As the days grow longer, Montrealers eagerly welcome the summer season by leaving their homes to partake in numerous activities throughout the city. Montreal has rightly earned the well-deserved reputation of being called a “festive town”.

  Below are some of my top entertainment picks for late May and early June. Get ready to dress-up, network, wine, dine and party at one or more of these amazing launch events, conferences and festivals that are just around the corner:


BIRKS Buzzes with a new BeeThemed Collection and a Sweet as Honey launch Party

Did you know we would have a huge starvation issue on our hands without bees and their significant role in fruit and vegetable production?

For their 135th anniversary, Birks is supporting the honey bee preservation through the launch of three special bee themed collections.  From Tuesday, May 27th Birks will unveil these exclusive collections as well as an urban beekeeping installation and suspended green roof at its flagship Square Phillips location in Montreal with the support of Alveole, a local group who promotes urban beekeeping and Topia, an award-winning landscape design firm.  An elegant client and press only garden-themed party will officially launch the new collection.


C2-Mtl:  A Business Conference somewhere between Genius and Insanity!

    From May 27th to the 29th, Montreal will host for a third consecutive year C2-MTL; one of the largest global conferences on commerce and creativity (www.c2mtl.com). This annual gathering of some of the best innovative and influential minds stemming from a broad spectrum of industries and countries,  will take place at l’Arsenal, right in the heart of one of Montreal’s fastest growing commercial and residential districts; Griffintown.

Imagined by design, communications and advertizing agency SID LEE, the conference helps to build connecting bridges between participants over three activity-filled days. Over 1500 participants are encouraged to pool their knowledge, put their minds together and find creative answers to existing and emerging commercial questions and concerns.

This year, C2-Mtl’s will welcome over 20 internationally renowned keynote speakers including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Chairman Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Designer Stefan Sagmeister, TV Host George Stroumboulopoulos, and as closing guest speaker, director and adventurer James Cameron.


GRAND PRIX weekend with the Jet Set in MONTREAL 2014!  

From June 5th to the 8th, it’s not just about the race. It’s about a whole city coming alive with excitement! People arrive in Montreal from every part of the globe with one common objective – to get the most out of their 72 hours!

During Grand Prix Week, whether it is to see the actual races on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit or to visit one of the official merchandise stores, themed restaurants or festive clubs. The atmosphere is at a festive peak with opening hours stretched out for most of the evening and into the wee hours of the night !

For tourists or locals planning to spend the F1 Grand Prix week in Montreal, GrandPrixMontreal.com is an excellent site to catch up on running activities as well as to purchase race tickets!

For those seeking to glam up their F1 experience, may I propose the following exclusive party:


 RITZ CARLTON Montreal and INFINITY Canada celebrates the Grand Prix Weekend  !

Ritz-Carlton Montreal and infinity Canada will be joining in the race festivities by hosting the second edition of their exclusive Grand Prix Garden Party. This party inspired by performance, will take place in the hotel’s iconic Oval Room and Terrace, as well as the Palm Court on June 6th from 7:00pm until 2am.

Some of last year’s VIP guests , decked in glitzy and glamorous tuxes and gowns, included Montreal Canadian players Brandon Prust and PK Subban as well as TV personality Anne-Marie Withenshaw, and Quebec icon Mitsou ! This year’s line up includes a special appearance by David Coulthard, Red Bull ambassador and Former Grand Prix Driver.

Guests can expect a night of lush entertainment and VIP treatment with red carpet entry to the stunning oval room, a lounge atmosphere with mood-setting lighting, décor and an impressive display of rose bouquets, a flowing champagne bar, exquisite food stations, live music, fashion shows, luxurious gift bags and the unveiling of the Infinity Q50 Eau Rouge concept car!

Tickets are available in limited quantities! For inquiries please contact: GRANDPRIX2014@RITZMONTREAL.COM