Friday, October 13, 2017

Bloomex joins the fight against breast cancer with CIBC Run for the Cure

It’s a disease that has touched millions of people’s lives. Everyone knows someone that has been diagnosed with breast cancer and it’s time for that reality to come to an end. Together with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), Bloomex is determined to change the future of breast cancer and put an end to this life-altering disease.

In 1992, a small group of volunteers gathered 1,500 people in Toronto’s High Park to run as a way to promote awareness of and raise funds for breast cancer. This run is now known as the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. The event is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led event with around 85,000 participants raising $17 million annually.

Bloomex jumped at the opportunity to help fight, becoming a sponsor of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and CIBC Run for the Cure again for 2017-2018. Bloomex also worked to coordinate deliveries of beautiful pink carnations to run sites across Canada, to help honour breast cancer survivors during special ceremonies on Run day. We were also on site in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver handing out fresh flowers and teddy bears to participants and spectators for any donation to CCS.

The crowds came in droves, dressed up in pink from head to toe, ready to run. Emotions were high but the positivity was palpable. It felt like they all knew each other, and in a way they did - they knew what it was like to be touched by cancer, knew what it was like to fight. Everyone came together as one big family to help support the people in their lives who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis.

Whether they were running, walking, participating for a loved one or honouring someone who lost their fight, we cheered them on every step of the way. With 56 Run sites across Canada, CCS raised $17 million for breast cancer research and support programs - amazing! Bloomex was so honoured to be a part of such a great event!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Bloomex sponsors the Autumn Classic International as Canada skates to gold

International skating royalty gathered in Montreal, September 20-23, 2017 to take part in one of the most exciting competitions of the year, the Autumn Classic International. Athletes competed in a variety of events including singles, pairs and ice dancing, all of which Canada dominated.

Bloomex was delighted to provide all medalist bouquets and floral arrangements throughout the event. The flowers were presented to the medalists in gorgeous mixed fall colours to celebrate the season and popped beautifully against all the chiffon and glitter. We also love the way our flowers look beside all those shiny medals!

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Three time world champions Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue dazzled the judges during their ice dance routine winning gold, while teammates  Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje as well as  Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier secured silver and bronze for Canada as well.

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Everyone got off to a great year, including Kaetlyn Osmond who took home gold for her women’s singles routines, landing seven triple jumps and Keegan Messing with bronze for the men.


Entering our third season as Official Florist to Skate Canada, we can’t wait to see where these athletes go from here! Bloomex will be right by their side cheering them on and providing beautiful blooms to match those winning smiles.

Go Canada Go!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bloomex Sponsors Canada Running Series 2017

Once again, Bloomex is an official sponsor of Canada Running Series, supporting runners from across the country in the following races: The Under Armour Eastside 10K, the Oasis ZooRun and The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

The Under Armour Eastside 10K takes place in Vancouver on September 16th, and helps to support local charities in the Eastside community. Funds raised will support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Downtown Eastside Women's Centre and PHS Community Services Society.

Although this event is sold out for 2017, you can can have lots of fun being part of the action as a spectator! Go cheer on the runners as they achieve personal bests and raise money for charity! You can also join the wait list for 2018.

The Oasis ZooRun on September 23rd, combines everyone's love for running and animals! Runners follow a course through the Metro Toronto Zoo, cheered on my lions and tigers and bears, Oh My! Proceeds help fund several conservation programs at the Zoo.The Kids Cub Run and 5K are already sold out, however there are still spots left for the 10K and lots of room for spectators. Come watch the animal costume contest in full form as runners dress up as their favourite zoo creatures to win prizes! 

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is Canada's largest running spectacle, taking place on October 22, in the heart of Ontario's capital city. Toronto's waterfront provides the perfect backdrop for runners that come from across the globe to compete. If you're not a professional runner, there are almost 200 charities you can choose to run for as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, including The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation and The Toronto Humane Society.

Bloomex will be on site at Nathan Phillip Square supporting a local charity and handing out gift cards! Feel free to pop by for a visit, we would love to see you! 
(While supplies last)

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Welcome to Bloomex Greetings!

Great news, Bloomex customers! Bloomex Canada is very pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new online greeting card company called Bloomex Greetings. Bloomex Greetings is the hot new way to send a personalized, digitally printed card anywhere in Canada for just $4.99 plus tax.

