On July 14 1789, Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops stormed and dismantled the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolise the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This was the beginning of a new government.
Since 1880, July 14 has become National French Day, also called “QuatorzeJuillet” (The Fourteenth of July). This celebration happens every year in commemoration of the day when France, which was the monarchy, became the First Republic. This year the country celebrates the 222nd anniversary of the fall of the Bastille in Paris..
In France, this is a national day of celebration and on this day people don’t work. The annual parade in the morning of July 14 is truly a patriotic event in France. In Paris in the morning there are a lot of parachute jumps, military bands and walking parades, and then the press interviews the President. The other cities feature a military parade with local troops. The National celebration ends with balls and fireworks throughout the country.
Parade in Paris:
On Bastille Day, the tradition of food is that every dish have to be cook with fresh local ingredient. Furthermore, people eat what poor peasants were eating in the past, like crepes, rice, bread, pasta, fish…
Two most famous dish on this day are:
Salmon en Croute
Then you can eat Lemon or apple or strawberry pie.
And of course all the meal have to be accompany by red or white wine and for dessert … champagne!
Even though this day is recognized as a French commemoration, people celebrate this day all around the world. So don’t hesitate to join French people in celebrating this day! Come with your friends and family and enjoy this some of the events in Toronto! Here are some events happening in Toronto for National French Day:
Levying French flag ceremony, and official reception
Date: July 14th
Time : 11:30 am
Location : in front of the City Hall of Toronto,
Date: July 14th
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Office Pub, 117 John Street
Date : July 14th
Time : 12:30 pm
Location : Budapest Park (Sunnyside)
Bon appetit! (dig in!), and Enjoy Bastille Day!!!
On June 12-13, the CityEvents team was invited to participate in the inaugural Ignite Business Event Expo (iBE) that took place at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.
iBE is a new, vibrant and forward-thinking forum bringing global planners and suppliers together to conduct business. During the two days there were many interesting conferences about various different subjects, such as the benefits of Social Media made by National Speakers like DR Greg Wells, Olympic Superbodies host, Sonia Verma, Chief Correspondent for The Globe & Mail, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Co-founders of We Day.
The event was a good opportunity to meet many professionals coming from Canada and all over the world! There were around 200 booths representing the event industry, and hotels and resorts from around the world, helping people find different options and locations for their upcoming events.
The inaugural business events expo was a unique and stylish show that maximized exhibitor offerings while securing a worthwhile, experiential environment for those who attended. The CityEvents team enjoyed the atmosphere of this intimate show and were able to connect with other industry professionals
For more information about iBE go to : http://ignitemag.ca/be_expo/good_to_know/what_is_be
This first iBE was a success; we cannot wait for the next iBE in 2013!!!
International Women’s Day is a day to recognize women and their achievements. Celebrated for over 100 years International Women’s Day is an opportunity to access how far we’ve come and where we are going.
Women have achieved many things since the introduction of International Women’s Day including the right to vote. Over the years this day has grown to become a global celebration of women; it is an official holiday in several countries like Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.
Celebrate women this International Women’s Day with events around the city; participate in the many offerings Toronto has to recognize and celebrate women.
Fundraise for the Seventh Stage Theatre with 7 Fierce Femmes at the Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave on March 7. This event includes performances by the City Dance Corps and Erica Peck of We Will Rock You. www.seventhstageproductions.com
On March 8 come out to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s College Hospital and hear from Farrah Khan, counselor at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic about women as outsiders at Women’s College Hospital. www.womenscollegehospital.ca
On March 8, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is hosting Kitchen Sister: An Exquisite Dinning Experience to Benefit Sistering where some of this city’s finest female chefs create delicious dishes to raise money for Sistering’s new kitchen. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, 85 Hanna Avenue,Toronto. For more information, please visit www.sistering.org
Sisterhood Revisted: Local Transcontinental and Global Feminist Struggles is a keynote address from Dr. Jacinta Muteshia about the contradictions of democracy and feminist politics within institutions of governance. The event takes place at Founders Senior Common Room (Founders 305) at York University., Toronto on March 8, 2012. cfr.info.yorku.ca
NYCH celebrates IWD, NYCH celebrates with fun activities including: Henna, Tahitian dancing, manicure, games and yoga. The Event takes place at Lawrence Square Mall 2nd Floor, suite 226 on March 8, 2012. www.nych.ca
Watch “No Woman No Cry” a free film screening of Christy Turlington’s award winning documentary about maternal health at College and Shaw Public Library on March 15, 2012. www.facebook.com/events/239721572787602/
The newly opened Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, located in the financial district, is an example in luxury and beauty. The tower which has 261 rooms was designed to show off Toronto’s impressive skyline. The launch in March showcased some of the chef’s specialties and full chocolate bar.
Trump is known for being glamorous and larger than life that is present in the new hotel and towers where guests can enjoy of a 12 000 sq ft event space.
There a several options available from meeting spaces to ballrooms the Trump tower is designed to cater to a wide variety of needs. The available event space includes The Grand Salon, The Grand Ballroom, The Trump Boardroom, and Ballrooms 1-3 which can be used individually or combined, the same goes for Salons 1-3.
At the launch event the extra ballroom design was courtesy of MB Designs Inc; with flowers, candlesticks, lamps, geometric walls to add an extra touch to any event.
If you are always on the look out for great event space then why not consider the city’s newest edition into the luxury hotel market to furnish you with a space for your unforgettable experience in the making. There are many things associated with Trump Hotels including drama, beauty, opulence and glamour all of which would make your event more memorable.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower is located in the heart of the financial district at 325 Bay Street. For more information on event spaces visit their website at trumptorontohotel.com or call (416) 306-5800.
LinkedIn is among the more popular social media platforms and it is not hard to see why; it lets users make professional connections where most social media is better for making personal ones. LinkedIn has the benefit of influencing what comes up when doing searches like Google. Instead of seeing potential embarrassing photos users are met with your professional profile.
Social Media for the Enterprise Presented by LinkedIn for Social Media Week emphasized some key points about using LinkedIn that we have shared below.
Develop A Brand
You are going to want to distinguish yourself and promote your positive attributes.
Showcase The Person Behind The Brand
People are going to want to know what makes you and your brand different so don’t be afraid to show your interests; just make sure that they don’t hurt your professional image.
Monitor Your Profile
Have relevant an up to date information. This will give people viewing your profile the right tools to effectively communicate to and about you. Help them understand what benefits you can provide by keeping information accurate and up to date.
LinkedIn has groups for nearly every profession, so join one and contribute. This is all about visibility, by being an active participant you can show your expertise and raise your profile within your profession.
Make Connections Through Connections
Social media is about relationships and engagement; having a strong network is dependent on you making the effort; your connections are resource base and they can help you by providing new contacts.