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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mike Yawney, City News Tech specialist

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

Changing world of tech

Twitter: @gadget_guy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/trending-tech-topics-week-of-march-4/

Rich Thaw, performance specialist

Performance specialist Rich Thaw reveals how you can remain motivated to lose fat and build muscle at the gym.

Losing Belly Fat

Twitter: @Coach_RichThaw

Facebook: @CoachRichThaw


YouTube: RichThaw

Website: www.EMPWRFaST.com


Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/lose-belly-fat-and-build-muscle-with-15-minute-workouts/

Natalia Machado, culinary director, Ville-Marie Collection Inc.

What better way to start the day than with a delicious homemade brunch featuring both the classic and deluxe version of yummy avocado toast?

Brunch: Avocado Toast two-ways

Facebook: facebook.com/LeChopMtl

Instagram: @lechopmtl

Website: lechopmtl.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/putting-a-spin-on-brunch-with-avocado-toast/

Catherine Verdon-Diamond, BT host

Treat your tresses to the latest in hair care from Pharmaprix. Shop next-level dry shampoo or shower hair styler smoothers and find something New and So You.

Shop the new skincare favourites from Pharmaprix

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PharmaprixQC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pharmaprix/

Website: www.pharmaprix.ca/new

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-hair-care-products-from-pharmaprix/

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Todd Herman, author

After twenty-one years of working with elite athletes, performers and leaders, Todd Herman breaks down how you can tap into your own alter ego and achieve the seemingly impossible in his new book “The Alter Ego Effect.

Unlock the hero inside you

Twitter: @todd_herman

Facebook: Todd Herman

Instagram: @todd_herman

Website: www.alteregoeffect.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-unlock-the-hero-inside-you/

Guy Saint-Jacques, former Canadian ambassador to China

China accuses detained Canadians of stealing state secrets

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/tensions-between-canada-and-china/

Lise Watier Foundation Marie-Lise Andrade, Executive Director, Lise Watier Foundation

Anita Huber, Professional photographer & Let’s Start Up participant

After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, photographer Anita Huber turned to art as therapy with the help of the Lise Watier Foundation, which empowers women in need to take a step towards self-reliance.

Empowering women toward autonomy

Website: https://fondationlisewatier.com/en/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/empowering-women-toward-autonomy/

Cassidy Neves, FIDO ambassador

When it comes to the latest trends in high fashion, Paris Fashion Week is the best place to start. Fashion blogger Cassidy Neves was there – and she brought home some of her favourite looks.

Paris Fashion Week

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/paris-fashion-week-takeaways/

Kennedy Kraeling, dancer

Jeremy Coachman, dancer

Ballets Jazz de Montréal is back at the Théâtre Maisonneuve from March 14 to 23 for six final performances of its biggest production to date: “Dance Me”

Ballets Jazz de Montréal homage to Leonard Cohen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BJMDANSE


Instagram: @balletsjazzdemontreal

Website: www.bjmdanse.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/a-ballet-jazz-tribute-to-leonard-cohen/

Monday, March 4, 2019

David Freiheit, dad YouTuber

There’s spring break, then there’s spring break in NYC. YouTuber David Freiheit reveals how you can visit the Big Apple on a shoestring budget.

Spring break in NYC

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thevivafrei

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

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/nyc-on-a-shoestring-budget-for-spring-break/

Erich Preach, host, Gala Dynastie

Celebrated as the closing of Black History Month, the 3rd edition of Gala Dynastie kicks off this Sunday March 10th. This year’s host Preach joins us to discuss this year’s festivities.

Gala Dynastie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/galadynastie

Instagram: www.instagram.com/galadynastie

Website: www.galadynastie.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/celebrating-black-excellence-with-gala-dynastie/

Mackenzie Ripley, deaf teenager

Blair Miller, Mackenzie’s best friend

Tim Hortons is launching their latest Tim’s True Story featuring Mackenzie Ripley, a deaf teenager, and her best friend, Blair Miller. Meet the stars of Tim Hortons latest True Story!

Tim Hortons:  True Stories

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TimHortons   

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TimHortons

Instagram: www.instagram.com/timhortons

Website: www.timhortons.com/truestories

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/tim-hortons-launches-heartwarming-true-story-a-meaningful-gesture/

Lolitta Dandoy, fashion expert

With International Women’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to showcase the latest in women’s suiting. Lolitta Dandoy reveals what’s new from RW&CO. this season.

