If you know Red Bull then you know they're the masters of unusual competitions, and this one is no different. On September 6th, Red Bull will be holding a Soap Box Derby in Montreal where participants will design, build and race their crazy contraptions down a hill to crown the ultimate Soap Box Champion.
The 45 teams that will be participating have already been chosen by Red Bull and they've all submitted concept drawings of their wacky vehicles. In true Montreal fashion not only are these designs hilariously original, but they also represent the city we live in perfectly.
These participants have really outdone themselves, here are some of our favorites:
With more and more people getting vaccine doses, summer is beginning to look more optimistic with each passing day. And from Montreal to Gaspé, people are itching to be able to go out for real and enjoy an amazing Quebec summer festival.
But which ones are coming back in person so far? Here are all the festivals that we know you'll be able to actually attend in person in Quebec this summer — if all goes according to plan.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Why You Should Go: If you love electronic music and the latest in technological innovations, this is the festival for you. Stay tuned for the full lineup for this year's online and in-person hybrid edition.
Why You Should Go: The festival and Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship have pushed the event back to August. On its Facebook page, the festival indicates it will begin on August 14. The championship is scheduled to begin on August 19. There are no other details yet.
Why You Should Go: With a lineup featuring indie darlings Men I Trust and The Franklin Electric and including some of the best Quebec artists like Fouki, Alaclair Ensemble, and Coeur de Pirate, the Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul is shaping up to be quite the event.
If you're getting ready to hit the job market after high school or cégep or just considering a new career path, these nine jobs in Quebec that don't require a university degree might help give you an idea of some of the opportunities out there right now.
These positions draw from a diverse array of fields and demand varying levels of experience and educational backgrounds.
Company: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Who Should Apply: IRCC is looking to fill its inventory of case processing agents. Applicants need to have either a secondary school diploma or an "acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience."
Who Should Apply: Montreal's Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel needs a bilingual mechanic with knowledge of laundry systems. Applicants need a relevant DEP and credentials, as well as five years of experience.
Salary: Not listed; $23 – $30/hour according to the Government of Canada jobs bank
Who Should Apply: Someone who really loves wood. The measurer (scaler) will "stamp lumber to indicate grade, wood type, moisture level and other characteristics" and "ensure specified thickness, length and width," according to the post on the Government of Canada's jobs bank.
Salary: Not listed; $22 – $30/hour according to the Government of Canada jobs bank.
Who Should Apply: The programmer is responsible for "[developing] tools and functionalities" in the company's software and "[suggesting] and [analyzing] improvements according to the needs of the various departments to lead to effective solutions," among other duties.
Applicants need a relevant DEC and two years of experience.
The current tenant of the Verdun apartment that caused a stir after a huge lineup was photographed outside this weekend tells MTL Blog that "there was definitely a more responsible way to organize it."
Hayley Crawhall-Duk, who was first identified by Narcity Québec, said that she and her boyfriend "were definitely very surprised" that such a massive lineup formed.