Poutine Lovers, You Are In the Right Place.
Welcome! We're so glad you're here. That probably means you found us on Instagram, spreading poutine love. You may have asked yourself the question: but who loves poutine that much!? The short answer is that we do, as do all of the people who follow Poutination and use our hashtag (#poutination) on Instagram.
The longer answer is that it was actually our shared love of poutine that started this whole adventure a few years back. Now this is a story all about how our lives got flip turned upside down...
Once upon a time in the Spring of 2014, two guys went to LA to *not* meet each other at a conference called Archangel Academy. When we got back to Toronto and Brampton where we live, a mutual friend asked: Ravi, did you meet Josh in LA? Josh, did you meet Ravi in LA? We both answered no, so this mutual friend, Brandy, e-introduced us and we (obviously) went for a pint and a poutine to meet and get to know each other, and share the projects we were working on and passionate about. And then a short time later, we did so again. This time, Josh aka @poutinator shared his great idea, Ravi aka @ravi.supaul shared his social media idea, and in that instant, Poutination was born.
Two weeks later Ravi and Josh were sitting in a meeting room at an awesome coworking space creating a road map for the future of Poutination. We started quite meagrely, by posting our own poutine pics and sharing the poutine love. Then we rolled out Meetup groups in Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal to connect with poutine enthusiasts in person. Fast-forward a couple of years, and now we have over a thousand people *misspelling* our hashtag (it's #poutination, people, not #poutinenation! You can do this. Remove the "e". We believe in you. But we digress).
Today our mission is simple: World peace through poutine. We're looking to connect, collaborate, and build meaningful and authentic relationships with those who also love poutine (ideally, over poutine!). If that's you, please get in touch. We are excited about what we're bringing to you in the future, and are both grateful and in awe of the amazing folks like you who spend time tracking with us. If you're interested to learn more about what we're about, read on, fine human! If you're interested in hearing more about what we're up to, there are two different ways you can hop onto our mailing lists below. Until next time, #OneNationUnderGravy.
Or, if you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can sign up to track with us AND be on our Fan Mail list as well. You just might receive a surprise from us via snail mail! (Yes, that still exists, believe it or not!)
What We're About
Our core values are simple and self-explanatory: Fun, Realness, Imagination and Community.
Our why: We believe that the only way to respond to the seemingly ever-bleaker global geo-political environment is to cultivate joy, love and appreciation for our fellow humans, no matter how different we may be from one another. Our raison d'être for Poutination is to reintroduce fun and levity into the lives of our community, by building authentic connections with poutine enthusiasts across the world, both online via social media and with in-person events, leveraging our shared love of poutine to bring out the best in everyone.
How We Roll
So, grasshopper, you wish to live The Tao of Poutination? Read on.
Step 1: Remain Focused.
Step 2: Keep Your Eyes On The Goal.
Step 3: Always Be In A State Of Readiness.
Step 4: Keep It Moving.
Step 5: Stay Agile.
Step 6: Be Prepared To Crush It.
Step 7: Above All, Have Fun! =)
Get In Touch!
We love nothing more than to hear from our fans and followers, and people who are true poutine enthusiasts. Interested to connect with us? You can do so below: