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Bloomin earth was amazing – thanks to you!

27 Apr

First, mother nature, Thank you for finally seeing it my way. Sunshine IS way better than snow, wind and hail combined. Second I would like to thank all my eager and amazing vendors, performers and volunteers … Especially my two volunteers who graciously became assistants as I gave them way more than just volunteer duties.

Thank you Hilary, for backing me up and taking care of sales and stuff, sewing the week before the show, and staying up with me Friday to make sure everything would run smoothly. I couldn’t have done it without you!

And thank you Kim, for being my energetic and lively stage manager, entertaining the crowd with so little preparation… I know it probably drive you crazy with anxiety – but you were perfectly amazing!

My volunteers are always so eager, and I thank you for that. My vendors, are always so happy and understanding and I thank you for that.

… And the shoppers…

It may not make much sense, but without you and your kind words to my vendors this event would never move on from year to year. A happy shopper makes for a happy vendor, which makes for a lively event.

It’s you I must thank the most. Thankyou Kitchener-Waterloo for coming out to our Bloomin Earth festival at Kitchener city hall. I think we struck gold on this late April date, so watch for us next year on the last weekend of April.

Amazing day…
Amazing! No lie.

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E-waste disposal in Kitchener

11 Apr

Did you know … Electronics are made from valuable natural resources, including metals, plastics and glass – all of which require loads of energy to mine and manufacture.

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For example, if the 100 million cell phones ready for end-of-life management in 2006 were recycled, we would have saved enough energy to power approximately 194,000 U.S. households for a year.

Like batteries, electronics also contain heavy metals that are potentially hazardous if leached into the environment. Although e-waste only accounts for about 4 percent of municipal waste, it may be responsible for as much as 70 percent of the heavy metals in landfills, including 40 percent of all lead.

To save energy and natural resources – and prevent potentially hazardous metals from entering local ecosystems – be sure to donate, reuse or recycle your unwanted electronics every time

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And did you know … Kitchener is setting up an easy drop off for you at the Bloomin Earth festival, April 27th, at city hall. Greentec-think recycle will host a drop off tent at king st and college (across from shoppers drug mart) all day – from 8am to 4pm!!

For more information on e-waste recycling Earth911.

VENDOR CALL: Cardinal Leger Christmas Craft Show – November 26th

2 Nov

L’ecole Cardinal-Leger, a beautiful french school in Kitchener, is looking for vendors of handmade goods for their christmas school fundraiser. last year we saw lots of participation from this students, attracting kids ranging from 2 – 12 years (and their parents too, of course)

we have use of a stunning circular gym normally used for the preschool student (lucky little kids) which is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, as well as the school gym … offering potentially enough room for 40+ vendors.

Location: l’école Cardinal-Léger, 345 The Country Way, Kitchener

Date: November 26th from 9am-3pm

Fee: $20/registration + $5/table (100% of the proceeds go to the school for their fundraising)

hurry up and secure your space by sending an email to my co-organizer lynn at patchworkbutterfly@gmail.com

Save the date on your calendar, and BE SURE TO SHARE THE EVENT WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS

check out the site: cardinal-leger-craftshow.blogspot.com
and join the event on facebook: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120260794698058

Great ending to a fantastic day

18 Apr

if you missed the show…shame on you. but since im such a kind hearted person i just couldnt resist to share the wonders of the day with you. this is just one of the bands who performed on the Bloomin Stage, with amazing accoustics i might add. the video doesnt do the sound justice — next year you will just have to be there to hear for yourself!!

this particular video was thankfully filmed by the band Drew Leith and the Foundations

my attempt to film the other performers was well… deleted by my awesome cell phone. lesson learned… hire a filmographer as well as a photographer!!