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Monday, June 10, 2019

Richard Burnett, journalist

In honour of Pride Month, journalist Richard Burnett joins us to discuss the importance of pride month and the Stonewall riots for the Montreal LGBTQ community.

Pride Month & Stonewall riots and their impact in Montreal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bugsburnett

Website: https://galaphenicia.org/team-member/richard-burnett/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/pride-month-stonewall-riots-and-their-impact-in-montreal/

Perianne Boring, Founder and President, Digital Chamber of Commerce

What is the potential impact of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in our daily lives?  Are consumers safe?

Cryptocurrency: Revolution or illusion?

Twitter: @PerianneDC, @DigitalChamber

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chamberdigital/

Website: www.digitalchamber.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/digital-currency-revolution-or-illusion/

Melissa Ste-Croix, participating in her first triathlons

Struggling for years with her weight, Melissa Ste-Croix has finally taken control of her habits. This month, she is participating in her first Ironman triathlon.

Endurance athlete striving to become an inspiration for others

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/endurance-athlete-striving-to-become-an-inspiration/

Samara Berlach, mother and Alexandra Feifer, mother

Yaldei is a private, non-profit school and therapy center for children with developmental delays. This week, they host the 8th annual Let’s Roll for Kids Bikathon, a key fundraiser to fund therapies.

8th Annual Let’s Roll for Kids Bikathon

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

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

Website: www.Yaldei.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/8th-annual-lets-roll-for-kids-bikathon/

Friday, June 7, 2019

Nicholas Remillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas

The landmark 25th anniversary edition of Conference of Montreal gathers over 200 of the world’s leading political, economic and industry experts. The summit will host debates on the most pressing issues facing Quebec, Canada and the global community.

Conference of Montreal: 25th anniversary

Twitter: www.twitter.com/americasforum

Facebook: www.facebook./Forum.Americas

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ForumAmericas

Website: www.forum-americas.org/montreal/home/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/conference-of-montreal-political-and-economic-summit/

Hajeong Seo, 15-year-old Royal West Academy student

Hajeong Seo, 15, has just returned from the Canada Wide Science Fair, where she presented her self-made research and technology for growing plants with the use of fog.

Growing plants with the use of fog

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cwsf_espc

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ysc.sjc/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ysc_sjc

Website: www.youthscience.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/growing-plants-with-the-use-of-fog/

Adrianna Vutrano, 14-year-old

Pasha Jones, 15-year-old

Returning from the Canada Wide Science Fair, Adrianna and Pasha present their portable house which can be compressed to the size of a backpack and weighs only five pounds.

Portable house the size of a backpack

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cwsf_espc

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ysc.sjc/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ysc_sjc

Website: www.youthscience.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/portable-house-the-size-of-a-backpack/

Lindsay Dunn, CityNews sports reporter

CityTV reporter Lindsay Dunn is in Oakland to help set the stage for game 4 between the Raptors and Warriors.

Raptors vs. Warriors: Live from Oakland

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/raptors-and-warriors-set-for-game-4/

Zeeta Maharaj, BT fashion contributor

Looking for a new swimsuit but dreading going shopping for it? Fear not! BT fashion contributor Zeeta Maharaj focuses on sporty – yet fashionable – outfits for summer.

Sports Experts summer wear

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zeeta

Facebook: www.facebook.com/zeeta.ca

Instagram: www.instagram.com/miss_zeeta

Website:  www.zeeta.ca

Sports Experts

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SportsExperts.ca

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sportsexperts

Website: www.sportsexperts.ca


Facebook: www.facebook.com/LEquipeur

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lequipeur_officiel

Website: www.lequipeur.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/summer-trends-with-sports-experts-and-lequipeur/

Jean-Philippe Caron, designer Canadian Grand Prix Trophy

Jean-Philippe Caron, designer of the Canadian Grand Prix trophy, is in studio showing of his work.

Grand Prix Trophy

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/f1-trophy/

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Cassidy Neves, Fido ambassador

Festival fever is upon us! From Mural Festival in the Plateau, to the Pride Parade on Sainte-Catherine, Fido influencer Cassidy Neves highlights her favourite free events in the city this year.

MURAL Festival & other free activities

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

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/fidomobile & https://www.instagram.com/styled_by_seven/

Website: www.styledbyseven.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/free-events-in-montreal-this-summer/

Jennifer Campbell, Diary of a Social Gal

The Canadian Grand Prix is Montreal’s biggest weekend for glamourous parties. Social Gal Jennifer Campbell guides you through the best events the city has to offer over the next few days.

