Fall trees in Montreal

Pick. Dip. Top. That’s all you need to know to get heaven on a stick in the Old Port!

LApop is our favourite new hot/chill spot in Montreal for one simple reason: YUM!

It’s popsicles and wafflepops (not waffle cones… wafflePOPS!) where you pick (choose your base), dip (choose something amazing to dip in it, like white chocolate, maple, caramel, dark chocolate, nutella, matcha, cookies n’ cream…) then top (add yummy toppings like coconut, cookie crumbs, fruit and more to cover those dippings in decadence).

 

We really can’t say YUM enough.

 

Let’s start with the popsicles. These are not your run of the mill popsicles. They’re more like gourmet popsicles. Everything is made fresh, on the spot. The ingredients are all organic. Dairy and non dairy options abound. Sweetened only with raw, organic cane sugar. No artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or anything like that. Ingredients are even locally sourced as much as possible.

You know we like to help you out, so we bit the bullet and tried a few out for you (you’re welcome). If you’re on the dairy train, you can’t miss the strawberry cheesecake pops or the Oreo cookies and cream. If you can’t decide, just get both. You won’t regret it.

If dairy isn’t your friend, you can’t go wrong with mango, pineapple and ginger, passion fruit, blueberry lemonade, macha, coconut, strawberry… we could go on. And on. And on.

 

That’s the popsicles (Lux-sicles? Gourmet-sicles? Yum-sicles?).

 

Then there’s the wafflepops.

 

Homemade, warm, fluffy BELGIAN WAFFLES ON A STICK!

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And you also pick, dip and top your waffles. Although we tried them in the summer, we can only imagine that these are absolutely to-die-for, hot-out-of-the-oven, warm-you-up-fill-you-up awesomeness in the middle of winter. They were pretty freakin’ good in the summer too.

 

Speaking of summer, LApop should definitely be on your summer hit list because on top of serving up deliciousness, you kind of get to feel like a kid again in the shop. They have an indoor swing (that you can actually swing on) and keep the window shutters open so you can sit on the ledge (ground level, obviously) and dangle your feet as you dive into your sweet treats and people watch.

 

As if that weren’t charming enough, an LApop fan is also known as a #POPSTER and they have quite the following on Instagram and Facebook. Because who doesn’t like looking at pictures of amazing food all day?

 

LApop is located on Saint-François-Xavier, right across from the Centaur Theatre and close to Garde Manger, Stash Cafe, Porto Mar and several more great restaurants, so if you want to make a whole day of it, you can!

To life on a stick!

Marketing Program at Mcgill

Career Development: You Can’t Miss This McGill Certificate in Digital Content and Community Management!

 

Ready or not, here it… already is! Digital marketing is not the future. It’s the right now. It’s happening. We’re in it. Virtually every business can benefit from it and risks getting left behind (or already has) if they don’t catch up.

 

That’s great news for anyone looking to expand their career opportunities because adding digital marketing expertise to your CV is not that difficult. However, because we’re deep into the digital game, just knowing how to do it or being “really good at Instagram” isn’t always enough. Companies are looking for certifications. Genuine, professional training from reputable institutions.

 

Who’s teaching digital marketing? Well, McGill University for starters.

You can now get a Professional Development Certificate in Digital Content and Community Management from McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies.

 

This is a fantastic program to expand your opportunities, or if you own a business or lead a team and want to get your team members ramped up on digital marketing.

This program is designed to be accessible to students and professionals at a range of skill levels, even if you aren’t strong in marketing or digital. You don’t need 8+ years of marketing experience to understand the teachings, and you won’t need to be an expert in HTML either.

 

You do need a bachelor’s degree or at least two years of relevant work experience.

 

You also need to be ready to learn and ready to do the hands-on work to really build you skill set. After completing the certificate, you will understand how to:

 

  • Create and track digital content (blog posts, social media campaigns, newsletters, etc.)
  • Influence your company’s reputation and brand awareness
  • Influence public opinion and user/visitor behaviour 
  • Manage a corporate crisis online
  • Make measurable, data-driven marketing decisions
  • Create and read analytics reports
  • Build a successful online community

 

The courses are taught by knowledgeable professors as well as professionals with real world experience, including Montreal Tips own Tarek Riman.

 

How do you manage classes and a career? Professional development certificates are designed to be manageable on top of a full time job. Some of the course are in-class, but many are online so that you can attend from wherever you are.

 

Ready to ramp up your professional awesomeness? Check out the program here.

Creating a life and business you love waking up to

This powerful workshop will help you uncover the type of business you want to create, one where the roots are based on your core values, your purpose and deep inner truth. Learn how to overcome barriers, create compelling marketing, attract amazing clients, establish a brand that is a true reflection of you, and build a life you are excited to wake up to!

