Avenue Magazine - "10 Good Things That Happened in Calgary in 2017"
Thank you, Avenue Magazine — Calgary for including us as one of the 10 best things to happen in Calgary in 2017! We are especially flattered to be among such good company in the article. Calgary has a vibrant community of doers and change makers, it’s an honor to be recognized alongside them.
With 2017 now behind us, we can’t help but reflect on how incredible the year was and how YYC Petal Project flourishing from concept to busy initiative in just a few short months has brought so much passion and joy to our lives, as well as the community around us 🌸
From the article:
This non-profit initiative that leaves no flower behind began in 2017. The idea is brilliant: YYC Petal Projects takes flowers from weddings after the big day is over and rearranges them into smaller bouquets. Those bouquets are donated to Calgarians who get a boost from an unexpected delivery of flowers. YYC Petal Projects' first donation was in August when flowers from one wedding were reconfigured into 24 small bouquets and delivered to a women's shelter. The project now creates hundreds of bouquets each month.
In addition to weddings, YYC Petal Projects collects arrangements from business events, funerals, hotels and florists. It is always looking for flowers, volunteers (it's all volunteer run) and deserving recipients. Get more information on all of that at yycpetalproject.ca.