Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First FCP Event of the year

I just attended my first FCP Event of the year. I love FCP Events. They are lunchtime events organized by the First Canadian Place and attending these are a great way to pass the lunch hour.

Unfortunately, all the Food Seminars were already filled up by the time I had learned of the new Spring Events line-up. Fortunately, there were still spaces available for all the Gardening Seminars and of course, I registered for all 4 of them, including a Thursday Event, even though Thursdays are usually reserved for those dreaded Thursday Office Meetings. Maybe with any luck, I can still swing it. Will my boss really miss me at those meetings anyways?

I love attending these events because they are always informative and it gives me the perfect excuse to get myself out of the busy office. What better way to say, "Sorry, I can't attend to this matter/emergency/meeting right now since I already registered to attend a lunch seminar". Heh, heh, heh.

So, today's seminar was "Grow Your Own Organic Veggies" sponsored by the Canadian Gardening Magazine and hosted by Erin McLaughlin and editor-at-large Stephen Wescott Gratton. I really enjoyed listening to Stephen, who is a walking encyclopedia on all things to do with gardening.

Coincidentally, I was mentioning to my co-worker, Cheryl, a fellow Gardening Fanatic, whom I easily managed to convince to come along with me, that I came close to winning a door prize once as I was only off by one number. Cheryl claims she is never that lucky and lo and behold, it turns out that Cheryl was the lucky winner today and I was again off by one number. Luckily for me, Cheryl was in a sharing mood (like all good greenies are), as she willingly split her prize with me.

Another worthwhile FCP Event!

They gave away the May Issue of the Canadian Gardening Magazine to everyone who attended.

Here are the seed packets that Cheryl won with her winning ticket of 3712982. My losing ticket was numbered 3712983. We get to split up the winnings with a Tomato seed variety pack and a Ratatouille seed pack containing the main ingredients for a ratatouille, like tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants, zucchini and basil. Yay!

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