MELISSA DAWN – FOUNDER OF CEO OF YOUR LIFE, SPEAKER, COACH & BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Dawn is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm). She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Thrive Global and Entrepreneur, has been featured on podcasts and talk shows such as Entrepreneur on Fire, Breakfast Television and CJAD Radio, and is the author of the international bestselling book, I Attract What I Am.
She was also named one of the top coaches in 2018 and 2019 by Hubspot.
Her work revolves around helping thousands of people tap into their inner voice, bring their unique strengths out with confidence, so they get from where they are to where they want to be.

Book Spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-a-life-and-business-you-love-waking-up-to-with-melissa-dawn-tickets-62549637650

What is Sous les projecteurs?

We know that staying up to date on today’s big ideas and tomorrow’s big trends is a job in and of itself.

As the world’s first working, learning and growing store – we are excited to introducing Sous les projecteurs: a new community gathering and learning space. Sous les projecteurs will engage communities with knowledgeable experts to both inspire, inform, motivate and educate.

Sous les projecteurs is a space accessible to persons that use mobility devices. We encourage people from all backgrounds to participate in our public programming

Book Spot: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creating-a-life-and-business-you-love-waking-up-to-with-melissa-dawn-tickets-62549637650

Quebec Parks

Over 100 km of hiking trails in Quebec

Collection of summer and winter activities year round.

670 Squared kms of trees, mountains and wildlife

The park has a lot of activities, such as hiking, camping, biking and cross country skiing.

Parc Jacques Cartier is located in the Laurentian Mountains, aiming to protect the wildlife in the area.

Winter Activities

  • Expedition in the Backcountry
  • Winter Hiking
  • Off-trail Sectors
  • Snowshoeing
  • Toboggan Hill
  • Fatbike

Summer Activities

  • Miniraft
  • Hiking
  • Rabaska
  • Inner Tube
  • Fishing with Accommodations
  • Day Fishing
  • Biking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Geocaching
  • Canoeing
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Recreational Kayak
  • Expedition in the Backcountry

Y4Y Quebec Helps English-Speaking Youth Thrive!

In 2018, Le Journal de Montreal commissioned a poll that revealed some discouraging figures about English-speaking Quebec youth. According to that poll, about 60% of respondents were considering leaving Quebec due to tensions between the anglophone and francophone communities.

 

That’s bad news for the Quebec economy at a time of record low unemployment rates, when finding top talent is more challenging than ever. Especially since many of the anglophones leaving the province, or considering leaving, are well educated, bilingual young people – people who could potentially fill some of those gaps in the labour market.

 

Y4Y (youth for youth) Quebec is a provincial non-profit youth network aimed at English-speaking Quebecers between the ages of 16 to 30. Their mission is to address the issues and concerns facing anglophone youth in the province, and build a sense of community and belonging among them. Through this mission, Y4Y hopes to help this demographic reach their fullest potential within the province, so that they ultimately decide to stay in Quebec.

Y4Y Quebec Helps English-Speaking Youth Thrive!

So, what of bilingualism and support of the French language? Through their own research, Y4Y has found that anglophone youth are actually big supporters of bilingualism, with over 90% of poll respondents saying they believed that learning both English and French is important to Quebec youth. Over 50% expressed an interest in improving their French proficiency, and several more expressed confidence in their current French-language skills.

 

With such interest in learning French and, in many cases, existing bilingualism, why do so many anglophone youth consider leaving? Both Le Journal’s poll and Y4Y’s research uncovered a disconnect with Quebec society. The Journal respondents claimed tensions between the anglophone and francophone communities to be concerning, while over 80% of Y4Y respondents expressed a moderate to non-existent attachment to Quebec society.

 

This disconnect is what Y4Y is working to remedy.

Y4Y logo

Through their work, they hope to inspire English-speaking youth to build the confidence to begin taking on more leadership roles throughout the province.

 

Despite the tensions (or perceived tensions), many Quebec youth of both communities want the same thing: a vibrant, dynamic society with strong leadership, a healthy economy and a growing labour market, where francophone language and culture are celebrated, and learning both languages is accessible to all.

 

Bridging the gap between the communities is how this becomes possible, and it is organizations like Y4Y that are leading the effort.

 

If you would like to know more about Y4Y, join the network, or otherwise get involved, visit their website or drop by their offices at 5964 avenue Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

 

“Y4Y is now offering internships on an ongoing basis for cegep and university students in communications, marketing, political science, social sciences, and related fields. Please send your CV and a brief letter of intent to [email protected] with the subject heading “Request for Internship” ?

 


Tarek RimanFounder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

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