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Spring has Sprung (FINALLY) 🌼🌸 - CH Newsletter #58 (March 10, 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!!! 📺 - This is the weekly update to keep you abreast of what’s good in Montreal, the city we love ❤️, as well as updates from your beloved student residence community ðŸ¡ (an another benefit is this keeps parents back home jealous at all times & updated enough not to blow up your phones lol❤️🙏 ).

We're not toooo sure when spring will officially hit, in some slightly troubling news, Canadian groundhog Fred la Marmotte died before he could predict the arrival of the spring season on Groundhog Day this year. 😬 We're not too sure what this means, but after the passed few years we've had - nothing can really surprise us anymore.  

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On a brighter note, it was a cloudy/sunny day in the city today ☀️ and the days are getting longer.

Alright, let's move on to our list of must-try this weekend, a recap of the week, and some VERY EXCITING upcoming events at your favorite premium student residence in Montreal 🔥

 

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 😝) - 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.

  • Indulge in an Unli-Sushi Feast 🍣
Craving for sushi 🍣 but don't want to break the bank? 🤑 We gotchu, CH fam! Montreal has several restos that offer all-you-can-eat (AYCE) sushi to satisfy your hungry tummies 🤤
 

SSushi Platter at Sushi Taiyo Montreal

Here's the weekend schedule of some of our go-to places that offer AYCE sushi for $40 and below:
 
  • Taiyo Downtown - 1709, rue Saint Denis (5pm-10pm Sun/ 5pm-10:30pm Fri & Sat)
  • Sushi Ste-Catherine - 1801, rue Saint-Catherine O. (11:30am-11pm daily)
  • Fisshu - 537, rue Saint-Catherine O. (12pm-2:30pm & 2:45pm-10pm Sat-Sun)
  • Sushi Beaumont - 1248, avenue Beaumont (11:30am-3pm; 4:30pm-10pm Fri & Sat / 11:30am-3pm; 4:30pm-9pm Sun)
  • K2 + Bistro - 1468, rue Crescent (12pm-10:30pm Fri & Sat/ 12pm-9:45pm Sun)

You're welcome 😉

  • Try the viral "Supreme Croissant" 

It's already all over social media but in case you haven't seen the videos/reels yet, we're here to keep you in the loop 😂 It's called "Supreme Croissant" ðŸ¥ which is basically HUGE croissant garnished with flavoured pastry cream.

If you are curious to try it, head to La Cave à Manger bakery in rue Saint-Paul E. and let us know if it's worth the hype or the gazillion calories 🫣

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  • Brunch Idea: Mimosa + Mediterranean-inspired Brunch
Looking for a chill way to spend your Sunday morning? Try Améa Café's recently launched Mediterranean-inspired weekend brunch menu! 🍽
 
Apart from the brunch staple Mimosa 🍹 and other equally great-tasting cocktails 🍸, this downtown café aims to elevate the brunchin' experience of Montrealers with sumptuous offerings that include brioche French toast with pistachio whipped ricotta and strawberries, eggs on a homemade sesame Jerusalem bagel, tangy shakshuka, and croque mademoiselle and lemon ricotta crespelle topped with blueberry jam.
 
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Brunch menu is available every Sunday from 9am 'til 3pm on a first come, first serve basis.

CHELSEA HOUSE COMMUNITY VIBES UPDATE

  • MONTHLY MEMBER CONTEST WINNER: ISAAC 🇨🇦
Congratulations to Isaac ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡¦ for winning this month's highly anticipated raffle 🎟 giveaway (thanks mom for the amazing testimonial = extra 25 entries 😉) !!! 👏🏻
 
Isaac ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡¦ and his chosen +1, Warwick ðŸ‡¿ðŸ‡¦ went to the jam-packed HABS GAME last Thursday  (March 9)!! 🥅 🏒  Check out some snaps sent by the boys:

 

Chelsea House Monthly Member Giveaway Winner 
 
Chelsea Members go to Habs Game
 
Want to win the next raffle? Make sure to do the following for more entries:
 
🎟 Tag @livingatchelsea on your instagram Stories (1 entry)
🎟 Post a photo and tag @livingatchelsea (2 entries)
🎟 Post a video and tag @livingatchelseea (3 entries)
🎟 Host an activity or contribute a blog article (5 entries)
🎟 Make a reel for the Chelsea House instagram page (10 entries)
🎟 Film a testimonial on your experience and Chelsea House (20 entries)
🎟 Get your parents to film a testimonial on your experience and Chelsea House (25 entries - because we love feedback from Mom and Dad ❤️ )
 
 
  • Let's get Recruited !! CV PARTY 👩‍💼👨‍💼 hosted by the CH Team 🫡
This afternoon, our first ever CV party hosted by the CH Community Team was held at our head office 🤓
 
Our members' headshots for their LinkedIn profile and members of the team gave some valuable tips on how to spruce up those resumes!! + as always some snacks and refreshments 🍷 🧀
 

Chelsea House members listening to our operations Manager during the CV event

 Chelsea House members Zoe Laura Becca and Julie

Chelsea House members at the CH Head office during the CV event

Chelsea House members having snacks at the CV event

Chelsea House members listening to the speaker during the CV event

Zoe Chelsea House member during the CV event

Chelsea House members during the CV event

 
  • UPCOMING EVENTS: 
Saint-Patrick’s Day Parade ☘️
 
PATRIOTIC DAY DRINKING: Montreal’s iconic Saint-Patrick’s day parade ☘️ is upon us!! Mark your calendars -  Sunday, March 19 at noon!
 
