24
Oct

WeeStock 2011 Radio Ad on LITE 95.7!


Oct

Conscious Shopping for Today’s Baby – Edmonton’s indie & boutique baby show features local, handmade, organic and fair trade products for babies

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TO: ALL MEDIA
DATE: 24-OCT-2011
CONTACT: Christina Dennis

Conscious Shopping for Today’s Baby
Edmonton’s indie & boutique baby show features local, handmade, organic and fair trade products for babies

October 24, 2011 (Edmonton, AB)

There’s a new “conscious shopping” attitude in the mothering community. New mothers are more interested than ever in purchasing eco-friendly and socially conscious items for their new babies.  Rather than seeking mass-produced, lower quality toys, bedding and clothing, many moms are looking for unique items that are good for the environment, their children, and their local economy.

On Saturday, October 29, 2011 in Edmonton, over 70 exhibitors will come together at WeeStock 2011 – and indie & boutique baby show that features local, handmade, organic and fair trade products for babies. From 10 am to 4 pm at the Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre at 11410 Kingsway Ave, shoppers can find a variety of unique, high quality products and services that local businesses in our community offer. WeeStock 2011 is the only show of its kind where all exhibitors  are Alberta-owned businesses and offer only the best products for babies and their families.

Christina Dennis, owner of  local baby clothing company Golly Gee Baby, says: “We’re passionate about supporting independent artisans, local boutiques and community groups and connecting them to Edmonton families.”

“This is our third show”, adds Leah Seidl, owner of handmade accessories company Whimsical Elements, “and we’ve been blown away by the positive response we’ve received from the local mom community for our show and its vendors. Our 2011 show will be more exciting than ever!”

In addition to a unique shopping experience, guests at WeeStock 2011 will also be able to park their strollers and try out a baby carrier, use our private parents’ lounge to feed and change baby and let their children “get messy” in our play area.

Admission to WeeStock 2011 is $5.00 at the door and children are free. Because WeeStock believes in supporting important causes,  “Alexander’s Quest”, an organization raising awareness for children’s cancer, will be at the show and all proceeds from a raffle will be donated to them.

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WeeStock 2011 presented by LITE 95.7 FM
Where: Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre (11410 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton)
When: Saturday, October 29 | 10am – 4pm
Cost: $5 at the door / Children 12 & Under get in free
online: weestock.ca  |  email: wee@weestock.ca
facebook: facebook.com/WeeStockBabyExpo  |  twitter: @WeeStockExpo

For information about WeeStock or for an interview please contact
Christina Dennis, 780-288-7237, wee@weestock.ca.

03
Oct

A Wee Show with Big Heart – Edmonton’s only indie & boutique baby show celebrates its third event

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DATE: 03-OCT-2011
CONTACT: Christina Dennis

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

October 3, 2011 (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 three 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.

The inaugural WeeStock event was held May 1st, 2010 at the Elks Hall in Spruce Grove. WeeStock 2010 Spring Edition was Parkland County’s first baby expo of it’s kind. It boasted over 50 amazing baby businesses that were mostly family-owned and from the county area. This first-of-its-kind event drew so much attention that the day-of witnessed a line-up to get in over one block long. WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition, held on November 20, 2010, moved into Edmonton and the Mayfield Trade Centre. With over 100 exhibitors, organizers Leah and Christina saw thousands of guests attend the second show, thus confirming the show’s uniqueness and growing popularity.

WeeStock’s third event is scheduled at the Aviation Hangar (11410 Kingsway Avenue) in Edmonton for Saturday, October 29, 2011 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. This show will be WeeStock’s most exciting show to date!

Christina and Leah believe in paying it forward, so they are supporting Alexander’s Quest – a non-profit organization dedicated to grant wishes of children facing cancer and to raise children’s cancer awareness. Guests can donate to this wonderful organization by purchasing a raffle ticket to win a gift basket at the show.

“We know there are other tradeshows for families in the area”, says Christina, “but we feel our dedication to indie and boutique baby 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 2011 presented by LITE 95.7 FM
Where: Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre (11410 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton)
When: Saturday, October 29 | 10am – 4pm
Cost: $5 at the door / Children 12 & Under get in free
online: weestock.ca  |  email
facebook: facebook.com/WeeStockBabyExpo |  twitter: @WeeStockExpo

For information about WeeStock or for an interview please contact Christina Dennis

09
Nov

A Wee Show in a Big City: A new event for families has humble beginnings – November 4, 2010 (Edmonton, AB)

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DATE: 04-NOV-2010

CONTACT: Christina Dennis

587-783-7552 | wee@weestock.ca

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A Wee Show in a Big City

A new event for families has humble beginnings

November 4, 2010 (Edmonton, AB)

They say ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and in this case it’s only half true.

As the owner of a successful graphics design company Christina Dennis’ days were long and busy. Then two 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 selling her own baby clothing line online. Shortlyafter 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, proprietor of an online children’s accessories boutique. These two savvy women quickly found they had many things in common, including a passion to help promote others. That is when WeeStock was created.

The inaugural WeeStock event was held May 1st, 2010 at the Elks Hall in Spruce Grove. WeeStock 2010 Spring Edition was Parkland County’s first baby expo of it’s kind. It boasted over 50 amazing baby businesses that were mostly family-owned and from the county area. This first-of-its-kind event drew so much attention that the day-of witnessed a line-up to get in over one block long.

WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition will move into Edmonton and the Mayfield Trade Centre. With over 100 exhibitors, free parking, workshops, prizes and swag for the first 50 people through the doors, organizers Leah and Christina are hoping the attendance numbers go through the roof.

