Events & Holiday Hours
2019-03-11
March 11 - 15: Education Week (Edmonton)
Join us for Florists Supply Education Week from March 11 to 15, 2019 to learn the latest in floral design techniques. Whether you're just starting your career in the floral industry, or are hoping to expand your floral design skills, there's an Education Week course for you. LOCATION Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton 17610 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, AB T5S 1A2 Download brochure for more information including day-of details and accommodations: Florists Supply Education Week 2019 Brochure (pdf) ___ COURSES Basic Level 1 Floral Design Instructor: Lea Romanowski Monday to Wednesday, March 11 - 13, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $625 plus tax* Instruction and individual work in an exploration of basic floral design techniques and methods suitable for beginners interested in an entry level position in floral design. Intermediate Level 2 Floral Design Instructor: Lea Romanowski Thursday and Friday, March 14 - 15, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $500 plus tax* Instruction and individual work in an exploration of intermediate floral design techniques and applications suitable for designers with a year of store-level Floral Design experience, or for those who have completed a Basic Floral Design Course in the last 12 months. Bring It, Book It, Blossom: Advanced Floral Event Techniques & Design Mechanics Instructor: Julie Dueck Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 - 13, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $600 plus tax* An in-depth exploration of Julie Myers' floral philosophy, design, and execution. The course covers topics such as Julie's approach to conceptualizing and translating your client's vision, selling the vision, booking it, and execution. ___ COURSE BUNDLES Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design $975 per student (save $150) Bring It, Book It, Blossom It and Level 2 Floral Design $1000 per student (save $100) ___ INSTRUCTORS Lea Romanowski, AIFD CAFA CAFD CFD Lea is the owner of Designing on the Edge. She has used her experience and expertise to become a mentor, teaching floral/event/wedding design for the last fifteen years. Her work has been featured in Canadian Florist, Floriology, Canadian Special Events, WED LUX, Metro and Avenue. She is a National and International award winning designer and creative event professional. After over three decades in floral design, Lea lives in a world where imagination meets art in fantastic floral and sculptural creations. With thousands of events and weddings under her belt, the next opportunity to create is always a welcomed challenge. She believes all good designers start with a great foundation of the principles and elements of floral design. Understanding shop operation, time management and profitability are just as important as the design foundation. designingontheedge.ca / @designing_on_the_edge Julie Dueck Throughout Julie's life, she has been a creative person and fell in love with the beauty of flowers playing in her mother's garden. At a young age, she knew floral design was her destiny. Opening her shop at twenty-one years old, her passion for flowers became an obsession. Over the last seventeen years of owning Floral Fixx Design Studio, Julie quickly found out the art of floral design is only part of specializing in the wedding industry. She has studied customer service, staff management, social media training, and many new design trends. To successfully execute over 300 weddings and events in a year, it takes organization, training, and talented staff that believe in the vision. thefloralfixx.ca / @thefloralfixx.ca ___ Please RSVP by February 25, 2019 to Rick Farruga: e. rfarruga[at]floristssupply.com t. 1.780.424.4576 ext. 301 toll-free. 1.800.465.8878 or REGISTER ONLINE
2019-03-24
Floral Design Show with Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI (Calgary)
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 12pm to 4pm Location: Holiday Inn and Suites (8360 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary) Registration fee: $45 +tax Design Presentation: How to Capitalize on Today's Consumer Trends Are you scrolling through the hottest floral feeds on Instagram and wondering how you can pull off some of the top trends in the industry? If so, then this workshop is for you! Join Floral Designer Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, as he guides you through an interactive presentation that will give you the tools you need to survive and thrive in today's floral world. In this workshop you will learn: 1) All about recreational floral design! Derek will provide you step-by-step instructions for how to successfully host workshops that drive store traffic, provide incremental revenue and build customer loyalty. Workshop themes include a terrarium bar and floral bar featuring new design mechanics by Holly Heider Chapple. 2) How to recreate of-the-moment wedding and event trends. Derek will show you how to impress your customers and increase profits with a jaw-dropping bouquet design and elevated centerpieces that help you create next level event arrangements. 