All posts by Cherryl Bird

Cherryl Bird is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, and was an original founder and marketing director of Voice of Montreal (Voice Magazine), now called Vice Magazine. She is the former English editor and advertising executive for Images Interculturelles magazine, an award-winning bilingual (French-English) ethnocultural publication. She has an English/Sociology degree from the University of Toronto and studied Journalism at Humber College. When she's not writing or editing articles for CoreMagazines.com, she creates and executes communications plans and public affairs strategies for the health care and education sectors. Cherryl loves music, travel and all things cultural.

Ghost kitchen spiced by Hellmann’s disappearing fast

Hellmann's Spicy Mayo Chicken Sandwich
Hellmann’s Spicy Mayo Chicken Sandwich

Hellmann’s Canada launches a virtual pop-up restaurant in Toronto called Savour where customers can view the menu online and have the delicious dishes appear at their door. 

Spicy Mayo Chicken Sandwich, vegetarian Spicy Mushroom Poke Bowl, Spicy Tuna Cake Lettuce Wraps, Spicy Tornado Jumbo Wings, Tangy Heat Sweet Potato Fries W/Spicy Herbed Garlic Spicy Mayo … Notice anything interesting about this menu curated by celebrity chef and influencer Wallace Wong?

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John Boyega reps Frito-Lay FIFA World Cup commercial shot in Toronto

British actor John Boyega gives us “a taste of the beautiful game” in a commercial set in a local corner shop in Toronto. In an energetic history lesson on the world’s most popular sport, the actor roots for Canada in the FIFA World Cup championships with a big bag of Frito-Lay potato chips in his hands. 

John Boyega holding a bag of chips in his right hand and a soccer ball in his left arm.
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Art With Me ventures to Miami from its home base in Mexico

Core Magazines is giving away 2 free tickets to Art With Me in Miami.
Find out how to get your hands on them, inside.

World-renowned artists on exhibit, works of art being created on the spot, musicians performing live, DJs on deck, and top chefs whipping up delicious dishes. Arts and culture lovers from around the globe gather for an immersive art experience in a 30-acre park in Miami this weekend.

This is the second time that Art With Me will be held in that city. The event’s founder David Graziano calls this year’s festival “the best pre-Basel event in Miami.”

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Fatal shooting of Migos’ rapper Takeoff started with a disagreement, not over a dice game, witness says

It seems like gun violence will never end in America. Early this morning rapper Takeoff became the latest victim to lose his life to a bullet. 

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Lupita Nyong’o spotted backstage at ‘Black Panther’ premiere

Actress Lupita Nyong’o opted for an edgy fashion look for the premiere of Marvel Studio’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever world premiere in Hollywood on October 26.

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Action plan to increase representation of Black professionals in tech | article | video

BPTN announces paid training and guaranteed jobs for 2,000 Black professionals in the technology sector

Members of the Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) gathered in June to hear the news about a program that increases skills for Black professionals in the tech sector.

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Awesome Music Project launches auction to support mental wellness

It’s hard to ignore the positive benefits we get from music, from raising our spirits, getting rid of angst, inducing relaxation, assisting with communication to building self-esteem.

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How to ‘gig-pirate’ a show at London’s 101 Club

Kinetic Ideals, on-stage at the 101 Club, London
Kinetic Ideals, on-stage at the 101 Club, London

It’s the 1980s and anything goes. Some Canadian boys went to England after getting serious radio airplay. They started getting gigs and decided to take the show on the road. Here’s what JC Chambers, guitarist for the 80s post-punk bank Kinetic Ideals had to say to Core Magazines about their adventures in London, U.K.

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