BLOOMEXGREETINGS.CA is Canada's newest option in inexpensive, personalized, gift giving. The site offers a selection of attractive REAL greeting cards for any occasion, including birthday, get well, sympathy, congratulations and more. 

Card templates are fully customizable; for example, you can upload a personal photo, add your own text, and change the background, font or shading. It's fun, unique and super easy! 

Bloomex Greetings will then convert your custom card into a final format for review. Your card will be digitally printed to the highest quality. The resulting greeting card is delivered via Canada Post directly to any address in Canada. Your addresses can even be saved for next time! 

Bloomex Canada offers its twelve years of gift delivery expertise to back up its newest online store.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Bloomex Greetings,” says Mark Camphaug, Director of Marketing at Bloomex Canada. “Up until now, most consumers had to make a trip to their local card store, spend time picking a run-of-the-mill card, go to the post office to buy postage, address the envelope and mail it off – an extremely time consuming process.”

“With Bloomex Greetings, customers can quickly create a unique, custom card that is perfect for their recipient, and with a few clicks, have it sent off to their address. Best of all, due to the Bloomex buying power we can offer custom greeting cards delivered for just $4.99 plus tax, anywhere in Canada.”

Today, more people than ever are tired of "e-cards" and looking for a more tangible gift. This is the perfect way to send those you care about an actual card! Corporate clients also love the ability to send an actual greeting card to customers or partners, as sending an actual card in the mail creates much more impact. 

Check out Bloomex Greetings, available now! 

Bloomex Sponsors the Canadian Tulip Festival

May in Ottawa brings added beauty and a touch of proud history, as over a million tulips come into bloom all around our nation's capital.

Many of the original tulips were a gift from a very grateful Netherlands, after Canada's pivotal role in the liberation of that nation during World War II and for the shelter that Canada provided to the Dutch royal family.

The tulips return year after year to enhance the city and to delight the thousands of tourists who flock to their celebration during the Canadian Tulip Festival.

Bloomex was proud to open the summer as a returning sponsor of this year's 65th Festival, providing some key floral elements and gift cards in support of the events and their publicity. The event was also a key part of the Canada 150 Ottawa 2017 events being held in our nation's capital.

On behalf of the Festival, Bloomex provided beautiful potted tulips to various media personnel, across Ottawa, as well as tulips to enhance the booth displays at the Ottawa Home and Garden Show, and the Signatures Spring Craft Show.

Visiting tour operators also received mini tulip bouquets from Bloomex, to warmly welcome them to their Ottawa hotel rooms.

Bloomex was also extremely proud to be asked to provide fresh tulip bouquets and special "tulip-themed" gift baskets, to each of Canada's premiers Being Canada's national florist, Bloomex was happy to get on board with this initiative on behalf of Ottawa's Mayor Jim Watson, as well as the Canadian Tulip Festival, to help promote a "One Tulip, One Canada" theme in honour of the Canada 150 celebrations.

Bloomex also provided tulip centrepieces for the "Vernissage" opening gala of the Festival at the Aberdeen Pavilion, as well as several thousand gift cards which could be enjoyed by the many Festival visitors.

This year's Festival was another big success as more than a million visitors attended, a number which surpassed all expectations. We are all looking forward to next year's event!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Best Mother's Day Flowers and Gifts

Moms everywhere, young and old, deserve some special recognition each year. These are the ladies who are there for you through thick and thin, who boost your spirits, teach you right from wrong, worry for your health, laugh at all your jokes.

We adore our Moms and as Mother's Day rolls around, at Bloomex we have designed some amazing deals and specials to treat your mother right this year.

Here's a quick overview of some of the best Mother's Day flowers and gifts this year! Many more at the Bloomex website, so be sure to check them all.

Pink Roses Collection

What Mom wouldn't adore fresh and beautiful long stemmed pink roses? We've searched for the best deals on pink roses, and combined them with many added touches and gifts such as gourmet chocolates, cuddly teddy bears, and gift cards -- then put them together at half our usual prices! You can't go wrong with these. Check them all and choose the package and price that suit you best.

