I attended my first Blissdom event this year and overall my experience was excellent. The venue was the Toronto Sheraton Centre which is located across from the Toronto City Hall, on the subway, near the train station and island airport and surrounded by excellent restaurants and shopping. The Sheraton was comfortable and the staff was friendly and very efficient.
My 5 Favourite Things About BlissDomCanada 2012:
1. The Chevrolet Car Rally, Friday night. What a blast! Hats off to Chevrolet Canada, WeeWelcome.com and IPR. This was essentially a scavenger hunt with 3 different locales. We were put on teams of 4 and in most cases no one knew eachother beforehand. Each team member was given a scarf, one toonie and an emergency rain poncho. Chevrolet Canada provided the beautiful vehicles, with chauffeur, to drive us to our various destinations. With a list of tasks we were released into the city and given a total of 1 1/2 hours of searching time. Once all our tasks were completed our driver took us to the Microsoft party held at The Courthouse. It was wonderful and I met 3 really great women. Part of my reason for wanting to participate was that I felt it would be an excellent way to meet people. I was right. Though we did not win, it was my favourite part of the weekend.
2. Chevrolet Canada providing transportation throughout the weekend. Cars were available to pick up attendees from Pearson Airport, Billy Bishop Airport, and Union Station. They also provided lifts back to the hotel after the Microsoft party. I think Chevrolet Canada looks pretty classy for all they did.
|Amber Macarthur – Loved her talk Saturday afternoon.|
4. The generosity of the sponsors. Not only were we swimming in swag, but a lot of very important and practical information was shared and I found the interaction at each sponsors booth was informative and productive. Thank you Starbucks Canada (Starbucks on tap!), Lentils, Maple Leaf, Pepperidge Farm, and Sleep Country. A HUGE thank you to Kraft Canada for a great booth, wonderful products and recipes and for providing lunch on Saturday. The one company who went above and beyond was definitely Chevrolet Canada; providing a Recharge Lounge and all the transportation, executing every thing they did with class, and for the Friday night car rally.