Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Baby Blooms

The arrival of a new baby is a very exciting time and should be celebrated by family and friends alike! 

The new parents may have already been showered with toys, blankets and bibs, but what about after the little one is born? Sending a beautiful bouquet of flowers to brighten up their home is a special gesture they won't soon forget. It's the perfect choice for those who are out-of-town and can't be there to give congratulations in person. 

Flowers can also be the perfect finishing touch to the decor of a baby shower. Use pink, blue or gender neutral blooms to liven up the tables or present to the mother-to-be. 

Bloomex has a New Baby Collection full of stunning bouquets and gifts that are perfect for welcoming a little bundle of joy:

Simply Sweet 

Blue Horizons
Poetry in Pink

Morning Bright 

Hydrangeas in Mason Jar 

Sweet Tenderness 
Balloons and our very own Bloomington Bear are available as extra touches! 

'It's a Boy" Balloons

Bloomington Bear

"It's a Girl" Balloons
Shop our entire line of flowers and gifts to find the perfect surprise for the new parents! 

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Canada Hosts the World at Skate Canada Internationals

We had a great time at Skate Canada Internationals on October 26-28 at Place Bell, Laval!

This annual event sees Canada host skaters from all over the world at a weekend of amazing competition.

As official florist of Skate Canada, Bloomex was delighted to provide all the medalist bouquets for the winners as well as centrepieces for the official dinner in a beautiful mix of autumn colours to reflect Canada's vibrant fall season.

In the VIP lounge, this year's theme was rustic chic. Bloomex created custom mason jar arrangements with beautiful white and green wildflowers which decorated barn board pallets. 

During intermissions the audience enjoyed participating in the Pass the Bouquet. The crowd tosses a bouquet while music plays; when the music stops, the person holding the bouquet wins the prize. School children visiting the competition also got to enjoy the Bloomex Teddy Bear Toss which featured our very own Bloomington Bear!

The first Skate Canada International was held in 1973 in Calgary and was added to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in 1995, the year the series began. The 45th installment of Skate Canada International was Laval’s first time hosting a major skating event which attracted elite skaters from across the globe. 

We want to extend a warm congratulations to all of the Canadian athletes including Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier who took home the bronze medal in ice dancing.

Good Luck to everyone at the Grand Prix Figure Skating Final in December!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Help Support Our Troops

During the month of November, and especially on Remembrance Day, Canadians turn their hearts and minds toward recognizing and honouring past and present members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Stand with us in remembering and giving thanks to the women and men that have courageously served our country along with their families. 

Military families experience the unique challenges of relocation, absences and risk, and are the true heroes at home. Support Our Troops, the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces, directs donations to two core programs that care for the ill and injured and contribute to empowering military family resiliency. 

For more information, please visit the website at supportourtroops.ca.

You can help! Bloomex is offering our customers the chance to support Canadian soldiers, veterans and their families by providing a $2 donation at checkout option for Support Our Troops. 

All funds raised will contribute directly to the Forces' philosophy "people first, mission always" through the provision of a full range of fitness, sports and recreation; family and charitable support; retail and personal financial services that enable members to focus on operational effectiveness and better tackle the unique challenges of military life.

Let them know you appreciate everything they do for our country. Shop at bloomex.ca and donate today!

The Power of Flowers

In October, we asked our customers to share stories about the people in their lives who they are most thankful for and why. We expected to read some beautiful sentiments but what we received was an enormous outpouring of love for people who put others before themselves everyday.

What started as a simple contest will now be transformed into a monthly blog series documenting stories of sacrifice and love. We are excited to share these acts of kindness and are truly honoured to have such amazing people as our customers!

Our first story comes from Kacey Postill who wanted to thank her mother for always being there through the difficult times in her life.

"I was first diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, found out I was pregnant with twins of which I was told was impossible by numerous doctors and then after having a very difficult pregnancy where she delivered my twins I was diagnosed with Parkinson's."

Her mom drives from Ajax to her farm every day to make sure Kacey is healthy and take care of the twins. She cooks, she cleans and does it all without asking for anything in return.

"Bonnie MacDonald you have no idea how truly remarkable you are. Your the true definition of unconditional love XOXO LOVE YOU MOM"

This really was a special moment! Bonnie was completely surprised with a beautiful bouquet of flowers by her two grand children (who couldn't be cuter BTW!)

"Thank you so much @bloomex_canada for allowing me the opportunity to #surprise the most important woman in my life (My Mom) with something as truly Beautiful as she is 💖💐 I was lucky enough to #WIN this INCREDIBLE #prize 🎁 & I'm truly GRATEFUL!! If your looking for the most STUNNING #bouquets 💐💐💐 to surprise that special someone I guarantee they'll be BLOW AWAY when receiving a #bouquet from #Bloomex Canada 🇨🇦 "
                                                                                                                                 - @2meerakoles

Watch the full video below:

Thank you to Kacey and her family for sharing their story with us and taking the time to film Bonnie's reaction. It's moments like these that make us all believe in the power of flowers! 

Keep watching Facebook and Instagram for the next chance to enter!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Bloomex Canada contest rules

It''s time to win some flowers! 

  • Enter on Facebook, and/or Instagram and Twitter 
  • You must complete all instructions in order to qualify
  • Winner selected by a panel of Bloomex employees
  • A Bloomex employee will provide details on how the winner will collect the prize
  • Winners must provide contact and delivery info to receive their prize
  • Resident of Canada
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Delivery to any valid Canadian address within Bloomex delivery territory 
  • Refer to post for entry deadlines


Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Bloomex helped cheer on thousands of athletes as they conquered the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Over 25, 000 runners from every Canadian province, 40 American states and 70 countries came to compete in Toronto's world-class race, setting records and breaking personal bests.

