10
Oct

WeeStock 2014 is this Saturday!

Hello, friends! WeeStock 2014 is THIS Saturday! We are so excited, we can barely contain ourselves. Are you coming? Come RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends for a fun day of shopping: https://www.facebook.com/events/560065000764704/

WeeStock Indie & Boutique Baby Show in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada - Edmonton AreaWeeStock is THE Indie & Boutique Baby Show in Edmonton area! If you’re looking for unique baby products and services by local artisans, local boutiques and fun community groups, this is the place to be!

Taking place on October 11, 2014 at the beautiful new Pavilion at Heritage Park in Stony Plain, the event will feature vendors from all over Alberta that specialize in handmade, organic, natural, fair trade and unique & original goodies for babies, toddlers, new mommies, and mommies-to-be.

After you snuggle your baby in a trial carrier at our Stroller Check by Natural Urban Mamas & Cosy Baby Happy Mommy, take a tour around our shopping area for unique finds. You can then relax with your baby, and feed & change him in our Mommy Lounge area sponsored by Time Out Beauty Retreat. Get your Christmas shopping done, prepare for Baby coming soon, or find unique and beautiful gifts for your new mommy friends.

Here are our tips on how to have the most fun at WeeStock this year:

WeeStock Survival Guide 2014

There will also be a silent auction to support Basically Babies at the show. Basically Babies is a registered charity that works to provide for the basic outfitting needs of newborn babies born to families in extreme need in the greater Edmonton area. Donations of baby clothing for Bascially Babies will also be accepted.

Our exhibitors: http://www.weestock.ca/vendors. We hope to see you at WeeStock 2014!

WeeStock 2014 is sponsored by Cosy Baby, Happy Mommy Inc. , Modern Mama, Time Out Beauty Retreat, Mommy Connections, City and Baby,Nugglemama’s Handful, Natural Mommie, Whimsical Elements & The DIY Mommy.

ADMISSION: $5 each (children age 12 & under free) or $3 each after 1pm!

10
Sep

WeeStock 2014 is Coming on October 11, 2014!

P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: ALL MEDIA
10 SEPTEMBER 2014

CONTACT: CHRISTINA DENNIS OR LEAH SEIDL

Hundreds of new and expecting parents will be shopping locally for their babies and toddlers on Saturday, October 11 at WeeStock Indie & Boutique Baby Show in Stony Plain at the Pavilion at Heritage Park. WeeStock is a unique show in Edmonton that focuses on bringing local, handmade, organic, fair trade, and boutique-quality baby and toddler products and services to young families in the area since its first show in early 2010.

“It is really important to shop locally as much as you can”, says WeeStock co-producer Leah Seidl, who owns an independent accessories company called Whimsical Elements. “By keeping money in the community, you help boost the local economy and support small business owners. Our exhibitors are moms and families from Edmonton & surrounding areas.”

Christina, co-producer of the show and blogger at TheDIYMommy.com, adds: “WeeStock is a show featuring a special, curated group of small businesses from Alberta that specialize in baby products and services. By shopping for your baby at WeeStock, you are not only supporting these unique local businesses but you are also getting higher quality products and services for your child. Many of our exhibitors feature handmade and organic products.”

WeeStock 2014, WeeStock’s 7th show, will be held at the Pavilion at Heritage Park in Stony Plain on October 11th, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition to a unique shopping experience the show will have a Parent’s Lounge area for baby feeding and changing, a cafe with snacks and drinks, and a kid’s play area. You can also trade in your stroller for a baby carrier to try at our stroller check. Come early to the show – the first 100 guests will receive an early bird prize bag!

The show will be the perfect opportunity to shop for a special mom-to-be in your life, for your new baby arriving soon, or for Christmas presents that you won’t find anywhere else for your toddlers. Grab your best friend, your babies, and enjoy a unique shopping experience.

There will also be a silent auction to support Basically Babies at the show. Basically Babies is a registered charity that works to provide for the basic outfitting needs of newborn babies born to families in extreme need in the greater Edmonton area.  Donations of baby clothing for Bascially Babies will also be accepted.

WeeStock is proudly sponsored by Cosy Baby Happy Mommy, Modern Mama, Mommy Connections, City and Baby, Natural Mommie, Time Out Beauty Retreat, Whimsical Elements & The DIY Mommy.

WEESTOCK 2014
October 11, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm
Pavilion at Heritage Park in Stony Plain
Admission: $5 or $3 after 1pm
Children 12 and under are free

WEBSITE: www.weestock.ca
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/weestockbabyexpo
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/weestockexpo

For media inquiries, please contact Christina at wee(at)weestock.ca.

