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.

Cooking competition plans to spark revival of Canada’s restaurant industry

Chefs, sharpen your knives and perfect your food presentation skills for the Garland Canada Culinary Competition, a virtual and in-person cooking challenge that showcases Canada’s top emerging culinary talent and has produced finalists like Niagara’s Chef Nick Chindamo and MasterChef Canada runner-up Chef Andy Hay. The annual culinary competition’s presenters are partnering with foodservice industry mainstay Restaurants Canada (RC) to accomplish an important mission.

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Music producer Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns deadly in Texas

Astroworld Festival founder and Latin Grammy-winning performer Travis Scott spent the week in Houston, Texas where he grew up, at opening ceremonies for the city in preparation for the music festival on the weekend. The crowd rushed security as soon as the gates to the concert grounds opened but it wasn’t until later during the show that tragedy struck.

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NKOTB announce tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue

While performing in front of a live audience on The Kelly Clarkson Show, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) announced their upcoming Mixtape Tour 2022 with artists Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue.

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Breakdown of ‘Stay’ by Zedd, Alessia Cara

Four years after the song was released I found myself writing an out-of-this-world comment on the video for Zedd’s track Stay featuring singer Alessia Cara on YouTube and it got so wordy that I decided to turn it into a post for Core.

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The Difference Between the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

  • New statutory holiday in Canada – September 30, 2021

Orange Shirt Day is based on the story of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, who was sent to St. Joseph Mission Residential School when she turned six. The shiny new orange shirt she was wearing when she arrived at The Mission was taken away from her and she was forced to wear a uniform. Webstad introduces each video on the Orange Shirt Day website and she tells her own story.

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Events to commemorate NDTR

These are some events and things to do on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) including the special lighting on federal buildings, Indigenous films, radio and TV programming, art exhibitions and connecting with authors online.

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Ne-Yo’s new single release video is dance floor inspiration

R&B singer Ne-Yo’s just released video and single evokes a sense of nostalgia for what could have been. The song captures a sentiment many people are feeling these days and it’s a classic scenario they’ve come to expect in Ne-Yo’s videos over the past two decades – with guilty pleasure.

His songwriting skills remain top tier but is it possible that his delivery has gotten better?

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Pfizer-BioNTech releases brand new name for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty® is registered as a new drug and has a new brand name that most people have not seen or heard before but it is the same vaccine that Canadians have been using throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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