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Let's Take It to the Next Level ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป - CH Newsletter #56 February 24, 2023

As part of joining our private student residence, our members receive weekly updates about the community, upcoming events, developments in the student residence and any other relevant news. We've decided to post these updates on our website in order to let our visitors looking for student housing get an inside view of the Chelsea House student life!

Dear Chelsea House family,
 
Welcome back to the CH Show!!! ๐Ÿ“บ - This is the weekly update to keep you abreast of whatโ€™s good in Montreal, the city we love โค๏ธ, as well as updates from your beloved student residence community ๐Ÿก (an another benefit is this keeps parents back home jealous at all times & updated enough not to blow up your phones lolโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™ ).
 
This week you experienced, yet again, that when it warms up in Montreal, it can freeze right back down again the next day ๐Ÿฅถ...shocking we know. The only medecine is to enjoy the moment when it's warmโ˜€๏ธ!! Our infamous "joie de vivre" comes from these months folks!!
 
Alright, alright, alright! To make up to you, we're upping the ante this week to give you the latest on your favorite premium student residence in Montreal as well as some heart-pumping activities to try with the CH gang this weekend ๐Ÿ’ƒ
 
To give you a taste of what's ahead, we're giving you an inside scoop on the must-attend parties happening this weekend as well as a SHOCKING & heartwarming update from an alumnus Chelsea member ๐Ÿฅน
 
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If you're team Frozen โ„๏ธ and haven't gotten enough of the cold yet ๐ŸงŠ, we gotchu CH Fam! We planned an ice-skating event for our beloved members to make the most out of the remaining days of the winter season ๐Ÿค—
 
Alright, let's get this Friday evening party started!!! ๐ŸŽ‰
 
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Are you ready??? Let's get this show on the road!!! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ

THE INSIDER'S REPORT: MONTREAL NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

 If you're new here (which many of you are - we've added 4 new members who are coming in Fall 2023 this week!! They'll be lurking in the newsletter from here on out ๐Ÿ˜) - the Insider's Report is where you benefit from the Community Team's local Montreal knowledge to guide you, dear CH student residence members, to what we hope is a true student housing experience. In all cases, forget the tourist traps, here's WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, for this week.

  • Go Nighttime Snowshoeing ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿคฉ at Parc Frรฉdรฉric Back
Looking for a fun activity to try for FREE? We have the perfect one for you! Head over to Parc Frรฉdรฉric Back and try snowshoeing and stargazing โœจ Don't worry if you don't have snowshoes ๐ŸŽฟ because you can rent a pair at the venue! Book your slots here and embark on an hour and 15 min. guided tour with the gang ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿป

You don't get a more Canadian experience than this. Combo this with a Beaver Tail ๐Ÿฆซ or a poutine and you just might start saying "eh" all the time ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
 
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  • NUIT BLANCHE is this SATURDAY!! - MUST DO

 

Alright, so you know when you imagined what if everything stayed open all
night so I can go eat breakfast at 4 am, or go shopping super late?? 

Well turns out, Montreal, the city of festivals, thought this should be a thing. So yeah...everything stays open all night this Saturday. We take our nightlife seriously around here ๐Ÿ’ช 

The extremely popular Montreal event called Nuit Blanche is back for its 12th edition! Don't miss out on the festivities on Saturday, February 25 from 9pm until 8am (yes, you read that right, it's literally an all-nighter ๐Ÿ‘€. Lol).

There's a ton of things happening all over the city.

