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.


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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!