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Friday, August 31, 2018

Bill “Spaceman” Lee, former major league baseball player

FOCUS: Bill “Spaceman” Lee returns to pro ball in support of Expos Fest

INTRO: Former Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee will be playing for the Ottawa Champions on Monday, September 3rd at Raymond Chabot Stadium in Ottawa. He’ll be joined by an All-Star group for Montreal Expos Day. And tonight, he’ll be delivering pizzas in the West Island – all for a good cause!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExposFest

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

Website: http://exposfest.com/


Jade Dufour, wrestler Canadian national team Alex Moore, wrestler Canadian national team

FOCUS: Concordia wrestlers competing at World University Wrestling Championships

INTRO: Concordia University’s Jade Dufour and Alex Moore will be travelling to Brazil this weekend to compete at the 12th World University Wrestling Championships as members of the Canadian National Team.


Dustin Gilman, blogger, FoodGuyMontreal.com

FOCUS: Where can you find the best burgers in Montreal?

INTRO: The 7th annual Le Burger Week is underway in Montreal. Where can you find the city’s best burger? Food blogger Dustin Gilman reveals some of his top picks.





Sandra Koukou, Writer, Archivist, and member of the congregation, Maestro Boris Brott O.C., O.Que., O.Ont., Mus Doc., LL.D. Artistic Director and Conductor of the McGill Chamber Orchestra

FOCUS: A celebration of Jewish classical music: The McGill Chamber Orchestra at the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue

INTRO: For the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation’s 250th anniversary, marking the birth of the Jewish community in Canada, the McGill Chamber Orchestra will perform a unique program of classical music by Jewish composers or on Jewish themes before the High Holidays.

Website: https://www.thespanish.org/event/mco

Website: https://www.orchestre.ca

Website: https://borisbrott.com/conductor/


Neil Drabkin, political analyst & lawyer

FOCUS: NAFTA: negotiations continue between Canada and U.S.

INTRO: It’s been a busy week for Canada on the political stage – both at home and abroad. Neil Drabkin, political analyst & lawyer, talks NAFTA, Maxime Bernier and more.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/ndrabkin



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Annie Azoulay, Agente d’intervention communautaire, Andrew Perez, Special Olympic Athlete

FOCUS: Journée Parcours des Héros organized by the Laval police department

INTRO: The Laval Police is inviting all citizens to come encourage the special Olympic athletes at Centre de la Nature Park on September 8th. All funds raised go directly to Quebec Special Olympics in order to create and enrich programs through sports.


Ilias Benjelloun, Open Innovation Catalyst, Desjardins Lab

FOCUS: Innovation competition and social entrepreneurship

INTRO: Cooperathon is the world’s largest open innovation competition, bringing together people from different walks of life to innovate and create digital solutions for social issues across Canada.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cooperathon

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

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

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


Naureen Hunani – Registered Dietitian

FOCUS: Packing the perfect school lunch

INTRO: From school restrictions to picky eaters, packing the perfect school lunch can be a daunting task. Thankfully registered dietician Naureen Hunani provides some helpful tips.

Website https://www.naureenhunani.com/



FOCUS: Back-to-school fashion for university students

INTRO: It’s that time again: the kids are going back to school! BT fashion contributor Zeeta Maharaj shares her style inspiration for university students.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

First day of school at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School

INTRO: Parents and kids rejoice! School is back in session and our very own Catherine Verdon-Diamond headed down to Pierre Elliott Trudeau School in Rosemont to check out how they are getting ready for the school year.


Agata De Santis, Director/Producer, Redhead Productions

FOCUS: New documentary film Terra Mia and the future of Montreal’s Italian community

INTRO: Filmmaker Agata De Santis recently premiered her documentary film, Terra Mia, at Montreal’s Italian Week. In the film, Agata turns the camera on her family and community as she seeks to articulate the effects a half-century of adaptation and integration has had on the immigrant experience.

