Thursday, December 22, 2016

Help Support Make-A-Wish Canada this Holiday

Bloomex Canada is delighted to continue its partnership with Make-A-Wish® Canada this holiday season, to help support children and families coping with life-threatening illness,

It's so important to spread cheer and hope to these children in need of both, and what better time than the holidays? 


Make-A-Wish Canada works diligently to provide  brings hope,strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. These children face so many challenges and being granted a wish can make a huge difference to the morale of the kids themselves as well as their family members. 




Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 6200 wishes since its inception in 1983 and grants an average of 1 wish per day in Canada. Watch some of the stories here and see how much helping these children matters this holiday, and all year round! 



  • Maya’s Wish – “I wish to be a ballerina”
  • Owen’s Wish – “I wish to be a firefighter”
  • Annabelle’s Wish – “I wish to meet Cinderella”
  • Damian’s Wish –“I will to be a paleontologist”


  • HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP! 



    Buy an adorable “I Care” Teddy Bear for someone you love this year. Bloomex will continue to donate $5 from the sale of each bear to Make-A-Wish® Canada. You can view and buy the Teddy Bear here.  

    You can enter the coupon code MAW15 at checkout, for any item you purchase on Bloomex this year. Bloomex will then give 15% of purchase pricefor these orders to this important wish-granting organization. (And you can also note that the teddy bear and coupon code campaigns run year-round.)







    For the month of December, 2016, Bloomex has also launched a special Holiday Wishes Collection. This Make-A-Wish Collection will feature some of the top-selling holiday products from the popular Bloomex seasonal product line up. Included are a beautiful holiday centerpiece, a delicious gift basket, a festive seasonal bouquet and a fresh poinsettia basket. 










    About Bloomex
    Bloomex is the largest florist in Canada. Orders are taken and processed through the company’s site at www.bloomex.ca or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and other items. Bloomex is the Official Florist of Skate Canada and Canada Running Series in addition to being national partner for several major Canadian charities and non-profit agencies. The company serves Canada, the US, and Australia.


    About Make-A-Wish® Canada
    Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 334,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Decadent Godiva Gift Baskets


    The holidays are right around the corner and at Bloomex we are busy gearing up for another wonderful year! 

    We are always looking for new and exciting gift options to offer our customers and this year we are proud to announce a new partnership with world-renowned chocolate maker Godiva Chocolatier. 



    Founded in Belgium in 1926, Godiva began as a small praline-making business in a private home owned by the Draps family. Joseph Draps decided to expand into making chocolate and purchased a separate storefront in Brussels (where one of the original Godiva shops still stands today). 







    The name Godiva was chosen based on the legend of Lady Godiva who rode naked through the streets of Coventy to help protest high taxes. Her courage was successful and Draps hoped that his chocolate would one day become just as legendary. And he proved to be right! In 1966 Godiva crossed to America and continued its expansion across the world. 


    Bloomex is pleased to partner with such a renowned brand of truly delectable gourmet chocolate creations. Godiva chocolates are always a decadent treat, and the perfect way to send someone a remarkable gift this holiday season. 

    We've created four amazing gift baskets in a special Godiva Collection. Each one includes an array of special Godiva treats paired with other delicious nibbles so that you can impress even the most discerning recipient this year. 



    Even better, the Godiva Collection is half priced for a special holiday introduction! Starting at just $54.99 these baskets are even more amazing. 

    Don't miss out! Order your special Godiva Collection basket with delivery across Canada. It's Christmas made easy! 

    Visit Bloomex Canada to see the full array of wonderful gift baskets, for even more ideas this holiday season.  







    Tuesday, November 08, 2016

    Bloomex Supplies Flowers for Skate Canada International


    The 2016 Skate Canada International proved to be another exciting skating event for international and domestic skaters alike. This year's event took place at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario and hosted many of the world's top skaters. Skate Canada International is the second of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Skaters compete for qualifying points as well as cash prizes. Our Canadian skaters did superbly!


    For the ladies event, it was Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia who took gold (landing seven triples!), while Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond took the silver medal with a beautiful skate to "La Boheme." Satoko Miyahara of Japan skated off with the bronze.