Women’s suits from RW&CO.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RWandCO

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RWandCO

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rw_co

Website: www.rw-co.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/womens-suiting-from-rwco/

Friday, March 1, 2019

Adam Martino, wish was granted

Jean-François Perrault, spokesperson, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

Today marks the start of Children’s Wish Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the joy that children, diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, feel when their wish is granted.

Children’s Wish Month

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Childrens_wish

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

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

Website: https://www.childrenswish.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/childrens-wish-month-2/

Dr. Lucy Gilbert, director of Gynecologic Oncology, MUHC

Dr. Lucy Gilbert and her team at the Research Institute of the MUHC have won the Québec Science’s 2018 People’s Choice Award for their Discovery of the Year: a reliable test for early detection of endometrial and ovarian cancers.

Québec Science ‘Discovery of the Year’


Facebook: Centre universitaire de santé McGill – McGill University Health Centre @CUSM.MUHC

Instagram: cusm_muhc

Website: www.muhc.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/research-team-at-muhc-wins-quebec-science-discovery-of-the-year/

Erica Bucciacchio, 13-year-old chef

Chef Erica Bucciacchio explains how to make the classic Zeppole shell and the different creams to fill it with.

Making Zeppole

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/eribakesmtl

Instagram: eribakes_mtl

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/how-to-make-zeppole-a-classic-italian-dessert/

Janette Ewen, Cityline lifestyle expert

March break is around the corner, and whether you are taking a vacation or a staycation, lifestyle expert Janette Ewen shows you her “must-haves” for the perfect spring break.

March Break

Twitter: www.twitter.com/janette_ewen

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Janette-Ewen-117051768353067

Instagram: www.instagram.com/janetteewen

Website: www.janetteewen.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/must-haves-for-the-perfect-spring-break/

Claude Laframboise

Style expert Claude Laframboise drops by Joe Fresh to give us the latest in spring fashions for the whole family. To help you look your freshest this spring, enjoy 25% off until March 3 at joefresh.com using promo code JFSPRING25.

Spring fashions for the whole family at Joe Fresh

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/spring-fashions-for-the-whole-family-at-joe-fresh/

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Moshe Lander, department of economics, Concordia University

The city of Sherbrooke is hoping to host the 2021 Francophonie Games. Concordia’s Moshe Lander believes that’s a very bad idea.

2021 Francophone games

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/2021-francophonie-games-questionable-politics-trump-bad-economics/

Eman El-Husseini, comedian

Canadian comedians are up in arms because Canada Laughs – a Sirius XM radio show – will reportedly air less Canadian comedy since the channel’s programming was taken over by Just For Laughs. Montreal comedian Eman El-Husseini, now living in New York City, explains what it could mean for comedians north of the border.

Is JFL decision hurting Canadian comedians?

Twitter: www.twitter.com/emanifique

Website: www.emantertainment.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/is-just-for-laughs-decision-hurting-canadian-comedians/

Dr Sara Celik, naturopathic doctor & gut advocate

Did you know that a healthy gut is the foundation to good health? Naturopathic doctor Sara Celik reveals how you can achieve good gut health.

Promoting good gut health

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RewnewLifeCanada

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Renew.Life.Canada

Instagram: www.instagram.com/renewlifecanada

Website: www.renewlife.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/a-healthy-gut-is-the-foundation-to-good-health/

Maureen Dennis, parenting expert

Are you looking to spend quality time with your family this spring break?
Parenting expert Maureen Dennis helps you make the most of your time off.

Mom Talk: Spring break family fun

Twitter: https://twitter.com/msmaureendennis

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

Instagram: https://instagram.com/msmaureendennis

Website: http://weewelcome.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/spring-break-family-fun/

Nikki Balch, The Beat 92.5

Nikki Balch highlights a few noteworthy musical artists coming to Montreal in March.

March concerts

Twitter: @NikkiBOnAir

Facebook: @NikkiBOnAir

Instagram: @NikkiBOnAir

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/march-concerts-in-montreal/

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Katie Kepron, yoga instructor

An often-overlooked exercise, releasing tension in the Achilles tendon can prevent injury and improve range of motion when walking and running. Yoga instructor Katie Kepron takes us through some key exercises.

