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Social Stream: #BTinDisney

Winston Sih | posted Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015

Breakfast Television and Cityline are live from Walt Disney World April 20 and 21 with fans to celebrate BT’s 25th anniversary, thanks to WestJet Vacations.

Whether you’re in Walt Disney World with the BT gang or joining the fun at home, check out our behind-the-scenes updates on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine postings using the hashtags #BTinDisney and #BT25 in the social stream below.

Tune into Breakfast Television April 20 and 21, and Cityline April 20 to see all of the fun live from Orlando, Fla.

Check out behind-the-scenes video blogs and updates here.

Click here to upload photos and videos!

Nick Jonas on five favourite things about Canada, answers your social media questions

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014

I had the chance to chat with pop star Nick Jonas Tuesday morning, and I asked him his five favourite things about Canada as well as ask him the questions you sent me on social media.

Take a look at the segments below:

Nick Jonas on his five favourite things about Canada

Nick Jonas answers your questions from social media

And in case you missed it, check out his segment with Jenn Valentyne this morning:

City accepts the #IceBucketChallenge

Winston Sih | posted Monday, Aug 18th, 2014

Breakfast Television stations across the country and CityNews have accepted the challenge and have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS.

The icy initiative began when former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS at 27 in 2012.  He’s been a tireless advocate, and the ice water idea started as a dare to his buddies.

Since then several prominent athletes have accepted the challenge, including Arizona Coyotes tough guy Paul Bissonnette.

Donate here and watch below as we take on the frigid feat!

Breakfast Television Toronto

Toronto’s Jennifer Valentyne and Winston Sih accept the challenge and nominate Frank Ferragine and Entertainment City’s Brad Smith.

Frank Ferragine and Brad Smith accept.

Followed by Dina Pugliese and producer Paul Schmidt live on air!

Breakfast Television Calgary

Calgary’s Tara Sloan braves the cold, nominating Entertainment City’s very own Brad Smith.

Breakfast Television Edmonton

Ryan’s wife Kari and Kate Gallagher dished out an ice-cold dousing on BT! Thanks to sponsors AJB Safety Consulting Services, KMG Events and Companions and Friends Dog Daycare for helping raise $1,800.

Bridget gets soaked to raise awareness for ALS… and challenges a few others along the way!

Breakfast Television Vancouver

Vancouver’s Riaz Meghji nominated Rick Hansen and his co-host Jody Vance to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch them follow through!

Breakfast Television Montreal

Montreal’s Wilder Weir takes the challenge, nominating co-host Joanne Vrakas, Akshay Grover and Laura Casella. Get on it!

Breakfast Television Winnipeg

Cityline

Even Cityline’s Tracy Moore got on board and nominated some of her guest experts!

CityNews Toronto

CityNews reporters Danielle Michaud, Stella Acquisto, Cynthia Mulligan, Shauna Hunt, and Amanda Ferguson all took part in the frigid feat.

A dump truck packed with 60 bags of ice made Subban’s challenge one to remember.

A soaked Subban then issued his own challenges to Leafs star Phil Kessel, Raptors ambassador and 416 rap sensation Drake, Canadiens owner Geoff Molson, and President of Sportsnet and NHL Properties for Rogers, Scott Moore.

With files from CityNews.ca

The must-pack items next time you travel

Winston Sih | posted Monday, Jul 7th, 2014

Canadians took 32.2 million trips last year, and we have valuable travel tips from Jeff Element, president, Travel Corporation Canada, on what industry insiders pack in their luggage!

List of must-pack items and travel tips

The business traveller:

  • Bring extra re-usable water bottles and fill them up at airport to drink on plane–staying hydrated reduces jet lag
  • Pack a garment folder–it compresses dress shirts and minimizes wrinkles while saving space
  • Wear business attire while in transit–suit no tie–receiving a business class upgrade is more likely if you look professional
  • If your suitcase goes missing, a few new shirts and undergarments are all you need to get through several days of meetings

The family vacationer:

  • Dryer sheets–layer sheets between clothing articles to maintain a fresh scent
  • Stain remover pens–they’re portable and protect clothing from permanent stains
  • When traveling with children, you never know when a scoop of gelato will fall off the cone and onto someone’s new shirt–pack washcloths–they’re essential for cleaning kids sticky faces and hands but you won’t find them in many international hotels

The worldly explorer:

  • A good camera and extra memory chip
  • Wrinkle-resistant, breathable clothing will keep you cool in the hot sun so that time can be spent exploring instead of ironing
  • Elegant evening attire–a practical, yet stylish nighttime outfit will help you feel at ease in a new destination
  • Crushable hat–substituting a felt hat for a travel-friendly version will save a great deal of room in your luggage

The adventure seeker:

  • A favourite pillow case and inflatable neck pillow come in handy during long journeys away from home
  • Waterproof phone case–from snorkeling to bungy jumping, having a waterproof phone case means you can take your device anywhere
  • Gym clothes as travel clothing–clothing with extra pockets, quick dry fabric and a slim fit are as good on a trip as they are in the gym
  • First aid–pack ginger chews, Gravol, and pain medication

With files from Jeff Element, president, Travel Corporation Canada, www.Trafalgar.com

Social Stream: Entertainment City at the GRAMMYs

Winston Sih | posted Wednesday, Feb 5th, 2014

Breakfast TelevisionEntertainment CityCityline, and CityNews are live from the GRAMMY Awards with coverage from the red carpet in Los Angeles all week long.

City will be the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of music’s biggest night, and BT will have wall-to-wall coverage of the show with correspondents reporting on location.

For behind-the-scenes updates and more, check out our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine postings using the hashtags #CityGRAMMYs and #GRAMMYs, as well as in the social stream below.

Go to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs for the latest news, interviews, and interactive content. Plus, we have a full recap of the night’s highs and lows.

Breakfast Television unveils its new mobile app

Winston Sih | posted Tuesday, Oct 22nd, 2013

For years, you’ve called Breakfast Television Canada’s number-one morning show, and now we have a brand new way for you to wake up with us.

The new Breakfast Television app for iPhone is free and available to all iOS devices through the App Store, and boasts a stunning, easy-to-use interface with the features you need to get your day started.

Among the features include video on demand, a live stream of the broadcast, a full seven-day weather forecast, and a social stream so you can stay connected to us while on the go.

The app’s built-in alarm clock will let you wake up with the voices of your favourite BT personalities, as well as easily watch a high-quality, full-screen video stream of Breakfast Television.

Download the app here, and watch the video as Breakfast Television digital media correspondent Winston Sih gives you an in-depth tour!