Adrift will be up until October 2021 and it holds a powerful message. "It integrates a poem by Innu author Joséphine Bacon in tribute to the glaciers, whose accelerated melting is threatening numerous species and populations," the museum wrote in a press release.
The piece also shares similar themes with the exhibitions Ecologies: A Song for Our Planet and Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, which you can explore inside of the museum.
You can sit on glacier-like stones and scan the QR code found alongside it to listen to the poem Adrift by Bacon in tandem with the street art, making it a multisensory experience.
"Thousands of years ago, a glacier melt permitted the first Indigenous peoples to settle in territories they inhabit to this very day, in synergy with nature. The installation invites city dwellers to set themselves 'adrift' in town and be carried off by a stream as formidable in nature as it is fragile, that reclaims its rightful place at the very heart of a city," explained Collectif Incognito, the group behind the installation.
Adrift In Front Of The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Address: Along avenue Du Musée
Why You Need To See It: To have an educational and eye-opening experience while in the centre of the city.
Café Myriade says that the woman who was filmed ripping flowers out from the café's terrasse has apologized for her actions.
In an Instagram post, Myriade said that the woman visited the café to personally apologize and asked for the video to be taken down. The café obliged her request and even gave her a succulent plant to take home.
The video, which was removed from Instagram, shows the woman approach a row of flowers in front of Café Myriade's ave. du Mont-Royal location at around 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. She proceeds to pull them out, toss them on the sidewalk and walk away.
In a statement shared with MTL Blog, the café had a good sense of humour about the situation and didn't want to make trouble for her by filing a police report.
The café said it was "content she found the courage" to apologize.
"I do believe we can bring the matter to a close and sincerely end it on a good note."
A sit-in protest will be taking place Wednesday, August 4, calling for justice for Jean René Junior Olivier, a Black man killed by police in Quebec on August 1, 2021.
It will take place in Repentigny, where officers shot Olivier after responding to a 911 call. His mother, Marie-Mireille Bence, said her son was in distress and in need of help. Quebec's Bureau des Enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Olivier's death.
Bence spoke out against police action in a press conference, explaining she had called the police because she believed her son was "in danger." She then went on to express her loss of faith in the police, referring to them as "criminals."
"I called for help and I found my son on the ground," she said.
Information about the upcoming sit-in demanding justice for Olivier was shared on the @defundthespvm Instagram account, with the caption: "Justice for Jean René Junior, a Black man who was killed by police this weekend while he was in need of mental health support. We are absolutely devastated for his family and friends. Lakay Media has organized a sit-in outside city hall in Repentigny to demand justice for Jean-René and am victims of racial profiling."
"Enough is enough."
The sit-in protest is scheduled for 6 p.m.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
Guglia is involved in multiple enterprises, according to her Team Canada bio. The 30-year-old skateboarder has a master's degree from HEC Montreal and founded All Gurlz Sk8 D8, which, according to Guglia's website, offers "free initiation and skateboarding lessons for girls of all ages and all abilities in Montreal."
She's also a Vans Canada marketing coordinator and describes herself as an influencer, having partnered with multiple brands on her social media platforms.
Savard is another multi-talented Olympian. She studied pre-school and primary education at UdeM and now works as a teacher. She also starred in a movie about a swimmer that earned distinction at the Cannes Film Festival.
In a 2020 graduation photo posted to Instagram, Savard reflected on her accomplishments.
"22 years of study later...and a couple of breaks...for a few Olympics 🙄 Today, I'm officially leaving the school benches...only to return for several more years 👩🏻🎓 but this time to accompany the children of our future generation on their educational journey 💙"