Mother's Day Gift Baskets

Ultimate Spa Basket
Treat Mom to a wonderful gift basket this year! Choose from a variety of professionally packaged Gift Hampers featuring treats, snacks, truffles, cookies, nuts, and more. Tea, Fruit, or Wine Baskets, we have all kinds of ways to treat Mom this year, for some of the lowest prices in town. 

She might also enjoy being pampered with a wonderful Spa Basket. And if she has a sweet tooth, don't miss our delectable Lindt and Godiva Gift Baskets (now HALF PRICE).
Mother's Day Designer Collection

Specially priced Mother's Day Designer Collection bouquets allow our professional, on-staff Floral Designers to work their magic and flaunt their creativity. Beautiful bouquets feature fresh cut flowers selected and creatively arranged by our Designers, in colours and themes to please any Mom.

(Please note these are daily creations based on the florist and the stock of the day, so they may not match the photo, but they will be beautiful, unique, and the best bang for the buck!) 

 Orchid Specials
When Roses or a Mixed Bouquet won't quite do, or if the Mom in your life loves the exotic and the unique, go a cut above with these exquisite Orchid Specials! These breath-taking beauties won't last - so order now! We've also combined beautiful fresh orchids with various added gifts for extra special savings.

There are many more gifts and flowers available so be sure to check out all the options!

Whatever you choose, we wish you and your Mom a very happy Mother's Day.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Bloomex Sponsors Fed Cup Tennis

Bloomex was delighted to once again help sponsor professional tennis though Tennis Canada, this time at the Fed Cup in Montreal.The Fed Cup is a World Tennis event held annually between competing countries, featuring some of the best women players in the world. 

The weekend of April 22 saw team Canada meet team Kazakhstan at the beautiful Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Team Canada was represented by Fran├žoise Abanda (Montreal, QC), Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga, ON), Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON), and Katherine Sebov (Toronto, ON).

Bloomex prepares the courtside flower baskets for Fed Cup
Bloomex was a sponsor of the event, providing all the flowers for the Official Dinner, the ladies' locker rooms at the stadium, and the beautiful flowers that bordered the President's Box alongside the court. 

The official dinner took place at the beautiful Marriott Chateau Champlain in downtown Montreal, with Bloomex centrepieces on every table. 

At the event, Canada got off to a strong start, with Francoise Abanda coming out victorious over Yulia Putintseva, before Bianca Andreescu beat out Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6(1), 6-4.

Fran├žoise Abanda   Photo : Tennis Canada
Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva and Kamila Kerimbayeva beat Gabriela Dabrowski and Katherine Sebov 6-7(6), 7-6(6), 10-5 in a doubles match to end the day.

Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan Photo: Arturo Velazquez

At the end of some excellent tennis, Canada emerged on top, winning 3-2 and securing a spot in the 2018 Fed Cup World Group II for the first time since 2016. This is an impressive result for the fledgling Canadian team, as its members average age is only in the teens. Bloomex wishes to congratulate all players and both teams on an impressive weekend of tennis! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Best Easter Flower Ideas

Easter is upon us and Spring has sprung! 

If you are looking for some fresh ways to decorate your Easter table, or perhaps to send best wishes to friends and family, Bloomex has you covered. We've gathered some simple ways to use fresh flower bouquets for added impact. to your home this season. 

Best flower choices for Easter would include blooms such as tulips, lilies, daisies, or roses in lovely pastel shades like lavender, pink or yellow. Bloomex has some gorgeous choices for amazingly low prices. Click to see more Easter Flowers and gifts from just $19.99, to use for your own decorating or to send across Canada. 

Then use one of these fresh spring ideas to present your beautiful flowers, and enjoy the "wow" factor that results! 

Tulips for Place Settings 

Add a fresh tulip, gerbera daisy or other spring flower to the napkins at each of your place settings. Your guests are sure to appreciate this extra special touch. 

Spring Containers 

Explore your options and consider using a chic metal pail, a watering can, water pitcher, wicker baskets, or even rubber boots to transform a lovely bouquet into something extra special for spring. 

Easter Accents 

Dyed eggs, carrots and candy are perfect choices to add extra "wow" to clear vases! Colourful jelly beans, cute candy rabbits, and small eggs (real or plastic) are all perfect choices and easily available. 

Get creative with your own wonderful Easter ideas! 

If you have photos of your own Easter flower creations, we would love to see them! 

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Happy Easter!