30
Sep

Shopping Local for Baby at WeeStock 2013

WeeStock-2013-Flyer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: ALL MEDIA
01 OCTOBER 2013

CONTACT: CHRISTINA DENNIS OR LEAH SEIDL

Hundreds of new and expecting parents will be shopping locally for their babies and toddlers on Saturday, November 9th at WeeStock Indie & Boutique Baby Show in Edmonton at the Aviation Heritage Centre this Fall. WeeStock is a unique show in Edmonton that focuses on bringing local, handmade, organic, fair trade, and boutique-quality baby and toddler products and services to young families in the area since its first show in early 2010.

“It is really important to shop locally as much as you can”, says WeeStock co-producer Leah Seidl, who owns an independent accessories company called Whimsical Elements. “By keeping money in the community, you help boost the local economy and support small business owners. Our exhibitors are moms and families from Edmonton & surrounding areas.”

Christina, co-producer of the show and the owner of local baby clothing company Golly Gee Baby, adds: “WeeStock is a show featuring a special, curated group of small businesses from Alberta that specialize in baby products and services. By shopping for your baby at WeeStock, you are not only supporting these unique local businesses but you are also getting higher quality products and services for your child. Many of our exhibitors feature handmade and organic products.”

WeeStock 2013, WeeStock’s 6th show, will be held at the Aviation Heritage Centre at 11410 Kingsway Avenue in Edmonton on November 9th from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition to a unique shopping experience the show will have a Parent’s Lounge area for baby feeding and changing, a cafe with snacks and drinks, and a kid’s play area. You can also trade in your stroller for a baby carrier to try at our stroller check. Come early to the show – the first 100 guests will receive an early bird prize bag!

WeeStock will also be hosting a silent auction in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Guests are encouraged to bid on some items provided by vendors and sponsors, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Foundation. Direct donations to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation will also be encouraged.

The show will be the perfect opportunity to shop for a special mom-to-be in your life, for your new baby arriving soon, or for Christmas presents that you won’t find anywhere else for your toddlers. Grab your best friend, come for a hot cup of coffee, and enjoy a unique shopping experience.

WeeStock is proudly sponsored by Cosy Baby Happy Mommy, Frugal Edmonton Mama, Modern Mama, Mommy Connections, Sweet Momma Spa, Urban Infant, The Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton, Whimsical Elements & Golly Gee Baby.

WEESTOCK 2013
November 9, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm
Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre (11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB)
Admission: $5 or $3 after 1pm
Children 12 and under are free

WEBSITE: www.weestock.ca
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/weestockbabyexpo
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/weestockexpo

For media inquiries, please contact Christina at wee(at)weestock.ca

01
Nov

Donating to Basically Babies at WeeStock 2012 Holiday Edition

 

Are you coming to WeeStock on the 10th? We invite you to start putting together a donation for Basically Babies to bring to their booth at the show. We want to show them as much love and support as possible this Christmas. Here is their list of urgent needs right now (please share this status so that we can spread the word):

“Right now we are looking for the following essential items to include in our layettes:

Snowsuits – especially boys sizes 6-12 mo

Large Summer Hats – sizes 12-24 mo

Small Shoes – sizes 1-2

Large Slippers – sizes 12-24 mo or shoe size 5-6

Small Tights

Sleepers – we need all sizes except newborn but are very short of sizes 3-6 mo

Boys Long Sleeved Shirts – especially sizes 0-6 mo

Large Undershirts – sizes 12-24 mo”

For more info on what Basically Babies does to help babies in need in our city, please visit www.basicallybabies.org and we’ll see you next Saturday!


Nov

A Wee Show with a Big Heart: Edmonton’s only indie & boutique baby show celebrates its fifth event

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1 NOVEMBER 2012

CONTACT: CHRISTINA DENNIS OR LEAH SEIDL

A Wee Show with a Big Heart: Edmonton’s only indie & boutique baby show celebrates its fifth event

October 10, 2012 (Edmonton, AB)

How do you create an event that’s growing in popularity and is truly unique? It takes two artist-moms with a passion for local indie & boutique companies — and two moms with heart!

As the owner of a successful graphic design company Christina Dennis’ days were long and busy. Then four years ago Christina Dennis found out she was going to be a mother for the first time. It wasn’t long after her baby girl arrived Christina decided to take a step back and spend more time at home being a mommy designing her own baby clothing line, Golly Gee Baby. Shortly after that Christina noticed there were many local indie, boutique and home-based businesses dedicated to babies and families, just like hers. One of those business owners is Leah Seidl, designer and owner behind Whimsical Elements – a handmade accessories company. These two savvy women quickly found they had many things in common, including a passion to help promote other independent artisans and local boutique business owners. That is when WeeStock was created.

