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End Piece: an uplifting experience (Originally Published in Concordia University Alumni Magazine)

In Education, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on April 29, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write. My master’s degree in media studies from Concordia helped me reach that goal — and much more. Read the rest of this entry »

Invitation – Fête des neiges de Montréal continues this weekend!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 8, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Weekends
January 17 to February 8, 2015

MONTREAL, le 31 janv. 2015 /CNW Telbec/ –

Not-to-be-missed activities every weekend

  • Tube slide
  • Zip-line
  • Ferris wheel with a great view of downtown Montréal
  • Refrigerated skaters’ path along the river
  • Dog-sled and horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Bing Bang Bulle
  • Battle of the Forts by La Guerre des Tuques 3D
  • And more than 25 exciting winter activities!

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Artwork from Salon Utopia

In Business, Technology, Uncategorized on April 3, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Here are four pieces of the artwork I did for a website I had called “Salon Utopia” that I did as part of my graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

Betsy was the receptionist of the virtual Salon Utopia

Betsy was the receptionist of the virtual Salon Utopia

Example of people talking in online forum
Example of people talking in online forum

Portrait of myself as a baby
Portrait of myself as a baby

Example of people who would come to virtual Salon Utopia Example of people who would come to virtual Salon Utopia

Coffee on the Cheap

In Business, Entertainment, Health, Writing (all kinds) on March 29, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Some people can spend anywhere from $200 on coffee a month buying it outside of the home. But, there are lots of great ways to brew coffee right in your own abode and save a lot of money.

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Happy Birthday Anna Zammarchi!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Have a wonderful day!

Low Flying: Island Wings has promise, but never takes off (Originally Published in the Hour in Montreal)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 26, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Writing (all kinds), book reviews on June 1, 2009 at 13:23

As many Canadian children were being told fairy tales of mystic lands where houses were made of candy cane and gingerbread, where glass slippers and a mere kiss could turn girls into royalty, the magical tales told to a young Cecil Foster were about joining his parents in the Land of Plenty: “We would sit around the fire with Grandmother enthroned on the big rock, her dress or skirt lapped between our legs, while she told us stories. She taught us about our family history and painted glowing pictures for Stephen, Errol and me about the great life awaiting us, when we joined our parents in England.” This is the story Foster tells in Island Wings: A Memoir. Read the rest of this entry »

Hair – by Donna Kakonge (published December 1999/January 2000 – Panache Magazine)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 30, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Beauty, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 2, 2008 at 14:27

Back in the mid-80s, watching Oprah Winfrey’s bouncing and behaving hair was like a dream come true. I never knew that black hair could do that. I rushed to a salon, telling them to duplicate the Oprah ‘do on my head, and they did. The bad part is that just like what once happened to Oprah, my hair fell out. I was left with no hair on my head to duplicate any ‘do. Read the rest of this entry »

Modifications- principales entraves sur le réseau routier de la région de Montréal pour ce soir et la nuit prochaine

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 18, 2014 at 8:31 PM

ONTRÉAL, le 18 mars 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – à 17 h 45 – Le ministère des Transports avise les usagers  des modifications suivantes aux entraves planifiées sur le réseau autoroutier de la grande région métropolitaine de Montréal.

EN BREF –AJOUT

Île de Montréal

A-40 (AUTOROUTE MÉTROPOLITAINE)
Montréal
Direction OUEST
À la hauteur de la sortie no 73 (R-335, avenue Christophe-Colomb, rue Saint-Hubert)

  • fermeture COMPLÈTE, de mardi 23 h à mercredi 5 h

Détour : voie de desserte Read the rest of this entry »

Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings and musings) by R. William Patry will steal your heart

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 4, 2014 at 8:52 PM

me and pov

I am a warrior of mighty battles and I challenge a mighty foe

A dreamer of endless passions that capsizes in an undertow

Of swirling visions and endless fears blown up in front of me

Being chased by demons of evil nature trying to set me free.

