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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Carl Gould, business growth strategist

Business leaders have stressful lives. Business growth strategist Carl Gould reveals how they can rein in stress.

Ways for business leaders to rein in stress

Twitter: www.twitter.com/carlgould 

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

Website: www.carlgould.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/ways-for-business-leaders-to-rein-in-stress/

Dax Dasilva, founder & CEO, Lightspeed

Tech CEO and philanthropist Dax Dasilva wants to ignite a movement of unseparation. The LGBTQ ambassador outlines his vision and philosophy in his new book: “Age of Union.”

New book: “Age of Union: Igniting The Changemaker”

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LightspeedHQ

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LightspeedHQ/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lightspeedhq/

Website: www.lightspeedhq.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/tech-leader-wants-to-ignite-the-changemaker-in-you/

James Zhang, Suicide Action Montreal

Because suicide is such a difficult topic to discuss, many suffer in silence. It’s time to break the stigma and to open the lines of communication. James Zhang from Suicide Action Montreal discusses prevention.

Mom Talk: Suicide prevention in kids

Website: http://suicideactionmontreal.org/en/ & https://kidshelpphone.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/suicide-prevention-help-for-kids-and-teens/

Mike Yawney, Citytv tech specialist

We catch up with tech specialist Mike Yawney who is at the Collision Conference in Toronto – North America’s fasting growing tech conference.

Collision Conference

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-collision-conference/

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta

Why are we so attracted to fake news and false studies? Why do we listen to health advice from celebrities? Timothy Caulfield uses science-informed analysis to debunk myths about vaccination, celebrity culture, trendy diets and more in his best-selling books.

Talking science in the age of fake news

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CaulfieldTim

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AUGTCD/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/caulfieldtim/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fighting-fake-news-with-real-facts/

Robby Johnson, country singer

Touring, writing, recording… and now a televised sing-off competition show in France! Musician Robby Johnson takes his Hot Summer Tour to Montreal’s Corona Theatre this Saturday.


Twitter: www.twitter.com/robbyjohnson

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobbyJohnsonMusic/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/robbyjohnsonmusic

Website: www.robby-johnson.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/get-ready-for-a-hot-summer-tour-in-quebec/


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mike Yawney, Citytv tech specialist

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

Trending tech topics: Google smart home

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-google-smart-home/

Joe Ortona, EMSB vice-chair

What does the future hold for the EMSB’s Galileo Adult Education Centre? Vice-chair Joe Ortona breaks down the outcome of last night’s vote.

Reaction to vote to approve Galileo relocation

Twitter: www.twitter.com/enlighsmtl

Facebook: www.facebook.com/englishmtl

Instagram: www.instagram.com/englishmtl

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-future-of-galileo-adult-education-centre/

Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer, Surgeon-in-Chief, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Jesse Lubin, Co-chair of the Just for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament and Cycling Tour

The 10th annual JFK golf tournament and cycling tour benefits the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The tournament has raised over $1 million for the cause.

Just for Kids Foundation golf tournament

Twitter: www.twitter.com/JFKFoundation

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jfkfoundation

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jfkfoundation

Website: www.jfkfoundation.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/golfing-cycling-for-a-cause/

Carson Arthur, celebrity gardening & landscaping expert

What should new homeowners be looking to add to their toolshed? With 40% of the housing market now occupied by Millennials, we find out what the new generation is looking for in terms of tech for yard work.

Back to basics for new homeowner

Twitter: www.twitter.com/carsonarthur

Facebook: www.facebook.com/carsonarthur

Instagram: www.instagram.com/carsonarthur

Website: www.carsonarthur.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-latest-in-tech-tools-for-millennials/

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ava Baker, honorary chair, Gutsy Walk

Melissa Grandmaison, mother

The Gutsy Walk takes place next Sunday at over 60 locations across Canada. Twelve-year-old Ava Baker is this year’s honorary chair.

Crohn’s & Colitis Canada: Gutsy Walk

Website: www.gutsywalk.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/2019-gutsy-walk-for-crohns-and-colitis-canada/

Graham Dodds, Concordia University

Professor Graham Dodds explores what’s going on politically south of the border, from Trump to Mueller to abortion laws.

U.S. Political Roundup

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Concordia

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/concordiauniversity/

Website: https://www.concordia.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/u-s-political-roundup/

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie

Minister Mélanie Joly tells us how growing our tourism industry will increase middle class jobs in the age of automation.

New Tourism Policy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/federal-tourism-growth-strategy/

Manon Lapierre, food blogger

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to test out new products for the kitchen. From frozen desserts to locally brewed coffee, food blogger Manon Lapierre shares her top picks for the season.

New food/kitchen products and discoveries

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

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lapetitebette

Website: https://www.lapetitebette.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/spring-crushes-new-favourite-products/

Adyn Townes, singer

Musician Adyn Townes is touring Central and Eastern Canada. He’s performing in Montreal this Friday.

East Cost musician on Canadian tour

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

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adyntownesmusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/adyntownes

Website: http://www.adyntownes.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/alternative-indie-folk-artist-adyn-townes-tours-canada/ &


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/


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/

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