Refresh Year in Review
As 2017 comes to a close, we're taking a moment to reflect on a year of building creativity, community and connection through Refresh-hosted events.
The year began with inspiring young entrepreneurs, makers and brands at the third Refresh Kids.
Later that month, we gathered around the table with local small business owners and creatives to find out why building a community of supporters is an important part of building your brand at our second Refresh social talk.
The conversations continued in early April when we sat down with Vancouver shop owners and stylists on the topic of conscious consumerism to really rethink our wardrobe choices and take on a more conscious approach to what we wear.
Marketgoers lined up to attend our first two-day market of the year and shop the goods from 100 artists, makers, pop-ups and brands.
In June, our social talks continued as we followed the journeys of three creative women and natural health advocates to learn how to embrace a more holistic approach to the art of self-care.
The summer came to a close with a magical evening of food, community and music in the heart of the Squamish Valley at our second Dinner al Fresco long table event at Fergie's Cafe where local farmers, musicians and makers took centre stage.
Fall talks kicked off at one of Squamish's newest restaurant spaces as three local creatives shared their preferred storytelling platforms and tips on creating deeper, more authentic stories.
We also announced dates for our first creative conference, Re/Form, debuting March 28 and 29 at the Cheakamus Centre.
In November, we kicked off the holiday season with 3,000 local shoppers at our 12th Refresh Market that featured a thoughtfully curated selection clothing, ceramics, jewelry, dry goods, vintage and more all under one lit ceiling.
As we reflect on the year, we look back at the creatives who inspire us, the community who embraces us and the value of one another as partners who have chosen this path together.
Every time you participate in a Refresh event you support a creative vision and dream. Thank you.
Warm wishes this holiday season and into 2018.