Grand Prix festivities

Twitter: www.twitter.com/diaryofasocialgal

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DiaryofaSocialGal

Instagram: www.instagram.com/DiaryofaSocialGal

Website: www.diaryofasocialgal.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/grand-prix-weekends-best-parties/

Debbie Donelle, owner, Lingerie Debra

Everyone knows that when you have a baby, the stress level goes up and the breasts head south. Debbie Donelle says it’s all about finding the perfect bra.

Mom Talk: Finding the perfect bra

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

Website: https://www.lingeriedebra.com/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/finding-the-perfect-bra-for-postpartum-breasts/

Richard Cazeau, men’s lifestyle blogger

Have you bought a gift for your dad for Father’s Day yet? Men’s lifestyle expert Richard Cazeau has gift ideas for all types of fathers.

Father’s Day gift ideas

Instagram: www.instagram.com/richardcazeau

Website: www.richardcazeau.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fathers-day-gift-guide-for-dads/

Lance Stroll, F1 driver

Victor Mete, Canadiens defenceman

Formula One race car driver Lance Stroll took his skills to the ice ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix. The Montreal native played a game of shinny with Canadiens players Victor Mete, Matthew Peca, Xavier Ouellet and Michael McNiven.

Stroll hits the ice with the Canadiens

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/from-the-race-track-to-the-ice-stroll-skates-with-habs/

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Nicole Servinis, camp alumnus

Today is Tim Hortons Camp Day, where 100 per cent of proceeds from all hot coffee beverages sold go to Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. Nicole is a camp alumnus who greatly benefitted from everything a Tims Hortons Camp has to offer.

Tim Hortons Camp Day

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TimHortons

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TimHortons

Instagram: www.instagram.com/TimHortons

Website: www.timhortons.com


Mike Yawney, Citytv tech expert

Quan Luong, Transit App, head developer

If you develop apps, or if you’re curious as to what your Apple devices will be capable of in the future, then your eyes have probably been on what’s happening in San Jose this week. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is in full swing and tech expect Mike Yawney is right in the middle of it.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference

Twitter: @gadget_guy


Patrice Brisebois, former Canadiens defenceman

Formula One’s Canadian Grand Prix is right around the corner and Montreal is alive with festivities. For the sixth straight year, Peel St. is the place to be for music, food and luxury cars.

Formula One party on Peel St.

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

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

Website: https://www.formulepeel.ca/en/


Rich Thaw, personal trainer

There are two very trendy exercises right now – hip lifts and overhead pressing – but are you doing them right? Personal trainer Rich Thaw shows you the right way to train.

Hip lifts & overhead pressing


Facebook: @CoachRichThaw

YouTube: RichThaw

Twitter: @Coach_RichThaw

Website: www.EMPWRFaST.com


Miriam Pearl, gluten-free baker

Seven weeks after Passover, the Jewish community celebrates Shavuot, a holiday associated with the giving of the Torah. Miriam Pearl shares her recipe for Swiss scrolls.

Jewish holiday of Shavuot

Twitter: https://twitter.com/delishnogluten

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

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

Website: https://www.deliciouswithout.com


Lindsay Dunn, CityNews sports reporter

Tonight is the biggest game in Toronto Raptors history. The Raps look to take a 2-1 series lead over the Warriors in Game 3. CityNews sports reporter Lindsay Dunn previews the matchup.

Raptors vs. Warriors: Live from Oakland

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LindsayDunnTV

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lindsaydunntv/


Humain chain: EMSB


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Nakuset, executive director, Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIGW) released its final report to the federal, provincial and territorial governments yesterday. Nakuset, Executive Director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal breaks down the report.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report

Website: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/  &  http://www.nwsm.info/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/the-national-inquiry-into-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls/

Karolina Jez, spokesperson, Maska

From power suits to bold shoulders, Maska is keeping it classic and wearable this summer. Fashion blogger Karolina Jez suggests embracing new trends to feel empowered to make bold fashion choices.

Latest in store at Maska

Facebook: www.facebook.com/maskamodeofficial

Instagram: www.instagram.com/maskamodeofficial

Website: www.maskamode.com

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/bold-empowering-summer-fashion/

Manon Lapierre, food & lifestyle blogger, lapetitebette.com

BBQ season has officially begun. Food blogger Manon Lapierre presents a few locally crafted tools to spice up your summer cooking routine.

BBQ season is here

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/tools-and-tips-to-barbecue-like-a-pro/

Human chain protest denouncing lack of services


Monday, June 3, 2019

Kyle Matthews, executive director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

An impressive group of inspiring leaders is gathering today in Montreal to share insights into pressing human rights issues around the world.