    In the popular ice dance division, Canada's own Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took gold, while Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took gold in the spectacular pairs event. 

    Photo from The Canadian Press/ Mark Blinch



    In men's competition, Canada's Patrick Chan also skated off with the gold medal.  

    As official florist of Skate Canada, Bloomex once again had the privilege (and the fun!) of designing and supplying all the flowers for this event. The Skate Canada event team requested red and white "Canadian" themed bouquets and event flowers. 




    The podium bouquets were a beautiful combination of deep red roses, white spider mums, white chrysanthemum daisies and assorted accent greens to provide a striking combination enjoyed by all the winners. 

    Bloomex also provided a visual boost to the venue with flowers for key areas such as registration, skater's and VIP lounges and the "kiss and cry" area. This year's event also saw a fun crowd activation set to music, with a "Pass the Bouquet by Bloomex" event in which some lucky winners took home a beautiful Bloomex bouquet of their own.  Bloomex was happy to also provide gift baskets and hotel bouquets to welcome and thank key volunteers and VIP's to the event. 



    Bloomex also supplied bright and colourful dinner centrepieces to warm up the evening celebrations.


    Congratulations to all our amazing Canadian athletes on their stellar performance at this event!  
     
    Next up: Skate Canada Challenge in Pierresfond, Quebec...

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Bloomex Supplies Flowers to One Young World Event


    Ottawa was proud to host this year's One Young World conference for 2016, and Bloomex was delighted to be part of this prestigious international event!

    This important international symposium hosted approximately 1300 delegates who represent some of the brightest young leaders from around the world. They gather to make lasting connections, to foster positive changes, and formulate innovative solutions for a variety of pressing global issues. The Summit is also host to some of the best business minds from top global companies, as well as from leading universities . 

    One Young World Summit is also a host to a line-up of very well known world leaders who act as Counsellors. Past year's Counsellors have included famous faces such as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Anan, Sir Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.


    This year's event was held at the Shaw Centre in beautiful downtown Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conducted the opening ceremony at Parliament Hill and urged the young delegates to "create a future that we will all be proud of."  



    Singer songwriter Cher was on hand to launch her new campaign to help animals in captivity. Actress Emma Watson was another of the very special guests.







    The event itself was organized by internationally renowned event planning company George P. Johnson, who were tasked with creating a VIP lounge where delegates, counsellors and special guests could work or relax. 


    Bloomex was delighted to provide all the flowers for this beautiful space! The organizers wanted florals to coordinate with the OYW logo, that would accent the work tables, the entry and the lounge area. 


    The Bloomex Ottawa team created some gorgeous florals in blue and white with yellow accents, including large sprays, table centrepieces and modern cube accent bouquets for the lower cocktail tables. Flowers consisted primarily of white, yellow and blue roses, white lilies, white spider mums, white carnations, gladiolas, with accent greens such as ruscus, aspidistra, ferns, and eucalyptus. 



    Guests enjoyed the very pretty floral touches as they relaxed and mingled in the lounge space. The modern cube vases provided the perfect decorative touch for the low tables without occupying too much of the available space for drinks and snacks as guests interacted.



    The spectacular four-day event concluded with speeches and an exhilarating display of Colombian music, dance and culture in tribute to next year's hosts. One Young World 2017 takes place in Bogata and should be another wonderful success. Bloomex was very proud to be part of the Canadian hosting for 2016 which helps promote our beautiful county as well as our lovely capital city.  Click here to read more about One Young World.

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Bloomex Supports Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

    Pink Blush Bouquet



    Bloomex is delighted to continue as a Silver Ribbon partner with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for 2016. October is Breast Cancer Action month in Canada. To help support the vision of a future without breast cancer, Bloomex has created another special Pink RibbonCollection for 2016. The collection consists of four beautiful bouquets of varied pink flowers: Shades of Pink Ribbon, Pink Blush, Fresh Lilies, and PinkSpring.

    Fresh Lilies Bouquet
    During the Collection’s run from October 1 to October 31, 2016. Bloomex will donate 15% of product sale from each flower bouquet sold from this collection as part of a minimum commitment of $3,000.00. Bloomex is hoping that with public support the company can provide a significant contribution toward helping those with breast cancer. 

