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. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bloomex Provides Flowers for Skate Canada Breaking the Ice

On September 1st, 2016, Skate Canada Fund donors and guests attended a fun evening at the first annual Breaking The Ice event.  This exclusive event was held in Toronto with Canada’s national team to kick off 2016-17 skating season. The event provided the opportunity for select donors to meet and mingle with the nation’s premier skaters.

As the Official Florist of Skate Canada, Bloomex was delighted to provide beautiful red and white floral arrangements to boost the ambiance at this special event. The Toronto team had fun creating  dinner centrepieces and floral bouquets to decorate the photo area, the stage and registration desk.

  “ ‘Breaking The Ice’ was a tremendous success, with our generous donors getting the unique opportunity to interact with members of our national team,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada’s Chief Executive Officer."The evening was about recognizing our donors for their contribution to the Skate Canada Fund, and our way of thanking each and every one of them. Every donation represents a commitment to the future of skating in Canada, and Skate Canada is extremely appreciative of their generosity.”

The night kicked off  with a special reception where donors and guests met national team members, posed for photos and discussed the upcoming season.

The evening continued with “As the Blade Turns”, an entertaining talk show where national team athletes interacted with skating commentator and journalist P.J. Kwong and Paul Dore, the son of former Canadian and international skating pioneer David Dore.

Skate Canada would like to thank the Canadian Olympic Committee, along with the evening’s silent auction donors: Hillberg & Berk; Flat Rock Winery; Golf Ontario; PJ Kwong; Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants; Artistry; and Bloomex. Click for more information on the Breaking the Ice event

Bloomex is looking forward to providing flowers, gift baskets and teddy bears for another exciting skating season this year! We are currently preparing the medallist bouquets for the Autumn Classic International coming soon...so Stay Tuned!