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Celebrate Spring 2024


Join us for our annual Celebrate Spring Fundraiser!

This event is jam-packed with vendors, workshops, crafts, food, and so much more! We will be offering workshops with various themes throughout the day. We will feature various vendors all day long, so you can shop, craft, and explore as you choose.

Proceeds from this event will go to supporting Michael House’s important work with women and families in our community.

Registration is $65.00, which includes workshops, marketplace shopping, snacks, lunch and door prizes.

Registration and Shopping opens at 8:30 a.m. Event concludes at 3:30 p.m.

Workshops Presenters

Food & Nutrition

Taking a Bite Out of Brunch:

We are excited to once again welcome Larissa and Michael from Casetta Catering as they share expertise in putting together a brunch that is sure to be a big hit with your guests.
Whether for Mother’s Day or a special occasion, these recipes and receiving step-by-step instructions in this workshop will ensure your deliver a brunch that will be delicious and inspiring.

In this workshop, Larissa and Michael will give instructions on how to make the following:

  • Ham and Gruyere and Scallion Scones with Sesame
  • Grilled Halloumi and Stone Fruit Salad
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Panna Cotta.

Paola’s Fine Cheeses

We are pleased to welcome Paola from Paola’s Fine Cheeses. Paola has been serving our community for over 30 years! Stay tuned for more details on this workshop.

Plant Based with Jeremy

Join Jeremy from PBwithJ (Plant Based with Jeremy), for his interactive and fun workshop on learning to add more plant-based foods to the repertoire of meals that we feed our families. One of the more challenging pieces of doing this is knowing how to swap out animal products for something else. Jeremy will walk us through what this can look like.  Participants will also learn tips and tricks for creating a healthy meal from scratch using what we have available in your kitchen.

In this workshop, participants will create some raw granola bars or energy bites to enjoy, and will take the recipe home to prepare them for family to enjoy as a healthy, delicious snack!

To get some recipe ideas, or watch Jeremy’s videos, visit his YouTube channel at:  youtube.com/@pbwithjeremy

Health & Beauty

Spring Radiance:  Makeup Mastery and Skincare Secrets

Join our “Spring Radiance” workshop for a transformative one-hour session with Rachel Jones, of B Pretty, where she unveils the latest Spring 2024 makeup trends and imparts essential skincare advice tailored for Guelph’s Spring weather.  Learn make-up application techniques, discover key product recommendations, and embrace the radiant beauty of the season.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and glow with confidence this Spring!

Therapeutic Applications of Water

You’ll be surprised by the power of such a common resource!

Come and have some fun and explore hands-on homebased hydrotherapy healing applications with Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND. Hot or cold water in combination with common household materials or plant-based medicines yield anti-inflammatory, pain reducing, and circulation boosting benefits.

Water is readily accessible and in each of its forms of liquid, solid and vapour has therapeutic value. We will discuss classical theories and current evidenced based science behind water and its thermotropic therapy.

As per Leonardo daVinci “Water is the driving force of all nature.”  See you there!

Beautify My Finances

Finances can be challenging, or they can be transformative, enabling you to realize the dreams you’ve envisioned for yourself.  It’s a topic that most shy away from.
Join me for an hour that can transform your thoughts and life.  I built my foundation to encourage myself, to motivate me, and to thrive for the best as I decide how I will determine my beauty in all aspects of my life.

Life, Finances, and the Beauty it brings!

Gardening & Floral

Creating Your Own Cutting Garden

Emily from Mapleton Acres will share tips and tricks on how to plant your own cutting garden this year to not only fill your garden with beautiful flowers but also your home.  You’ll add to your toolbox of both perennial and annual plants that can provide you with blooms throughout the growing season and learn tips and tricks on how to harvest them for the best vase life.

No matter the size of your garden (or patio containers), you’ll be able to have a variety of blooms to design with all season long.

Make-and-Take Class – Hand Made Card Making

Join us for a Hand Made Card Making workshop lead by new YouTuber and crafty Creator @CreatingSherri.
In this one-hour workshop Sherri will introduce you to beautiful Spring floral washi tapes and embossing folders.

You will make your very own cards that you can use for Birthdays, Anniversaries, or simply elegant notecards.  Sherri is a dynamic facilitator whose ability to teach while lifting your spirits and making folks laugh ensures you’ll walk away with a finished product you love and a smile in your step!

There is a cost of $15.00 per person for this workshop.

