With images such as these all over the internet, it is hard not to want to do something, anything to help the town folk of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
The town in northern Alberta, Canada is up against dangerous temperatures and bone dry weather with low humidity making for expolovise conditions.
Smoke fills the air as cars line up on a road in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday May 3, 2016 in this image provide by radio station CAOS91.1. At least half of the city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta was under an evacuation notice Tuesday as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents. (CP) www.mcleans.ca
People are literally taking everything of importance and leaving the city by car, bus and other recreational vehicles. Mandatory evacuation of the towns 60,000 people is in effect.
This young lady was making sure her horses were safe as well.
Homes as well as business were destroyed as residents were told to evacuate their property.
One bright spot in this disaster comes from nail tech/organizer of The Canadian Nail Tech Connection, Dayna White. The CNTC is a association for Canadian nail techs to expand their professional horizons through networking and learning at their organized events in Canada.
Canadian Nail Tech Connection Logo.
Dayna heard the troubles and simply put it out there that if any other nail techs had gently used or unwanted nail supplies (good working condition) that may help these Albertan nail tech’s get re-established if needed, then they could have it sent.
Further she let nail techs who may have been effected know to simply let her know what their needs might be and she would help with what ever supplies came in.
A shout out to Canada Nail Supply for this post as well.
To our Fort McMurray friends: We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected. When the time does come to rebuild, please contact us at Canada Nail Supplies so that we can assist you in rebuilding. Whatever it is that you need we will do our very best to help.
If you have a group that may be able to help you can send supplies to:
Please send any gently used and new items to:
7417 – 187st
Or if you want to pass this along to other people in our nail community that would be great!
And in closing this is the sentiment that we are all feeling right now thanks to Dayna and her group that are trying hard to support our fabulous community. Thank you Dayna (and group)
Patti G on facebook says this
Prayers for all. Our “nail community ” is amazing!! Rising to all occasions, being there for our fellow techs. How all humanity should be. I’m proud to be apart of such a great industry!
As a bonus for the people who are coming to High Road to Education in March here in Las Vegas, or for those who need a little push in that direction, look to the events on Saturday prior to the show.
Gina Silvestro, owner of Gel Essentialz in Rhode Island, and veteran nail tech with many many magazine credits to her name, will be giving a Gel Play class.
Gel Play, from Akzentz, is a highly pigmented gel color with a good viscosity so that you can create most anything you can imagine. I took her class in Rhode Island, and it opened my world to doing more art like faces or characters. Like my snow man!
lol, not bad for my first attempt!!!
Give yourself a reason to come to Las Vegas! Take a class from Gina and experience everything that The High Road to Education has to offer!
She said “I’m just a fan” when I asked if I could take their picture!
After being gone for a week in New Orleans, I’m back in the blogging frame of mind.
Part of what I was doing there was to be educated by OPI and part was for a vacation with my hubby and some friends!
I don’t know about you but when I get motivated by great teachers and new techniques, I just want to keep the ball rolling. So when I got back and saw another ad for The High Road to Education, I knew I had to secure my spot.
So for two days in March (the 12th to the 14th) here in my own back yard, I get to mix, mingle and learn from my peers!
Two days of non product specific training by our industry leaders, innovators and up and comers is something that any nail tech, business owner or student can enjoy. Where else can you go to get educated for $75.00 a day? And meet new friends to “Nailstorm” with????
As well as the two day event there are classes the Saturday before (at a extra charge) with Gina Silvestro and Elizabeth Morris.
You can go to http://www.thehrte.com/ for more information and to register. Hurry though, I don’t think there are that many spots available!!!