying-safe-with-onstar/

Wenesday, May 15, 2019

Mike Yawney, CityTV Tech Expert

The world of tech is ever changing, but that’s where our tech expert Mike Yawney comes in to keep us up to date on what’s happening on the forefront of tech. Mike joins us this morning to look at the latest in tech trends and headlines that will have us talking…

Changing world of tech

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-week-of-may-13/

Rita Pomade, author

From the Far East through to Africa & Europe, author Rita Pomade spent six years aboard a yacht to discover the world’s most extraordinary landscapes. She chronicled her journey in her new book: “Seeker: A Sea Odyssey.”

New memoir: “Seeker: A Sea Odyssey”

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RitaRitapomade

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rpomade

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rita_pomade_seeker

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/pirates-monsoons-and-heartache-a-sea-voyage-in-search-of-paradise/

Kathleen Trotter, fitness expert

Rather than looking for the perfect diet, curate the ideal diet plan to your needs and goals.  Fitness instructor Kathleen Trotter offers ways to create a summer eating plan tailored to your needs, lifestyle and diet history.

Your tailored summer eating plan

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KTrotterFitness

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathleenTrotter

Instagram: www.instagram.com/KathleenTrotterFitness

Website: www.KathleenTrotter.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/summer-eating-plan-tailored-to-your-goals/

Olivier Grant, manager education

Aline Maya Simoes, exhibition caretaker

A new Science Centre exhibit, “Spiders: From Fear to Fascination,” wants to teach Montrealers about the wonders of spiders. They’re not as frightening as we think!

New expo at Science Centre: “Spiders: From Fear to Fascination”

Twitter: www.twitter.com/centresciences 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/centredessciences

Instagram: www.instagram.com/centredesciences

Website: www.centredessciencesdemontreal.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/are-you-afraid-of-tarantulas/

Achaia Saget, owner, Achaia Select

What hairstyles are trending this season for proms and weddings? And what about makeup? Catherine heads down to Achaia Select to find out.

Hair styles & trends

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/achaiaselect/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/achaia_select/?hl=en

Website:  https://www.achaiaselect.com/en/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/hair-styles-trends/

Angela Mancini, chair, EMSB

The provincial government’s threat to transfer three English schools to the French system has upset parents. EMSB chair Angela Mancini says she is searching for alternatives.

Transfer of three EMSB schools

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mancini_angela?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angela.mancini.emsb/

Website: http://www.emsb.qc.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/parents-angered-by-threat-to-three-emsb-schools/

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Luciano D’Iorio, managing director, Cushman & Wakefield (Quebec)

How are current infrastructure projects affecting the commercial real estate sector? Luciano D’Iorio explores several projects, including the Turcot Interchange, Champlain Bridge and REM.

Impact of infrastructure work on real estate

Twitter: @cushwakeMTL

Website: www.cushmanwakefield.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/impact-of-infrastructure-work-on-commercial-real-estate/

Steven Slimovitch, national legal counsel, B’nai B’rith Canada

Antisemitism and hate crimes are on the rise in Canada. Attorney Steven Slimovitch outlines a comprehensive B’nai Brith proposal to combat these trends.

How to tackle antisemitism

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bnaibrithcanada

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bnaibrithcanada/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bnaibrithcanada/

Website: www.bnaibrith.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-tackle-antisemitism/

Shoana Jensen, lifestyle expert

There are many factors to consider when choosing the lawnmower that’s right for you this summer. Lifestyle expert Shoana Jensen helps break down the decision.

How to choose the right lawnmower

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ryobicanada

Website: www.ryobitools.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-choose-the-right-lawnmower/

Matt Lang, country music star

Quebec musician Matt Lang is one of eight semi-finalists in the Top of the Country competition. It’s a nationwide search for Canada’s next big country music star.

