Sunday, April 4, 2010

Calling all ladies of Edmonton: Start spring off right with a fabulous day of shopping and pampering!

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Joanne MacDonald of A Little Something to become a part of an exciting local event for Edmonton and area women. Spring Fling: A Women's Shopping and Discovery Event allows you to shop with local vendors and handmade artisans, relax with mini spa treatments, enjoy good food and company, and learn something new all in one location.

Spring Fling will take place on Saturday, April 10th from 11 am – 7 pm at Kenilworth Hall (7104-87 Avenue Edmonton, AB). Tickets at the door are only $2.00, and all proceeds will go towards purchasing mom and baby care kits for WIN House. The event will also include some fabulous door prizes from the vendors!

Spring Fling is the result of the combined efforts of Joanne and her sister Sarah; two business savvy moms that run their own businesses. They created Spring Fling to give vendors and artisans the opportunity to showcase their products and talents without paying expensive booth fees, all the while providing a unique shopping experience that gives back to women in our community.

After hearing what this event was all about, Obleek immediately teamed up with these two talented women. I have worked with them to design the event's logo, poster, and flyers, as well as writing the press release and setting up our Facebook Fanpage. It's going to be an amazing event! My mom and I will be there with our own table selling Obleek guitar and SLR straps, Kirbys, diaper and wipes clutches, lunch bags, sandwich and snack bags, and some purses too. We'll also have a laptop set up to take custom orders and you can browse our products and fabrics and design your own bag on site. We'll also have many of the Add-Ons available as options for our bags so you can see them in person.

Spring Fling is a unique shopping/craft show event in that the vendors have come up with ways to interact and involve shoppers in a variety of activities and services. Some of these interactive elements include:

  • Trying eyebrow threading and new hair techniques
  • Whitening your teeth
  • Getting a mini-makeover
  • Relaxing with a mini facial, massage, or manicure
  • Learning from women’s health and beauty experts
  • Designing your own handbag or earrings
  • Sampling delicious food and drinks
  • Hearing local musicians
  • Buying beautiful handmade items
  • Seeing artisans at work

Vendors at the event include:

  • Kaya Kama Day Spa
  • Arbonne International
  • A Little Something
  • Obleek Bouteek
  • Know it Sooner
  • Pampered Chef
  • Amega Global
  • Coca Blitz Hair Design
  • Purseption
  • Winalite Canada
  • Sweet Wood Painting
  • Make-up by Robyn
  • Gold Canyon
  • Razzel Dazzel Nails
  • Kid Canada
  • Sashiko Studio

  • Divine Interventions
  • Mona Vie
  • Art of Cake
  • Jeunique International
  • Treasured Facts
  • Hip Sister
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Local musicians
A promotional poster and flyers for the event can be found at:

We have also created a Facebook fan page that can be found at:

We need all the help we can get in promoting this great event. Please tell everyone you know, and if you can, stop by and show your support! We hope to see you there!

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