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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dr. Khashayar Esfahani, oncologist

The Melanoma Network of Canada hopes to increase awareness around sun safety practices in an effort to reduce melanoma rates nationally.

Melanoma Awareness Month: sun safety

Twitter: https://twitter.com/melanomanetwork

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

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

Website: https://www.melanomanetwork.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/is-your-sunscreen-safe-a-guide-to-summer-health/

Karim Boulos, political analyst

Political analyst Karim Boulos breaks down the latest political news out of the Canadian capital.

Political Roundup

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/wilson-raybould-and-philpott-seek-re-election-as-independent/

Denis Coderre, former mayor of Montreal

Former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is in amazing shape and ready for Thursday’s boxing match fundraiser for Les Princes de la Rue. 

Catching up with former Mayor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/421159165311645/

Website: http://www.princesdelarue.org/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/catching-up-with-denis-coderre/

Angela Civitella, CEO & Founder, Intinde

In today’s workplace, employees perceive leadership differently than ever before. These days, employees want to be inspired, believe in the vision set out by their leader, and make a difference.

Boss vs. Leader: Which one are you?

Twitter: www.twitter.com/intinde

Facebook: www.facebook.com/angela.civitella.9

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/angelacivitella

Website: http://www.intinde.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/boss-vs-leader-which-one-are-you/

Monday, May 27, 2019

Jason Finucan, author & founder, StigmaZero

A new book by author Jason Finucan explores how eradicating stigma is the first step to living with mental illness.

Curing mental illness stigma

Twitter: @getstigmazero

Facebook: @getstigmazero

Instagram: @getstigmazero

Website: www.stigmazero.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fighting-the-stigma-surrounding-mental-illness/

Derek Curzi, chef Instructor

Chef Derek Curzi shares some dishes that will undoubtedly impress at your next dinner party.

Recipes that will wow your dinner guests

Facebook: Derek Curzi

Instagram: Chefcurzi

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/recipes-that-will-wow-your-dinner-guests/

Katherine Athanasopoulos – Lawyer at Lavery, De Billy &

Dimitri Zoumboulakis, Accountant at Richter

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is a global movement of the Greek Diaspora to invest in the future of Greece through direct philanthropy and economic revitalization

La Fête du croissant

Facebook: The Hellenic Initiative Canada

Instagram: @thi.canada

Website: https://ca.thehellenicinitiative.org/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-hellenic-initiative-investing-in-greeces-future/

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dustin Gilman, blogger, FoodGuyMTL

Food blogger Dustin Gilman helps us celebrate the fresh, delicious and unique croissant.

La Fête du croissant

Twitter: https://twitter.com/foodguymtl

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

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

Website: Foodguymontreal.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-best-croissants-in-montreal/

Cyndi Owen, social worker

Adriana Chafoya-Hunter, youth attorney, Montreal Legal Aid Office

Jenna Smith, director, Innovation Youth

Benoit Langevin, borough councillor, Pierrefonds-Roxboro

The warning from Quebec’s overwhelmed youth protection services is clear: reform now, or risk more tragedy. Our BT Panel takes a closer look.

BT Panel: Quebec’s youth protection services

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/children-at-risk-moving-forward-on-youth-protection/

Nakuset, director, Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

Since the Open Door shelter moved from Cabot Square last year, the situation for Montreal’s homeless in that area is getting dire. Nakuset proposes solutions to help improve life in the park.

Cabot Square’s homeless are in crisis

Website: http://www.nwsm.info/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/crisis-at-cabot-square-for-homeless-population/

Joanne Papineau, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

50th anniversary bed-in for peace

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/50-years-since-john-and-yoko-bed-in-for-peace/

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/

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