3) How to develop and market Smart Services like Pop-Up Shops and Floral Subscriptions. Derek gives his best tips to drive additional revenue streams through these unique value-added services. Attendees will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $1000 Florists Supply Gift Card. RSVP before March 15, 2019 to Kylee Lyle: telephone: 403.252.5558 ext. 501 e-mail: klyle[@]floristssupply.com (please remove brackets "[" "]" when e-mailing) or REGISTER ONLINE ___ About Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI Derek joined the floral industry at the age of 16 where he began learning floral design in vocational school and working for a local florist. Since then, he as continued to study the trade through institutes such as Michigan State University, the Michigan Floral Association (MFA), and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). In 2008 he launched his own business, Floral Underground, which has gone through many a metamorphosis to become the business that it is today. Derek is a captivating speaker who finds particular joy in helping audiences find inventive ways to use new and existing products. As an industry educator, Derek has a "big picture" perspective on industry trends, and how florists can make the best practical and artistic use of materials. He enjoys presenting on stage, in hands-on workshops, and also online to audiences of floral designers and consumers alike. In addition to being an educator, Derek considers himself a "competition designer" spending many years polishing the practice of live floral design competition. This love of competition has won him numerous awards both in and out of the industry, including the MFA's Chuck Bannow Award, MFA's Designer of the Year (twice), AIFD's Bobbi Cup (Thrice), Chicago's Best in Blooms Competition, second runner-up on a national television floral design competition reality show called: "The Arrangement", was the winner of the 2016 Sylvia Cup Design Competition and was the runner-up in the 2018 America's Cup Competition. floralunderground.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-03-24
Floral Design Show with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Saskatoon)
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 9:30am to 2:30pm (doors open at 8:30am) Florists Supply Saskatoon (1623 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK) Registration fee: $45 +taxes Lunch included. The power of curation is in the hands of the consumer. These trends are more appropriate to our flower business than ever. So for 2019, let's make floral the best experiential purchase we can. Let's deliver an experience, not just some posies. Join us on March 24, 2019 in Saskatoon as Laura Daluga, AIFD, Design Director at Smithers-Oasis North America, discusses how to Exceed the Demands of Today's Gift Givers. Laura will discuss these gift giving trends: - Design and promote sustainable floral arrangements in your store everyday. - Embrace the DIY (Do IT Yourself) movement as a financial win for your shop. - How to make your designs stand out using personalization - Attract millennials and other consumers through cause-based programs, find more local engagement. - Are you part of the subscription based trend? We'll show you how! Attend for a chance to win a $1000 Florists Supply gift certificate. RSVP before March 15, 2019 by contacting Dawn Debert at: e-mail: ddebert[@]floristssupply.com (please remove brackets "[" "]" when e-mailing) phone: 306-986-3176 toll free. 1-800-667-3985 ext. 203 or REGISTER ONLINE ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD / Design Director, Smithers-Oasis North America Laura Daluga AIFD is a designer at Keller & Stein in Canton, Michigan. She is also the owner of the Department of Floristry, a design studio specializing in special events and corporate designs, floral sculpture, and fleur couture. Laura is a fourth-generation florist, growing up playing with dropped stems in the flower shop owned by her parents. she is a millennial designer with education, experience and an open mind. "I am passionate about integrating the mindset of millennials with today’s flower shops," said Laura. Her goals are to make this communal, crowd-sourced and collaborative, rather than competitive, generation part of the next generation of flower shop owners. She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Certified Floral Designer, Coordinator Art of Floral Exhibit Chicago Flower and Garden Show, designer at Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Fleurotica at the Garfield Park, and People’s Choice winner of the Iron Designers America for the International Floral Expo in 2016. dofloristry.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-03-25
Floral Design Workshop with Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI (Calgary)
Monday, March 25, 2019, 9am to 3pm Location: Holiday Inn and Suites (8360 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB) Registration fee: $349 + tax Suitable for fresh floral designers with a minimum one year experience. Included: Lunch, design materials, and certificate of completion. Please bring: Knife, flower snips, apron, and wire cutters. Hands-On Workshop: Wedding Floral Bootcamp Join Floral Designer Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, for an intensive floral workshop designed to get you prepped and ready for the busy wedding season. This hands-on class will cover everything you need to know for creating and pricing the wedding florals of today. You'll work with the freshest blooms and newest products available in the floral industry. In this dynamic hands-on workshop you will learn: 1) Derek's best techniques and design hacks for creating floral wearables, stunning bouquets, wedding centerpieces and showpieces. The session will conclude with a large scale floral installation project done by the entire group. 2) How to incorporate plant materials such as succulents, tillandsia and more into your wedding and event work to stay on top of these trends. 