Interview / Performance

Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthslang

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicmattlang/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_lang_music/

Website: http://mattlangmusic.com/#home

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-search-for-canadas-next-big-country-star/

https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/matt-lang-my-final-pour/

Alouettes players perform acrobatics under the Big Top

Cirque du Soleil invited players from the Montreal Alouettes under its Big Top to try a circus discipline with Alegria show artists.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtlalouettes/posts/like-us-the-cirque-du-soleil-is-traveling-back-in-time-to-launch-a-revisited-ver/10155984021161379/

Website: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/alegria & https://en.montrealalouettes.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/alegria-and-alouettes-come-together-under-the-cirque-du-soleil-big-top/

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tony Loffreda, vice-chairman, RBC Wealth Management

Tony Loffreda, Vice-Chairman of RBC Wealth Management, discusses current foreign trade tensions and their effect on economic growth.

Foreign trade tensions

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TonyLoffreda 

Website: www.rbc.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/dont-expect-a-big-jolt-in-growth-if-trade-tensions-ease/

Cindy Fagen, COO, SAP Labs Canada

Tara Akhavan,founder,  IRYStec

Women of Influence returns to Montreal May 15 to host an evening event featuring tech entrepreneurs who are designing our future.

Women of Influence

Twitter: https://twitter.com/womenofinflnce

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womenofinfluenceinc/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/WomenOfInflnce/

Website: https://www.womenofinfluence.ca/event/next-frontier/#.XNG-1o5KiUn

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/women-of-influence-shines-a-spotlight-on-quebecs-leading-tech-innovators/

Katie Kepron, yoga instructor

Grab a buddy! Yoga with a friend allows for the natural feedback instead of using props. Yoga instructor Katie Kepron demonstrates four simple moves with a partner to help maximize your stretch.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiekepronfitness

Instagram: www.instagram.com/katiekepronfitness

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/doing-yoga-with-a-friend/

Alex Tagliani, race car driver

Race car driver Alex Tagliani is on a mission to warn people of the risk of severe food allergic reactions. The NASCAR racer is an ambassador for Food Allergy Canada and has a severe nut allergy.

Food Allergy Awareness Month

Twitter: @TAGLIANI

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tagliani

Instagram: @tagliani18

Website: www.tagliani.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/alex-tagliani-on-managing-his-life%E2%80%90threatening-allergies/

Friday, May 10, 2019

Jonathan Cuthbert, Manager of ACS Composite

Sarah Nagué, Founder of Miss Boon

Facebook Canada launched their Civic Boost tour and is making stops across the country. Two of the small business owners involved in the Montreal event explore the opportunities and pitfalls of social media for small businesses.

Facebook civic boost tour

Miss Boon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissBoonBoutiqueVegetale/

Instagram: @missboonboutiquevegetale

Website: https://missboon.ca/

ACS Composite

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acscomposite/

Instagram: @acscomposite

Website: https://acscomposite.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/facebooks-civic-boost-tour-across-canada/

Cassidy Neves, Fashion Blogger & Fido Ambassador

The school year is coming to an end, and that means prom night is quickly approaching. Fashion blogger Cassidy Neves makes prom dress shopping simple by walking us through the best stores to go to when preparing for the big night ahead.

Prom dress shopping

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StyledBySEVEN

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/fidomobilehttps://www.instagram.com/styled_by_seven/

Website: www.styledbyseven.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/prom-dress-shopping-in-montreal/

Lena Cinelli, Mother’s Day makeover winner

Lena Cinelli is the winner of this year’s Mother’s Day makeover! The mother and stepmother to five children (and a dog) joined us for the big reveal.

Mother’s Day Makeover

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mothers-day-makeover-reveal-lena-cinelli/

Gina Délismé, founder, NAGI Cosmetics

When she noticed a lack of makeup for women of colour in Quebec, Gina Délismé started her own business to sell makeup products in pharmacies. Now, she’s headed to Japan to represent Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit.

Promoting all colours of beauty at the G20 summit

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nagicosmetics

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nagicosmetics

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nagicosmetics/

Website: www.nagicosmetics.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/promoting-all-colours-of-beauty-at-the-g20-summit/

Samantha Calabrese, singing chef

Finding the right gift for the woman who has given you everything can be a tricky task. Rosemount High School student and singing chef Samantha Calabrese joins us to create personalized flowerpots filled with mom’s favourite chocolates.