Here's one we'd go to: Epic Fluorescent Party at Lumiรจre Noire XII ๐Ÿชฉ

Immerse in fluorescent decors ๐Ÿ’ก, live body painting show ๐Ÿ–Œ, and non-stop techno music ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค by talented local DJs. You wanna hear more amazing news? The metro ๐Ÿš† will be operating the entire evening so you can get home safely ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Uber's mad slow when it snows โ„๏ธ anyways)


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  • APIK Alpine Winter festival takes over St-Denis starts Tonight ๐Ÿ—ป

This is for our CH adrenaline junkies! ๐Ÿ˜œ Beginning today until March 5th, the corner of rue Saint-Denis and rue Ontario will be transformed into a winter activities wonderland! ๐ŸŒจ There will be a mini snowparkโ„๏ธ, an obstacle course โš ๏ธ, and a boulder climbing wall ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ Don't have the energy to try the activities yourself? Why not watch on the sidelines for  the highly-anticipated snowboard competitions or check out the pop-up shops for streetwear, sports equipment and accessories ๐Ÿ› Again, this is a free-to-attend event so go ahead and join the fun!

St-Denis is also an infamous bar street kind of like Crescent but past Quartier des Spectacles. So..beverage friendly outing, to say the least ๐Ÿป

 

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CHELSEA HOUSE COMMUNITY VIBES UPDATE

  • EVENT RECAP: CH Fam Skating โ›ธ Event at MTL en Lumiere Festival โ„๏ธ
 
Last week, twenty of our beloved members partook in outdoor skating a Canadian tradition ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆof lacing up skates โ›ธ๏ธ to attend the opening night of Montrรฉal en Lumiere Festival โ„๏ธ. Let's just say we're so proud to see our CH members hailing from 32 different countries around the globe ๐ŸŒŽ to embrace our traditions!!
 
Shoutout to our superwoman ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ / Manager of Operations, Steph for leading the pack and making sure everyone had an amazing time! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

 

  • Tell Me You Miss Chelsea House Without Telling Me You Miss Chelsea House
    Update from Alumnus Alizรฉe ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ showing us some love ๐Ÿซถ

Ok so, you guys know we aim to please right. Like for real, we're really trying to show you the BEST Montreal experience so you make life-long memories (and also get good grades...got you Mom ๐Ÿ˜‰) for your university experience in our hometown. 

And so, on a recent catch-up call with Alizรฉe to get some member feedback, Alizรฉe shared with us this picture, which to us was just the icing on the cake ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘€

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Needless to say Alizรฉe ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ gave us by far the most insane testimonial ever! ๐Ÿคฏ There's no doubt that we left a mark on her (LITERALLY. Lol) We definitely feel the love, Alizรฉe ๐Ÿฅน THANK YOU. You will forever be a part of the CH Family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป 

 

  • BUON COMPLEANNO (Happy birthday) Alessandro ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น! ๐ŸŽ‚ 

CH Fam, it's our resident Italian chef ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ / in-house DJ ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽค Alessandro's birthday today!! ๐ŸŽ‰

If you didn't know yet, he is one of our OG members who has been with us for almost two years now!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Ask him about his legendary pasta dish at our Thanksgiving Family Dinner, or if he won either one of his infamous Poker tournaments!! When's the next one Sandro??

 

Thank you for choosing Chelsea House as your home a away from home ๐Ÿก, Alessandro ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น!!! ๐Ÿฅณ

  • UPCOMING EVENT: Let's get Recruited !! CV PARTY ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ hosted by the CH Team ๐Ÿซก

Heads up CH fam! Our next activity is something you NEED to attend. Mom and dad back home, you should be excited too (trust us ๐Ÿ˜‰)!!!

As much as we support your fun social activities, we also put premium in making sure that you all SUCCEED in your school and professional endeavors ๐Ÿ† As we always say, work hard and play/party harder ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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That said, your CH Community team is planning a CV party where we will provide you with some valuable tips on how to make a rockstar ๐ŸŒŸ CV. On top of that, we will also be taking photos ๐Ÿ“ธ of you to update your LinkedIn profiles with professional-looking pics and help you land your dream internships and jobs ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
 
Activity will be held at the Fox head office where you'll see the office hockey net ๐Ÿฅ… as well as where we hang out when we're not around the House!
 
