Bloomex Announces Grandparents Day Contest

Canada's largest online floral and gift retailer announces a contest to commemorate National Grandparents Day. Contest entrants can win a Designer Collection Bouquet for delivery to their grandparent of choice.

Ottawa, Canada, August 21, 2014 --( Leading e-commerce flower and gift retailer announced today that it will give away three Designer Collection bouquets to the winning entries in a Grandparents Day Contest.

The contest is being held as a way to help honor Canadian grandparents. Canada is one of many nations that has set aside a special day to recognize and remember the valuable contributions made by senior members of society. The concept of Grandparents Day reportedly began in the US in 1970 with housewife Marian McQuade, who wanted a day set aside to encourage families to visit elderly relatives.

National Grandparents Day began in Canada in 1995 with a motion to designate the second Sunday in September of each year as a day to acknowledge the importance of grandparents to the structure of the family and to the upbringing and education of children.

Bloomex wanted to support this cause and to encourage families to remember how valuable their senior members really are. “We are all so busy that sometimes we may not visit as often as we could, or remember to tell our seniors how much we care,” says Director of Marketing and Sales Mark Camphaug. “Yet so often many of our best memories are of a loving grandparent. We wanted to give the contest entrants a chance to share those memories and to win a special bouquet as a tribute.”

The contest starts now and closes September 1, 2014. Contest winners will receive a custom designed Designer Collection bouquet to be delivered to their grandparent of choice. Full contest details are available at

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Bloomex is the largest online florist in Canada. Orders are taken and processed through the company’s site at or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and other items. The company serves Canada, the US, and Australia.
Susan McDonald