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Mother and Son Day

Who went to Point Pelee National Park today? We did and it certainly was a beautiful day to be outdoors. Fresh air and Andrew……a beautiful blessing.

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Andrew’s Birthday Wish

Join Andrew on April 5th in celebrating his annual “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day”, by doing a Random Act of Kindness for someone. Yup, that’s it, just pay it forward and spread some love. What started out as a … Continue reading

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Andrew Speaking At AV Graham Public School

We love sharing beautiful memories of Andrew speaking at local schools. On this day, he spoke in front of hundreds of students from AV Graham public school in Tecumseh. He shared about his dreams, ideas and accomplishments. He also spoke … Continue reading

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How To Order Group Hug Apparel

If you are interested in purchasing some of Andrew’s awesome apparel, please feel free to contact us below. We would be happy to help you out. We accept cash ( if picking up or delivering ) bank transfers and PayPal. … Continue reading

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Rock Your Socks ’50’s Style’

HEY THERE DADDY O’s,…. So, ‘Word from this cool cat’ is that he wants you to SAVE THE DATE and come “Rock Your Socks – 50’s Style” with Andrew Banar at his 5th Annual Group Hug Apparel Pasta Dinner Fundraiser … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

  The Female Solopreneur is feeling excited. We are beyond thrilled to announce that Karen Pickle will be the keynote speaker at our International Women’s Day breakfast. (The breakfast is actually the day after IWD, but it’s like a birthday, am I right?!? 😉 It … Continue reading

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Free Fun Passes

Andrew has some wonderful news to share with everyone. We have partnered with Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Kingsville ON to give away 1 Free Fun Pass with every purchase of one of Andrew’s Group Hug Apparel – Be Strong Rock … Continue reading

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Summer Sale & Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again for our SUMMER SALE!! Yes that’s right, it’s time to clear out some of our stock to make room for our fall inventory. So Andrew has some really awesome specials happening for 2 days … Continue reading

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My friend Tom Schinkelshoek

My mom say’s that it’s important to be kind to others. And always appreciate who is in your life. I met Tom when I worked with the Kingsville Kings Hockey team. He said to me, “Andrew can you help the … Continue reading

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Andrew’s 6th Blog Post – vacation

I am have fun on my vacation. I went bowling and mini putt putt with my mom on rainy days. I won and she lost. She’s a good mom and not a bad loser at all. The mini golf was … Continue reading

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Wow, what a wonderful surprise it was when Andrew was invited to throw out the very first pitch during the Charlotte Stone Crabs vs Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball game at Charlotte Sports Park. I think that our friends Steve and … Continue reading

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We Rock’d Our Socks – Super Hero Style

What a fabulous night we had at Andrew’s 4th Annual Rock Your Socks “Super Hero Style” fundraiser Friday evening. Wow, wow, wow! Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, baked and donated to this fabulous event for Andrew’s ongoing “Helping … Continue reading

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Kindness Is Never Far Away

Never underestimate the power of kindness, its’ always around the corner. World Down syndrome Awareness Day is March 21st, and this is the day that we come together to celebrate people with Down syndrome, their abilities and their accomplishments. We … Continue reading

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Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day

Join my son Andrew Banar in celebrating his Annual “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day” birthday wish of doing Random Acts of Kindness for others. Andrew who was born with Down syndrome celebrates his birthday on April 5th and wants … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day – Jewelry Line

DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS ~ Andrew has expanded love and continues to make some wonderful pieces for Down syndrome Awareness. He continues this through his partnership with Hazel In Pink Handmade Creations for his ongoing nonprofit fundraising efforts of helping others. Together with … Continue reading

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