Rights City conference

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migs.montreal & https://www.facebook.com/events/578009422706317/

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

Website: https://migsinstitute.wixsite.com/rightscity2019

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/rightscity-2019-conference/

Lisa Mastracchio, personal trainer

Summer is around the corner, and that means more travel and less time to hit the gym. Workouts need to be portable, easy to implement, quick & effective. Lisa Mastracchio shows us how it’s done.

Exercising with resistance bands

Facebook: Lisa’s Fitness Inspired Living

Instagram:  lisafitness

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/fitness-on-the-go-with-resistance-bands/

Mira Itani, founder, Sweets by Mimi

Tomorrow is Eid al-Fitr – a holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan. Mira Itani, founder of Sweets by Mimi, explores the culinary side of the Festival of Breaking the Fast.

Celebrating the end of Ramadan with traditional sweets

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweets.by.mimi/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/celebrating-the-end-of-ramadan-with-traditional-sweets/

Susan Morales, makeup artist

This summer, cosmetics brands are bringing their A-game when it comes to innovative products. Makeup artist Susan Morales reveals the latest trends.

New makeup and skincare products for the summer

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

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

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/beauty-trends-for-the-summer/

Friday, May 31, 2019

Philippe Sabourin, spokesperson, City of Montreal

What really happens to the cans, bottles and newspapers you put in your recycling bin? Catherine went down to the Centre de Tri et de Récupération Saint-Michel to find out.

Behind the scenes at a recycling plant

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/behind-the-scenes-at-a-recycling-plant/



Francois Dumontier, President and CEO Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix officially kicks off summer in Montreal. All the action takes place this year from June 7 to June 9.

Canadian Grand Prix: world’s fastest drivers descend on Montreal

Twitter: @F1GPCANADA

Facebook: F1GPCANADA

Instagram: @F1GPCANADA

Website: www.gpcanada.ca

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/grand-prix-worlds-fastest-drivers-descend-on-montreal/

Balarama Holness, Co-founder, Montréal en Action

Montreal’s first-ever public consultations on systemic racism and discrimination are underway. Driving force Balarama Holness tells us how they are going, and what he hopes they will achieve.

Systemic racism in Montreal: getting heard

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

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

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

Website: http://ocpm.qc.ca/fr/r%26ds

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/systemic-racism-in-montreal-getting-heard/

Karen Burke, director, Toronto Mass Choir

The Toronto Mass Choir is celebrating 30 years of gospel music and they bring their unique fusion of contemporary, traditional and Caribbean-styled gospel music to Montreal this weekend.

Toronto Mass Choir: 30 years of gospel music

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmasschoir

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

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

Website: https://tmc.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/toronto-mass-choir-30-years-of-gospel-music/

Audrey DuBois Harris, gospel opera singer


Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/audrey-dubois-harris-performs-give-us-this-day/

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Eric Scott, documentary filmmaker

Philipe Tomlinson, Mayor of Outremont

Mayer Feig, spokesperson, Hasidic Community of Montreal

Documentary filmmaker Eric Scott, Outremont mayor Philipe Tomlinson, and Hasidic spokesperson Mayer Feig believe dialogue is the best way to overcome community tensions.

Outremont / Hasidim documentary

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/outremont-and-the-hasidim/

Vanessa Grimaldi, founder, No Better You

Vanessa Grimaldi’s foundation hosts No Better You Flow, an event for people to come together to end the stigma surrounding mental health. Find out why yoga is the key element for this fundraiser.

 No Better You Flow

Twitter: www.twitter.com/vanessagrimaldi

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vanessagrimaldinobetteryou

Instagram: www.instagram.com/vanessagrimaldi

Website: www.nobetteryou.org

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/no-better-you-flow/

Amedea Kezar, pelvic health physiotherapist

Dr. Sonja Bodmer Roy, gynecologist

If you get together today with 10 girlfriends, chances are one of them likely has endometriosis. What is it? What is life like for women suffering from the disease? We sit down with specialists to find out more.

Mom Talk: Understanding endometriosis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmadeaSKezarPhysiotherapie/?ref=bookmarks)

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

Website: http://www.amadeakezarpt.com”

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/understanding-endometriosis/

Debby Carreau, CEO & founder, Inspired HR

As behavioural standards in the workplace continue to shift, people are feeling unclear on what is considered appropriate behavior in the workplace. Career expert Debby Carreau shares some insights.

Workplace boundaries

Twitter: @DebbyCarreau

Website: https://www.inspiredhr.ca/

Video: https://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/workplace-boundaries-what-is-acceptable/

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