Fundy Treasures Goes to the CCMAs!

Wow!  What an amazing weekend!  Here is your inside scoop on what it’s like to be a part of the Canadian Country Music Association Award Gift Lounge!  

We were recently selected as the Wild Card winner from Langille and Colburne-More Than Events as one of 20 Nova Scotia businesses to take part in the Gift Lounge at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on September 12th and 13th.  Langille and Colburne planned the event and the design skills of By+Large Design Studios transformed the 3rd floor of the World Trade and Convention Center into an East Coast Kitchen Party.

Langille and Colburne thought that Brian’s Bay of Fundy agate guitar picks would be a perfect fit for the nominees, presenters and CCMA VIPs.  We also brought along our Fundy Treasure Candles and a few pieces of Blomidon Bling Jewelry to showcase some of the different things we do with Bay of Fundy agate.  

We were in the lounge from 10-4 each day along with 19 other Nova Scotia businesses who were all very nice and brought along quality products!.  

It was exciting to meet such kind and down to earth CCMA VIPs.  They seemed genuinely excited to see our products.  Especially the guitar picks as many of them had never seen a pick quite like it.  They took their time to choose the pick they connected with and were very appreciative of the time it took to handcraft each one.  We also brought along two of our favourite candles, Apple Pie and Cranberry as well as two new scents, Merry Mandarin and Pumpkin Pie, all a big hit!  

 Chatting with Madeline Merlo winner of the Rising Star Award!

Chatting with Madeline Merlo winner of the Rising Star Award!

We were able to meet and chat with most of the nominees and presenters and we really appreciated being able to get a photo with many of them.  A big highlight after the event was receiving tweets from some of the nominees who gave us a shoutout about how much they loved their new pick and how they can’t wait to use it! 

 Lisa won the award for All-Star Band- Bass!

Lisa won the award for All-Star Band- Bass!

 Johnny Reid won Fan's Choice Award!  

Johnny Reid won Fan's Choice Award!  

 Lindi Ortega loves her new pick!  She won the award for Best Roots Artist!

Lindi Ortega loves her new pick!  She won the award for Best Roots Artist!

 Twin Kennedy nominated for Interactive Artist of the Year- "Thanks so much... your picks are beautiful works of art, we can't wait to play with them!"

Twin Kennedy nominated for Interactive Artist of the Year- "Thanks so much... your picks are beautiful works of art, we can't wait to play with them!"

 Zoe Neuman of the Lovelocks nominated for Roots Artist of the Year- "We LOVE our beautiful stone picks! Thank you!"

Zoe Neuman of the Lovelocks nominated for Roots Artist of the Year- "We LOVE our beautiful stone picks! Thank you!"

 Mike Robins of Autumn Hill nominated for Best Group or Duo of the Year- "Thanks so much, love the picks!"

Mike Robins of Autumn Hill nominated for Best Group or Duo of the Year- "Thanks so much, love the picks!"

 Jason Hastie and the Alibi- "Can't wait to play with the stone guitar picks!"

Jason Hastie and the Alibi- "Can't wait to play with the stone guitar picks!"

Ryan Davidson- winner of the All-Star Band Award for Guitar- "I love the new guitar pick, thank you Brian and Laura."

We are so thankful for the positive feedback from the nominees and their bandmates!

The awards show was broadcast last night and it was neat to see a lot of the great people we met and the performances were so entertaining!  We loved our time in the gift lounge and would do it again in a heartbeat!  

Thank you to everyone who has wished us well and congratulated us!  It was such a great opportunity for Fundy Treasures!

 

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