Friday, August 22, 2008

Special Guest Confirmed!

How do you solve a problem like a special guest at MeFest?

You have Marisa McIntyre come to the event!

Yes Marisa McIntyre star of CBC's HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? Is coming to MeFest & we are so excited to have her!

Want to meet Marisa? Make sure to attend MeFest - A Celebration of You! Saturday Sept 13/08 at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex-Hauser Haus

Admission is $5 or $3 with a donation to the Food Bank.

Make sure to tell your friends too! Invite them on Facebook

While you are there make sure to show Marisa your support by joining her FAN page

See You Sept 13/08 (Come early to get all the freebies!)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Special Guest for MeFest

Both Diane & I are very EXCITED to announce a special guest at this year's MeFest.
We will be finalizing times & such for her, but here's a hint


Can you solve a problem like who's appearing at MeFest?
As always the MeFest team is striving for their event to be the PREMIER show in this area
Please visit
& sign up as an attendee. As well make sure it invite others. We're getting the word out thanks to your help. Also sign up for Blog Networks on Facebook to see all the posts & updates on this blog
Looking forward to seeing you Sept 13th

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's all a buzz

Today's facebook update from the home feed said...
MeFest - A Celebration of You !.

It's hosted by Lisa McDonald, & Diane Morgan. So far 1,722 people have been invited.

That's how many people have heard about MeFest
How exciting is that!
Just keep on inviting people. I'd love the next update to say 2,000
Flyers are out, so let me know where you saw them

Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's going to be big !!!

This was in my home feed today on Facebook---------------------- attending MeFest - A Celebration of You !.It's hosted by Lisa McDonald, & Diane Morgan. So far 1,510 people have been invited.

That means 1510 people know about MeFest just from Facebook. That doesn't include all the advertising we are doing
Want to be a vendor?
All of the vendor details are at

If you are interested please email & we will send payment info & save a table for you
Want more info about the show?
Join our Facebook Event


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Diane has been busy

Thanks to Diane MeFest is everywhere!!!!!
Which is so great. If you have any other suggestions of where we can advertise please email & we'll see if we can do it.
Also if anyone is willing to take flyers for their offices or are able to post it on a work internal Bullentin Board please let us know. It will be greatly appreciated
We want to make this the premier event in K-W
Here is our posting list

CKCO electronic board
Kijiji- on going
Facebook- on going
What's Up? - The Record
Snap'd- submitted calendar and possible coming to the event to take pictures
Pennysaver- ads going in the community news
Worth Noting- Rogers- submitted
Rogers Electronic Board- submitted
Waterloo Chronicle - August
The Record Community News- sumitted
Know About Kitchener - Electronice Board- submitted
96.7- in talks right now
91.5- submitted possible cruiser coming to the event
570 News electronic board- submitted submitted
KWKids - submitted
Waterloo/Kitchener Libraries- submitting flyer
Found Locally electronic board- online now
Rogers Cruiser - submitted
Forest Heights News/Fairway News- in talks
Daytime TV- in talks(we need to set a date to appear)
We also will have it posted on electronic emails Sunlife, Rim , Board of Education up to this point.
Flyers are being printed to be place around town .
All Waterloo Electronic Boards our event will be posted on them.
We are placing a sandwich sign and having people talking to patrons of the Waterloo Rec. Complex that day

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MeFest Event Page

Many are wondering how many are attending MeFest

We're trying to get everyone to invite all of their friends & clients to our event page to help with the tally

Please post this link to everyone you're inviting

Remember the more attendees, the more successful your booth will be!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Our Ads are being posted

Within 24 hours we've had our event posted on 2 sites
CKCO-What's on Where

as well as
Know About-Kitchener Waterloo'kitchener-waterloo/ontario'&t=kitchener-waterloo%20event%20summary&cityid=138

& ofcourse Kijiji & Facebook, where we've been the whole time
As word gets out we'll let you know about our progress
& we'll take suggestions or feel free to post a link or pic to your site! The more clients the better for everyone!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Time for the big event PUSH


After finally cutting through all the RED TAPE that the City of Waterloo gave us to deal with, I'm happy that we now can concentrate on advertising our event

We hope to have a widespread AD Campaign. You can help by telling your friends about this blog & the FACEBOOK event page (Just click on the title of TODAY's post to get to the Facebook URL).

As we get a list of where we will be advertising, I'll be sure to post it here as well.

