Floral Paradise Trade Show hits Mississauga today!

August 06, 2008
floral_paradiseThe floral industry is invited to attend a brand new floral trade show entitled ‘Floral Paradise’ at the Ontario Flower Growers in Mississauga, Ont. The exciting event begins today, Friday, Aug. 8 and runs until Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.

Flowers Canada Retail, the national association for retail florists, is hosting the event to fulfill the floral needs of retailers from start to finish. The show will kick off Friday morning with a student CAFA competition taking place in the gallery at the Ontario Flower Growers. Anyone interested in participating can pick-up forms at OFG or contact Helen Kall at OFG for more information. The winner will be announced on Saturday.

On Friday afternoon florists are invited to register for the Flowers For Kids program (www.flowersforkids.org). The Flowers for Kids fee is $50 per store and those interested are encouraged to register soon as space is limited. The program provides florists with specific training so they can teach the Flowers For Kids program to a class of four-to-six graders and introduce them to the world of flowers. The children learn about cut flowers, where they come from, how to care for them and how to make a bouquet. As an added bonus, the children even get the take the bouquet home!

On Saturday, attendees can visit the Floral Paradise trade show where many of the exhibitors include Mississauga wholesalers and other floral related businesses and partners. Design seminars will be held to showcase the latest in floral trends. Florists can also attend an ‘Ask the Grower’ segment where both the retailer and wholesaler will have the opportunity to listen and speak with local growers and growers from around the world to discuss industry issues, product care and development.

The event finishes with a dinner and dance – the perfect opportunity to network with others in the industry and enjoy an evening of food and dancing!

The schedule of events for this exciting show is as follows:

Friday, August 8, 2008
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Flowers For Kids Seminar


Saturday, August 9, 2008

9:00 am – 6:00 pm    Trade Fair

11:00 am – 12:00 pm     Design Seminar – Sympathy Designs

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Design Seminar – Arrangements for $25.00

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm    ‘Ask the Growers’ Segment

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Design Seminar – Marketing to Men

6:00 pm – 12:00 am    Dinner and Dance       

Show Location:
Ontario Flowers Growers
910 Midway Blvd.
Mississauga, Ont.
L5T 1T9

To register for the Flowers for Kids program click here.

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