    "The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is grateful for the generous support of Bloomex employees and customers,” says Carly Schur, Director, Corporate Partnerships, The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 
    “Thanks to the funds raised, CBCF will continue to make significant investments in research, education and support programs for those affected by breast cancer across Canada.”
    Pink Spring Bouquet
    The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a national community-driven charity. As the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada, CBCF’s vision is to create a future without breast cancer. Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation has invested over $360 million in breast cancer research, funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. CBCF’s investments in vital research, education, health promotion, support and information programs have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. For more information, visit cbcf.org.


    Shades of Pink Ribbon Bouquet
    It’s unfortunate that most of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Join the cause this October! Help us raise valuable funds throughout the month, with your purchase of a beautiful pink bouquet from the Bloomex Pink Ribbon Collection. Bouquets start at just $19.99.


    ™ Trademarks of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, used under license.


    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Bloomex Supplies Flowers to Autumn Classic International 2016

    Bloomex was pleased to extend its duties as Official Florist of Skate Canada, by designing and providing the beautiful podium bouquets for the Autumn Classic International. 

    This prestigious international level skating competition was held this year from September 28 -- October 1, 2016, at the Sportplexe Pierrefonds in Montreal, Quebec. 


    Canada was proud to send 18 entries for a total of 23 skaters to the event, including Canadian women's champion Alaine Chartrand (above left) and ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Moir and Virtue were excited to compete for the first time since winning silver at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. 

    Photo from skatecanada.ca

    Canadian pairs Julianne S├ęguin and Charlie Bilodeau also had a strong performance.

    In junior competition, Canadian Edrian Paul Celestino won the gold medal in men’s competition, while Aurora Cotop won gold for the women's event. 



    Our Bloomex Montreal team was tasked with the very fun and creative request to design the bouquet that would be given to all medal winners at the podium. The request was for something in a vivid mix of rich autumn colours that would be appropriate to the theme and the season in Canada. 


    The team did a wonderful job! The bouquets were a gorgeous mix of blooms and seasonal greenery including coral roses, orange gerbera daisies, yellow cushion mums, red carnations, faux autumn leaves, fern, rusus and salal,

    The stems were wrapped with green and orange ribbon to complement the colours of the bouquet. Click to see the Bloomex bouquets from ACI 2015.

    We are told that the medallists really enjoyed their Bloomex bouquets and it was a pleasure to send them. We look forward to the next exciting Skate Canada event: Bloomex is doing all the florals, including the medallist bouquets, for the Skate Canada International in Mississauga at the end of October. Stay tuned! 




    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Bloomex Supplies Flowers for Survivor Ceremony




    The weekend of September 10 saw the always exciting GWN Dragon Boat Challenge presented by CIBC. The Challenge celebrated two days of racing at Toronto's beautiful Marilyn Bell Park. The festival has been running now for over 20 years and is a fun event for racers and spectators alike. The grounds offer a variety of activities for all ages including live entertainment on the stage, a Health and Wellness Zone, and an interactive Kids Zone. 

    The GWN Dragon Boat Challenge festival is also very proud to benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in its vision to create a future without breast cancer.


    Many breast cancer survivors have taken up Dragon Boat racing as a great way to improve their physical health, participate in regular physical activity, which can reduce the risk of developing lymphedema, share their challenges and celebrate their triumphs with their teammates and community. Each year the festival is home to the CIBC Breast Cancer Survivor Village and offers free entry for its BCS Division.




    This year, the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge was pleased to host 12 Breast Cancer Survivor teams from across Canada and USA. As a partner to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Bloomex was pleased to provide 275 pink carnations for this year’s Survivor Ceremony. 






    On Sunday, the very moving Survivor Ceremony was held at the park, carnations were given to breast cancer survivor teams on their dragon boats as well as to other survivors and their families. A moment of silence was held in remembrance of all those who passed away from breast cancer and carnations were spread through the water in memory and honour of their peers. 



    October is breast cancer action month in Canada. Bloomex is delighted to announce a new Pink Ribbon Collection with 15% of product sale going to CBCF, as part of a minimum commitment of $3,000. More information coming soon! The Collection will be available as of October 1.