Incorporating Edible Plants into your Landscape

Vegetables don’t need to be in a square plot or a row to produce a great harvest!

Join Tanya Olsen, third generation owner and landscape designer at Royal City Nursery to look at ways to incorporate vegetables into your landscape in an unconventional manner.  Get some tips and tricks to getting a great harvest for the whole family!  In addition to being able to grow your own food, and getting your fingernails dirty, vegetables, herbs and edible berry bushes have a lot to offer.

From aesthetics to pollinators, increased biodiversity, and improving overall health and wellness of our environment and our families, this seminar is for anyone who love to garden or just plain loves to eat!

Interior Decor

Starting Your Decorating Project

In this workshop, Paula, The Plumber’s Wife, will walk you through the process of starting your decorating project. Whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom or living room, it’s sometimes hard to decide where to start.

This workshop will cover what items to keep in mind, tips and tricks on how to make your space feel like home.

Paula will provide basic instruction and examples and then we’ll follow up with a hands on activity!

Beginner D.I.Y. Wooden Sign Boards

Join Melanie & Jillian from Home Hardware, for a fun, immersive, & creative workshop to help kick start your spring decorating.

We will begin by briefly explaining the concept of color theory and how it relates to paint & projects, leading into a focus on the Elements & Principles of Art & Design. Using both concepts, mixed with some brush and painting techniques, we will create together the perfect sign to fit any mood,vibe, or style you want; for any room or area of the house you’d like.

Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, produce, and execute any type of creative project- but also to have fun while doing it!


Need Help with Spring Cleaning?

Overwhelmed, and no time to organize, declutter or clean?  Are you in a season of downsizing?  Tidy Tina’s Organizing Solutions services can help!

As you prepare to embrace this new Spring season, join Tina for this workshop as she walks you through steps to getting organized, decluttering and be ready to embrace a home that is ready for Spring!

Interior Design Trends that will be Everywhere in 2024

Join Pam, of Refreshed and Refined Interiors, for a fun and interactive workshop where you will be on top of all the new design trends for 2024.  Pam will inspire you in your own décor to add some new elements into your mix.

Pam will also answer any questions you may have about your own design projects.

Marketplace Vendors

Shop these craft vendors and more at Celebrate Spring!
This list is updated regularly as more Vendors are confirmed in the coming weeks. Click each Business Name below to go to their website.

Meet the Vendors


Andrea’s Artzy Attic

B Pretty Bespoke Cosmetics

Big Wick Energy Candles

Cozy Catz Crochet

Creating Sherri

Designs by Lisa K.

Domestic Attitude Wool Socks

DoTERRA – The Oily Life

Dots to Mindfulness


Itty BT Beads

Jamke Glassworks

La Leche League Canada

Mapleton Acres

Maraida Soaps

Margaret Steel

Nana’s Quilt Shop

Neri’s Little Gift Shop

Premium Health & Safety

Refreshed & Refined

Rock Paper Designs

Sewing Fun!

Snap Jewelry

Soul Tea Company

Squishie Panda

Sugarloaf Studio

Sunset Gourmet Foods

The King Made It

ThirtyOne Gifts

Tidy Tina/Norwex

Tiny Home Soaps

Treasures by Lindsey

U Wear it Well

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Brown

Dr. Laura Brown

Whether we are in the mode of creative art projects, creating babies or businesses, all creative projects are meant for success. That success celebrates the heights of the positive aspects of your feminine side: Intuitive insight, capacity for heightened perception, ability to discern the hidden and deeper meanings of life experiences, engaging the symbolic mind, understanding the eternal ebb and flow of life.

When we are free to express our divine feminine self, we are loving, wise, creative, inclusive, inspiring, and tuned in.

Join Dr. Laura Brown as we kick-start this fabulous celebration of spring, creativity and life with inspiration and guidance on how to align with your feminine genius and ignite your personal creative power.

Naturopathic doctor, best-selling author of Beyond Digestion, clinic owner, worldwide podcast guest speaker, health educator. Titled fitness industries’ Miss Teen Ontario at age 16. Before then, and after then, she’s battled many personal health challenges ultimately prevailing through naturopathic medicine.

To Dr. Brown, medicine isn’t just a diagnosis and a protocol. It’s helping you understand your health for yourself so you can feel confident in your body.

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April 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


New Life Church, 400 Victoria Rd. N
Guelph, ON N1E 5J7 Canada
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