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/redheadprod

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

Website: https://www.redheadproductions.com


Anne-Marie, singer

FOCUS: Anne-Marie rises to the top of the music scene

INTRO: Anne-Marie broke into the music world in 2016 with Clean Bandit’s hit song “Rockabye” (featuring Sean Paul). Now, the singer’s debut album “Speak Your Mind” is seeing incredible success as she tours the world with pop phenomenon Ed Sheeran.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/annemarie

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

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

Website: http://www.iamannemarie.com/


Vanessa Gianfrancesco, Chef, CookingwithV.com, Stephania Gianfrancesco, Chef V’s sister

FOCUS: Back-to-school lunch made easy

INTRO: Does your child start to get nervous in anticipation of the start of school? Why not encourage them by preparing some of their favourite foods to take to school. Chef V has some great lunch and snack ideas.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookingwithv

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cookingwithv

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

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


Dr. Zach Levine, ER physician, MUHC, drzach.ca

FOCUS: Patient satisfaction doesn’t mean they’re actually getting good care.

INTRO: Dr. Zach is back and he’s discussing the difference between patient satisfaction and good patient care.

Website: www.drzach.ca


Susan Morales, makeup artist


INTRO: Makeup artists dedicate their life’s work to perfecting their craft. Susan Morales is rolling back the curtain on some pro tricks that will seriously take your makeup game to the next level.

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

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



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kathleen Trotter, Personal Trainer. Fitness Expert. Nutritionist. Regular on BT Montreal. Author of “Finding Your Fit”

FOCUS: Back to school: set yourself up for health success

INTRO: Going back to school means getting back to your routine. It’s important to use this time to establish healthy habits in life. Fitness expert & nutritionist Kathleen Trotter wants to set you up for health success with the help of vitamins and supplements.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/jamieson_Canada

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

Website https://www.jamiesonvitamins.ca


James Hutchison, AHEPA Family Valentine’s Ball Co-Chairperson

FOCUS: The Montreal AHEPA family partners with P.K.Subban’s Helping Hands Foundation

INTRO: The Montreal AHEPA family is partnering with P.K.Subban’s Helping Hands Foundation to benefit the Montreal Children’s Hospital with their 20th Annual Valentine’s Ball. This is the first time that P.K. Subban’s foundation will match dollar for dollar the amount raised by an association or community group.

Website: https://www.ahepamontreal.org





Julie Blais Comeau, Chief Etiquette Officer at etiquettejulie.com

FOCUS: Productive meeting manners

INTRO: Back to school for students means back to work for the adults. Everyone is back from their vacations and full teams are in attendance. For many, that means back to meetings. Julie Blais Comeau wants you to get the most out of your meetings.

Twitter https://twitter.com/EtiquetteJulie

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

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

Website http://www.etiquettejulie.com


Karim Boulos, political analyst

FOCUS: The latest from the Quebec election campaign trail

INTRO: What’s in a name? Political analyst Karim Boulos breaks down each party’s campaign slogan ahead of this fall’s provincial election.

Website https://www.concordia.ca/jmsb/faculty/karim-boulos.html

Monday, August 27, 2018

Alessandra Barba, Registered Dietitian from Provigo

Getting kids involved in the kitchen

It’s back to routine so why not make a new one by getting kids involved in the kitchen? Today Alessandra Barba shows us how to get our kids more involved in the kitchen.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/Alithedietitian

Website: https://www.bookadietitian.ca


JC Surette, comedian

JC Surette performing bilingual show at Festival Laval Laughs

The first edition of Festival Laval Laughs runs from September 20 to September 30 in various venues across the Laval. Comedian JC Surette is preforming two shows, including the fully bilingual “Bonjour/Hi.”

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/jc_surette

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jcsurette.standup


Carl Gould, business growth strategist

How to make a comeback in business

Are you looking to reinvent yourself, but you’re afraid to take the first step?

