Have you ever heard of an awesome little tradeshow called Weestock? It’s IS Edmonton’s Unique & Indie Boutique Baby Show. And if you are blessed to have children whether at home, or in your life somehow, you need to come and check it out. It literally is a one-stop shop for all things cute and fabulous for the little’s in your world.
As the owner of a successful graphic design company Christina Dennis’ days were long and busy. Then five 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 five shows, confirming the show’s intrigue.
This truly isn’t your regular tradeshow, it’s so much more than that. There will be about 50 boutique and independent vendors there, offering a little bit of everything baby and kid related. It is the perfect place to get all of your Christmas shopping done, and to check out some of the great local businesses that our community boasts. It really is an awesome show, and one of the few that I actually put my store in.
Not only will you be able to shop and buy a tonne of awesome products, but you’ll be able to try babywearing. For those of you that have thought about it, but weren’t sure how to do it correctly or were overwhelmed with choices, stop by the stroller check and visit Cosy Baby, Happy Mommy. She can answer all your questions and help you choose a carrier that is right for you and your baby. You’ll also be able to check out a few of the local mommy support groups and see all that they have to offer. There’s food, treats, home décor, photographers and much, much more.
If there weren’t already enough reasons to check out the show, I just received word that the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation will be at WeeStock 2013! They will have a booth at the show, filled with silent auction items that you can bid on with all of the proceeds being donated directly to the Foundation. If you’d rather just make a donation, you’ll be able to do that at the booth as well.
The Stollery means a whole lot to my family, as my son spent quite a bit of time there. For me, it was one of the hardest times in my life but for him, it’s full of nothing but good memories and fun. Who would’ve ever thought that being in a hospital would garner happy thoughts as opposed to bad ones? The Stollery is THAT place, and I will forever be grateful that it was available to my family when we needed it most.
So, please mark Saturday, November 9th on your calendars and come shop locally at WeeStock. We’ll be at the Aviation Heritage Centre in Edmonton from 10am-4pm. Parking is free and admission is $5 at the door or $3 after 1pm. Kids 12 and under are FREE all day.