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CANADA: Just for Laughs’ Hybrid Festival, Q107’s Drive-In Canada Day Concert, Calgary’s Country-Themed Drag Brunches and More

NATIONAL: EventWell, the event industry’s charitable social enterprise dedicated to mental health, will host its second annual Wellbeing and Mental Health summit this month. Taking place virtually from July 13-14, the event aims to give event professionals tools and tips from professional speakers and help them make better lifestyle choices, enhance their personal health, foster a healthy workplace culture and more. Tickets are now available.

All-in-one event management platform Hopin will host its first hybrid event, Illuminate, on July 7. The gathering, the first in a series of integrated hybrid events for event professionals, will be held in person at the JW Marriott Los Angeles and live on the Hopin platform from 8:30-11 a.m. PST. Featured speakers include Hopin CEO Johnny Boufarhat, as well as executives from Salesforce, Gap Inc., Pinterest and more. 

CALGARY: Two country-music-themed drag brunches are coming to Calgary this month. The “Eggs, Henny!” brunches will be held at Ill Fated Kustoms' outdoor event space on July 11 and July 18, each featuring singers and drag performers along with a variety of brunch options. The ticketed events are presented in partnership with PARK Distillery, and brunch options have been curated by Top Chef Canada alum Elycia Ross. Proceeds of sales of PARK Distillery’s “The Shaft” draft drink will go to the Skipping Stone Foundation. 

MONTREAL: The famed Just for Laughs festival will take place as a hybrid event July 26-31. The comedy shows will take place in person in Montreal, while additional performers will be streamed virtually from Los Angeles and New York; all performances, including the award show, will be made available online for free. Canadian actor and comedian Jon Dore will be hosting the live portion. There will also be installations, activities and free outdoor shows in downtown Montreal from July 15-24. 

TORONTO: The Q107 Canada Day concert, taking place today from 2-6 p.m. with a second show from 7-11 p.m., has changed locations from Woodbine Park to the Guildwood GO Station parking lot in Scarborough, where it will have a drive-in format. It will feature tribute performances to the likes of Alanis Morissette, Tom Petty, U2, Journey, Black Sabbath and Queen.

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