Welcome to YEG Inspired!
On Wednesday October 26th, we celebrated the launch of our Baby Issue with a local event sponsored by Quikcard & hosted at the Valley Zoo in their Otter Room where we revealed YEG Inspired's new look, with a small trade show featuring three local businesses that have helped us on our journey: Park City Doula's, Hot Mama Fitness & House of Posie.
With 65 in attendance each guest received a swag bag of goodies including a copy of the magazine with door prizes sponsored by local businesses including Portage & Main, Park City Doula's, Ruby Thursday Collective and Hot Mama Fitness.
On behalf of Athena Raypold (YEG Inspired's editor) & Lorraine Stephanyshyn (YEG Inspired's Founder & Publisher) we wish to thank everyone that has supported us along the way. To both our families, thank you for your support and encouragement, to each advertiser that invested in the magazine we could not have done this without you and wish you the greatest success! YEG Inspired is a free magazine, your support has made this all possible! THANK YOU!
One final note, we would like to thank each person who brought a donation to the launch party in support of Basically Babies. A local organization that helps to provide families in extreme need in the greater Edmonton area by outfitting families with a year supply of baby clothing. I (Lorraine), was reminded of this wonderful organization by Edmonton blogger, Rachel Jones of Edmomton. Rachel, organized a volunteer night for several of us moms where we sorted through donations and took a tour of the facility learning about some of Basically Babies greatest needs. We rallied together to put a call out for boys sleepers on behalf of the organization and our tally from our launch party event is 57 sleepers plus an assortment of bibs, onesies, boys outfits, sleep sacks and a pair of brand new shoes.
SWAG BAG DONATIONS:
Mom's Earning More // Park City Doula's // Appletree Photography // Portage & Main // Full Circle Birth Collective // Lorraine Marie Fotography // Edmonton's Child // Edmonton Area Doula's // Quikcard // YEG Inspired // Hot Mama Fitness // Pamper & Play Spa// and Valley Zoo Development Society
All images from the event by Alora Marie Creative // shot with the Fuji Xpro2