Bloomex was honoured to once again provide medalist bouquets for finalists and flowers for the venue. Our florists mirrored the official colours of the race with red, white and blue blooms. 

Kinsley Middleton won the Canadian Marathon Championship title in her debut, clinching a spot on the Team Canada for the 2020 Olympic Games. Raining champion Leslie Sexton came in secind and Krista Duchene third.

Cameron Levin made history when he broke the Canadian Marathon record, finishing at 2:09:25, smashing the 43-year old record.

The new Guiness World Record for Joggling...yes, Joggling… went to Halifax’s own Michael Bergeron, running the half- marathon in 1:17:12 while also continuously juggling.

Congratulations to the over all marathon winners Benson Kipruto finishing at 2:07:25 and Mimi Belete who set the new women's course record of 2:22:28! 

See everyone next year! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

FlowerNite gets a Facelift

Hey flower fans!

We are so excited to announce that FlowerNite is rebranding and focusing on private parties moving forward. We have had so much fun visiting unique venues around the city but there has been so much interest in private parties that we decided to embrace the change!

FlowerNite by Bloomex will still offer interactive flower arranging workshops for you and your friends only we will come to you. That’s right, you don’t need to find parking or order drinks… just provide your friends with a workspace and get creating! 

Private parties are perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, corporate team builders, or a fun night in with friends. Prior to your event, our expert florists will work with you one-on-one to create a customized arrangement that will match your colour scheme and vision. Our team will provide all the materials and will leave your house spotless afterwards! 

We also do fundraisers! Help support a local charity that’s close to your heart by organizing a fundraising event where people can enjoy learning a new skill while raising money for an important cause.

Booking is easy. Just email our team at party@flowernite.ca with your inquiry and they will guide you every step of the way.

Don’t have a special occasion coming up but want to learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements anyway? Don’t worry! FlowerNite by Bloomex will still offer a once a month workshop showcasing customized crafts for major holidays such as Christmas wreaths, Thanksgiving centrepieces and Valentine’s Day bouquets. We will promote these events thought our social media channels so stayed tuned! 

Thank you for all your support and making FlowerNite so popular here in Ottawa. We have loved meeting such creative people and look forward to a beautiful new adventure!

Get Social. Get Creative.

Burger with a side of flowers? Yes please!

We are so excited to once again be taking part in the 2018 MONOPOLY® Coast to Coast Game at McDonald’s®!*

This year, we have even more exciting Prizes to offer and we have to admit, they’re just as delicious as that Big Mac® you’re having for lunch!

As a Reward Partner, Bloomex is offering a special reward of 40 percent off plus free standard shipping on one of four special holiday gift baskets, for those players who collect 40 unique codes in their Property Tracker.

We will also be providing Prizes, with 20^ “Instant Win” Bloomex Flowers and Gifts Prizes available for Instant Win Game. Each Prize includes 4 themed flower and gift packages which contain items such as seasonal flowers, vases, gift baskets, teddy bears, chocolates and other such gifts. Each of the four packages is themed for major holiday events including Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas and a birthday or anniversary… whatever you need!

MONOPOLY® at McDonald’s® was established in 1993 . Game Pieces are available on classic menu items.

Make sure to get out to McDonald’s restaurants October 10- November 11, 2018 and start collecting your Game Stamps! Winners must be claimed at iwonatmcd.ca by December 2, 2018. Bloomex rewards discounts must be claimed by December 31, 2018. For full details about Rewards, Prizes and the Game, see the Official Rules (including no purchase necessary details) at McDPromotion.ca or at any participating McDonald's restaurant in Canada.

Have fun and good luck!

* No purchase required. See planned Game and App Sweepstakes schedules and Prize redemption deadlines, complete list of packages with Game Pieces, odds, eligibility, property tracking, Prize and other Game details in the Official Rules at participating McDonald’s® restaurants in Canada or at mcdpromotion.ca. Internet access rqd. to redeem some Prizes. Correct answer rqd. to a Skill-Testing Question. ^ At the outset of the Game. Prizes available diminish and chances of winning may change as Prizes are claimed.

©2018 McDonald’s. MONOPOLY TM, ® & © 1935, 2018 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Blooms for Breasts

It’s time to think pink!

Thousands of people across Canada laced up their sneakers, dressed in pink and ran for breast cancer this past weekend in the 27th annual CIBC Run for the Cure. This event brings together mothers, daughters, husbands, cousins and best friends who know someone with the disease or knew someone who lost their battle. They all run because they envision a world without breast cancer. 

Bloomex once again donated pink carnations to be handed out to breast cancer survivors at Run sites across Canada. We were so honoured to be there and everyone looked truly beautiful! 

The CIBC Run for the Cure began in 1992, with a small group of volunteers in Toronto’s High Park. Today, it’s the largest single day, volunteer-led event in the support of the breast cancer cause. 

This year, 82,000 Canadians from 56 different communities raised an estimated $16.2 million for breast cancer research and support programs to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women. The CIBC Run for the Cure provides patients, families and friends the chance to honour loved ones while making a promise to make breast cancer beatable.

Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support and raise money for this meaningful cause. 

The Run always helps kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Bloomex has launched a very special Pink Ribbon Collection to help raise money for the cause. Shop the Collection at bloomex.ca.

Pink Ribbon

Pink Hope

Pink Dreams

Pink Tenderness

Don't forget to donate $2 to the Canadian Cancer Society at checkout! You could help beat breast cancer every time you purchase flowers for the month of October. All funds raised will go directly to help support life-saving research.

Lets make breast cancer beatable!