Wiggle, Waggle, Walk & Run Sept 8th 2019
I was pleased to participate in my very first Wiggle, Waggle, Walk & Run. What a great event raising money for the humane society. In preparation for this event I made Dog Leashes and was happy to sell a few of them!
Booth At Capital Pride Ottawa 2019
I was so incredibly excited when I found out that I was accepted to have my very own booth as a vendor at Capital Pride! This was also the first event I was able to use my Rayn Bands Tent that was sponsored by so many wonderful people. I would like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart for making it possible.
My Very First Product Review!
had the pleasure of being contacted by Brandi from
Charleston, South Carolina (USA) who runs www.beingfibromom.com
a blog about everything Fibromyalgia.
She requested a peanut allergy Bracelet for her son.
And wrote up a super awesome product review for Rayn Bands!
Here is a quote from the review:
"With chronic illness and food allergies on the rise, it’s important to alert others of any medical issues should an urgent situation arise. A medical alert bracelet is a fantastic way to do that, but most are generic and boring looking. Kids especially are not going to wear it regardless of its importance. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then Rayn Bands, the modern medical bracelet, is meant for you"
She posted a review on Rayn Bands on her website! Check out the article/review with the link at the top.
Super Kids Panel June 2019
This month we discussed about the green Flags and the Red Flags that let you know someone is a good person. We also discuss various slang words the younger generation uses today.
Id also like to Thank my friend Ashlyn for the Slime!
Journée des petits entrepreneurs ( Galleries de Hull) 15 juin 2019
Rayn a été invité à participer à la grande journée des petits entrepreuneurs. Il aura son Kioske le 15 juin 2019 au Galleries de Hull entre 9h et 14h.
CHEO TELETHON CHEQUE PRESENTATION
I had the pleasure of presenting a cheque live from the CHEO telethon on June 9th. I was so happy to present a cheque for 1100$ representing the amounts donated to CHEO to support the GENDER CLINIC.
Queer Sphere Expo - Ottawa at the Shaw Center June 8th and 9th
So proud to be able to say I was the very fisrt exhibitor confirmed for this Expo way back in October. I knew right away that I would want to be part of such an amazing Event. It was a great experience and I got to meet so many kind people. From the Mayor of Ottawa who stopped by my booth and the Ambasador of the Netherlands, it truly was an amazing weekend of love, acceptance and community. I would like to extend a huge Thank you to all the Organisers, Jesse Reynolds , Jo and Jhonny Riding. It was a great success!
My Visit to Nexus Gym
In Orleans, Ontario
Was invited to participate and visit the gym for Project Unicorn. A safe space that allows members of the LGBTQ+ community to train in a positive environment!
Super Kids Pannel on 580 CFRA May 18th 2019
Another great segment where the following topics where spoken about: The lack of services for lgbt youth in the city. Most programs only start at 12 or 14 years old.
- International Day against Homophobia -
International Day against Homophobia
I had the honour of being invited to speak about my Comming Out Story on 580 CFRA on May 17th. It was a great conversation and it can be found on 580CFRA's Facebook page :) . I also got to meet the amazing Jesse Reynolds! Overall it was a great day!
Back at 580 CFRA for SUPER KIDS April 21st 2019 - 9h30
Tune in Sunday April 21st at 9h30 for a new segment called SUPER KIDS with Dahlia Kurtz on 580CFRA in Ottawa. This segment will feature 3 local kids in Ottawa giving their perspective on different topics and situations.
My interview from back at the beginning of March with Dahlia and W. Brett Wilson will be re-aired on Good Friday at 3h30! If you missed it make sure you tune in!
Donation to the Special Olympics
Because of everyones continued support I was able to give a 250$ Donation to the Special Olympics Of Canada!
~Special Olympics swim meet March 17th 2019~
Innovapost- Special Olympics Competition.