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  • WEEKLY RECAP: Here are some snaps of what went down the past week with the rest of the fam:

 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ELSA FROM FRANCE ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท (Btw we put everyone's nationality flag so you learn your flags  and realize how global the CH Fam really is) 

Hey, CH Fam! Meet one of our newest members, Elsa from the City of Love, Paris, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

 

She is currently taking up Analytiques dโ€™affaires  ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ at the Universitรฉ Laval ๐Ÿซ

 

Her hobbies include cooking ๐Ÿฅ˜, travellingโœˆ๏ธ, and discovering new things! ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ  She's also a big fan of adrenaline pumping activities ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

 

Some of the things she was most excited about moving to Montreal ๐Ÿ were discovering new food ๐Ÿฝ and of course the city's diverse culture โœจ.

 Elsa joined the Chelsea Family to meet new people who can give advice and help her in navigating Montreal ๐Ÿ and Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. She was also excited about the fact that she will be able to interact with people from different countries in the community.

Her close friends and family describe her as someone who is a good listener ๐Ÿ‘‚, loyal ๐Ÿค, and funny ๐Ÿคช

We hope you're living your best life at Chelsea House, Elsa!!! ๐Ÿค—

 

SHOW ME THE MONEY!! THE STUDENT JOB BOARD FOR SOME PART-TIME CASH $$$ 

  • Interviewer @ Statistics Canada | Do you enjoy engaging in meaningful work that can benefit your community? We found the perfect part-time job for you! As an interviewer, you will be conducting survey collection activities with the public in person and over the phone. Wanna hear something better? Work will be hybrid remote in Montrรฉal so there are days when you'd be able to work in the comfort of you beautiful apartment! Easiest job ever - jump on it.


  • IT Assistant @ McGill University | As an assistant, some of your primary duties include guiding test-takers to the testing and interviewing rooms; answering questions regarding test dates, wait times, etc.; assisting with logging on to computers and setting up headsets; and monitoring during testing and answer questions. Sounds easy enough, right? Get paid while studying, super simple.


  • Associate/Admin Support @ Bell Canada | The company is looking for an associate who will be able to create, validate and monitor all requests in various computer systems. Apart from the mentioned tasks, the role also requires the successful candidate to keep files up-to-date while providing additional information and support to the different groups involved throughout the work process. Note that only individuals fluent in FR will be considered.


HOUSE UPDATES

  • CH App ๐Ÿ“ฒ Issues

We have received a number of reports that some members are unable to access their CH App ๐Ÿ“ฒ As you know, it is SUPER important that you're able to use your app as it holds your mobile key ๐Ÿ”‘ to the residence, common areas, as well as your apartment ๐Ÿšช Aside from that, it is also where you can send service requests (housekeeping, apartment issues, lounge reservation, etc.)

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We have reached out to our ever-efficient tech team ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป and by now, EVERYONE's app should already be working. If any of you are still encountering issues, please reach out to the community team ASAP so we can take the appropriate action. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 

  • Real Recognize Real - Membership Referral Program ๐Ÿ’ฐ 
Hey, CH Fam! We would like to remind you that our Referral is STILL ONGOING (but not for long)! If you have a friend that you think would fit at Chelsea House, don't miss the chance to earn some EASY extra ๐Ÿ’ธ ๐Ÿ˜. 
 
Again, here's the updated criteria for new referrals:
  • Your referral has to be a first time Chelsea House Member.
  • Your referral has to be accepted through the usual Chelsea House application process
 Reward for each successful referral:
  • $500 prepaid visa card - 1 year signed lease
What are you waiting for? Send us your referrals now before the offer ends ๐Ÿค‘ !!!

 

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Are you enjoying your Chelsea House Experience so far? It would mean the world to us if you could take a few minutes to share with us your thoughts (check out the link below).

Tell us about your Chelsea House experience!

 

Alright, that's it for now! 
 
Stay Classy,
 
The Chelsea House Community Team
 
Missed last week's Newsletter? We got you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Click here. 
 
 
 
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