We have 2 versions of a flyer. One that works for email (which we hope you will forward to friends & clients) & one that works for online (the online one is posted) which you can post on your webpages. Make sure to invite all the girls you know so we can all say we worked hard to make this event incredibly successful !!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Today it kicks into high gear

Just a mini post...Today I get to go & sign the Rec Complex contract. I am looking forward to feeling lighter after I know it's been signed! After that I can purchase the peddlers license & concentrate on the big tasks now that the little ones are taken care of.
Reminder, your payment for a table is due in 10 days (June 30), after that the flood gates open!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

MeFest Potential Vendor Info

Thank you for visiting our site. The team at MeFest is proud to announce our upcoming event on Saturday September 13/08

It will be a lifestyle/pampering show geared towards the women of today. The show will run from 9am-5pm & will be located at the Waterloo Recreation Complex - Hauser Haus. At this time we have over 40 of our 65 tables spoken for, so please note that availability is limited& all vendors must be approved by the MeFest team.

As a vendor for MeFest you will have the use of a 6 foot table & chairs for your spot. Please note if you require an electrical outlet, you must let us know at the time of booking. There will also be a pizza lunch provided the day of the event. Set up time on event day begins at 7am & tear down will only start after 5pm.
Your other requirement is to have a freebie for EVERY patron of the show. It could be magnets, bookmarks, pampering service etc. or even something fun like halloween-sized Smarties packs with your label on them. This will attract guests to your table & at that time you can explain your business/service to them. In the end you both win!

The cost for MeFest is $100 per table, or $80 if you donate a door prize. Please take note that we will not be doubling any categories for this year's event, but hope to expand the show next year & at that time we will be able to offer receipts
If you are interested in booking a table for this years event, please contact us with
  • Your name, the name of your business & any other contact info
  • The number of tables you will be booking
  • What your Freebie is for ALL PATRONS of the show
  • Whether you will be donating a door prize

Please send the above info to

& keep up to date with our progress at

Friday, June 6, 2008

We are well on our way

We are so happy to announce that all of our City of Waterloo bookings & permits will be finalized next week. This mean we're are off & running! Once payment has been received by the participants we will then be posting our speaker schedule for that day & we can then begin our wide speard advertising campaign. Look for our info all over town (& please post if you see or hear our ads, so we know what works best for the event).
Oh & make sure to mark the date on your calendar Saturday September 13th

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pass on the word

I am so excited to be talking to everyone and anyone that will listen to this fantastic idea. I am finding women are so open to the idea and many say , " I will be there!!!!!!!!!!" That is what we
want if you know anyone that would be interested in renting a table for the show or any women that would be interested in being pampered , learning new things from talks we will have or even , something all women love shopping, come on out. Make it a womens day out to take a break and rejuvenate yourself and just take some time to pamper you. Women have a habit of going and going and never taking care of ourselves it is so much better to take care of yourself and then you have more energy to give back to your family or friends.
So mark Sat. Sept 13, 2008 the day you take some time for yourself to come out to Me Fest - A Celebration of You . While you are at it pass the word along and come out with a group of girls . I look forward to seeing you there.

How happy are we?

Right now I am happy to announce that we have half of our tables spoken for. Not bad for just a weeks worth of recruiting. We're just waiting on finalization of the contract with the Rec Centre then we can change our focus to ADVERTISING (while still recruiting-what fun would it be if we didn't have to multi-task?)
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lisa and I have gained a new hobbie attending womens shows. We have done several in Toronto and look forward to them each year now. We thought someone should be able to do something like this in Kitchener, not thinking it would be us. So then Lisa had her dream and when she told me the details I whole heartedly agreed that we should do it together. I think we both realized if we wanted to do it this Sept 13, 2008 that we would keep it on a smaller scale this year only 65 tables.
Then next year we would have a whole year to grow it and expand.
We both are very excited about our new baby so watch this blog as it grows and then finally matures. We will share all of our happy times and our difficult times too. We both think this is going to be easy and fun and look forward to all that will happen to make our dreams come true.
So mark the calendars Sept 13, 2008 in Waterloo, Ontario. More details to come.

One Big Little Idea

Welcome to the MeFest Blog. This blog is to let everyone know about MeFest-A Celebration of You!
My little ideas aren't always something my best friend Diane agrees with, but finally I had one that felt right to both of us!
Since I've have been the organizer for a women's friendship group called SYS for a couple of years now, I figured it was time I did something with all the knowledge that the wonderful group has brought me. I have always been a good networker & am never afraid to ask. I decided to put these 2 skills together in one thought & came up with MeFest. It will be a lifestyle/pampering show geared to the women of today. As the organizing of this event progresses so will this blog. Entries will be made by Diane & I myself, so follow along for our rollercoster ride over the next few months, & hope to meet you in person at MeFest, September 13, 2008-Location Hauser Haus, Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, Waterloo Ontario
Enjoy your day