Occupation: Social media coach, blogger, curator, author, and journalist
On the Web: www.socialmediaslant.com
Bio: Cendrine Marrouat is the founder of Social Media Slant, a social media blog for small business owners and entrepreneurs. She also teaches classes on social media 101. Latest book: The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win (2014).
- Where do you call home? Two places: Toulouse, France, and Winnipeg.
- What do you love most about it? I was born and raised part of my life in Toulouse. It has a rich history and culture, and beautiful monuments. I have lived in Winnipeg for more than a decade. What I love the most about the city is its city/country feel.
- Born and raised here or Johnny-come-lately? I already answered. J
- Is it a winter wonderland or summertime paradise? Anyone who has lived in the ‘Peg knows how long and cold our winters are. So, summer is a very special time of the year for us. People spend their time outdoors — and squashing mosquitoes when the night comes. ;-)
- What’s your commute like? I work from home, so I don’t have to worry about it. However, compared to a city like Vancouver or Paris, traffic is very light.
- What do you do on a day off? Complete days off are rare for me. But when I take breaks from work, I like walking with my dogs, taking pictures, spending time with friends, and watching movies. In a nutshell, regular stuff.
- It’s my first time in town. Where should we go? It depends on your interests. But I would strongly recommend checking out the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, which is taking place right now. It’s one of the biggest Fringes in North America.
- Is there anything you’d change about it? The only thing that I don’t like about Winnipeg is the way many people drive.
- Where do you go when it’s time to get away? France. I still have family there.
- Favourite local landmark? The Forks.
- Best local event or festival: Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
- Favourite local team: The Winnipeg Jets
- Favourite local celebrity: Ash Koley.
- Time to shop. Historic downtown or Big Box Land? St. Vital Centre all the way!
- Favourite Mom & Pop shop: Not really family-owned, but the Studio 2000 hair salon gets my vote. The owners are among the nicest business people I know.
- Favourite local restaurant: Sizzling Dhaba. Great East Indian cuisine and lovely owners!
- Best place to grab a coffee or tea: Baked Expectations. The perfect spot to hang out with friends. They have some of the best cakes in the city.
- Grocery store or farmers market? Grocery store.
- Tell us something only locals know: Winnipeg has been the Slurpee Capital of the World for 14 straight years.
- What does supporting local mean to you? Without local businesses, there is no economy. That’s all there is to know. J
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