Luckily — or unluckily, depending on how cute or creepy you think he is — Theodore's next stops are at ports across Quebec, including Montreal. And you can go take photos from the water's edge and in ports, COVID-19 protocols permitting.
As part of his sustainability efforts in collaboration with Swim Drink Fish, Theodore is aiming to collect 100,000 watermarks over the next year for the Watermark Project, which collects personal stories of people on their local waterways.
The idea is to "help researchers identify waters where people swim, drink, or fish, so that those uses can be protected in the future while building a legacy of connecting Canadians to the water."
Theodore Too is expected to arrive in Montreal on June 27. The exact location will be provided closer to his arrival.
Though the resort is in Quebec, you can still sip cocktails on sandy beaches, take a dip in multiple pools and tubs, and enjoy delicious food from three on-site restaurants — all while surrounded by three lakes and the gorgeous nature of the Laurentians.
While you're there, you can also explore the Laurentians through outdoor activities like paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating and biking.
Motorboats are available for rent for an afternoon of cruising on Quebec waters, for groups of eight to 13 people.
The resort's Nordic thermal spa features hot tubs, a polar bath, a dry sauna, a "hammam" sauna and a barrel sauna on the lake. Two heated outdoor pools are available for resort-goers year-round.
Price: Varies — packages start at $159
Address: 39, blvd. Fridolin-Simard, Estérel, QC
Why You Need To Go: Outdoor activities, motorboat rentals, spa treatments and good food make Estérel resort your summer home away from home.
Through an anonymous form, Montrealers aged 15 or older will be able to report any police stop experience they've had — even stops that occurred months or years ago.
Each user can specify how and where the police stop took place, provide context, specify their age, gender, ethnic or racial group, and say what they were doing — including their means of transportation — during the stop.
Since the project is an open data resource, all of the map's data will be accessible to anyone who wants to download it.
The INRS news release states that only 5% to 20% of police stops are recorded by the SPVM.
A 2019 independent report analyzing SPVM police stop data found that Indigenous and Black people are four to five times more likely to be stopped by police than white people in Montreal, the news release says.
Summer is approaching, and one thing I’m beyond excited about is park days. After a few drinks, some sunshine and a great time spent with my roommates, it’ll feel like any other normal year (kind of).
As someone who's very into the outdoors and living a healthy lifestyle, I’m very conscious of what I’m putting in my body — especially when it comes to alcohol. But at the same time, I do love the idea of a boozy refreshment after a day of activities.
Excited for the summer and knowing it’s going to be full of picnics and lake days, I wanted to find a fresh new drink I can enjoy that’s still relatively low in carbs. I had noticed the ubiquitous alcoholic seltzer, White Claw, popping up all around and it seemed like the time to find out what all the fuss is about.
Right off the bat, I was super impressed with the nutritional information. With 5% ABV, each 355 ml can is made with just one gram of carbs and 100 calories. With no artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or preservatives, it checks off all my boxes for a drink you can feel good about.
In order to prepare for a summer full of outdoor adventures, I thought it suitable to try out the different flavours of White Claw carried by my local dépanneur (they're also available in grocery stores and the SAQ).
The variety pack includes cans of Black Cherry, Mango, Natural Lime and Ruby Grapefruit. In addition to this, I bought an extra can each of Raspberry and Watermelon. Here’s what I thought of each flavour.
Immediately after taking my first sip of the Black Cherry, I was transported back to my childhood. The tart and sweet cherry taste reminded me of my favourite gummies that I loved as a kid. If you're new to the hard-seltzer game, this is the flavour I’d recommend you start with.
It has a light black cherry flavour with a carbonated feel. However, White Claw Black Cherry is more distinctive than the others, making it a great easy-drinking option if you're looking to enjoy a couple, perhaps on a rooftop terrasse or balcony.
It seems like everyone's favourite White Claw is Mango. I actually remember people struggling to find this flavour last summer, so I had pretty high expectations.
When it comes to mango-flavoured beverages and candy, I'm personally not a huge fan, but the White Claw Mango hits the spot. It's as smooth as the Ruby Grapefruit with the freshness that I loved in the Natural Lime flavour.
Natural Lime and Black Cherry were my absolute favourites, but I was still impressed with Mango. If I had to have a mango-flavoured beverage, this one would be first on my list.
The packaging is adorable, and the yellow basically screams summer and sunshine. Its fruity flavour makes it the perfect drink to relax with after an active, adventure-type day. I would grab a few White Claw Mangos for a post-yoga picnic or to relax after a game of beach volleyball.
