Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bloomex Supplies Flowers to Oasis Zoo Run

It was a rainy day for this year's Oasis Zoo Run, but the weather did not dampen the spirits of the many runners and participants who joined in the fun on September 12. This event is family friendly and growing larger every year! Everyone comes out to enjoy an enjoyable day at the Zoo, with many people in animal costumes.

This run is held on the grounds of the Metro Toronto Zoo, on a scenic course known for its hills and turns. More than 6000 participants young and old entered either the 5K or 10K races, or the always-popular Cub Run, for record-setting attendance. 

Matt Loiselle of Newmarket Huskies and Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Markham both raced to convincing victories at the 10K event, in 30:58 and 37:03, respectively. In the 5K,  Evelyn O’Hara from Mississauga recorded a most-impressive 4th consecutive victory [20:38], with Mitchell Miron of Thornhill winning the Men’s division in 17:46. The Cub Run saw a record 526 children join in—future marathoners in the making!

The Zoo Run also raises important funds for a variety of charities, and this year a total of over $37,000 was contributed for animal research and preservation back to the Toronto Zoo. That's amazing! 

As Official Florist of Canada Running Series, Bloomex was pleased to provide the medallist bouquets to the race winners, as well as some gourmet gift baskets to some of the race supporters and VIPs who attended. 

Bloomex was delighted to receive this Twitter shout out from 10K runner-up Ashley Comstock @comstockruns: 
"Thanks @RunCRS @OasisCanada @Bloomex_canada, you were the sunshine on a rainy day! #ZooRunTO" 

Bloomex was proud to support charity and community with this fun Toronto event, and would like to congratulate all race participants. Well done, everyone! See you next year.


Click for full race results. 
Click for full race report.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Skate Canada Announces Bloomex as Official Florist

It's a proud day for Bloomex! Following a successful collaboration at several events in 2015, Skate Canada announced yesterday that it has signed a two year agreement with Bloomex to engage them as the Official Florist of Skate Canada.

"This is is a great example of a partnership that supports Skate Canada’s various constituents, from high performance to the grassroots community,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “Bloomex’s nation-wide reach ensures us reliability, quality, and consistency at all of our events and to our membership.”

Bloomex will supply podium bouquets, floral arrangements, centerpieces, judge’s bouquets, corsages and gift baskets at all Skate Canada events including Skate Canada International and the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. 

The relationship extends beyond events through Bloomex’s offer of a special discount to all Skate Canada members, clubs, schools and sections. They will also offer teddy bears and flowers at reduced rates for fundraising drives.

Photo left: Bloomex supplied lovely dinner centrepieces for Skate Canada's Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

 “Bloomex is delighted to become the Official Florist of Skate Canada,” said Mark Camphaug, Director of Marketing, Bloomex Canada. “Skating is truly one of Canada’s favourite national pastimes and is actively enjoyed coast to coast to coast. Canada has produced some of the best skaters in the world and Bloomex is proud to support this effort by providing high quality flowers and gift baskets to all Skate Canada events.”

Photo left: Bloomex supplied several red and white floral arrangements to dress up the lounges at the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario, including this one in the skater's rest area. 

For more information on the Skate Canada/ Bloomex Partnership: 
Click to view the Skate Canada Press Release
Click to view the Bloomex Press Release.


Canadian National Champion Gabby Daleman
About Skate Canada

Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for skating and dedicated to creating a nation of skaters both recreationally and competitively. At over 125 years old, it is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skate training and education, providing high performance coaching and skating development education. Over 130,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year.
Canada’s most successful governing sport body, 

Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 32 world championships. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medalists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,200 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.
Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa, marketing headquarters in Toronto and High Performance facilities in Toronto and Calgary.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Win a FREE ENTRY to the Oasis Zoo Run!

Bloomex is proud to be Official Florist of Canada Running Series!

As part of our sponsorship initiative, you can WIN a FREE entry into the 10K Oasis Zoo Run! (Entries are normally $70!)

This fun race event takes place on Saturday September 12, 8:15 a.m., on the grounds of the ever-popular Metro Toronto Zoo. Most of the race entries are SOLD out, but this is your chance to win an insider pass to join in the exciting 10K event! 

Established in 2003, the Oasis ZooRun offers runners a chance to follow a scenic 5k or 10k loop through the Toronto Zoo grounds. 

The popular, family-friendly event also offers a “Cub Run” event & costume contest for kids. All participants receive beautiful finisher medals, souvenir race shirts, and free entry to the Zoo grounds for the day. You can run for fitness, for fun, or for charity by raising funds based on your entry! 

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Send or Tweet us a photo of you, your friend, or your family member, with your favourite ZOO ANIMAL, for your chance to win!

How it Works:

1. Tweet us a photo to the Bloomex Twitter account.
2. Message us your photo to the Bloomex Facebook Page.
3. Email your photo to 

All photos must be received by Friday September 4, at 10 a.m. EST. You must have permission/ ownership rights to send the photo.

Photos will be reviewed by a panel of Bloomex employees. 

Four winning photos will be chosen. Each winner will receive an ENTRY to the 10K OASIS ZOO RUN including full race kit and souvenir t-shirt.

By sending your photo you understand and agree that your photo may be posted on the Bloomex social media sites, and/or the Bloomex Blog. 

Contest open to residents of Canada who can attend the Oasis Zoo Run in Toronto on September 12, 2015. 

 Good luck!!