Truly, one of the major redeeming qualities of winter is the opportunity to carve and shred snow on a board strapped to your feet. What we like to call Canadian surfing, snowboarding is just about the best way to make the most of the cold season, and when combined with live bands, art, great food, and World Cup events over the course of an entire weekend, you get one hell of a winter party.
The 9th Edition of the Snowboard Jamboree presented by Mazda in collaboration with Vidéotron Mobile, returns February 19 to 22 to host the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Quebec City and Stoneham Mountain Resort.
Watch some 200 athletes from all over the world compete for a podium finish at the FIS Big Air and Slopestyle World Cups, and enjoy a flurry (pun!) of free entertainment and activities, including the Stairmasters Competition, the inaugural Night Bazaar, and the official Snowboard Jamboree Party at Le Cercle, with live snowboarding, DJ's, demos, food and more.
Festivities officially kick off on Friday, February 20 at 6 pm with the FIS Big Air World Cup at Îlot Fleurie, open to women for the first very time in history btw, with epic after-parties happening in both Quebec and Stoneham you seriously don't want to miss!
Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 Federal Election, many of us living in Quebec might be wondering what the point of all this was. But no election is without some kind of meaning, especially for voters.
So, what did this election mean for the people of Quebec and what does a Liberal minority mean for the province?
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Montreal's Ritz-Carlton Hotel was ranked number one in a list of the "Best City Hotels in Canada" in a recent Travel & Leisure survey, beating out iconic hotels in Vancouver, Quebec City and Toronto.
Montreal's Ritz-Carlton ranked high among readers, Travel & Leisure says, for its exclusive amenities, "tremendous views" of the city, and its access to activities around downtown Montreal. But if you want to spend a night at the Ritz-Carlton, be prepared to fork out a lot of money.
As of the time of writing, the most basic "deluxe room" with a king-sized bed for Thursday, September 9, will run you between $495 and $715 per night.
If you wanted to book a room with a king-sized bed for this upcoming weekend (September 11), the Ritz-Carlton has a "staycation promotion" that comes with breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a $50-dollar food and beverage credit and 30% off at the spa for $715 per night.
This same promotion is available for a one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and a king-sized bed, as well, which will cost $1,135 per night.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, accompanied by the mayors of Quebec's other four major cities, put out a statement on Tuesday imploring the Federal government to make a "firm commitment" to fight gun violence and gun trafficking.
"What we want is a clear plan [...] either we head towards an American-style society where the use of guns becomes banal and tragedies happen daily or the federal [government] takes responsibility" and acts on the issue, Plante said at a press conference.
"Cities are taking responsibility and continuing to do everything in their power to prevent violence, fight organized crime and keep our communities safe," the mayors said in a joint statement shared with MTL Blog.
"But we cannot do it all alone. We need a concerted, comprehensive, pan-Canadian effort."
The mayors cited the need to give more resources and funding to policing efforts like the border services or local law enforcement to fight against a surge of gun violence and gun trafficking.
Quebec City's Nicolas-Guy Turbide won a silver medal in the men's 100-metre backstroke event for the visually impaired. This is Turbide's second Paralympic medal.
Turbide joined fellow Quebec swimmer Aurélie Rivard in the medal count after she won a bronze medal in the women's 50-metre freestyle event on Wednesday.
Turbide is an accomplished swimmer, winning a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
His "breakout performance" in the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games earned him six medals.
In an Instagram post before the Games, Turbide wrote "my road to Tokyo has taken me down many paths requiring adaptation, reinvention, and patience [...] I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to represent Canada in the sport I love."