DIY gifts for Mother’s Day

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/diy-gifts-for-mothers-day/

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Julie Zaky, Jack.org student representative, UQAM

Of 1,200 young people surveyed across Canada, 83% said they’ve supported a friend struggling with their mental health. Student organization Jack.org works to help Canadians with the process of dealing with people who are struggling with their mental health.

Mental Health Awareness with Jack.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdotorg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackdotorg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackdotorg/

Website: https://bethere.org/Home & http://jack.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-state-of-youth-mental-health-in-canada/

Prof. Robert Lecky, Dean of Faculty of Law, McGill University

The CAQ’s Bill 21 would prohibit Quebec’s civil servants from wearing religious symbols such as hijabs, kippahs and turbans. The CAQ is currently holding hearings regarding it’s bill and Robert Leckey, dean of law at McGill University, breaks it all down.

Legal issues of Bill 21

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/lawyer-addresses-legal-issues-of-quebec-secularism-bill-2/

Jessica Glazer, recruitment director at MindHR

The talent pool does not always match the job market. Jessica Glazer from MindHR discusses how entrepreneurs can attract top talent.

How CEOs and other entrepreneurs can attract top talent

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mindhr

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MindHR

Website: www.mindhr.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-ceos-and-other-entrepreneurs-can-attract-top-talent/

Jordan Klepper, former correspondent, “The Daily Show”

Former “Daily Show” correspondent and host of “The Opposition,” Jordan Klepper is here to talk about his new investigative documentary series that tackles the hard political issues.

New show Klepper – Front lines of American Activism

Twitter: https://twitter.com/klepper

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanKlepper/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanklepper/?hl=en

Website: https://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/Shows/Klepper

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-show-klepper-premieres-thursday/

Sunny Verma, education expert

Life lessons we learn from children’s books are extremely important. Education expert Sunny Verma proposes a list of top four books your children should be reading outside of school.

Mom Talk: Out of school and into the job market

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TutorBright

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TutorBright/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tutorbright/

Website:  http://tutorbright.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/out-of-school-and-into-the-job-market/

Alexandra Diaz, brand ambassador for Hello Fresh

Mother’s day is fast approaching, and it might be too late to plan a fancy dinner to thank her for all that she does. Alexandra Diaz joins us to share tips on how you can whip up a quick and delicious meal for mom just in time for the holiday.

Fresh spring meal ideas for the family

Twitter: @HelloFreshCA

Instagram: @hellofreshca

Website: www.hellofresh.ca

Facebook: @HelloFreshCA

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fresh-food-for-spring/

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mike Yawney, CityTV Tech Expert

Tech specialist Mike Yawney explores what’s making waves in the trendy world of tech.

Google Annoucements

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-week-of-may-8th/

Dr. Zach Levine, ER physician MUHC

Dr. Zach describes some of the most common ER presentations, all of which he’s seen recently.

Common ER Presentations

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cusm_muhc

Website: www.drzach.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/common-er-presentations/

Chef Vanecessa Gianfrancesco

Chef V is back in the BT Kitchen to share a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch recipe.

Mother’s Day Treats

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookingwithv

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cookingwithv

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cookingwithv

Website: www.cookingwithv.com & http://chefenvous.com/en/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mini-strawberry-shortcake-pancake-cakes/

Patty Sullivan,Children’s Lifestyle Expert

Summer break is right around the corner, and parents are scrambling to find ways to keep kids entertained this summer. Children’s lifestyle expert Patty Sullivan is here with toys and ideas to keep the kids entertained, active, and having fun this summer.

Children’s Toys & Entertainment for Summer Break

Twitter: @pattysullivan

Facebook: @thepattysullivan

Instagram: @thepattysullivan

Website: thepattysullivan.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/childrens-toys-entertainment-for-summer-break/

Teacher appreciation

Each year the EMSB takes time out to recognize remarkable teachers who are positively influencing Montreal students. Find out who this year’s winners are.

Website: https://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb/articles/emsb-teacher-recognition-day

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/emsb-teacher-recognition-day/

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