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Looking Back and Looking Forward! ๐Ÿ˜Œ - CH Newsletter #67

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 (and another benefit is this keeps parents back home jealous at all times & updated enough not to blow up your phones lolโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™ ).
Hey, CFam! How's everyone enjoying the school break, so far? We hope you're all having a blast!

As we say goodbye to some familiar faces, we're also excited to welcome some new ones into our CH community. We can't wait to get to know all if you and make some more memories together!

But before we get ahead of ourselves... let's not forget that there are still some very important things to take care of. As move-out day approaches for most of you, we want to give you some very important reminders before saying goodbye to your home away from home (at least for now for some!). 

Alright, are you guys and girls ready? Let's make these last few days together count!




 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.

Beat the Heat and Go Paddleboarding โ˜€๏ธ

We've been seeing CFam's vacation photos and can't help but feel jealous! ๐Ÿฅน For those of you who are looking for the next activity to try with the gang, we got something for you - paddleboarding! ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ Aqua MTL, a paddleboard rental company, is offering portable paddleboards for rent for as little as $45 per day. You can reserve their paddleboards through their social media accounts or by direct messaging the company. They also have a store in Notre Dame O. that you might wanna check out! The rental includes a portable paddleboard, paddle, lifejacket, safety leash, manual pump, and carrying bag, and no security deposit is required!

Score Cheap Tickets from the Concert Week Extravaganza ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค

CH music lovers! We got something you wouldn't wanna miss! Evenko is offering a Concert Week promotion where tickets for various shows can be purchased for as low as $25 from May 10 to May 16, 2023! Montrealers can take advantage of this deal to attend shows of your favorite artists. August Burns Red's concert tomorrow at the MTELUS is included in the lineup. Check out this link for the full list of shows included in the promo.




Take a Videography Class at Concordia ๐ŸŽฅ
To our aspiring CFam filmmakers, you wouldn't wanna miss this! Concordia University is launching a new four-week course on drone videography. The 15-hour course, piloted by award-winning indie filmmaker Diego Rivera-Kohn ๐ŸŽฌ, will cover safety, ethical considerations, drone piloting techniques, flight plan development, artistic and cinematic techniques to create narratives using aerial imagery. The course will run from May 19 to June 9, and has limited spots for 14 students. One student will get a chance to win a DJI Drone Kit and memory card worth $654 to celebrate the launch of the course. Reach out to Concordia Continuing Education and sign up now!



With our members leaving Chelsea House one by one, we'd like to take you all on a trip down memory lane to look back on the amazing memories we've unlocked in the past months โค๏ธ 

  • Meet the Fam ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป Icebreaker Event 

Members from over 30 countries learned random facts about their fellow CH members + indulged in culinary treats from the global fave fast food chain ๐ŸŸ What an amazing event to kickstart an epic semester! ๐Ÿ”ฅ 


CH Monthly Giveaway ๐ŸŽ

Who could forget the highly anticipated highlight of every month - the Monthly Giveaway ๐ŸŽ One of our favorites would probably be the Habs Tickets ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ  won by Olivia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท who unfortunately couldn't make it, which led to an exciting turn of events ๐Ÿคฃ

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Despite things getting heated ๐Ÿ”ฅ, Maxime ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช emerged victorious and bested the CH Habs Ticket-grubbers ๐Ÿคฃ
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Patato Party ๐Ÿฅ” hosted by Ilias ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท and the CH Event Committee ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

This was the first event organized by the CH Avengers ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ aka the CH Event Committee and the gang did not disappoint! Everyone brought their own fave potato dishes ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ” which made it a huge success! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


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Super Bowl LVII Recap ๐Ÿˆ

Of course, our CH crew didn't miss the chance to partake in the fun Super Bowl weekend thanks to Logan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, Ryan ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, and Isaac ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ of Apartment 8 who pulled off a last minute get together for the gang! ๐Ÿ”ฅ (2)
CH Fam Skating โ›ธ Event at MTL en Lumiere Festival โ„๏ธ

An all-time-fave activity by the CH Members year after year is the CH Fam Skating โ›ธ event! This year, a total of 20 members joined the fun and participated in a Canadian tradition ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ of lacing up skates โ›ธ๏ธ and attending the opening night of Montrรฉal en Lumiere Festival โ„๏ธ. (2)-1 (1)-1


As you may recall the start of the admissions season is upon us, which means that weโ€™re now interviewing all the prospective CH members to join our student house for the upcoming year. 



