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FBC2013 Updates

As we're sure you all know, tickets for Food Bloggers of Canada's first Conference, FBC2013 went on sale this past Friday.  We're so excited to say that we are close to being 60% sold!  If you're on the fence, you might want to check out all the great Canadian bloggers who are attending - and don't forget, all tickets purchased prior to Feb 15th are entered to win an KitchenAid stand mixer.  With an intimate conference, your odds are pretty awesome!  You can purchase your tickets on EventBrite right now - scroll down the page to see all the details and the list of attendees.

Follow Attendees on Twitter,

Big thanks to Brittany from Mushrooms Canada and My Daily Randomness for creating a great FBC2013 twitter list of attendees coming to FBC2013.  If you want to connect with your fellow attendees this is a great list to follow.  You can also find everyone's twitter handles on the attendee list on EventBrite if you want to start following some of your fellow members who'll be there - it's a great way to connect up in person!

Wine and Chocolate Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered our Members Only giveaway contest for Niagara-on-the-Lake's Wine and Chocolate Giveaway.  Our winner is Maureen Reynolds from Red Cottage Chronicles!  Congrats Maureen and keep an eye out for an email from Mardi to get your shipping details!

Come Dine With Me Canada (NATIONAL)

Are you ready to step out from your blog and appear on National Television?  Well this could be your chance.  W Network's number one dinner party competition series Come Dine With Me,  is currently looking for cooking enthusiasts.  The show puts 5 strangers together for a series of 5 dinner parties.  Each host has a chance to cook, wine and dine the others.  It's a week long shoot and the winner walks away with the title of "Host with the Most" and a cash prize.

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If you  are excited about this they'd love to hear from you.  You can contact them at comedinewithme@propertelevision.com or call 416.598.2500 x 303.

For additional info you can check out their facebook page


The immensely popular I Heart Blogshop workshops that teach you how to use Photoshop for your blog have just announced their second Canadian stop ever - this April 20-21st in Vancouver.  Location is TBD but you can purchase tickets now.  These workshops sell out very quickly so if this is a workshop you've always wanted to take, you'll want to snap up a ticket right away.

Pinterest and Your Blog

We have a great post coming your way on Wednesday on getting the most from Pinterest for your blog.  We went directly to one of Time.com's Top 30 Pinners You Should Follow -  Aimee Wimbush-Bourque from Simple Bites and Under the High Chair with our most pressing Pinterest questions and she came through with some great info and tips that you won't want to miss!

New Members

Time to welcome all our newest members as we steadily climb to 900 members!

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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