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Get Your Green On and Let the Good Times Roll! ☘️ - CH Newsletter #59 (March 17, 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 🏡 (an another benefit is this keeps parents back home jealous at all times & updated enough not to blow up your phones lol❤️🙏 ).

If it's your first time to experience this time of the year in Montreal then you're in for a treat (LOTS of it. Lol)!! 😝

This weekend the city comes alive with green decorations, live music, and traditional Irish cuisine. This is a very exciting time especially for students like you who come from other parts of the world 🌍. This week, we'll be sharing some tips and recommendations on how to make the most of St. Patrick's Day weekend while staying at your favorite premium student residence. From local events to popular attractions, we've got you covered 🫡 So grab a green beer, put on your best shamrock hat, and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day ☘️ the CH way!



 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.

  • Attend the Mini Maple 🍁 Festival at Jean-Talon Market
Alright! It's maple 🍯🍁 season, CFam!!! 😍 This Saturday, Jean-Talon will be hosting a tasting circuit called “Les Sucres au Marché Jean-Talon”. Go ham on taffy on snow, pea soup, grilled sausages, a wide array of beverages, and so much more! A number of artists from choirs, storytellers, and DJs will also be present at the event to keep the high vibe going so be sure to check it out!
Les Sucres Au March Instagram post 


Already have plans this weekend? Don't worry 'cause Maisonneuve Market and Atwater Market will also be hosting similar events on the 25th and 26th, respectively. Mark your calendars! 🗓
  • Try the Ice Rink Bumper Cars at Esplanade Tranquille

Once you've had your fill of maple syrup at the Maple Festival, reverse the binge and use your excess energy at the bumper cars in Esplanade Tranquille! No need to reserve and you can ride them for FREE! It will only be open from 3:30pm 'til 8:30pm so be there early 🚘



  • Witness Montreal's Saint Patrick's Day Parade ☘️
Cap off the weekend's festivities and join in on the fun at the St. Patrick's Day Parade happening this Sunday, 12 noon! As per usual, the route will be along rue Sainte-Catherine (a few steps away from Chelsea House!!). Rumor has it that this year's event will be a "full scale parade" similar to the ones held pre-Covid era. There's a reason why our city's St. Pat's celebration is considered one of the biggest and best in the world 🏆 Trust us when we say that you wouldn't want to miss this! 🍻 


  • EVENT RECAP: Let's get Recruited !! CV PARTY 👩‍💼👨‍💼 hosted by the CH Team
As you all know, Steph and Eli hosted the CV Party at the CH Head Office with the help of the CH Events Committee 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️.


Chelsea House members LinkedIn headshots
If you missed it, don't worry. We're sharing with you some of the valuable tips shared with the attendees 😉.
  • Start with a social media cleanup 👀
  • Show off your education 🤓
  • Use buzzwords from the job description
  • Use a professional email address
  • Formatting is key
  • Include relevant experience
  • Customize your resume
  • Keep it short and sweet
  • Reach out to recruiters on LinkedIn
  • Proofread, Proofread, Proofread!
  • Network like a pro

You can read more about these tips HERE (Read: Chelsea House’s Tips On How To Write A Killer Resume 💪🏻)

Tonight at 9pm, our very own Irish girl, Laura 🇮🇪 and the CH Events committee are hosting a St. Patrick's Day party at everyone's fave hangout place in the residence - The CH Lounge 🍻 Fun activities, snacks, and drinks will be provided by the team BUT there's one requirement for all the attendees... you guessed it, WEAR GREEN CLOTHES 🧑‍🎤

St Patrick's Day Chelsea House Reminder

St. Patrick's Day White Board Chelsea House

St. Paddy is coming whiteboard at Chelsea House






We can't wait to see your photos and videos from the event! Don't forget to tag us (@livingatchelsea) so we can share it on CH TV 📺


PATRIOTIC DAY DRINKING: Montreal’s iconic Saint-Patrick’s day parade ☘️ is upon us!! Mark your calendars -  Sunday, March 19 at noon!

