Project Bloom started here in Delta in 2009, set in motion by two local ladies, Kathie Madden and Chrissie Bowker. In celebration of International Women's Day, they wanted to host an event that would help other business-women in the area to network and find support within their community. Their first Project Bloom was a success! In addition to building connections, a sense of camaraderie and, ultimately, friendships between like-minded women, the swell of positive energy helped evolve Project Bloom into a Fundraising Event! The proceeds go towards local issues and necessities, this year's recipient being The Delta Hospital Foundation.
Yesterday's Project Bloom took place at Harris Barn in Ladner. I have driven passed the beautifully restored barn on a weekly basis since its completion last May, always imagining the warmth and openness of its interior. 3 Days ago, one of my dearest friends, Emily, texted me, asking if I could get a sitter to join her at Project Bloom on the Friday. I had just finished reading the article in the paper earlier that day and I was in! My mom took the kids overnight on Thursday, leaving me free to enjoy this amazing event for the entire day! This was our very first CHILD-FREE date together and what better way to spend it than being surrounded by other amazing business women, listening to the inspiring stories of successful ladies, and enjoying uninterrupted coffee, tea, wine, and lunch!
This year's guest speakers were corporate entertainer and impersonator Tracey Bell and 23 year old singer Ali Milner. Both ladies were interviewed by Keri Adams, journalist and co-anchor from CTV News Vancouver.
Now that you have a little background on this fantastic event, please enjoy some of the highlights of the 6th Annual Project Bloom!