Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

Really excited about tomorrow! CTV – Winnipeg Morning Show Host Eleanor Coopsammy is showing a feature about Floral Philanthropy and its connection to Winnipeg Harvest.

So what is ‘Floral Philanthropy’? The concept is simple. The description is clearly outlined on

“Floral Philanthropy is a unique, first-in-Canada program which re-purposes the flowers from your event to bring joy, healing and therapeutic benefit to others. Volunteers retrieve the flowers from your venue, redesign the arrangements and redeliver these petal pick-me-ups to persons who rarely receive such gifts of hope.”

If you want to see how Joyce Berry, Hennie Corrin, Barry McArton (pictured below) bring their unique talents to the process, make sure you check out the piece in the CTV – Winnipeg Morning Show tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

2012 Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction, presented by Manitoba Lotteries
And while the event itself won’t take place until November, the planning for the 2012 Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction, presented by Manitoba Lotteries, has started. The organizing/planning committee for the 2012 Gala holds its first meeting this week.

Some talented people are bringing their skill set to help organize this Gala, one the signature events Winnipeg Harvest holds each year. For every $1 raised, Winnipeg harvest is able to leverage that dollar into $20 worth of food.

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