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There are so many holidays happening this weekend in Montreal and there will be no shortage of events celebrating them.

Earth Day is this Monday, April 22, but many events honouring the planet will be taking place this weekend. Of course, 4/20 is on Saturday, and the entire city is gearing up to celebrate this day legally for the first time. Finally, Easter is around the corner, which for many means brunching with family (and a long weekend!).

Below some public activities happening in the city.

21 BALANÇOIRES (21 SWINGS)

This is a collective musical production in which a single moving swing sets off a note, and several create a melody!

The 21 Balançoires installation was custom-made for the Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des Spectacles. The work was created by Daily tous les jours, in collaboration with animal behaviourist Luc-Alain Giraldeau from UQAM and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, who composed the score of this fun installation.

PLOGGING (jogging and picking up litter)

As the spring thaw lays bare the discarded waste of winter, many Canadian fitness enthusiasts are trying to spread the word about plogging, an eco-friendly exercise mashup that combines the endorphin rush of jogging with the environmental benefits of picking up trash.

Celebrate 4/20 In The Park

Drums and smoke will be part of the festive vibe at Mount Royal Park to mark 4/20, the annual day of celebration for cannabis culture, now fully legal in Canada. 

Lufa Farms Earth Day Open House

Lufa Farms built the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse with the vision of changing the way we feed cities and creating an ecologically and economically sustainable model for urban farming. Meet the team and see how we grow veggies on Montreal rooftops year-round.

YOGA BRUNCH

Taking place on the 46th floor of the Observatoire Ville Marie, the Yoga Brunch includes one full hour of yoga class followed by a brunch at the restaurant Les Enfants Terribles. 

And there’s more stuff happening this weekend, but I just leave it here…

Any season in Montreal there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate.

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The winners of the year’s most highly anticipated photojournalism contest have been announced. At the April 11 awards ceremony in Amsterdam, American photojournalist John Moore took home the top honour at the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest.

His haunting image of a Honduran toddler wailing as her mother is searched by US Border Patrol in Texas was named 2019 World Press Photo of the Year.

Crying Girl On The Border By John Moore

Below other winners:

Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton. Brent Stirton’s photo shows Petronella Chigumbura, 30, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participating in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe.

The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, by Chris McGrath

Almajiri Boy, by Marco Gualazzini. Marco Gualazzini captured a shot of an orphaned boy in Bol, Chad, walking past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The image is part of the documentation of the humanitarian crisis in the Chad Basin, caused by a combination of political conflict and environmental factors. Lake Chad, once one of Africa’s largest lakes and a lifeline to 40 million people, is experiencing massive desertification, shrinking by nine-tenths due to climate change, population growth and irrigation.

Blessed Be the Fruit: Ireland’s Struggle to Overturn Anti-Abortion Laws by Olivia Harris

Flamingo Socks By V

Unilateral by Brendan Smialowski

Syria, No Exit By Mohammed Badra

“Evacuated” By Wally Skalij

Glass Butterfly By Angel Fitor. A winged comb jelly, Leucothea multicornis, its wings widely opened, propels itself through waters off Alicante, Spain.

No words.

CNN reports:

France’s three wealthiest families are coming to the rescue of a national symbol, spearheading a fundraising drive to rebuild Notre Dame that has topped $700 million.

The billionaires behind luxury giants LVMH Group, Kering and L’Oreal on Tuesday pledged a combined €500 million ($565 million) after a massive fire ripped through the Paris cathedral.

LVMH and its CEO Bernard Arnault have promised €200 million ($226 million).

The donation has been matched by the Bettencourt Meyers family, which controls L’Oreal.

And for the Pinault family, François-Henri Pinault (Salma Hayek’s husnand,) chair and CEO of the international luxury group Kering, which includes Gucci and Saint Laurent, said Monday night he and his family will donate €100 million ($113 million).

There are monuments of history and culture that are invaluable.

Merci les billionaires! 

On the other hand Les Sapeurs Pompiers ought to be recognised for the amazing job saving Notre Dame and the relics. Which is why they need to be supported.

Each year the firefighters have an annual fireman’s ball, not only does it go to a good cause, but you get to meet some really HOT firefighters.

And let’s not forget the calendars.

They deserve all the credit for their bravery… and hotness!!!

 
I don’t care about the religion. The building is a historic treasure.

This is a tragic loss of world cultural heritage.

KFC is having a bit of a rebrand, and it turns out Colonel Sanders just got hella hot. And about 30 years younger.

If you thought their fried chicken was finger-lickin’ good, then you need to check out this new menu. And you can guarantee that his drumstick will have a lot less calories!

But, believe it or not, this isn’t actually a real model; this a CGI influencer version of Sanders. 

Taking the piss out of Instagram influencers, he writes: “I may be a restaurant mogul and international inspiration, but I’m still just a kid who loves being in the kitchen. #humble It’s important never to lose sight of the things that make you who you are.” LOL.

Well at least now you can go to KFC if you’re hungry, or thirsty!

This is a very satisfying image, Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012.

He’s been hacking and selling diplomatic information to the highest bidder.

In fact, Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, told a congressional hearing in February that former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was in contact with Assange before WikiLeaks released leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee…

“I love Wikileaks!” – Donald J. Trump.

I hope one day we’ll see Trump, Stone and all those criminals, and assorted traitors, arrested as well.

A new Netflix documentary, called “Our Planet,” is getting people’s attention… The documentary is ruthless in its exposé of the devastating effects of climate change.

One particular scene shows dozens of walruses plunging to their deaths, a phenomenon that is supposedly linked to climate change.

We see walruses climbing to the top of a rocky hill. Because the ice has melted, the walrus have to go far to find food and return exhausted to the only place they can sleep: on a cramped hillside.

Just heartbreaking.