How do Canadians celebrate the nation's birthday? Most likely kicking back and enjoying the warmer weather with friends and family. It's a chance to slow things down and appreciate our country's finest offerings. We head to cottage country and drive through mountain roads. We go fishing and we head … [Read more...]
Free Event Alert: Mario’s Canadian Karting Day!
Okay my kids are seriously excited for the upcoming launch of Nintendo's Mario Kart 8. It's also just announced that there will be special events coming for fans in Toronto and Montreal. Nintendo of Canada will host Mario's Canadian Karting Day on Saturday, May 31st from 11 am to 5 pm (local … [Read more...]
March Break getaways perfect for “kidding” around!
Cliff-side in Barbados The Crane Residential Resort in Barbados is a perfect place to get away with the family this spring break. The cliff-side resort is only a 15-minute drive from Bridgetown airport, on the southeastern part of the island. Many guest rooms are suite-style, equipped … [Read more...]
Interview With The Amazing Singer-Songwriter Florence K
One of Montreal's most celebrated singer-songwriter Florence K was born into a musical family. Florence K took the K in her stage name from her musical father Hany Khoriaty, and has toured the world with her mother Natalie Choquette, a well-known Canadian opera singer. Florence K has released a … [Read more...]
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Oh my, Arcade Fire - you knock me out, again and again... I love a catchy tune as much as the next person - pop is pop, dance music is excellent... always. But when artists like these make music all disco and (sometimes) French-ish and wonderful, I can't help but swoon. If you didn't know, the … [Read more...]
I was out and about earlier than usual this morning, and I crossed paths with various people, as I often do. Though the two-cheek kiss is a very casual greeting, especially in Montreal, when you actually grab a person in your arms and hold onto them while you plant a kiss on each of their cheeks, or … [Read more...]
On Being The Minority.
This is not really about race. This is more about being Anglophone.I'm quite accustomed to being one of the only people of colour in and about my daily life. For years and years, now... in fact, it would be weird to be any different than this. I am perfectly comfortable.And being as I live in a … [Read more...]
Even My Gunk is Glamourous
It's been a hell of a week around these parts, starting last Friday with a visit from my sister and her friend, with a handful of some good Toronto friends, plus a few of my friends, and all while Martin was away on a solo fishing trip for the weekend. There were many late nights, filled with … [Read more...]
Bilingualism and Art
There are advantages to being a Canadian. One of them, for me anyway, is being able to speak French. And while I use the term "speak French" very loosely, it has come in handy. For example, when interviewing a talented and handsome young dancer from French Guyana, it helped to put him at … [Read more...]
Canadian East Eats: Moncton to Montreal
We crossed Confederation Bridge from PEI towards New Brunswick and began our trip home for Canadian East Eats. We still had plenty to see and do ahead of us, but would now be following back along the original route that brought us to the East coast. Our first stop was in Moncton, NB. We … [Read more...]