The Ruby Grapefruit flavour is much more bright and citrusy but still tastes like fizzy water. The best thing about White Claw, in my opinion, is how subtle the flavour of each fruit is. It makes it easy to enjoy without feeling too overwhelmed.
This one was smooth, with a light hint of zesty grapefruit. It would be great at the end of a fun hike or during a barbecue at the park.
The White Claw Raspberry didn't come in the variety pack, because (along with White Claw Watermelon) it is a new addition to the lineup. The deep red colour on the can immediately grabbed my attention and I just had to test it out.
In general, I love raspberry-flavoured anything, and this drink only reinforced that trend. I found that it was a brighter flavour than the rest, without being overly sugary, which is something I really enjoyed. I think fans of the Black Cherry can expect to like Raspberry too.
The first thing I noticed about this addition to the White Claw family is the adorable use of colour on the can: pink and green, just like a watermelon. The drink's aesthetic immediately appealed to me before I even cracked it open.
Watermelon on a hot summer day could be one of my favourite things in the world. So naturally, I saved the best for last, and this flavour did not disappoint.
If you're looking for a White Claw with a more distinctive taste, this one would be my recommendation. Super light and refreshing, this drink still carries the recognizable White Claw flavour, while maintaining the freshness needed to keep cool on a warm day.
This drink would go hand-in-hand with a juicy piece of fruit after a long day of outdoor activities, with some music in the background, sunshine and a slight summer breeze.
I'm glad I jumped on the White Claw bandwagon and I'm surprised I hadn't done it sooner. They're now sold at grocery and convenience stores across Quebec, as well as at the SAQ. I've never really been one to love seltzers, but White Claw has completely changed that.
I'm happy I tried out the different options because now I feel like I have a specific flavour in mind for different activities. I'm looking forward to sipping a White Claw Natural Lime on my balcony on a casual Tuesday night, and enjoying a few cans of White Claw Mangos and Black Cherries on the weekend!
White Claw is now available across Quebec at grocery stores, convenience stores and the SAQ. To learn more, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Although products were provided for free in this review, the author's opinions are genuine and do not reflect the views of Narcity Media.
Narcity does not condone the overconsumption of alcohol. If you're going to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly and only if you’re of legal age.
You could make $19.75 an hour with insurance and more.
Now that the province is slowly going back to normal, many people are looking for work. Although job searching might seem scary in a post-COVID-19 world, don't be discouraged: prospects are actually brighter than they seem.
A lot of companies are hiring despite the pandemic, and National Bank of Canada is one of them. The financial institution is looking for part-time and full-time customer service representatives to work at its Montreal and Sherbrooke offices.
As one of Quebec's biggest banks, National Bank helps its 2.7 million clients meet their financial goals and bring their projects to life, like buying a home or starting a business. This people-centric mindset applies to the bank's employees too, who have access to great perks from day one.
If you're bilingual, have a high school diploma and know your way around technology, you can bring your ambitions to life by joining one of National Bank's call-centre teams. As an equal-opportunity employer, the company is open to candidates who are just starting out and to seasoned professionals who want to try a new career path.
As a customer service representative, you'll give clients an optimal online experience and bring a human touch to their interactions with the bank by answering their questions, helping them resolve their issues and giving them advice for their banking needs.
To succeed in this position, you'll need to be a good listener and have great people skills. You should also be good with computers.
On top of being paid $19.75 an hour, as a call-centre employee, you'll have access to paid training, flexible group insurance, retirement savings, stock-option plans and even tuition reimbursement. Depending on your schedule, you could also get night- and weekend-shift premiums.
You can also expect raises during your first year as you grow within your role.
Because National Bank wants its team to feel fulfilled at work, you'll have a ton of opportunities to grow your career, not only in the bank's call centres but also in other fields, like investment, credit, insurance and brokerage.
The company has an employee-assistance program and virtual healthcare to improve working conditions and employees' well-being. Staff can also volunteer for organizations that have a positive impact on society through National Bank's community involvement program.
As one of 26,000 National Bank employees, you'll receive preferred banking rates — so you can not only better understand clients' needs by putting yourself in their shoes but also find the best products and services for you.
If you want to take on new challenges and start on a fresh career path, you can apply for a customer service job online at the bank's website. There are several positions available in downtown Montreal and Sherbrooke.
Customer Service Representative
Company: National Bank
Locations: 600, rue De La Gauchetière O. in Montreal, right next to the Square-Victoria–OACI metro station, and 91, boul. Jacques-Cartier S. in Sherbrooke
Details: If you want benefits like flexible group insurance, a retirement savings plan, and a fast-paced and challenging work environment, National Bank is a great choice.