Christina and Leah believe in paying it forward, that is why a portion from EVERY admission fee charged at WeeStock Holiday Edition 2010 will go to Basically Babies. A local non-profit organization that helps provide clothing and essentials for newborns in need. Additionally, there will be a clothing drive for Basically Babies at the event where attendees can bring donations right to the expo.

“We know there are other bigger tradeshows for families in the area”, admits Christina, “but even though we’re the new kids on the block we feel our dedication to indie and boutique baby businesses give our event the ‘grassroots’ feel families are craving.”

Leah agrees and adds, “because we’re moms first we know the value of personal attention to detail.” She continues, “Baby boutiques offer high quality items and services at price points families can afford, we feel mom & dads want to know this.”

WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition presented by 92.5 JOE FM

Where: Mayfield Trade Centre (16615 109 avenue, Edmonton)

When: Saturday, November 20, 2010 | 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 in advance or $7 at the door / Children 12 & Under get in free

(A portion from every ticket sold will go to the charity, Basically Babies)

online: weestock.ca

email: wee@weestock.ca

facebook: facebook.com/WeeStockBabyExpo

twitter: @WeeStockExpo

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For information about WeeStock or for an interview please contact

Christina Dennis, 587-783-7552, wee@weestock.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact Shauna McConechy at 780.702.2700, shauna@outinc.ca.

25
Oct

Win Tickets to WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition!!! – 1000 “Likes” on Facebook!

Hello WeeStockers!!!

Henwee and the gals of WeeStock want to say “Thank YOU!!” for helping us reach an amazing 1000 “likes” on our Facebook WeeStock Page! In celebration of this and our exciting upcoming event : WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition on November 20th, 2010 at the Mayfield Trade Center in Edmonton, why not giveaway some tickets to this amazing holiday shopping event?!

The winner(s) of this giveaway will receive one (1) pair of tickets to WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition.  These tickets will be good for 2 full priced admissions for the event on November 20th, 2010.

Five (5) pairs of tickets will be given away. So that means you have 5 chances to WIN!!!

Entering this contest is as easy as 1-2-3!

Add a comment to this blog telling us **What you are MOST looking forward to doing/seeing/buying at WeeStock 2010 Holiday Edition?

We will randomly choose 5 numbers using random.org.  If your comment number is chosen, you’ll WIN!

For extra entries (please add separate comments to this blog post telling us you’ve done each one), you can:

  • tweet this post on Twitter (include the link to your Twitter status update in your comment)
  • share this post on Facebook
  • become a fan of our Facebook Fan Page (if  you already are, please tell us in a separate comment – that  counts too!)
  • suggest our Facebook Fan Page to friends
  • write a blog post about this contest or about our website (include the link to your blog post)

This contest ends on S-sp-pooky Sunday, October 31st at 11:59 pm MST.  We will email the winner(s). If a winner does not respond to our email within 72 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!!!

02
May

WeeStock 2010 Spring Edition was AMAZING!

Wow, what a day! Despite the unexpected HUGE crowd (over 800 adults and at least that many children, allowing us to make an over $800 donation to the Pregnancy Care Centre!), we all had a blast. We learned so much & can’t wait for the next one! Stay tuned for another WeeStock event in November in a larger venue. Thanks SO much to all the vendors & guests for making this an over-the-top day!

Guests lined up to the road for WeeStock!

Guests lined up to the road for WeeStock!

Look at the crowd & all of the hard-working vendors!

Look at the crowd & all of the hard-working vendors!

What a wonderful day with a fabulous turnout!

What a wonderful day with a fabulous turnout!

12
Mar

Two local business owners present Parkland County’s first baby expo

The Edmonton area is experiencing it’s biggest baby boom in decades, and local residents and small business owners Leah Seidl and Chistina Dennis have set out on a mission. Their goal: to introduce the area’s newest citizens (and their mommies & daddies) to some amazing boutique & indie baby businesses in the area at a grand event called WeeStock 2010.

WeeStock 2010, which will be held on May 1st from 10 am to 6 pm at the Elks Hall in Spruce Grove, is Parkland County’s first baby expo of it’s kind. It will boast over 50 amazing baby businesses that are mostly family-owned and from the Parkland County area. Visitors to WeeStock will find a vast array of baby and child-related items such as natural skincare, handmade clothing and accessories, baby photographers, toys, baby carriers, diapers and diapering accessories, and many more unique and useful finds. A concession will be available to the public and the first 100 guests through the door will receive free goodies.

Leah and Christina first and foremost want to ensure that WeeStock 2010 is a community event that supports local businesses and their families. Secondary to that, they wish to support a local charity by donating the $1 admission fee to The Pregnancy Care Centre in Edmonton – a charity that supports newly pregnant women in the area that need help.

Everyone is welcome to attend WeeStock 2010! It’s the perfect event for new moms and dads as well as anyone searching for a unique gift for a baby or toddler. The goal is that WeeStock 2010 will be an amazing success, and it will pave the way for future WeeStock events in Parkland County. Check out the official WeeStock website for more details and a vendor list: www.weestock.ca. Come support your local businesses and have a great time with babies and friends!

29
Jan

Wanted: Amazing Vendors!

WeeStock-Vendors-Wanted-Poster

26
Jan

WeeStock is coming!

Welcome to the new WeeStock website! We’re so excited about this new event that we are in the process of organizing. We’ve booked a fabulous venue, and so much more fabulous plans are in store!

Please stay tuned to this website for more info as we have it about the event. You can also become a fan of our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news and information.

♥ Leah & Christina