A lot of really interesting members joining like: 

Rachel from BC, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ who is coming in for a full-year to study 
Fashion Marketing ๐Ÿ‘— at La Salle ๐Ÿซ She loves to bake ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ and cook ๐Ÿฅ˜ (her roomies will are in luck! ๐Ÿ˜) Looks like we have someone joining our roster of legendary in-house CH chefs! ๐Ÿ˜

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Sarah from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด, another full-year member who's joining us in fall! She will be studying at Concordia University and cannot wait to experience CANADIAN WINTER โ„๏ธ. It will be her first time seeing real snow ๐ŸŒจ๏ธ (be careful what you wish for, Sarah ๐Ÿซข๐Ÿคฃ)
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 Audrina from TX, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ  who will be studying at the Desautels Faculty of McGill ๐Ÿซ She's been dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ for years and loves doing yoga ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ! We bet she'll love the CH gym's Peloton Pro where she can do dance and yoga classes!
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 Charlotte from Paris, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท will be joining the fam as well for a full-year exchange program at Udem ๐Ÿซ She plays golf ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ and looks forward to watching the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix ๐ŸŽ๏ธ!
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: HARRISON FROM IRELAND ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช (Btw we put everyone's nationality flag so you learn your flags  and realize how global the CH Fam really is) 

Hey, gang! This week, spotlight is on one of our beloved members, Harrison from Dublin, Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช


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He just completed a one year exchange at the JSMB faculty ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ of Concordia University ๐Ÿซ
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Harrison was excited about joining CH and moving to Montreal because of its vibrant student community and the City's nightlife.

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He likes to spend his free time playing Irish Gaelic games๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป , going to the gym ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ, listening to music ๐ŸŽง, watching films ๐ŸŽž๏ธ and tv shows ๐Ÿ“บ.
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His friends and family describe him as someone who is chill, positive, and outgoing.
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Thank you for being a part of the Chelsea House family, Harrison!!! ๐Ÿฅน
  • Coffee Bar Attendant @ Mariott International Inc. | The job involves completing opening and closing duties, setting up work areas, stocking supplies, maintaining cleanliness, following company policies and safety procedures, and providing excellent customer service. The job also requires physical stamina and dexterity, as well as the ability to handle objects of varying weight and size and to navigate uneven or slippery surfaces.                                                                                             
  • Office Assistant @ McGill | McGill is looking for someone who is able to monitor the schedule of the PI, provide assistance in expense claims, arrange meetings, book meeting rooms or virtual meetings, order lab supplies, reconcile Pcard expenses, prepare presentations and documents, collect data, organize events, and make travel arrangements for visitors. Best thing about working at the Uni is that it's only a few min. away from CH!
  • Salesperson @ H&M | Calling CH fashion lovers! We found the perfect summer job for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ The job involves creating an exceptional in-store shopping experience for customers and contributing to the growth of the store's turnover and profits. The role also includes promoting campaigns and offers, maintaining a clean and tidy sales floor, receiving and unpacking goods, giving and receiving feedback, and following health and safety procedures





  • Storage ๐Ÿ“ฆ

We've been receiving a lot of questions regarding storage in the past couple of days and would like to remind everyone to please check the move-out email we sent a few weeks back. It is extremely important that you complete each step of the move-out process in order for this practice to run smoothly for you and the members of the CH team. To refresh your memory, here are the steps that you need to complete:

Step 1: Confirmation of move-out
Step 2: Book move-out inspection
Step 3: Returning your security deposit/ providing banking details
Step 4: Letting us know your departure date
Step 5: Getting your luggage out of storage (if applicable) 

All the details can be found in the move-out link that we sent via email. Feel free to reach out to us ( in case you still have questions.


  • Inspections - Change of Schedule ๐Ÿ”

Again, as previously mentioned, just like when you moved in, weโ€™ll need to do an inspection of your apartment before you move-out. There will only be one inspection done per apartment, so all roommates who are moving out this month need to be present.

As such, we'd like to remind everyone to ensure that all members agree to the schedule before booking it on our calendar. This will help our inspection team be more efficient as well as make the process easier for you and your roommates as well.

Thank you for your cooperation, CFam ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป



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