Best-selling author Carl Gould says it takes four easy steps to make your comeback in business possible.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/carlgould

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Carl.L.Gould

Website https://www.carlgould.com

Friday, August 24, 2018

Danny Smiles, chef Le Bremner

Five years later: Danny Smiles looks back on BT debut

Danny Smiles appeared on the very first episode of Breakfast Television Montreal exactly five years ago. We check in with the celebrity chef to see how life has changed since that summer in 2013.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/lebremnermtl

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

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


DJ JoJo Flores

DJ JoJo Flores helps celebrate BT Montreal’s 5th anniversary

It’s not a birthday celebration unless DJ JoJo Flores is in the house! The celebrity DJ was spinning tracks for us all morning as we celebrate our fifth anniversary.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/djjojoflores

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

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

Website https://www.jojoflores.com


Quincy Amarikwa, Montreal Impact striker

New Impact striker Quincy Amarikwa: exactly what Montreal needed?

The Montreal Impact added striker Quincy Amarikwa at the trade deadline, and the 10-year Major League Soccer veteran wants to lead Montreal to the post-season.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/QuincyAmarikwa

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

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

Website https://www.quincyamarikwa.com


Vanessa Grimaldi, Bachelor season 21 winner & founder, No Better You

Vanessa Grimaldi back in Montreal

What better way to celebrate our 5th birthday than with Vanessa Grimaldi? The Bachelor winner and founder of “No Better You” is back in town.

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/vanessagrimaldi

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

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

Website https://www.nobetteryou.org

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Isabelle Laflèche, author and speaker

Bonjour Girl: a novel about cyber-bullying

Author Isabelle Lafleche has a new teen book series: Bonjour Girl. The story revolves around Clementine Liu, a student attending Parsons Fashion School.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/isalafleche

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Isabelle-Lafl%C3%A8che-153216884693881/

Blog: https://www.soulfulcouture.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isabelle.lafleche

Website: http://isabellelafleche.net/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/bonjour-girl-a-novel-about-cyber-bullying/


Kimberley Manning, Associate Professor of Political Science and Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University

A feminist in parliament? Human rights activist enters national politics

Concordia professor, feminist and human rights activist Kimberley Manning seeks the Liberal party nomination in the upcoming race for Tom Mulcair’s recently vacated Outremont seat.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KimManning_MTL

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outremont.KimManning

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

Website: http://www.kimmanning.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/a-feminist-in-parliament-human-rights-activist-enters-national-politics/


Carolyne Doyon, Senior Vice-President Club Med, Canada & Mexico

Discover breathtaking Club Med destinations

We’ve teamed up with Club Med to send you and a guest on an unforgettable getaway. Carolyne Doyon from Club Med explains why you’re in for a treat!

Twitter https://www.twitter.com/ClubMedCA

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

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

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/clubmed

Website https://www.clubmed.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/discover-breathtaking-club-med-destinations/

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Corneille, singer, author, composer, arranger and director

FOCUS: New music from star Corneille: Love and Soul

He just released his 7th album, singing in English some of the biggest hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Now Corneille is looking forward to performing in residence at the Casino de Montréal this fall.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/corneillemusic?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/corneille.officiel/

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

Website: https://www.corneilleofficiel.com/


Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-music-from-star-corneille-love-and-soul/


Natalia Machado, Culinary Director Ville-Marie Collection Inc.

FOCUS: Making the perfect poké bowl

Culinary Director of Ville-Marie Collection, Natalia Machado shows you how to make the perfect Poke Bowl, featured at Decca77

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/decca77

Instagram https://www.Instagram.com/restodecca77

Website https://www.www.decca77.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/making-the-perfect-poke-bowl/


Dr. Antoine Kanamugire, medical doctor

FOCUS: The unspoken truths about marijuana

Dr Kanamugire wrote a book to share and create awareness as the world grows even more open to recreational marijuana. He shares some answers and discusses crucial questions about marijuana.

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-unspoken-truths-about-marijuana/

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