I was invited by the really wonderful people of Innovapost to Display my booth for the Special Olympics swim meet On March 17th in Kanata. At the Rich craft Complex. It was at the opening ceremonies that it was announced that 10% of all my sales were going to be donated to the Special Olympics the whole month of March!
Rayn Bands will be at Autism Ontario's Annual ASD Info Fair in Ottawa March 26th 2019 At the Nepean Sportsplex
Come out for an evening of information, sharing and networking!
Many agencies who provide support and service for children (0-18) with ASD will be onsite for parents and professionals to connect with (confirmed agencies will be added below as booths are filled).
Visit to CHEO to receive Certificate for my donation.
Had the pleasure of meeting Mandy. A from the Cheo Foundation, Mandy inited me to come in to visit so I could take a picture with their GIANT donation cheque! It was really fun! Thank you to the Cheo Foundation for the wonderful certificate, card and even my very own CHEO bear! It truly was an absolute pleasure raising 1000$ for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario! And I look forward to working with the foundation in the near future again! Visit my gallery to see some picture!
Dragon's Den Audition in Ottawa March 8th 2019
I had the most amazing opportunity to audition for the next season of Dragon's Den! It was a really great experience and all I can say is I met a lot of great people. I was really nervous for my audition. But I am happy to report that I feel like a did a great job and the producers of the show told me I blew it out of the Ball Park. Regardless on if I am chosen or not. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and the experience. It was the first time I had ever auditioned for something so it was great practice. Stay tuned for possible updates. You can see some pictures from my day in the Gallery.
~580CFRA With the Amazing Dahlia Kurtz For Donation Announcement~
BACK on 580CFRA Surprised by W. Brett Wilson on the line Thanks to Dahlia Kurtz!
I was invited back by Dahlia to give an update on the amount of money I raised for CHEO in the month of February and also to announce next months Charity of Choice (The Special Olympics). After doing so I was surprised by W.Brett Wilson, Former Dragon from Dragons Den over the phone. He pledged to match my 425$ Donation to CHEO! And even called me personally afterwards to give me some advice for my Dragons Den Audition next week. This weekend was really the best of my whole entire Life. Thank you Dahlia and Thank you W.Brett Wilson for your generosity!
Rayn on "The Good's" with Dahlia Kurtz
On 580CFRA February 24th 2019
What an amazing time I had doing this Interview With Dahlia! She was so incredibly nice and fun to be around! It was a great way to start my Sunday morning! Thank you so much for having me on the show. Hopefully I will be able to provide a link to this interview soon!
Rayn on CBC's In Town and Out February 23rd
My Interview for In town and Out on February 23rd 2019! Enjoy!
I'm going to be On CTV news Morning Friday February 22nd at 9:20 am!
Tune in to CTV New morning Ottawa on Friday February 22nd to see me talk about Rayn Bands and my first time as a vendor at 613Flea!
~613 FLEA February 23rd 2019~
613Flea February 22nd 2019
I will be participating in my very first 613Flea this Saturday February 22nd 2019. Located in the Aberdeene Pavillion from 10-4 with a huge selection of vendors! Make sure to come and check me out! It's Free admission!
Queer Sphere Expo 2019 June 8th-9th Shaw Centre In Ottawa.
It gives me so much pleasure to Announce that I will be an official Exhibitor at the very first Queer Sphere Expo in Ottawa, June 8th and 9th at the Shaw Centre. Make sure to stay tuned on way's you can win your way into the Expo as one of my guests!
Officially Applied for Dragons Den Canada
After receiving so much positive feedback on my products over the last 6 months. Having been told my products should be on Dragons Den at Least 100 Times, I have officially registered to hopefully get a chance to audition for the dragons when they are in Ottawa on March 8th 2019. Stay tuned for information on my facebook page about this!
Update: An audition was done on March 8th 2019 and It was a really great experience. the audition went very well and I am hopeful to receive a call back to go and film the show in may 2019