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May 24th 2012
Last night the Huffington Post Canada team celebrated their first birthday- and in style, if we do say so ourselves! The two-story office transformed into a playground for clients, politicians, bloggers, friends, media, and of course, our (newly-coined) honourary Canadian, Arianna Huffington! Oh, and Conrad Black (pictured above). Even Team HuffPost Quebec jumped on the short flight from Montreal to celebrate their English counterparts.
We presented the HuffPost Canada team with a video of birthday wishes from some favourite friends- including CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos, Marc and Craig Kielburger of Free the Children, Conrad Black and Leader of the Official Opposition party of Canada, Thomas Mulcair.
Feb 14th 2012
On February 8, Arianna Huffington joined Graham Moysey, Brad Cressman and Dana Toering in Montreal for the launch of Le Huffington Post Québec - the second Canadian edition- and second foreign language edition of the Huffington Post. Starting at 6am, Arianna had a whirlwind (and very long!) day of media interviews- 21 to be exact- including La Presse, Infopresse, Chatelaine Magazine, popular Montreal radio station CJAD and Radio-Canada's TV show 24 heures en 60 minutes with Anne-Marie Dussault, to name a few!
In the midst of the media tour, Arianna addressed a 500-person luncheon on behalf of the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations giving a speech on "How social media are transforming the world." A crowd pleaser to say the least: Arianna captured the audience with her humour, infallible insight to Québec's culture and identity, and sophisticated expression of the Huffington Post model.
When the business was done, the team celebrated the wildly successful launch with a cocktail party. Introduced by Le HuffPost Québec managing editor Patrick White, Arianna toasted clients including launch partner Bell and its media agency, Media Experts, and the AOL Canada and Le HuffPost Québec team including bloggers!