Another perk of our prime downtown Montreal location: the parade will be passing a couple of blocks away from Chelsea House on St. Catherine Street - check it out!!! Head on over to a pub afterwards and drink green beer 🍻 (yup, that’s a thing) to celebrate.
 
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And of course, our CH Event committee, led by one of our resident-Irish girls Laura 🇮🇪 will be hosting a party on the 17th (Friday) ☘️ Details will be provided in the coming days so stay tuned!!! Exciting, right? 🤩
 

 

CHELSEA HOUSE x SUGAR SHACK

As always, we want to continue giving you the ultimate Canadian experience. And here particularly, Springtime in Quebec is synonymous for â€œCabane à Sucre” (direct translation is SUGAR SHACK). 

And so that means *drum roll please 🥁* on s’en va à Cabane à Sucre !! We’re going to Cabana à sucre !!

 
Cabane À Sucre explained 
 
This is a HIGHLY recommended activity. You basically eat until you can’t move anymore and drown yourself in maple syrup. Bacon? Add maple syrup. Scrambled eggs? Add maple syrup. Baked beans? Yeah you guessed it, maple syrup on that too. This is also your chance to try Quebec’s culinary pride and joy (asides from the poutine), tire d’érable (maple taffy on snow)
 
Cabane À Sucre food platter
 
Maple Taffy
 

Fun fact: Canada produces 90 % of the world’s pure maple syrup!!! 🍁

Interested in coming? Let us know which date works for you!!

WEEKLY RECAP Here are some snaps of what went down the past week with the rest of the fam:
 
Chelsea Member in Fitzgerald Paris
 
Chelsea Members dancing at Lumiere Festival in Montreal
 
Photo of Chelsea House members Ilias Alizee and Logan
Ilias Chelsea House Member Birthday Greeting from the Community TeamIlias 22nd birthday
Laura Chelsea House Member Reel of precious moments in Montreal
 
Photo of students at Crew Montreal
 
Chelsea House members night out
 
Chelsea House member playing poker at the student res lounge
 
 
 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: QUENTIN from France 🇫🇷 (Btw we put everyone's nationality flag so you learn your flags  and realize how global the CH Fam really is) 

Hey, gang! Meet one of our new members this semester -- Quentin from France ðŸ‡«ðŸ‡·

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Quentin is a management student and currently doing his internship here in Montreal 🇨🇦 

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He chose to stay at Chelsea House to meet people from different countries.
 
When he has some free time, he enjoys playing tennis 🎾, going to the cinema to watch movies 🍿, and learning about politics ðŸ¤“

 

 

 

He was most excited to take in Montreal's beauty and take full advantage of all the opportunities the city has to offer.
 
Life motto includes living his best life & slay all day 😎
 
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Quentin's closest friends and family describe him as someone who is kind, funny, and ambitious.

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We hope you're loving your experience so far and we are so happy to have you at Chelsea HouseQuentin!!! ðŸ¤—

 

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

  • Receptionist @ Department of Culture, City of MTL | The City's Department of Culture is looking for a receptionist at Le Théâtre de Verdure. If you like working outdoors, shows, events, and interacting with the public, this job is perfect for you!


  • Sales Associate @ Pandora Jewelry - Centre Eaton | This global brand is looking for an experienced part-time Sales Associate to join their team at their beautiful Centre Eaton store. If you're someone who loves jewelries and providing service to customers, grab this opportunity to work at one of the most beloved jewelry brands in the world!


  • Cashier @ Sephora | This role is for the CH makeup junkie 💄 Sephora is looking for someone who can complete transactions accurately, efficiently and quickly, while suggesting possible complementary products and tools to their customers. Apart from the mentioned tasks, you will also be asked to contribute to the training of other cash register and mobile cash register advisors.


HOUSE UPDATES

  • CH MEMBER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
💰Spent all your allowance during spring break? 🫢 Don't worry we have a great recommendation to replenish your fund and earn some extra pizza money 🍕💸!! 
 
Our blog writing and content creation opportunities are still open. Again, if you're interested in more details, let us know by signing up here. A member of our team will contact you with the deets. 
 
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  • LEASE RENEWAL ⏰
Reminder: clock is ticking and it's high time you start thinking about accommodations for next year!! Our slots are getting filled up fast so we want to make sure our current members get first dibs if they are planning to stay at Chelsea House!

A member of our team will likely reach out to you soon to discuss upcoming plans and renewals. 
 
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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! 😉 Click here. 
 
 
 
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