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The Reine Elizabeth Hotel Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of John Lennon Bed-In For Peace

Give Peace A Chance!



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The Bed-In For Peace: A Page Of Montreal’s History Written Again!

It’s already been 50 years since the late John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono did their now famous bed-in for peace. In midst of the war in Vietnam, Montreal got its worldwide debut in 1969 with

this political statement that the newly weds put together and not a lot of people know that it almost NEVER happened.

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Indeed, the couple couldn’t go to the United States for legal reasons and after spending a day in Bahamas to make the bed-in happened.

They’ve decided to travel to Montreal instead. In one of our most historic hotel: Le Fairmount Reine Elizabeth.

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The plan was to do the same thing they did in Amsterdam first.

It was a protest against the war, a statement for love and unity while letting the world know what they stood for : world peace.


They stayed a week in the suite but the difference is that they actually recorded a song in Montreal!

Give Peace A Chance” was recorded and performed in our city and it became an anthem for anti-war messages.

For 7 days straight John & Yoko gave interviews, shared with fans and most of all they spoke their mind about a senseless war.

Call it nostalgia or just the reenactment of something great. Le Fairmount Reine Elizabeth hotel is now giving Montrealers the opportunity


to live this moment again at the very suite where it all took place.

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With Genevieve Borne as their spokesperson and also on the 1’s and 2’s. Bringing the best of the 60’s & 70’s

while  Ève Salvail will brings us the best of today’s hits.

Speaking of the 70’s, on the 25th Bar Nacarat joins the festivities to bring you the best of that era with Dj Jojo Flores and also a special drink called the Yoko Fresh.


Along with the theme, they’re building a new door for the famous suite and also bring out a Rolls Royce from this era.

From May 25th to May 30th, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the bed-in for peace with also our local talents like Beyries, Joël Denis, Kevin Parent, Les Porn Flakes & Yann Perreau.

Filled with tour guides of the suite, exhibitions in the halls and a show at their Espace C2.

Also important to add, a part of the proceeds is going to Amnistie Internationale Canada.


If you want to relive a part of history and explore this moment in person, this is your chance.


May 25th-Mayth 30th



Le Fairmount Reine Elizabeth

900 René-Lévesque Boulevard





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Myraï Lavoie Is Taking The Fashion World By Storm With The Glitch Fashion Show



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Myraï Lavoie Is Creating Her Own Universe And You’re Invited

What I appreciate the most about my work is the fact that I get to meet great minds & humans with a powerful story and this time around, I got to cross path with the talented Myraï Lavoie.

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The city has been quiet fashion wise over the years and as platform that mostly talked about fashion in its inception, we’ve felt it the most over here.

There would be sparks of hope here and there but besides Festival De Mode & Design, not a lot of things really stood out.


When I heard about ”The Glitch” it’s like I knew what it was about without nothing what it was about.

I mean good branding is good branding but it was more so who’s behind the good branding this time around. I had the chance to work with Myraï Lavoie in the past and one thing I can is : there’s a method to her madness.


Every artist has an eye and that eye is shaped by our views of the world and life experiences. Myraï had an interesting life.

One where being different is actually the move. One where if you don’t fit somewhere, you don’t try to get in the mold, you bend it.

For all the lack of support or misunderstand she got in Montreal, she found a place to be creative working or being in room with the likes of Paris Hilton & P. Diddy to name a few.

What she’s learned from coming out of her shell and experiencing the world she’s about the share it with us with her own fashion called ”The Glitch” tonight.

”The Glitch” is exactly what I thought it was going to be. A standout experience and experience and something you’ve never seen before just like its creator.


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The 50th Anniversary Of Les Grands Explorateurs Presents A Touching Documentary Exploring Africa And Its Wonders

An Amazing Story by Amazing Creators!



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Les Grands Explorateurs Is Celebrating Africa In A Real Way!

Curiosity has to be the most incredible human quality there is and Les Grands Explorateurs has been putting it on the forefront for the past 50 years!

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We are now entering an era where we want to know more about what is going on on the other side of the world.

How people are living, their culture and what is their reality compared to ours.


Sometimes the depiction of such reality is either unfair or made to look down at somebody. Other times, filmmakers have the challenge to depict a reality in a way to uplift what other cultures are bringing to the table.

Milan Bihlmann and Muammer Yilmaz are two filmmakers who know where they stand when it comes to that.

Rêves D’Afrique” is the epidemy of that. The two filmmakers decided to go to 7 countries in Africa to not only paint the picture for the world but to give the good people out there something we forget to give one another : ”a piece of yourself’.

Armed with a backpack, film gear and true altruism, the duo spread love and good deeds wherever they could throughout their trip.


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Les Grands Explorateurs being this platform to uncover the world made the right choice by adding this beautiful piece to their program.

Up until November 1st, you still have the chance to see the beautiful piece in theater and then online starting November 2nd.

Tickets Here


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Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais: An Unlikely Journey For An Unlikely Unique Success Story



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A Change Is Coming…Finally?

I grew up in the 90’s and although we can only realize it now but seeing people like Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais striving in a space where not a lot of us do is what was missing this whole time.

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The thing about representation is that you won’t know you need it until you need it. As most of us were just looking at society, we didn’t see ourselves but also normalized it.

I think Isabelle saw something that we couldn’t see in ourselves. The truth is not at the extreme it’s right in the middle. The intersection between being different but also a part of the ecosystem was what she saw.


Representation is not about doing what’s right because it’s right but more so because it needs to be done.

Starting her career in the public sector wasn’t a thrill anymore. Then she did some soul searching and probably came to the conclusion we all come to at some point in our existence:

Life Is A Joke

For her it was literal though. She figured out that humor and the business around it was her calling so what was the first step? Becoming a comedian herself and teach a thing or two to Dave Chappelle?

What about producing your own show with up and coming artists? Well, for Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais the start of this new chapter was simple as getting a non-paid internship.


Just For Laughs became her new home and with that started her mission to be at the forefront of what the landscape in comedy was to become.

Through thick and thin, work and dedication, intuition and know-how, she pulled through and the big way too!

Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais became the director of ZooFest. With her pulse on the scene, she fought and pushed for upcoming talents that are more than just tanned.

We’re seeing more BIPOCs getting a chance on stage and I would like to believe that this is just the beginning.


Speaking of ZooFest, if you want to see for yourself how this festival has grown in diversity and get a good kick out of it. You still have the opportunity to do so tomorrow as the last day of the celebration

With french performers like Lenny M’BungaAZMarine EllaMeryem BenouaAyoub Marceau & Hugo.

Live podcasting will also be a part of the last run of the show. In the corner of Jeanne-Mance & Maisonneuve, you can can get a good view, a good potential date, you get to see greatness in all shapes, size or color AND of course a good laugh!


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