Releasing tension in the Achilles tendon

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiekepronfitness

Instagram: www.instagram.com/katiekepronfitness

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/releasing-tension-in-the-achilles-tendon/

Vanessa Sasson, Marianopolis professor

Many years of research of early texts led Vanessa R. Sasson, a scholar of Buddhist Studies, to write a story about the Buddha’s wife – a tale of love and loss.

Yasodhara: A Novel about the Buddha’s Wife (fiction)

Twitter: @vrsasson

Instagram: Vanessa R. Sasson

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/writing-the-buddhas-love-story/

Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Linda Matteo, BT Extra

Chef V is back in the BT kitchen to share some delicious recipes to help put some spring sunshine on your table. And she’s joined by BT Extra: Linda Matteo!

Spring foods to get the sunshine on your table

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/spring-foods-to-put-some-sunshine-on-your-table/

Catherine Verdon-Diamond, BT host

Making sure our skin is healthy and has the proper protection is no easy feat. Pharmaprix has curated a selection of new finds that will help you achieve that perfect healthy glow.

Shop the new skincare favourites from Pharmaprix

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PharmaprixQC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pharmaprix/

Website: www.pharmaprix.ca/new

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-skincare-favourites-from-pharmaprix/

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mélanie Thivierge, CEO, Y des Femmes of Montréal

Y des Femmes of Montréal helps women and girls achieve equality and inclusion. CEO Mélanie Thivierge promtes their latest campaign, which aims to demystify sexual exploitation.

Demystifying sexual exploitation

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/demystifying-sexual-exploitation/

Karim Boulos, political analyst

Political analyst Karim Boulos explores what the recent federal by-elections mean for Justin Trudeau and the upcoming federal election.

Quebec provincial round up

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/federal-by-elections-provincial-round-up/

Julie Blais Comeau, etiquette expert

You may be looking forward to rest & relaxation at an all-inclusive this March Break. Chief etiquette officer Julie Blais Comeau shares Canadians’ top resort annoyances, and reveals what you can say when confronted with bad behaviours.

All-inclusive resort annoyances

Twitter: www.twitter.com/EtiquetteJulie

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EtiquetteJulieCanada/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/etiquettejulie/

Website: www.etiquettejulie.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/all-inclusive-resort-annoyances-and-what-to-do-about-them/

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

Instead of fighting winter, let’s make the most of it! Fashion contributor Zeeta Maharaj highlights some cozy fashion that is perfect for a cottage weekend up north.

Cottage après ski

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zeeta.ca/

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

Website: http://zeeta.ca/






Tigre Giant










Joe Fresh















Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/have-a-fashionable-weekend-at-the-cottage/

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rafael Jacob, UQAM professor

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to complete his report as soon as this week. This comes as the 2020 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is getting underway.

Robert Mueller Report & Democrat 2020 candidates

Twitter: @RafJaco

Facebook: Rafael Jacob

Website: rafaeljacob.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/mueller-report-coming-down-to-the-wire/

Quincy Armorer, artistic director, Black Theatre Workshop

Premiering at the Centaur Theatre on Thursday, “How Black Mothers Say I Love You” is the newest play written by Trey Anthony. Black Theatre Workshop artistic director Quincy Armorer previews the performance.

New Black Theatre Workshop production

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTW_Tweets

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

Websites: www.blacktheatreworkshop.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/new-play-at-canadas-oldest-professional-black-theatre-company/

Manon Lapierre, food & lifestyle blogger, lapetitebette.com

Whether you’re going to the cottage for spring break, or simply planning day trips, you’ll want to prepare easy & comforting meals. This way, you can spend quality time with the kids instead of laboring in the kitchen.

Meal inspirations for spring break

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/meal-inspirations-for-spring-break/

Suzanne Wexler, lifestyle writer

Modern weddings are all about personalization: from the dresses to the bouquets, and even the cake. Lifestyle expert Suzanne Wexler breaks down which wedding traditions deserve the boot.

Wedding traditions that deserve the boot

Twitter: www.twitter.com/suzwexler

Website: www.suzannewexler.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/wedding-traditions-that-deserve-the-boot/

Throwing rocks at the Royal Montreal Curling Club

Our very own Derick Fage has been bitten by the curling bug! He heads down to the Royal Montreal Curling Club to show why this social sport is gaining in popularity.

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

Website: http://royalmontrealcurling.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/its-hammer-time-discover-the-fun-winter-sport-of-curling/

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