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Billy Bulletin: Nov 23–Nov 30: Dior in Toronto and a Canadian Semiaquatic Rodent Posterior Doughnut

Also: The Grey Cup in Ottawa! Biden in Montreal!

TORONTO

Fashion lovers get thee to The ROM, as the museum launches Christian Dior on November 25. The exhibit coincides with the 70th anniversary of the House of Christian Dior, and features over 100 dramatic creations. Drawn from the ROM’s extensive collection from 1947 to 1957, the first 10 years of Dior’s haute couture, the exhibition offers insights on the creative process and mechanics of the fashion industry in Paris at the time. Runs until March 18, 2018.

Those looking for shoppable versus gawkable items should head to Toronto’s several craft and gift markets that have popped up in time for Christmas. The One-of-a-Kind Christmas Show, running from Nov 23 to Dec 3, is a sprawling affair of unique giftables, featuring handmade designs from over 800 local and international artists. 

MONTREAL

Business leaders and heady thinkers will congregate in Montreal on Nov. 29 for The Art of Leadership conference at the Palais des Congrès de Montreal. Attendees will hear from a leadership expert, an organizational researcher, a former creative director of the Cirque de Soleil, and business broadcaster Amanda Lang, with the promise that you’re learn how to be a more effective leader, foster a more collaborative culture, learn how to know yourself better, and how to be more purposeful and deliberate. But no doubt the main draw is former Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden.

OTTAWA

The CFL’s biggest day hits Ottawa this weekend with a four-day festival of football. From a family fun zone to pancake breakfasts to street parties, and concerts by Sloan and Trooper and April Wine, Ottawa is the place to be for Canadian football fans. Of course, that’s all just warm up to the big event: the Grey Cup battle between Toronto Argos and Calgary Stampeders.

THAT’S JUST… SO CANADIAN!

What’s more Canadian than sinking your teeth in to a crispy, sugary BeaverTail in winter? An apology from the makers of that crispy, sugary pastry to a home cook and blogger for its heavy-handed approach to enforcing its trademark. This week, BeaverTails sent a cease-and-desist to Calgary-based blogger @dinnerwithjulie (aka Julie Van Rosendaal) for calling using the words “beaver” and “tail” in reference to her homemade version of the treat on her blog. While the company offered a mea culpa, the real winners are anyone with a sense of humor as she dubbed her creation the “Canadian Semiaquatic Rodent Posterior Doughnut.” Van Rosendaal for the win!

 

Published Thursday, November 23rd 2017

Header image credit: Courtesy: The ROM

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