EVENT RECAP - Summer Corporate Mixer at Old Timer's Cabin

Photos by Nicole Constante

A mixer with a vibe

I am sure you have heard us say it, and we do not mind saying it again, our word for 2019 is COLLABORATION! We jumped on board with the team at Bottomz Up Bartending and Old Timer’s Cabin in Edmonton to collaborate on a beautiful Summer Mixer. Our meetings for this event start back in early spring as we created the theme and vibe that would encapsulate the beginning of Summer in Edmonton! We quickly came to the conclusion that our theme was going to be boho with acoustic music and great company with the joining of our YBB Community and Edmonton’s Corporate scene. From there, Shelley Fransisco helped up take the boho vision up a notch or two with the help of her talented bartending team and our delicious local food collaborators, The Art of Cake & The Art of Charcuterie. Gloria, the owner of Art of Cake in Edmonton, is such a sweet woman and her team is fantastic! They have a variety of treats and eats, and get this, you can go there for High Tea. If you haven't been to their incredibly beautiful location, please do yourself a favour and go! It’s a mini Parisian getaway!

Now what is a party without beautiful balloons? Thanks to the incredible talent of Maggie Gutierrez owner of Bow & Tie Events and fellow YBB Member for creating a balloon arch that any person would admire. Our team was so impressed by this backdrop she created us that they did everything in their power to fit it (or what would fit) into their vehicles by the end of the night. Her hand picked high end supplies area always a conversation piece and no one wanted to say good-bye to this eye catcher that evening!

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Carrying with our theme, local artist, Connor Shaw played beautiful acoustic music for our attendees to listen to as the ventured from inside the venue to outside on the beautiful deck overlooking downtown Edmonton and the river valley. Truly a breathtaking secret gem this historical venue holds! A very popular photo booth set up by Inception Photo booth was full of attendees throughout the evening capturing memories! Inception Photo booth is a local company that has high end photo booth equipment (did we mention ring light) that made sharing photos instantly to instagram or email very easy! Thanks to their great team for creating the graphic with us and providing the cutest rose pattern background!


Oh My Charcuterie

I truly feel that Edmonton’s food scene is no longer just a local best kept secret now-a-days, with some of the best dining experiences you can find in Western Canada here in our backyard. Thanks to local talents in this industry, our experience with food in any season can be the talk of an event. The Art of Charcuterie took us through a unique and memorable canapé dining experience like no other with the beautiful display of locally curated meat, vegetable, cheeses and breads chosen by creator and fellow YBB Member, Diana Harrison. This was a piece of art that attendees dawned over together. Bonding over food, always a great conversation to have when networking in our opinion. Diana offers her Charcuterie board (we really mean art) to local events of any size. Private parties, corporate events, you name it, we would highly suggest you take advantage of her expertise in curating delicious local food and bringing it all together in an unforgettable manner leaving your guests in awe. We hope to collaborate with her again not only for a YBB event, but also for personal parties or just event a girls night (when Kayla and I can start drinking wine again preferably because I don’t know a better friend to cheese than wine)…

What is a Mixer without prizes?

Our attendees were greeted by our team at the door where they checked in and entered to win a door prize! Our door prizes were supported by local businesses The Wellness Warrior, Christina Bolstad Realestate & Simply Sasha C Essential Oils. Tiffany Champagne Glasses, Prossecco, Life Coaching Session, a Goal Creation Book, and Curated Face products and Essential oils were given away to attendees that evening. Yea, we like to spoil our guests with the help of our fantastic sponsors. If you are interested in participating, contact us! We would be grateful for your support of our community!

The big winner of the night however was Jessica of Ripple Effect Marketing who took home the grand prize courtesy of Old Timer’s Cabin and Bottomz Up Bartending valued at over $1600! She will be booking an event at the Cabin in coordination with Bottomz Up Bartending soon! An amazing giveaway that was our largest yet!

Special thank you to our our Team Sponsor, Sal from Accounting by Sal. Sal Rezai is passionate about empowering small business owners to achieve their dreams. She found Accounting By Sal in 2008, an accounting training firm dedicated to helping businesses succeed through cloud based technology. Accounting By Sal uses modern technology to give clarity to small businesses for their accounting/bookkeeping practices and she adds value through training, business coaching and additional services based on your specific business needs, If you are looking for some accounting support connect with Sal to see how she can help you out!

A little more about our Mixer Partner’s The Old Timer’s Cabin & Bottomz Up Bartending & Events

The Old Timers Cabin opened in 1959 and is a not for profit organization that holds heritage status! This location is fantastic for so many reasons including the fact that we are so close to downtown and have a completely free parking lot! It can host corporate and private events of up to 250 guests and it is wheelchair accessible. The Old Timers Cabin is a very versatile space that can be used for conferences, meetings, trainings, casual events, parties, or more formal events. If you are interested in learning more about this space, including membership, you can connect with Shelley here. Membership at the cabin is $20 / year and is a great way for you to support the cabin as well as access a lot of the historical information available.

Speaking of Shelley, her team from Bottomz Up Bartending and Events served our attendees and created delicious drinks (both alcoholic and non alcoholic) at the mixer. Bottomz Up offers bartending and events services with customizable packages.hey are fully insured for liability and have Proserv, they offer complimentary budget and event consulting, and can help you out with everything from bartending to dj’s, bands, florals, and more. They are a mobile service, meaning that they can travel to clients offices and different venues. They will help you coordinate your event from start to finish.

Special thank you to our collaborators, our team, and sponsors who made this event one to remember!

YBB Team Sponsor: Accounting by Sal, an Accounting Training Firm here in YEG and fellow YBB Member

Emcee & Event Partner: Jocelyn Davison, Ambassador with YEG BOSS BABES & Owner of The Virtual Effect

Bartending Services & Event Sponsor: Bottomz Up Bartending & Events

Venue & Event Sponsor: The Old Timers Cabin located off of Scona Road in downtown Edmonton.

Balloon Arch Sponsor: Bow & Tie Events, party supplies and fellow YBB Member

Food Collaborators: Art of Charcuterie & The Art of Cake

Music Entertainment: CS KID Conner Shaw

Photo booth Inception Photo booth

Photographers on site: Nicole Constante and Jamie Dimitry

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