3) Flower tricks to create greater perceived value of your designs and increase efficiencies in production. You will also get expert advice on pricing your creations for profitable outcomes. RSVP before March 15, 2019 by contacting Kylee Lyle at: t. 403.525.5558 ext. 501 toll free. 1.877.266.8095 e. klyle[at]floristssupply.com or REGISTER ONLINE ___ About Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI Derek joined the floral industry at the age of 16 where he began learning floral design in vocational school and working for a local florist. Since then, he as continued to study the trade through institutes such as Michigan State University, the Michigan Floral Association (MFA), and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). In 2008 he launched his own business, Floral Underground, which has gone through many a metamorphosis to become the business that it is today. Derek is a captivating speaker who finds particular joy in helping audiences find inventive ways to use new and existing products. As an industry educator, Derek has a "big picture" perspective on industry trends, and how florists can make the best practical and artistic use of materials. He enjoys presenting on stage, in hands-on workshops, and also online to audiences of floral designers and consumers alike. In addition to being an educator, Derek considers himself a "competition designer" spending many years polishing the practice of live floral design competition. This love of competition has won him numerous awards both in and out of the industry, including the MFA's Chuck Bannow Award, MFA's Designer of the Year (twice), AIFD's Bobbi Cup (Thrice), Chicago's Best in Blooms Competition, second runner-up on a national television floral design competition reality show called: "The Arrangement", was the winner of the 2016 Sylvia Cup Design Competition and was the runner-up in the 2018 America's Cup Competition. floralunderground.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-03-25
Floral Design Workshop with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Saskatoon)
Monday, March 25, 2019, 9:00am to 3:00pm Florists Supply Saskatoon (1623 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK) Registration fee: $299 +tax Limited space available. Suitable for fresh floral designers with a minimum one year experience. Included: Lunch, design materials, and certificate of completion. Please bring: Knife, flower snips, apron, and wire cutters. Understand how to set your designs apart by offering personalization in your bridal floral designs. Join us on March 25, 2019 in Saskatoon with Laura Daluga, AIFD as she takes you step-by-step through three different mechanical approaches to the bespoke, wild bouquet trend using Smithers-Oasis products. One bouquet will be created in a European Bouquet Holder, another will utilize floral mesh as an armature, and the third will be a hybrid, with flowers placed into a holder, and foliage hand tied around. RSVP before March 15, 2019 by contacting Dawn Debert at: e-mail: ddebert[@]floristssupply.com (please remove brackets "[" "]" when e-mailing) phone: 306-986-3176 toll free: 1-800-667-3985 ext. 203 or REGISTER ONLINE ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD / Design Director, Smithers-Oasis North America Laura Daluga AIFD is a designer at Keller & Stein in Canton, Michigan. She is also the owner of the Department of Floristry, a design studio specializing in special events and corporate designs, floral sculpture, and fleur couture. Laura is a fourth-generation florist, growing up playing with dropped stems in the flower shop owned by her parents. she is a millennial designer with education, experience and an open mind. "I am passionate about integrating the mindset of millennials with today's flower shops," said Laura. Her goals are to make this communal, crowd-sourced and collaborative, rather than competitive, generation part of the next generation of flower shop owners. She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Certified Floral Designer, Coordinator Art of Floral Exhibit Chicago Flower and Garden Show, designer at Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Fleurotica at the Garfield Park, and People's Choice winner of the Iron Designers America for the International Floral Expo in 2016. dofloristry.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-04-07
Floral Design Show with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Kelowna)
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 9am to 11:30am Location: Kanata Kelowna Hotel (2429 Hwy 97 N) Registration Fee: $45 +taxes Limited space available. Included: Light snacks, coffee and tea. The power of curation in the hands of the consumer. These trends are more appropriate to our flower business than ever. So for 2019, let's make floral the best experiential purchase we can. Let's deliver an experience, not just some posies. Join us on April 7, 2019 in Kelowna as Laura Daluga, AIFD, Design Director at Smithers-Oasis North America discusses how to Exceed the Demands of Today's Gift Givers, brought to you by Smithers-Oasis. Laura will discuss these gift giving trends: - Design and promote sustainable floral arrangements in your store everyday. - Embrace the DIY (Do IT Yourself) movement as a financial win for your shop. - Interpreting personal style into original works of creative design - Attract millennials and other consumers through cause-based programs, find more local engagement. - Are you part of the subscription based trend? We'll show you how! Attendees will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $500 Florists Supply Gift Card. REGISTRATION FULL ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Laura Daluga AIFD is a designer at Keller & Stein in Canton, Michigan. She is also the owner of the Department of Floristry, a design studio specializing in special events and corporate designs, floral sculpture, and fleur couture. Laura is a fourth-generation florist, growing up playing with dropped stems in the flower shop owned by her parents. she is a millennial designer with education, experience and an open mind. "I am passionate about integrating the mindset of millennials with today's flower shops," said Laura. Her goals are to make this communal, crowd-sourced and collaborative, rather than competitive, generation part of the next generation of flower shop owners. She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Certified Floral Designer, Coordinator Art of Floral Exhibit Chicago Flower and Garden Show, designer at Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Fleurotica at the Garfield Park, and People's Choice winner of the Iron Designers America for the International Floral Expo in 2016. dofloristry.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-04-07
Floral Design Workshop with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Kelowna)
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1pm - 3:30pm Location: Kanata Kelowna Hotel (2429 Hwy 97 N) Registration fee: $149 + tax Included: Light snacks, coffee and tea, and design materials. Please bring: Knife, flower snips, apron, and wire cutters. Limited space available. Suitable for fresh floral designers with a minimum one year experience. Join us on April 7, 2019 in Kelowna with Laura Daluga, AIFD as she takes you step-by-step through three different mechanical approaches to the bespoke, wild bouquet trend using Smithers-Oasis products. One bouquet will be created in a European Bouquet Holder, another will utilize floral mesh as an armature, and the third will be a hybrid, with flowers placed into a holder, and foliage hand tied around. Light snacks, coffee, and tea are included. REGISTRATION FULL ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD / Design Director, Smithers-Oasis North America Laura Daluga AIFD is a designer at Keller & Stein in Canton, Michigan. She is also the owner of the Department of Floristry, a design studio specializing in special events and corporate designs, floral sculpture, and fleur couture. Laura is a fourth-generation florist, growing up playing with dropped stems in the flower shop owned by her parents. she is a millennial designer with education, experience and an open mind. "I am passionate about integrating the mindset of millennials with today’s flower shops," said Laura. Her goals are to make this communal, crowd-sourced and collaborative, rather than competitive, generation part of the next generation of flower shop owners. She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Certified Floral Designer, Coordinator Art of Floral Exhibit Chicago Flower and Garden Show, designer at Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Fleurotica at the Garfield Park, and People’s Choice winner of the Iron Designers America for the International Floral Expo in 2016. dofloristry.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-04-07
Winnipeg High Tea Customer Appreciation Event
Sunday, April 7, 2pm - 5pm 35 Airport Road, Winnipeg MB Admission: Free for Florists Supply Customers Join us for a complimentary High Tea Customer Appreciation Event including delicious refreshments, giveaways, a fun design challenge, and expert insight from a professional Social Media Consultant.
Floral Headpiece Design Challenge
Show us your best floral fascinator or floral crown for a chance to win some exciting prizes. Use fresh flowers, permanent botanicals, or a combination of both. The bigger and more creative the better. Not interested in participating? Support and vote for your favourite! Floral Headpiece Design Challenge Contest Rules. - All submissions must be designed prior to arrival at event. - All design materials supplied by each designer. - Designs can use fresh flowers, permanent botanicals, or a combination of both. - Multiple entries per shop are permitted, but only one design entry per designer. Designers are representing and eligible to win a prize for their shop. - Winner determined by most popular vote by event attendees. - No cost to register.
Social Media Content Creation Tips & Tricks
with Kait Gibson Creative, Social Media Consultant Learn best practices in crafting, curating, and promoting your floral designs on Instagram. Kait will discuss how to grow your audience and expose your business to more potential clients using high quality photos and engaging captions.
About Kait Gibson
Kait is a freelance marketing consultant, social media strategist, writer, designer, and photographer based in Winnipeg. She started working in marketing + design four years ago when she realized it was an OK thing to be super into Instagram. Since then, she's had the opportunity to work creatively with local businesses all around Winnipeg and beyond! Besides doing what she loves every day: taking photos, writing, and curating content; she also loves art, design, and fashion. She spends a lot of time paging through magazines and reading blogs that inspire and motivate her to provide new, beautiful solutions for her clients. Learn more about Kait: kait-gibson.com / @kaitgibsoncreative / @kait.gibson RSVP by Monday, March 25th, 2019 Online: http://bit.ly/FSWpgSpring2019 or contact Steph at sarason@floristssupply.com / 204.632.1210 ext. 239 By RSVPing, you are opting in to receive emails from Florists Supply.
