The landscape, people, the freedom, the diversity, our accents (wait, everyone else is the one with the accents).
Over the past year, I have made it my goal to focus on supporting and highlighting Canadian talents. In order to do so, I have created an I Am Canadian Monthly Feature and Linky, I Am Canadian Pinterest board and have focused on promoting Canadian companies.
This is our second year participating in The Great Canadian Blog Bash and this year it’s bigger and better! Be sure to visit their site for 100’s of Canadian featured blogs and giveaways just like this one.
This year, we are honoured to introduce you to seven talented individuals. All of which happen to be Canadian. Without further ado…
Let’s Meet Some Great Canadians!
1. Melissa Avey from Melissa Avey Photography.
Melissa Avey is a child and family photographer from Cambridge, Ontario. She’s also a wife and mommy of two little boys and expecting Baby #3 any day now.
Her photography business began in 2011 after years of taking pictures as a hobby and learning through workshops and mentorships with various respected photographers. Since then she has enjoyed capturing artistic images for many wonderful families.
Melissa Avey Photography is giving away a $100 gift card that may be used between September 2013 and September 2014. Please note that your session will take place on location in Cambridge, Ontario or the City of Toronto Only. Feel free to use the gift card towards any offered service.
2. Allegro Events located in Ottawa, Ontario.
They offer event planning services from Weddings through to Corporate events.
Their services range from one day to creating and implementing a theme. Why choose an event planner? Because we can help you save money. Allegro Events believe your event should be happy and stress free and within your budget.
Allegro Events is giving away a $150 Gift certificate for a Free Consultation to anyone located from Montreal to Toronto (including Ottawa).
3. Maya from BK Inspired.
Maya is a Work-at-Home Mom to two young boys and Mountie husband who live in a small town east of Toronto and situated on Lake Ontario. She has many creative interests but pyrography (wood burning) is her favourite.
She loves to see a design take shape as the tool moves over a piece of wood. She draws inspiration from everything around her; her kids, nature and especially other artists and pyrographers. She is constantly honing her skills and developing her own style.
Maya is giving away a set of four hand pyrographed coasters valued at $35. As well from now until July 11, she is offering 10% off any purchase in her shop with code: zoo2013.
4. Basia from Yumme Designs.
The name of my company, Yumme (pronounced yummy), is named after a very special part of my life… my Kids, Ewan and Emma.
My goal is to create each piece individually so that it will become meaningful to the new owner.
My first inspiration for starting this business was not being able to find a suitable head piece for my wedding so I ended up making one for myself from a silver necklace.
Because of my eastern European background, I use a lot of Baltic Amber in my work. It has been around for millions of years and has been used for thousands for its healing properties, not only for adults but also for children.
Basia is giving away a $20 Gift Certificate to her Etsy Shop. Have fun choosing from all the jewellery items for adults and kids.
5. Heather from This is Sew Me Organic.
Heather has been sewing, designing, knitting, and crocheting for eight years now. Along with her husband Sebastian, they created the inspiration behind their diaper line, their son Atticus. As Christians, they thank God for all the talent he has given them.
Their line of diapers are completely natural and organic. The fabrics have been carefully chosen with much consideration to make them lasting and extremely comfortable for your baby to be in.
Heather is giving away an “All in 2 Diaper” valued at $30.
6. Cat from FlipSize Canada.
Flipsize turns unwanted kid’s clothes into cash! We call it flipping. Flipping is a way to clear out those closets easily and quickly, while still earning points which can be exchanged for gift cards, clothing or paypal cash.
Simply order a FREE inbound bag, fill it with excellent condition children’s clothing and send it to FlipSize. We will cover the cost of shipping and assign points to your items.
FlipSize guarantees that what you see, is what you get! You can shop knowing that each item has been thoroughly inspected. Brand name clothing for your kids that is 50-90% off retail prices. Located in British Columbia, FlipSize is a small business that works hard to make your life a little easier!
FlipSize Canada is giving away a $30 Gift Certificate.
7. Cyn Gagen from Creative Cynchronicity.
Creative Cynchronicity, is a place to share family tested recipes, quick and easy craft ideas, home DIY projects, parenting tips, creative ideas for family fun, adventures in traveling, product and service reviews, Cyn’s charitable works with Charity Wings and her expertise as a social media manager.
