Better yet, Chaloux jumped randomly onto Mormons next, which, to be fair,is a logical leap from zombies. Note the sarcasm, please.
Chaloux stated how Mormons, for trying to convert people, should be kicked right out of Quebec. I get it Chaloux, no one likes to get Mormons at the door during dinner, but do they ALL really need to get the boot?
Scarier still, Chaloux is director of Le Coffret, a group that helps integrate immigrants in Quebec.
Hopefully Chaloux's very strong views don't carry over in her teachings. I don't know about you, but I think immigrants should be taught to love zombies in all their gory glory. Oh, and let them get their own stance on Mormons.
In Montreal, there are tons of things to do and discover. But sometimes,you want to do something completely out of the ordinary. I mean, there are only so many times you can go for a jog in a park or take shots at a bar, right?
Specializing in seriously legit virtual reality, this Queen Mary spot is the perfect place to go to with your friends when you're looking for something new and fun to do.
And when I say "seriously legit virtual reality", omg, do I ever mean it. This spot basically transports you into a whole other universe thanks to its state of the art, unique machines and super artistic, gorgeously modern virtual reality room.
To start, you can dive into two different virtual reality experiences.
They've got The Extreme, which combines their full emersion technology with a number of different scenarios, all with different levels of control.
For example, if you want to sit back and relax as you paraglide over the city, no problem. And if you want to get your heart rate up as you run away from vicious dinosaurs about to make you their dinner... well, no problem, too. There are tons of different scenarios to pick from, but all of them make you feel like you're actually, 100% in the game. It's crazy.
Then they've got The Apocalypse game, which, let me assure you from personal experience, is seriously fun... and seriously real.
You start off in their glass-walled room, put on the Oculus, hold on to your remotes (which are your "weapons" in the game), and prepare to kill some zombies!
Here's the thing, though. Since the virtual reality in VR Xtreme totally immerses you in their scenarios (seriously, no matter where you look, you're totally in this virtual world - you can even feel the wind on your face and hear the screams of the zombies!), you really do feel like you're a post-apocalyptic zombie killer. You really, honestly feel like the zombies are coming for you... It's intense, and so, so much fun!
Oh, and if you think you recognize the address, then you're right: VR Xtreme is a part of the Tir Du Soleil family, and in the same building! In fact, you can experience both the air shooting range, with real-life air rifles, and the scenarios at VR XTreme thanks to their Matrix packages.
They've got three different Matrix packages that all seamlessly blend reality with virtual reality, and all at different price points. With the Matrix 1 package, for example, you can shoot one air rifle with unlimited pellets for 30 minutes in real life, and then hop into the virtual world and pick any scenario in The Extreme, all for less than $15.
Or, if you want to dive in at full speed, their Matrix 3 package offers you 2 air gun rifles, 2 air gun pistols and unlimited pellets for 60 minutes in the real-life Tir Du Soleil, and 5 different scenarios in The Apocalypse at VR XTreme (so you can seriously hone your zombie survival skills!).
Honestly, the VR here is crazy real - and crazy fun! You're 100% immersed in a different world, and there's nothing else on this earth that's as awesome as that feeling.
Montreal sure has its load of cool bars but we, at MTL Blog Events, decided to push things up a notch and find the nicest bars Montreal should have implemented in the city as soon as possible.
It is a known fact our nightlife here in Montreal is amazing, but we sure think the city can pursue new ideas and find ways to attract even more tourists and unique venues for our locals. Read on to find out what bars the city really needs.
The Aquarium Bar
Many cities worldwide have aquarium bars. It would be great to see this happen in Montreal. An open view on beautiful water animals would create an absolutely insane atmosphere to grab a drink. Let's just make sure the glass does not explode during the cold Montreal winter! Where are our investors?
The Secret Location Bar
A well-known concept, but yet to be practiced (to our knowledge) in Montreal. Very exclusive and private, the secret location concept makes the bar's reputation and image seem elite and exclusive, as well as a lot of fun for attendees, of course. If you know one in Montreal, tell us!
A concept which would be absolutely amazing in Montreal during the summer. Mont-Royal has its very own set of beautiful and big trees to make this happen. What better way to grab a drink than on the top of a tree, sitting on a solid branch, with a view on Montreal's skyline!