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Only My Voice: Vignettes of Crazy People Singing to Stay Sane is Available

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Purchase Donna Kakonge’s Latest Book online today:

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Kaliyana

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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At $27.20, Fonds de solidarité FTQ share reaches a new high

In Contact Information, Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 27, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Highlights for the six-month period ended November 30, 2012:

  • Share at $27.20;
  • Increase of $0.61 since July 2012;
  • Net earnings of $198 million;
  • 6 month net return of 2.3%;
  • 12 month net return of 4.7%;
  • Net assets increase to $8.8 billion;
  • No limit on the number of shares that can be issued this year.

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CRTC increases the diversity of voices in the Montreal market

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2012 at 3:00 AM
OTTAWA-GATINEAU — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved a new multilingual
television station to be called International Channel/Canal International
(ICI). The CRTC also approved an application by Rogers to acquire CJNT, an
ethnic television station, and authorized it to convert the station to an
English-language station.  Read the rest of this entry »

Resolute Forest Products to Host Management Call to Discuss Third Quarter Results

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM

MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) plans to issue its third quarter financial results on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in a press release to be issued at approximately 8:00 a.m. (ET). The Company will then hold a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The public is invited to join the call at 888 789-9572 (pass code 9922866) at least fifteen minutes before its scheduled start time. A simultaneous webcast will also be available using the link provided under “Presentations and Webcasts” in the “Investors” section of www.resolutefp.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company’s website. Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder – Media invitation – Join us for the PREMIERE of Once upon a Winter … in the Tropics at the Montréal Biodôme

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM

MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ –

On the program:

10 a.m. Eggs (exhibition)
10:25 a.m. What’s That Egg? (puppet show) (In French)
11 a.m. Meet the creators and artists of What’s That Egg?
11:15 a.m. Becquer bobos rescue centre and Commander Arara
11:30 a.m. Photo op: A taste of what you can look forward to on Boxing Day, December 26, at the Biodôme: decorated boxes to pique different species’ curiosity and encourage them to play. Featured on Saturday: the lynxes. Read the rest of this entry »

Montreal: Quelle Ville!

In Business, cars, travel, Writing (all kinds) on November 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM

What a great city Montreal is – quelle ville! If you buy your bus ticket in advance like I did from Toronto to Montreal for $89 with the tax, you can pay very little for your travel. There are other cheap ways to travel, but please see my Free Ride article for more information on your options.

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Taylor-Birks Foundation hosts much-awaited grand opening of respite home for children with complex needs, built with $1 million in private donations

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on June 17, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Home For Children With Intellectual Disabilities - Photo Courtesy of CNW

June 16, 2011 @ 11:30AM

MONTREAL, Quebec, June 16, 2011 — The Taylor-Birks Foundation today hosted hundreds of guests at the grand opening and open house of Eleanor Côté Home, a brand-new specialized children’s respite home in Beaconsfield, which corporate donors, West Montreal Readaptation Centre (WMRC), Centre Marc Vanier (CMV) and the community have helped to grow over two years by raising over $1 million. Read the rest of this entry »

The Lighthouse of Montreal North to provide hundreds of meals a week

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on May 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM

The Lighthouse of Montreal North - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

April 30, 2011 @ 02:00PM

Montreal North – The official opening of the Lighthouse of Montreal North, a community restaurant and food bank, took place today in the presence of federal member of parliament Denis Coderre. Read the rest of this entry »

Movie Pirater Sentencing

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Alina Smirnova Writes about Movie Pirating - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Alina Smirnova

Canada may see its first jail sentence for breaching cinematic copyright laws. Read the rest of this entry »

ReBoot Winners

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 23, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Winners Have Been Announced for the ReBoot Project - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

February 22nd 2010

Dear DOC Members,

The ReBoot winning project has been chosen! DOC would like to congratulate The Guinea Pig Detectives pitched by the Montreal-based team of Patricia Bergeron and Magnus Isacsson. Read the rest of this entry »

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