Naked Pride 2015 (Toronto Pride) with Jade Sambrook
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Jade Sambrook attends the Toronto Pride Festival on Saturday June 27 and the Pride Parade on Sunday June 28 wearing nothing but his birthday suit. Fighting body shame and discrimination as well as bringing attention to the importance of tolerance, acceptance and diversity, Jade Sambrook was not deterred by the cold rain.
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* My absence from podcasting due to feelings of depression brought on by the bad weather.
* My upcoming participation in the Toronto Pride Parade where I will be wearing nothing but my birthday suit.
* My participation in the May 23 protest against austerity where I experienced my first police kettle and received two fines.
* My experience at the ‘City without Borders’ protest against mass deportations where I was told that I am not allowed to film in public.
* Being tagged by the Montreal Police as ”Kiltman” and being asked ”the question” by a Montreal Police Cadet.
* My observations as to wearing the kilt versus wearing a simple pair of shorts and a t-shirt.
* My attendance at the Piknic Electronik for the first time since 2007, including a few quick sound bites.
* My upcoming participation in the Montreal World Naked Bike Ride which I will be doing on rollerblades.
Jade Sambrook at ‘Grosse manif de soir’ Protest in Montreal
This peaceful protest against austerity took place on Saturday May 23 in Montreal. It was the first of a series of upcoming protests entitled ”Grosse manif de soir” that will be occurring every Saturday.
McGill Daily Photojournalist Shane Murphy was detained and fined by the Montreal Police, along with some thirty to forty other protestors who were ”kettled” and fined for their participation in the protest, including Jade Sambrook.
While this video does not specifically show the arrest of Shane Murphy, or the police ”kettle”, it is a personal firsthand account of the protest as it unfolded.
Interestingly, a Montreal Police Supervisor can be heard telling somebody from France ”to go protest in Paris and see what will happen”.
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I’m 100% ridiculous! More often than not I am able to laugh at myself! Last night I performed MJ’s ‘Beat It’ at Lipster’s monthly Bareoke – (strip karaoke) – which takes place at Cabaret Playhouse in Montreal.
I’m not sure if Michael Jackson would be proud of me or if he is rolling over in his grave. However, you only live once, so it is important to have as much fun as possible in life!
Only the kilt comes off, so now we all know what is worn under the kilt. And if I keep jumping around like I do in this video, something is bound to become worn sooner rather than later, LOL!
I also learned that ‘Beat It’ is the easiest MJ song to sing, and then on second thought, it’s probably not a good idea to sing a song called ‘Beat It’ when you are not wearing any underwear, LOL again!
* The Montreal protests against austerity
* My propensity for wearing the Scottish Kilt
* My first visit of the season to Oka clothing optional beach
* My experience with the liquid armor screen protector for smartphones
Jade Sambrook captures bar fight outside of the Fitzroy in Montreal
Jade Sambrook captured this incident with an iPhone 6 outside of the Fitzroy, which is a night club located at the corner of Mont Royal and Pontiac Streets in Montreal. Unfortunately one man lay unconscious on the ground and required medical attention. Thankfully the Police arrived on time to arrest two of the perpetrators.
Jade Sambrook follows the April 13 anti-austerity student protest held in Montreal
Using an iPhone 6 and a Rode SmartLav+ microphone, Jade Sambrook was able to capture a peaceful ”this is what democracy looks like” protest. It began at the Mont-Royal metro station and ended at the corner of Maisonneuve and Berri Streets without incident or any arrests.