Okay, all votes are in!!! CH x Sugar Shack is happening next Saturday, March 25th. WE ARE SO PUMPED!!! 🤩

The CH team will be taking our members to Mirabel, Quebec, a 1-hour drive outside of the city of Montreal. Sugar goodies, goat-feeding, eating maple syrup on a stick, and sing alongs on the bus ride to and back, our members will officially experience THE ultimate Canadian experience 🥹


WEEKLY RECAP Here are some snaps of what went down the past week with the rest of the fam:

 happy birthday isaac
 chelsea house members partying at the lounge
 game night in one apartment at chelsea house
happy birthday Elias 
 london guinness beer
matcha drink and cookies
St. Patrick's day pregame Chelsea House members
Chelsea House members at McKibbin's Irish Pub for St. Patrick's

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ANOUK FROM USA 🇺🇸 & FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Btw we put everyone's nationality flag so you learn your flags  and realize how global the CH Fam really is) 

Hey, CH Fam! This week we're featuring Anouk from Boston, USA 🇺🇸 and Annecy, France 🇫🇷

Anouk mirror selfie 

Anouk is currently taking up Psychology 👩🏻‍🏫 at Concordia University 🏫

girl lying on bed with dog

She chose to stay at Chelsea House because for its welcoming community that puts emphasis on respecting every member's individuality and pushes them to grow academically and personally 🥹 


girl on the side street with silly face 


Anouk is always down to learn or play any type of sport. She especially loves watching the World Cup 🏟 and Olympics 🥇.
She's been playing soccer ⚽️, skiing ⛷, and snowboarding 🏂 ever since she was a kid. It’s a huge family thing for them to go skiing in the alps during the winter ❄️ as well as hiking during the summer ☀️. Apart from these, she has also played basketball 🏀, tennis 🎾, volleyball 🏐, escrime 🤺, and karaté 🥋 over the years.
girl takes silly selfie with closed eyes on bed 


When she's not busy with school and sports, she also likes spending time outside, whether going on camping trips 🏕 or a road trip 🚗, watching the sunset 🌅 or stargazing 🌌. She's also into drawing ✍️ and loves art 🖼 in general, as well as photography 📸. 
She is best described by those close to her as someone who is creative and free-spirited 😊


two girls and a boy hug outside for a photo

We are so happy that you are a part of the Chelsea House familyAnouk!!! 🤗



  • Social Media Coordinator @ Montréal en Histoires | If you are bilingual (FR and EN) and in search of a paid internship opportunity, you might wanna check out this job post! As a social media coordinator, you will be in charge of answering queries, assisting in preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters, etc. as well as coordinating events and promotions among other tasks. 

  • Barista @ Italimenti | If you are someone who prefers working in the frontline and having direct interaction with customers then this is the perfect part-time job for you. Tasks are pretty straightforward-- prepping and packaging food,  taking orders, serving customers, etc. Ability to communicate in both FR and EN is required.

  • Airport Customer Service / Ramp Agent @ Delta | The company is looking for people who will be able to help make their customers' travel experience as smooth and pleasant as possible. If hired, you will either be assigned as a Ticket Agent, Gate Agent, or Baggage Handler/Ramp Operator. Check out the job post on the link below for the specifics of each role. A Canadian drivers license and good command of the EN language is a MUST.


  • Back-To-School Promo 💰
We're on the last stretch of this semester, CH Fam and our Back-To-School-Promo will be ending SOON! Don't miss this chance to earn some extra with very little effort. Time is ticking!!! Again, here's the updated criteria for new referrals:
  • Your referral has to be a first time Chelsea House Member.
  • Your referral has to go through the usual Chelsea House application process and be accepted as a Member for a period of at least one semester (6-month contract).
Reward for each successful referral:
  • $500 prepaid visa card - 1 year signed lease
  • $250 prepaid visa card - 1 semester signed lease
Appealing offer, is it not? Quick! Send us your referrals now before the offer ends  !!!

By now, a member of the team should've already reached out to you about your plans for the next school year. If you still haven't decided, do it FAST ⌛️. Note that we can only hold your slots for a limited time as we are already getting a ton of applications from new potential members.
Feel free to reach out to a member of the CH team if you have more questions regarding the renewal process and we will be happy to assist you 🙏🏻


Are you enjoying your Chelsea House Experience so far?

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Alright, that's it for now! 
Stay Classy,
The Chelsea House Community Team
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