Since the inaugural WeeStock in May of 2010, the show’s popularity has grown and its vendors have become increasingly varied and unique. Thousands of guests have attended WeeStock’s first four shows, confirming the show’s intrigue.

WeeStock’s fifth event is scheduled at the Aviation Hangar (11410 Kingsway Avenue) in Edmonton for Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will feature vendors from all over Alberta that specialize in handmade, organic, natural, fair trade and unique & original goodies for babies, toddlers, new mommies, and mommies-to-be.

Christina and Leah believe in paying it forward, so they are supporting Basically Babies – a registered charity that works to provide for the basic outfitting needs of newborn babies born to families in extreme need in the greater Edmonton area. Guests are asked to bring a donation to the show for a baby in need in our city. Come early to the show – the first 100 guests will receive an early bird prize bag!

“We know there are other tradeshows for families in the area”, says Christina, “but we feel our dedication to indie and boutique baby & toddler businesses gives our event the ‘grassroots’ feel families are craving.”

Leah agrees and adds, “Local baby boutiques and local artisans offer high quality, unique items and services that larger, more corporate businesses can’t match. We want to support our local community and its hard-working family businesses that put their hearts into producing their product.”

 

WEESTOCK 2012 HOLIDAY EDITION

November 10, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm

Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre (11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB)

Admission: $5 or $3 after 1pm

Children 12 and under are free

 

WEBSITE: www.weestock.ca

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/weestockbabyexpo

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/weestockexpo

 

For media inquiries, please contact Christina or Leah at wee(at)weestock.ca

18
Apr

WeeStock on CTV Edmonton!

We were honoured to be interviewed by Joel Gotlib on CTV Edmonton’s noon news today. We talked about WeeStock 2012 Spring Edition happening this Saturday, we showed off some products that will be at the show, and our girls were able to play a little Ring Around The Rosie!

Products from screen left to right:

16
Apr

WeeStock Survival Guide

10
Apr

WeeStock 2012 Spring Edition Video

26
Mar

SHOPPING LOCAL FOR BABY: WeeStock Presents Their Fourth Show this Spring

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TO: ALL MEDIA

26 MARCH 2012

COTACT: CHRISTINA DENNIS OR LEAH SEIDL

 

SHOPPING LOCAL FOR BABY: WeeStock Presents Their Fourth Show this Spring

26 March 2012 (Edmonton, AB)

 

Hundreds of new and expecting parents will be shopping locally for their babies and toddlers on Saturday, April 21 at WeeStock Indie & Boutique Baby Show in Edmonton at the Aviation Heritage Centre this spring. WeeStock is a unique show in Edmonton that has been focusing on bringing local, handmade, organic, fair trade, and boutique-quality baby and toddler products and services to young families in the area since its first show in early 2010.

 

“It is really important to shop locally as much as you can”, says WeeStock co-producer Leah Seidl, who owns an independent accessories company called Whimsical Elements. “By keeping money in the community, you help boost the local economy and support small business owners.”

 

Christina, co-producer of the show and the owner of local baby clothing company Golly Gee Baby, adds: “WeeStock is a show featuring a special, curated group of small businesses from Alberta that specialize in baby products and services. By shopping for your baby at WeeStock, you are not only supporting these unique local businesses but you are also getting higher quality products for your child.”

 

WeeStock 2012 Spring Edition will be held at the Aviation Heritage Centre on 11410 Kingsway Avenue in Edmonton on April 21 from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition to a unique shopping experience the show will have a Parent’s Lounge area for baby feeding and changing, a cafe with snacks and drinks, and a reading corner that will feature book readings every half hour by local children’s authors and a local book shop. WeeStock is also supporting an Alexander’s Quest – an Alberta charity that promotes awareness of children’s cancer and grants small wishes to these children. Come early to the show – the first 100 guests will receive an early bird prize bag!

 

WeeStock is proudly presented by LITE 95.7 and is also sponsored by Modern Mama, Urban Chickadee, Cosy Baby Happy Mommy, Natural Urban Mamas, Steve Nagy Photography, Golly Gee Baby and Whimsical Elements.

 

WEESTOCK 2012 SPRING EDITION

April 21, 2012 from 10 am to 4 pm

Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre (11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB)

Admission: $5 or $3 after 1pm

Children 12 and under are free

 

WEBSITE: www.weestock.ca

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/weestockbabyexpo

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/weestockexpo

For media inquiries, please contact Christina at wee(at)weestock.ca

16
Jan

WeeStock 2011 Was Wonderful!

WeeStock 2011 was a wonderful success! Our sponsors, vendors and guests were absolutely amazing and we can’t wait for our next show. Thank you to all that supported WeeStock 2011!

Thank you to the talented Steve Nagy Photography for being our photography sponsor for WeeStock 2011 and taking the wonderful photos above.

XO Leah & Christina