Cyn is a Mother to one soon to be Teacher and Grandmother to two; a crazy German Shepherd who thinks she’s a lap dog and a bossy cat who thinks she’s a princess. She’s so busy on social media that it has been suggested that she sleeps with her laptop in one hand and cell phone in the other.
Cyn is giving away a one month ad on her blog valued at $35. Note that you may gift this win to another blog, charity or perhaps send someone a birthday wish. Cyn reserves the right to deny requests that do not meet the moral integrity of her blog.
Journeys of The Zoo received compensation in exchange for sharing about these companies.
I guess im closest to toronto or london
The closest major city to me is Halifax, NS. It is about 3.5 hours away and actually in a different province!
My closest city is Hamilton Ontario 🙂
thanks for the contest 🙂
I’m closest to Winnipeg.
I’m closest to Ottawa
closest to Ottawa
We live near Ottawa
Ottawa is closest for us.
Close to Niagara Falls and St. Catharines
I'm closest to (actually I live right downtown in) Edmonton! I <3 YEG DT!
I live the closest to Regina.
I'm close to Ottawa.
I live in Mississauga so I am close to Toronto and close to Hamilton, depending on day and time of traffic!
I live in between Montreal and Ottawa!
I am very very very close to the GTA but not IN the GTA LOL
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I live near Barrie, Ontario
Timmins, Ontario …. next Sudbury
I’m nearish to Vancouver
raffelcopter name is JACKIE REID
The closest Major City to me is Edmonton (its 4 hours away so I dont know how close that is lol)
Toronto.. Thanks for the chance!
I live close to Winnipeg.
Hamilton or Toronto
Closest to Ottawa. About 2 hours northwest. email@example.com
I'm "closest" to Winnipeg…"closest" meaning about 700 km away!
Major City would be Toronto
I live in Hamilton, Ontario
I live outside of Kelowna and am 4 hours away from Vancouver
I'm closest to Toronto
Is Barrie considered a major city lol? If not, then Toronto.
4 hours away from Vancouver
Closest major cities would be Toronto or Oshawa.
closest city is edmonton
closest major cities would be toronto
I live in Toronto
Toronto, I live in London, ONtario
Waterloo, so closest to London, then Toronto
Right now I am in Edmonton. :)- Bcteagirl
closest to Winnipeg
I am closest to Saskatoon.
I live in Newfoundland Canada so St. John's!
I'm closest to Vancouver!
I live closest to Halifax!
moncton new brunswick
St. John's, Newfoundland
I am closest to Regina Sask
Close to Toronto.
Closest to London, then Toronto
I’m about an hour away from London, Ontario.
My rafflecopter name is Julie G.
I’m closest to Toronto.
Closest to Toronto
I’m in Ottawa. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I live near London, ON
This is an amazing prize pack! Great stuff from a great BLOG! 😀
I Live in Calgary
I am closest to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
I am closest to Vancouver 🙂
I am closest to London
I live in Calgary
I live closest to London!
I live closest to Vancouver
I am closest to Toronto
I’m in the area of Cambridge which is an hour to the West of Toronto which automatically excludes me from being in the area between Toronto and Montreal.
Barrie, but Toronto’s close enough! Awesome giveaway, you guys are great!
I’m closet to Toronto
Vancouver (In in Abbotsford, more in the valley than the city)
right outside of vancouver, bc, canada
The closest would be Vancouver
I am closest to Toronto/Oshawa area.
I live in Winnipeg! Thanks for the chance to win!
Dont know if Kingston count if not I would say Toronto is little bit closer than Ottawa but almost in the middle 🙂
I'm in London Ontario
I'm closest to Winnipeg.
im closest to halifax
I'm closest to Toronto.
I am closest to victoria bc
Close to Vancouver, BC
Closest to Ottawa.
I live in Victoria but I am close to Vancouver. (@radicalradhika)
Closest to Toronto
Saskatoon, that's a major city right lol!
i live in cambridge close to kitchener
Closest would be Vancouver or Victoria BC
Major city I'm closest to is Kitchener Waterloo
My closest city is Hamilton, Ontario
I live closest to Toronto, Ontario
Niagara falls ontario
Well I live in Windsor, sort of a big city. Next up London. Closest and biggest after that, Toronto.
I am closest to Calgary.
I live in Regina! 🙂
Corner Brook, NL
Bailey Dexter Sudbury or Toronto
City of Windsor for me.
Toronto. But I am in Niagara Falls. Thanks for participating in the #TGCBB.
I live closest to Ottawa 🙂
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