16 designers, retailers, suppliers and prospective members attended the AFCI Canada annual Ontario retreat during the weekend of May 5 – 7, at Niagara College.
The retreat was a great success, supported by generous donations by our sponsors (listed below), and by the talent of our workshop and seminar instructors. Light entertainment was provided by a “Draw your partner” game (thanks Brenda!), a mini wine cork make & take, and a visit to a local winery to sample some excellent wine and cheese pairings. Each attendee received a swag bag of kindly-donated items to take home, not to mention the supplies for each workshop.
Sincere thanks to our super-generous sponsors:
- Crafter’s Companion
- DecoArt Inc.
- Designers PlayDate
- Environmental Technology Inc.
- Investors Group
- Brenda Greenwood-Vernem
- Wendy’s Way
- Lisa Marie Jimenez
- John Bead Outlet
- Paula Jones
- C2C Events
Ava Gavloski took on the challenge to create some projects from the swag bag items, and will receive a small gift from us in return!
Here is a gallery of just a few of the memorable moments from this year’s retreat:
We hope you can join our fabulous retreats, either in Alberta in the Fall, or in Ontario next year!
AFCI Canada Executive Committee