The Bookstore Bar
You like to drink? You like to read? Why not both? A bookstore bar would combine both your love for books and alcohol. What better way to enjoy a book than with a well-prepared rum&coke?
How many of you guys go to the church? Well the number might increase one day due to the creation of a bar inside a church. They are spacious, beautiful and, mostly, clean. Praise the lord with a martini.
The Medieval Bar
How do you get properly drunk? The old timey way with huge pitchers and themed music for your medieval enjoyment! Why do we not already have that in Montreal to honor our past francophone warriors?
The Gotham City Bar
They have it in Brooklyn and it looks AMAZING. To honor the series, grab a glass while being surrounded by cartoon characters who influenced your childhood, such a nice way to spend your night out, don't you think?
The Safe House Bar
Where would you go in a zombie apocalypse? Grab a drink of course! No, but seriously, wouldn't it be nice to have in Montreal downtown a bar where you can grab a drink accompanied by your fellow zombie friends in a creepy, but cozy, environment? The answer is yes.
How insane is this concept? Grab a drink, take professional pictures in a bar filled with expert equipment, even produce your own beats or open deck mixing by attendees! Such a cool idea!
They have it all over Europe and people come from all over the world travel to see it. Beer gardens are famous for low prices and heavy quantities of beer, amazing atmosphere and lovely sights. Where is our beer garden, Montreal?
A zombie apocalypse is bound to happen at some point in the near future. Either some crazy military science experiment will go wrong, a zombie bacteria will mutate into a full-blown micro-demon, or the world's collective fascination/interest in zombies will simply magic them into existence (like they rationalized the creation of vampires in True Blood, and yes, I'm aware how ridiculous that is). Either way, we need to be prepared. That is why October should be Zombie Awareness Month in Montreal.
A tad geeky and strange, yes, though Montreal would not be the first North American city to create a month all about preparing people to handle a zombie apocalypse. All of Kansas will be participating in their own zombie month, to be officially created and sanctioned by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback this morning.
Obviously folks in Kansas are all too aware of the impending zombie outbreak, and even if flesh eating creatures of the night don't begin walking the streets anytime soon, the state recognizes how useful being zombie prepared really is. Handling the undead is much like dealing with a natural disaster, which is the theme of Kansas's Zombie Preparedness Month, because "if you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything."
A much more fun way to get families involved with disaster preparation (because kids love zombies, for whatever reason), the Kansas state government will also be hosting public seminars on how to to survive a zombie outbreak, even providing a zombie "disaster-on-the-go pack" to citizens. Hopefully the pack includes plenty of blunt objects, a shotgun, and the 33 rules of Zombieland.
Quebec planned a similar disaster prep event, only to have it cancelled, with the theme switched from zombies to the much more boring and less culturally relevant theme of large scale floods. Yah, like that's ever going to happen, people need to know how to kill a zombie, not survive some water. Note the sarcasm mixed with actual disapproval in that last statement.
Montreal is pretty obsessed with zombies (our frequent zombie walks being but one example) so I don't see why the city couldn't adopt a Zombie Awareness Month, without the rest of the province . As an island, Montreal could be a haven for humanity during the inevitable zombie apocalypse, but only if Montrealers can recognize the cues of a person slowly becoming a zombie, know to always double tap, and if a formal city-wide plan to defend against the zombie horde is created.
As the Kansas state government pointed out, being ready for zombies makes you ready for anything, so zombie training in Montreal would be widely applicable, and not just a geeky fantasy realization. When walkers do become a thing though, Montreal won't be a Raccoon City situation, which is reason enough to make October Zombie Awareness Month.
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Fans of AMC's zombie apocalypse thriller-drama The Walking Dead have been given a teasing morsel of upcoming episodes. Entering it's fifth season, The Walking Dead has always kept viewers on edge with constant fear of losing their favourite characters and the intensity that naturally comes with anything involving zombies. Season 5 looks to be no different.
Soon you'll see the plotlines unfold, as the show's cast of characters are reunited and must deal with their newfound captors from last season. Who will die this season? Who will Rick get insanely pissed off and murder? Who become a walker? Find out what you can in the trailer below and get ready for the official start of the new season on October 12th.
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