MicroHabitat Celebrates Its 5th Year By Growing In A Different City Because Why Not?!
Good ideas can change your life but great ideas can change the world and I feel like this is what MicroHabitat has been up to in the past few years. Seed by seed, I mean this literally!
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If you don’t know yet, MicroHabitat is a young company from Montreal which made it its mission to make the world a greener place.
You might ask how? Well the initial idea was to furnish office tours with green spaces filled with plants, vegetables and more to bring a heavenly feel to what usually consist of fog and windows.
Alexandre Ferrari-Roy et Orlane Panet initially focused on rooftops and then evolved to doing more and more of those spaces in local businesses.
Additionally to their initiative, they have solid partnerships in the agriculture world which allow them to help those in needs with resources thanks to their partners’ crops
This 5 year in the making dream is now blossoming in a new hub that would definitely need their input : Toronto.
If you’ve ever been in the city of the Maple Leafs, you know green sites are not what the city is about really.
Adding 15 sites, MicroHabitat is set to give Toronto the same treatment and eco-friendly approach by enhancing urban areas with what nature offers best.
Can’t wait to see where the adventure takes the young entrepreneurs but in the meantime we salute this project and wish much more success in the future.
For more about MicroHabitat, visit their Instagram page now!
Lobster Season Has Arrived And The Homard Gaspésien Is Still The Best You Can Find On The Planet
The Homard Gaspésien Is What Your Plate Been Missing
2 weeks ago our good people at L’association Des Pêcheurs De Gaspésie sent us the email we’ve been waiting for all year long: The Homard Gaspésien Is Back!
Not only that but for this season, we were blessed not only with 1 but 2 dozens of lobsters from the region. I know what you’re thinking right now? Why would one person do with all those lobsters?
I will answer this question in a bit but while I have your attention, let me tell you all that I’ve learned about the Homard Gaspésien.
First, this is probably one of the few lobsters in the world that you can trace where it was fished at.
Indeed, they add a little tag to their claw that traces the lobsters from Gaspésie to your home so by then you know the authenticity of lobsters at all time.
Gaspésie is also one of the main resource provider in Canada when it comes to lobsters and all kind of seafood. (and yes my taste buds do appreciate the fishermen that went out and got them).
Back to the business. Once I got the email, I felt the need to do something special this year. I wanted something challenging and something where I could share my love for those lobsters.
Then I thought about my good people at Never Was Average and how they usually go about things. They bring people together in a meaningful way.
That’s when ”Meeting Of The Minds” came to me. I like to conversate with my fellow creatives, exchange ideas and compliment them on their artistry.
With the help of Never Was Average we were able to thank those same creatives for their contributions with a special dinner over lobsters and bubbles. Sophia Traiteurs Cathering came through with her magic touch and prepared us a seafood bowl in cajun style.
Since we like to give our audience a glimpse into our creative process, we made it a point to document this entire experience. Those moments that were shared and lived got captured and frozen in time by our collaborator Carl Apollo.
This experience reminded me of two things: We should always take the time to build and celebrate each other more and of course doing it over lobsters is a plus.
As the lobster season is closing on us. Treat yourself and grab your loved ones for an experience you won’t regret.
Renzel Dashington Creates The Line Between Social Commentary & Comedy And We Love It!
Renzel Dashington’s Rise In The Comedy World Is A True Testament Of How Thunder Can Strike Twice
Renzel Dashington to me is a case study in itself when you really think about it. Most men get to be recognized for one specific claim to fame if ever. If you’re lucky enough, you go on to transition in something else in your field and for the most part that’s it.
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Renzel did the unheard, unseen, unbelievable and unorthodox all at the same time. First of all, he started off as a manager for arguably the most iconic and successful black singer this city has ever seen: Corneille.
I know some naysayers might hit me with ”Ouais mais Seul Au Monde was a long a time ago?!”. Technically yes but just like Michael Jordan. Some guys have accomplished things that have never been replicated since and therefore you have to respect it.
That’s where it gets interesting if you ask me. Usually the typical story arch for the manager is this: he gets his or her client to the promise land, they get rich and then usually the artist severs ties due to ”creative differences” or simply for trying something new.
After 20 years of career, a major twist came In Renzel Dashington‘s story. The manager became yet again a sort of manager since he was more behind the scenes when he first founded Bad Boys Du Rire. It was a movement, it told the comedy scene in Quebec that black and brown people had something to say too.
In The process, Bad Boys Du Rire went on to sell over 20 000 tickets, 200 shows and 10 000 minutes were spent on stage by artists that the market initially rejected. I respect people who are able to spot those gaps and make the most out it.
Then a global pandemic hits and something made the artist in him come out of its shell once and for all!
Maybe that’s why in the midst of George Flloyd’s death and the BLM movement, Renzel’s offering was different and needed. On one hand he would let you know what’s going on in society and on the other he would crack jokes about racism, racists, Covid measures and all those different things that were still sensitive and too serious at the time.
It was a relief from your day to day. You knew he would talk about it, make fun of it and you would have a good time. Renzel Dashington was transparent, honest, held no punches and even sparked some interesting debates or rivalry like whatever he got going on with Richard Martineau and Sophie Durocher these days.
Nonetheless it was only right that the comedian give us an official outlet to experiment live his new format that he introduced us to. His one man show ”Yo Les Bailles Sont F*cked Up” is exactly that.
Renzel being Renzel joking on stage about things, topics and people Renzel and the rest of world actually care about. Following the good response he had in Europe with 27 shows back to back shows in 14 days from his material, it was only right that we get some hometown love.
Taking place May 26th at Ausgang Plaza, the one man show is a must if you’re truly a fan of stand up comedy that tackles the real, the crazy, the good, the bad and of course the fucked up.
Patrice Bernier Is Playing Soccer With Your Favorite Celebs For A Good Cause This Weekend
”Patrice Bernier Et Ses Ami.e.s” Is Where Sports & Entertainment Collide To Change The World!
Patrice Bernier is a lot of things in life: a soccer legend, an entrepreneur, a TV personality, a dad and now over the years we have to look at him as a philanthropist. ”Patrice Bernier Et Ses Ami.e.s” became the outlet of this facet of the renowned athlete.
Sports historically bring people together. You join a team, build a bond through winning or losing and most of all it’s all about making sure every team member brings something to the game.
Organized in partnership with event planner extraordinaire Alex Kénol and Geak. The celebration is meant for everybody to enjoy and pay it forward.
With that in mind, Patrice is bringing together people from different parts of the world.
Different fields, different backgrounds, ideologies and all for two common goals : having a good time and changing the world while doing so.
Personalities and celebrities like Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Maika Desnoyers, Sébastien Benoit, Andy Mailly-Pressoir, Kevin Raphaël, Hassoun Camara et Anne-Lovely Etienne.
Also your local favorites such as Ludivine Reding, Étienne Boulay, Adamo, Jean-Thomas Jobin, Preach, Maxim Lapierre, Stevens (OD) & Tai Tl.
Open to the public. On April 24th, it’s your chance to play soccer for a good cause as the proceeds are going to Fondation Patrice Bernier.
Get your tickets here and come enjoy a day of fun, laughter and see if your ”stop and go” is still on point!
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