Yesterday I went to the TEDxMcGill 2010 event. It was really great, well organized, and had great speakers. Like most TED or TEDx events it was inspirational. There were many stories told, philosophies, and ideas shared (which is what TED is about). I will now try to go to any TED or TEDx event I can, and maybe even try to organize some back home if I can. Shout out to Tara for getting me to go to this amazing event! On the way out the organizers surprised the attendees with three TEDxs made out of Diet Coke cans, Coke cans, and water bottles.
Montreal has had the Bixi bike for a little over a year now, and as a member I find it a great way of getting around the city or even just for a joy ride. Today my one year membership comes to an end (until I renew it), and these are the stats that are in my online account. Although recently I have been angered by the availability of the bikes at night, I still love Bixi. Over this year, I have made 297 trips, totaling a cool 47 hours, and traveling 565 kilometers or 351 miles for you imperial folk. The mileage though is approximate, because it does not actually measure how much you bike, but the time spent biking at an average of 5 kilometers per hour, I figure that I bike faster than that though. Finally we have greenhouse emissions, I would have used 142 kilograms of carbon emissions if i was using a car, and 40 liters of gasoline. Overall I really like using the Bixi bikes, and love the online statistics and thought I should share!
Today I received a phone call from my friend Samer in Toronto. He asked me “Did you feel it?”. I had no clue what he was talking about and he quickly told me there was an earthquake. I was in the shower when it happened and did not feel anything. It’s funny though because a lot of my friends here in Montreal did feel it. The epicenter of the quake was near Ottawa, and reports have shown that it was also felt in Toronto, Montreal, and even Buffalo New York. At first some people thought it might be a terrorist act because the G20 summit that is scheduled to take place in Toronto on the 26th and 27th of June. The G20 summit will host the twenty most powerful leaders this weekend.
Yeah this post is a couple of weeks late, but better late than never. Here are some pictures I snapped while walking around downtown during the Grand Prix Weekend. I’m one of the people that was thrilled to have the Grand Prix return after such a long departure. Montreal really takes shape from this one event, it’s truly great we have it back. My pictures might not have been so great, but I really enjoyed the first picture. The car below is the Roadster Sport, It is manufactured by company called Tesla in California. You might think “So, what?”. The what about this car is that is fully electric and can run around for 244 miles (393 kilometers) on a single charge! They brought it so they can market it, (of course) but the interesting thing is, since we get cheap electricity in Quebec, it only costs about $1.80 to fully charge this car! Enjoy the pictures!
He was trying to interview the dog!
This is he SkyCoaster Ride at La Ronde (Six Flags) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This ride is really great. A must try if you are not faint hearted. I am the one on the left (when we first fall). The ride was fully booked the entire day, but I luckily found some friends that had an extra spot.
Today has been a day I have been really looking forward to, because Steve Wozniak aka “The Woz” came to speak about technology at Concordia University. He started off by just talking and then he started answering Questions. I really enjoyed his session at Concordia because I got a better understanding of him and how he operates. I say this because he is someone to look up to. His work speaks for itself as well as his attitude.
Here are some videos that illustrate what I did this summer in Canada. I was in Montreal, Mont Tremblant, and Toronto!
Me Painting A Piggy Bank in Mont Tremblant (with the help of my mother)
Getting A Maple Stick Treat (Very Tasty!)
Native Band In Old Port Montreal
Funny Old Port Performer
Steevoking145 Bike Trials in Old Port Montreal
Very Cool Bike Performer in Old Port Montreal
Gettin’ A Crepe At The CN Tower in Toronto
CP News Spinning Wheels Truck
Cowbot Robot In Dundas Square Toronto
Sidewalk Chalk Artist In Dundas Square Toronto
Break Dancing in Dundas Square Toronto
CN Tower Tour
Blue Jays Vs Anaheim Angels August 21st 2009 Baseball Game
And that concludes the most interesting things I did this summer. For the Period I was in Montreal and Mont Tremblant I was with my parents, which was great. When in Toronto I was with many friends and that as well was great!