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Le Burger Week Round Up

Haley Posted by Haley

As burger week comes to a close and we wipe away our salty tears, let's take time to reflect on how much Winnipeg loves burgers.

Throughout the past week 40 restaurants in Winnipeg took part in Le Burger Week. With creations ranging from a classic cheeseburger to “The Burgadilla” there was a flavour to fit everyone’s taste. Perhaps that's why so many Winnipeggers participated. Between the other participating cities (Montreal, Toronto, Port-Au-Prince and Quebec City), Winnipeg’s top five burgers earned the most votes. Whoop, whoop!

Dubbed top burger was “The John Stamos” from Nuburger which brought in 9855 points, winning both the Winnipeg and national title. Taking a close second was the “The King and Bronutyne” a collaboration between King and Bannatyne and Bronuts-- which boasted a house made patty between two goat cheese glazed donuts. Rounding out the top five in Winnipeg were the, “The Hustler” from Marion Street Eatery, “The Magical Poutine Burger” from The Grove, and “The Fat Louis” from Mon Ami Louis.

Above: "The John Stamos"

Above: "The King + Bronutyne"

Above: "The Hustler"

Above: "The Magical Poutine Burger"

Above: "The Fat Louis"

 

For more results from Le Burger Week click here.
 

Social Media Day

Haley Posted by Haley

Although most would consider every day as, “Social Media Day” there is only one day a year that celebrates it globally.

Started in 2010 by social website Mashable, “Social Media Day” was initiated to acknowledge how social websites have grown and influenced our everyday lives. Whether it’s checking the latest scores or looking for design inspiration, social media websites and apps have opened us up to the world and left it at our fingertips.

As accessibility rises, social media enables information to be spread instantly. Whether you see this as a good thing or a bad thing, it shapes our behavior and continues to influence how we interact both online and in society. Often blending both…need I say more than, #selfie.

For now, we’re celebrating #SMDay by sharing our favourite social media accounts:

https://twitter.com/Adweek

https://twitter.com/bdnwheatkings

https://twitter.com/Forbes

http://fourpins.com/

http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/

http://themanrepeller.tumblr.com/

https://instagram.com/costanzagram/

https://instagram.com/thiswildidea/

https://instagram.com/ihavethisthingwithfloors/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/humansofnewyork?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/wired

http://www.refinery29.com/

http://trend-sisters.com/

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/theneedledrop
 

Happy #hashtagging :)

Happy Earth Day!

Haley Posted by Haley

In honour of Earth Day we here at Fusion decided to have a "pot party".

I know what you're thinking, and no, we weren't smoking grass, we were planting it!

With our paint brushes in hand we (puppies included) gathered around blank terra cotta to create custom designs to house our greens. Once the paint was dry we added soil, seeds and water, and set them in the sun with hopes of blooming herbs and flowers in the near future!

Here's a peek of how we're making our office a little greener :)

 

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to track our plant progress!

Snow Art

Haley Posted by Haley

As Festival du Voyageur begins yet another year in Winnipeg, I thought it would be relevant to take the time to show some appreciation to the dedicated artists who work with snow and ice throughout the world.

It takes a special person to be able to focus for hours on end, in frigid temperatures, all for the sake of art. Take for example, Simon Beck. At age 56, Beck estimates that it takes around 10 hours on average, to complete a design in the snow. First there is finding a location, then concept development, calculating the geometrics and sketching the design before all the outdoor fun begins. If you take a look at his Snow Art below you'll see that stomping down the snow is only a portion of the task, but it brings a whole new level of appreciation.


 

Beck's Snow Art may not be available to be seen in person, but lucky for us Winnipeggers we have the pleasure of taking in other winter artistry with snow sculptures scattered throughout the city! This year there are eleven teams from across the world that will be battling the cold to carve sculptures at nine locations in Winnipeg. Whether you choose to venture outside, or appreciate the sculptures from the inside of a toasty, warm vehicle, I highly recommend checking out some, if not all, of the sculptures!

Click the link below to find a sculpture near you!

http://festivalvoyageur.mb.ca/en/festival/events-activities/snow-sculptures/

Also, to see more of Simon Beck’s, Snow Art check out his website: http://snowart.gallery/

Filter Feature

Haley Posted by Haley

For those of you out there who are social media savvy, you may have noticed that Instagram recently (as of yesterday) updated their app and expanded their filter collection. To save you from posting a photo to see the effects of each, let me introduce you to; Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua (below).

With the addition of these five new filters there are now a total of 24 to choose from. However, with the new update to Instagram there is a feature that allows you to hide filters that you may not like (aka Kelvin... sorry Kelvin). So if you notice some filters missing from your options, they are most likely hiding in the 'manage' box at the end of the list.

For more detailed descriptions about each of the new filters click here: www.adweek.com/news/technology/hidden-meanings-and-inspirations-behind-instagrams-5-new-photo-filters-161988

What others had to say:

Not even Kelvin likes Kelvin.

Posted by: Claudine | December 17, 2014