* Due to popular demand, Pin Swap #4 is already in the works! *
Stay tuned for more details !!!
Saturday, July 10, 2010 - Summer Pin Swap #3
We held our Pin Swap #3 at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, BC. Aberdeen Centre graciously supplied the tables, the air conditioned venue and the turnout was just fantastic! Definitely, it was one of our biggest and most well attended events yet!
With over 20 trader tables displaying their collections, and many pin heads ranging from junior to advance, everyone was successful, and managed to walk away with pins to add to their collections. Our event was three hours long and had pins collections ranging from the Olympics to Sports Federations, as well as other global sporting events. We received many compliments on how friendly and helpful our table registrants were in sharing their stories of the origins of their pins. Thank you to all table registrants for participating at this event.
The theme at this event was to give back to the community by introducing the younger generation into the hobby of pin collecting. We introduced our first KIDS ZONE--an area set up and made exclusively for kids to trade, with free mini tables set up for the kids to trade amongst other kids. They got free pins donated from many of our members, and entered into draws to win pin lanyards, Olympic pin sets (such as Visa mascots and BCLC Sportsfunder), and even the highly desired Sidney Crosby Jersey pin! Many thanks to all those that contributed to this station. The kids loved every moment of it!
Lastly, a HUGE THANK YOU to Aberdeen Centre for letting us host our event at their wonderful venue!
We appreciate everyone's efforts in keeping to our club's philosophy of pin trading, as we strive to keep our events free of charge to the public. Hats off to you my fellow pin heads!
Below are pictures from Summer Pin Swap #3:
Reviews:"I think it would nice to have it at Aberdeen Center again, since it's so much easier to access with skytrain. Thanks!" - Joseph
"I love how u coordinate your events. So professional and stick to the art of just pin trading! Can't wait for your next event! keep us posted!" - You Rock My Friend!!!!
"I thought Pin Swap 3 was super. I loved how you are giving back to the community and the whole kids zone idea. Keep up the great work! PS: When is your next event?" - Obsessed with Pins
"I would like to hereby give a big credit to Lucky Charms Pins, for putting together this super successful event. I would like to encourage all you fellow pinheads to attend Lucky Charms’ subsequent pin events in Vancouver, BC if possible, because it is a really great opportunity for you to expand your collection, make new friends, and get to know all the cool pins out there!" - Joanne http://j4joanne.wordpress.com/)"
"Thank you Charmaine for organzing LCPC meets. Looking foward to the next event." - Mochi
"Your new site is great. Really like the new blog feature. Missed out on Pin Swap#3 but looks like you had a really good turnout. Congratz and hopefully I can attend your next one!" - Sally
"I wanted to say I really enjoyed the Pin Show, lots of people attended, close to skytrain, it was well organized,lots of great trades thanks for all the hard work" - Carol
"Aberdeen meet was excellent. Nieces and nephews had a great time and the turnout was fabulous! It was the first Lucky Charms event that my sister and her kids and I went to and we were impressed. That's why we would rent a table at the next one." - May
Sunday, May 16, 2010 - Mini Pin Swap #2
Our second pin swap was just as popular as our first! We held Pin Swap #2 at Killarney Community Centre on May 16, 2010. Killarney graciously opened their doors and was our first venue sponsor. This was Killarney's first pin trading event in their facility and needless to say, there was an overwhelming response from both members and the public. Tables were fully booked three days from posting the event on our website and even on the morning of, we still received many requests for additional space.
The event was four hours long and we were extremely surprised to find our members sitting and waiting 30 minutes prior to the event start time, eager to begin their trades!
We thank all who pre-registered for Pin Swap #3 and those who made donations to maintain our website and keep our club going. We strive to keep our events to strictly trading to keep our events free, and appreciate any contributions in the future.
Below, are photos of our event. A BIG THANK YOU again to our members and the public for participating and a big welcome to our new members who joined the club. I am happy to say this was once again a memorable event!
"I am very pleased and can not resist to tell you, that your club is 'the best of the best' for pin trading events. It's following the Olympic tradition with strict rules for pin trading only. People love it, even I am trying not to get into the pin addiction too much. I have to come to see your show. It's wonderful and congratulations to you. I admire and salute you." - HJ
"A huge thanks for organizing pin swap #2! I wasn't able to make it out to your first event but this 2nd one was great! p.s. If u're interested to see, I've also written about the event @ my blog: http://superquatchi.wordpress.com/ thanks again for organizing it! :)" - Superquatchi
"Thanks Lucky Charms, wanted to drop a note I had a good time, and it was nice to meet you. You're doing a great job!" - Carol
"I wanted to let you know what an enjoyable time I had last week at your Lucky Charms Pin Swap. I don't know what your motivation is for doing this, I guess its just good will. I left a small donation in your box. All I can say is that I appreciate this wonderful gesture and in my own life I will pass on similar kindness to others." - Stephen
Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 1st Pin Swap
We held our first Pin Swap at the Renfrew Branch Library on the Easter long weekend!
Despite the last minute planning and posting, we were surprised to find that almost 400 participants took the time and joined us in showcasing and trading their pins.
We had junior and starter traders to advanced pinheads and we all had tons of fun!
Our members as well as the public had the opportunity to set up and showcase their collections as well as engage in a whole lot of pin trading.
We all met new people and many if not all participants were successful at trading and taking home a new found pin to add to their collection.
A BIG thank you for all the members who came and supported Lucky Charms Pin Collection as well as a big welcome to our new members!
I am pleased to announce that our membership list doubled since this event!
A few photos along with comments from the 1st Pin Swap are below.
"Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed being at Saturday's Pin Swap, good job at organizing it!!
It was nice to chat with you and fun to be part of all the trading.
Am looking forward to the next Pin Swap event. Thanks, Geoellen”
“It was a real nice group of people to trade with and my kids felt that they were treated fairly and respectfully with each trade they did. This is what really made the event so special for them and myself. – Take care, Mike”
“I really enjoyed your 1st pin show and thank you for letting me set up at one of your tables
as I couldn't have got around in my powerchair with all the people who showed up.
I liked your idea of showcasing so everyone can see what some people collected over the Olympics – Thanks, Gary”
“Hello fellow pinheads, I just wanted to thank Charmaine for the terrific pin show/swap. I had a lot of fun
and was glad to meet so many of you guys. I was able to complete some of my collections [and] start new ones. Happy Easter, once again....that was a Fantastic show. Thanks – Claudia”
"I had the opportunity to check out the 1st trade on the weekend.
It seemed to be very well attended and the action was fast and furious... - GC"
“Just a quick thank you for organizing yesterday, it seemed like it was a great crowd. – Paul”
“I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for organizing the pin trade/swap.
It was a total success. I would definitely be interested in attending another one of your events soon. – Patrick”