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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary 2017

Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary
Friday, September 22nd (5:00pm – 9:00pm) & Saturday, September 23rd (10:00am – 5:00pm)

The Genesis Centre – Festival Gymnasium
#10 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T3J 0C9

TICKETS:

FRIDAY tickets will go on sale soon! Tickets cost $8.00 and must be purchased in advance. Limited quantity available.

SATURDAY is open to the general public. Admission is $5.00 at the door per person (cash only). Children 12 and under are free.

VENDOR INFO:

Vendor applications open on May 1st, 2017 and close on May 31st, 2017. A full list of vendors will be available soon after.

More details inlcuding volunteer opportunities will be coming soon!

Etsy: Made in Canada is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada. Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local buyers at these markets, each of which will represent the spirit of the local community.

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One-Stop Christmas Shop Vendor List

We’ve written our list and checked it twice! We are extremely excited about the vendor lineup for the One-Stop Christmas Shop at Golden Acre Garden Sentre. There are 34 outstanding handmade and vintage sellers offering a little something for everyone, letting you finish off your Christmas shopping quickly and easily!

Want do to some pre-shopping? Check out our complete list of vendors here. Be sure to click through to their Etsy Shops, since many of our vendors do offer custom orders. You can pre-order your items and pick them up at the market on November 27th.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the beautiful ornaments and holiday décor from Golden Acre Garden Sentre. It’s one of the best collections of holiday and Christmas décor we’ve ever seen. They’ll also have their live tree lot open, so be sure to at least head in and breathe in the wonderful smell of Christmas trees.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Feeling Hungry? Come to Etsy: Made in Canada!

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Do you love great handmade & vintage items, but also love a good snack? Be sure to check out our great lineup of food trucks coming to Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary. We’ll have these fabulous trucks on Friday’s Sneak Peek Night (get your tickets here!), as well as all day Saturday when the market opens to the general public.

Want to pre-plan your meals? Check out our food trucks’ websites for their menus!

Family Squeezed
Family Freezed
The Tea Wagon
Bento Burrito
Red Wagon

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Workshop: Logos & Graphic Design for Etsy Sellers – Tickets Available Now!

Etsy Calgary - Logo Workshop

Great companies have great logos, but graphic design can be a tricky thing to navigate without any formal training. Thankfully, extraordinary graphic designer Becky Warren is here to help!

In this session, participants will learn some of the hallmarks of designing logos, as well as how to use graphic design to support your brand, through business cards, websites, and social media platforms. This will be an invaluable lesson on how to build a professional looking brand that suits you and your product!

To get the most of this presentation, start your shop prior to the workshop! Visit Etsy’s Promotions micro site and enter the code MakerCities and you will receive 20 free listings when your Etsy shop is opened. Your shop must be new to redeem this code. Don’t worry about making your shop perfect – you can keep your store in “Draft” mode until the workshop. All you need is your shop name picked out to redeem the promo code!

Get your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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Etsy Calgary Craft Party – Tickets on Sale now!

Etsy Craft Party Calgary

Join the Etsy Calgary team for some crafting fun & mingling at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Inglewood, as part of Etsy’s global Craft Party! We’ll be kicking off the evening with a knitting demonstration by Chantal of Knitatude, followed by a talk on using social media effectively by Amber of Dixie + Twine.

After that, be sure to enjoy a relaxing colouring book page drawn by Suzy of Tinged, while you mingle with fellow Etsy sellers and makers in the YYC community, all while enjoying the fabulous snacks and drinks available for purchase at Rosso!

Let’s get crafty together! Bring your current (non-messy!) projects to work on while you chat, network, and collaborate! But please remember to leave those outside food & drinks at home.

Want to come? Snag your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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“Start Selling on Etsy” Workshop Tickets on Sale Now!

June 6th Start Selling on Etsy Workshop

If you missed our first edition of this workshop, now’s your chance to snag a ticket! Led by expert Etsy seller, Lindy Turner, you will learn the top tips and tricks to becoming successful on Etsy, from properly tagging your items to taking great product photos.

To get the most of this presentation, start your shop prior to the workshop! Visit Etsy’s Promotions micro site and enter the code MakerCities and you will receive 20 free listings when your Etsy shop is opened. Your shop must be new to redeem this code. Don’t worry about making your shop perfect – you can keep your store in “Draft” mode until the workshop. All you need is your shop name picked out to redeem the promo code!

Get your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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“Branding for Etsy” Workshop – Tickets on Sale Now!

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Branding your Etsy shop is one of the keys to being a successful Etsy seller. Draw shoppers into your products with beautiful design that showcases your personality and the personality of your products.

Led by expert Etsy seller Lindy Turner, this two-hour workshop will guide you through developing your own brand and how to integrate it into your Etsy store front. This is a great workshop for those who are new to Etsy or those just looking to delve deeper into how branding can impact their shop in a positive way. And don’t forget, as of April 5th, Etsy’s new shop design goes live! Lindy will show you how to update your branding for the new layout, too!

We encourage you to bring your laptop or tablet with you to follow along!

Get your tickets over on Eventbrite!

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CTV Morning Live: Weddings!

Whether is be a wedding, a vow renewal, or a commitment ceremony, your local Etsy sellers have got you covered! Look for Jillian Logee tomorrow on CTV Morning Live in Calgary for a peek at all the great things you can find to add those perfect personal touches to your big day!

Want to pre-shop the spot? Check out the featured Etsy sellers below!

A Second Time: beautiful engagement rings and wedding bands.
Ruffles Bowtique: adorable bowties for ring bearers.
Jewelnotes: funky cufflinks.
Boutique Juju: elegant hair pieces & matching clutch.
Crowns and Lace: whimsical flower crowns.
Broken Ghost Clothing: rustic chic personalized wrapped hangers.
Salt Water Tea: stylish matching arrow necklaces for bridesmaids.
JB Leather Supply: vegetable tanned wallets for groomsmen.
Kiwi Tini Creations: tasty s’more flavour bags, adorable gift boxes, and paper stick place-markers.
Dog Cake Topper: cute personalized dog cake toppers.
Dixie & Twine: sparkly cake toppers and signs, personalized straws.
Little Me Paper Co: sweet hand-drawn and personalized wedding stationery.
It Looks Like Love: fun and customizable printables for signs & games.
Prettiest Silhouettes: unique portraits of the happy couple.
YYC Tea Wagon: personalized and sweet tea tin favours and gifts.

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Join the Etsy Resolution!

Happy New Year!

With the New Year comes resolutions, and they don’t always need to be the same old ones! If you’re a maker or vintage lover who’s been thinking about starting up an Etsy shop, now is your chance to follow along with a great and supportive program.

The team at Etsy Canada HQ has set up a Facebook group and prepared some really helpful materials to get you started on the path to owning your own creative business. For more information, head on over to the official Etsy Resolution site.

Make sure you also check out our “Getting Started on Etsy” series, too, written by our own Lindy Turner.

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