2019-04-19
Good Friday - All Branches Closed
2019-04-20
Calgary Closed
2019-05-18
Calgary Closed
2019-05-19
Victoria Day - Edmonton Closed
2019-05-20
Victoria Day - Edmonton Open 10am - 1pm
2019-05-20
Victoria Day - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver Closed
2019-06-29
Winnipeg & Calgary will be Closed on Saturdays in the Summer
2019-06-30
Canada Day - Edmonton Closed
2019-07-01
Canada Day - Edmonton Open 10am - 1pm
2019-07-01
Canada Day - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver Closed
2019-08-03
Calgary Closed
2019-08-04
Civic Holiday - Edmonton Closed
2019-08-05
Civic Holiday - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver Closed
2019-08-05
Civic Holiday - Edmonton Open 10am - 1pm
2019-08-31
Calgary Closed
2019-09-01
Labour Day - Edmonton Closed
2019-09-02
Labour Day - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver Closed
2019-09-02
Labour Day - Edmonton Open 10am - 1pm
2019-09-07
Winnipeg & Calgary Resume Saturdays 8am - 12pm
2019-09-15
Floral Design Show with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Edmonton)
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Limited space available. More information coming soon ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD / Design Director, Smithers-Oasis North America Laura Daluga AIFD is a designer at Keller & Stein in Canton, Michigan. She is also the owner of the Department of Floristry, a design studio specializing in special events and corporate designs, floral sculpture, and fleur couture. Laura is a fourth-generation florist, growing up playing with dropped stems in the flower shop owned by her parents. she is a millennial designer with education, experience and an open mind. "I am passionate about integrating the mindset of millennials with today's flower shops," said Laura. Her goals are to make this communal, crowd-sourced and collaborative, rather than competitive, generation part of the next generation of flower shop owners. She is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Certified Floral Designer, Coordinator Art of Floral Exhibit Chicago Flower and Garden Show, designer at Art In Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Fleurotica at the Garfield Park, and People's Choice winner of the Iron Designers America for the International Floral Expo in 2016. dofloristry.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-09-16
Floral Design Workshop with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Edmonton)
Monday, September 16, 2019 Location: TBA Registration fee: TBA Suitable for all skill levels. Limited space available. As a floral designer, how do you navigate between the requests of your client, a modern bride, and their more traditional relatives? Join us on September 16, 2019 in Edmonton as Laura Daluga, AIFD takes you through step-by-step as you create your own on-trend wedding floral design masterpieces. In this afternoon workshop, you will craft fresh flower wedding arrangements using products by Smithers-Oasis: one for the modern bride, one for their traditional relative, and one that meets somewhere in the middle of both aesthetics. More information coming soon ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Calling on her discerning eye and artistry, fourth-generation florist, Laura draws her inspiration from her extensive life-long training in floral design, creating floral arrangements that emphasize sculptural composition in design. She further applies her classical ballet training + her sense of spatial balance + movement toward exciting floral creations that accurately convey the client's vision. Creative collaboration is her chief mode of creation, riffing off and working with creators of all stripes. Floral is her medium, but her craft is vast. dofloristry.com ___ Please note you must be affiliated with a business within the floral trade to attend this event.
2019-09-22
Floral Design Show with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Winnipeg)
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Location: TBA Registration fee: TBA Suitable for all skill levels. Limited space available. More information coming soon ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Calling on her discerning eye and artistry, fourth-generation florist, Laura draws her inspiration from her extensive life-long training in floral design, creating floral arrangements that emphasize sculptural composition in design. She further applies her classical ballet training + her sense of spatial balance + movement toward exciting floral creations that accurately convey the client's vision. Creative collaboration is her chief mode of creation, riffing off and working with creators of all stripes. Floral is her medium, but her craft is vast. dofloristry.com
2019-09-22
Floral Design Show and Workshop with Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, PFCI (Vancouver)
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Location: TBA Registration fee: TBA Suitable for all skill levels. Limited space available. More information coming soon ___
2019-10-12
Calgary Closed
2019-10-13
Thanksgiving Day - Edmonton Closed
2019-10-14
Thanksgiving Day - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver Closed
2019-10-14
Thanksgiving Day - Edmonton Open 10am - 1pm
2019-10-21
Donation Day
A portion of sales from orders placed on Tuesday, October 21, 2019 will be donated to different charities across Western Canada. More information coming soon.
2019-11-09
Calgary Closed
2019-11-10
Remembrance Day - Edmonton Closed
2019-11-11
Remembrance Day - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver Closed
2019-11-11
Remembrance Day - Edmonton Open 10am - 1pm
2019-12-24
Christmas Eve - All Branches Closing at 12pm
2019-12-25
Christmas Day - All Brances Closed
2019-12-26
Boxing Day - All Branches Closed
2019-12-31
New Year's Eve - All Branches Closing at 12pm
2020-01-01
New Year's Day - All Branches Closed