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2006: The Year of My Apprentice!

May 20, 2013 6:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This was a really huge year for the lemonade stand. Heck, it was a really huge year in my life as a whole. My little brother was born in February of 2006, which was the biggest and best change of my short life so far. He’d been what I had wished for every year on my birthday, and so 2006 was truly a miracle year for me and my family. Joshua was a great apprentice […]

2005: The Year of Just the Really Cute Pictures

May 20, 2013 6:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I don’t really know what it was about 2005, but somehow, my 7th lemonade stand had some incredibly awesome pictures of me. I don’t know why, but when I looked at all the pictures of me that year, there was an amazing lack of actual substance-pictures, and a heavy amount of pictures of just myself, which I guess is a good thing, really. Well, here are just some of those pictures I happened to stumble […]

2004: The Year of the ‘Wink’

May 18, 2013 12:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When I was around 7 years old, I had yet to master the incredibly then-difficult skill of winking. So, when a newspaper reporter approached me a few days before the lemonade stand that year, wanting to do a story on me, but then asked me to hold some lemonade, and wink at the camera, I’m pretty sure I was skeptical. My mom has told me that story countless times too. Apparently, when faced with that […]

2003: The Year of the 5th Anniversary

May 11, 2013 2:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So at this point, I’d been having a lemonade stand on my grandparent’s front lawn for 5 years. And, I was basically almost 6 at this point, so there was no possible way I could remember a time without the lemonade stand in my life. And as an almost-six-year-old, I thought that the lemonade stand was pretty awesome! I mean, it was a whole day just to have fun, pour lemonade, talk to people who […]

2002: The Year of the Attach-A-Bike!

May 11, 2013 5:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This was a seriously big step for me – I got to peddle on the Ride for Heart for the very first time, thanks to this mind-blowing contraption, known as the Attach-A-Bike, seen below:  Ride for Heart 2002: Also known as the Ride with giant-fuzzy-cowboy-hats-of-amazing. Maybe too big for me? You decide. Okay, so my 4th lemonade stand also introduced the incredible balloon creations, pictured above… on my head. Along with my stupendous sparkly gold jacket. […]

2001: The Year of the Rainy TV Interview

May 11, 2013 4:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

So, when I was 3 years old, I had one of my very first television interviews, with CityTV. Now, that was a pretty big deal, especially for a three-year-old! Long story short though, I had to wake up at around 4am, and go down to the station, where I stood out in the RAIN with my mom and the interview reporter. Let me tell you, it was one heck of a long morning. Oh sure, […]

2000: The Year of Me Wearing the Same Shirt in Every Picture

May 11, 2013 4:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is not a joke. In 2000, I apparently wore the exact same Becel Ride for Heart shirt in every photo of me that was taken – the same one. Granted, I did grow a lot from my first year, and along with growing a fairly-sized afro, I think that the lemonade stand in my second year was all about reprising my fantastic memories from the first one. Again, I took my seat behind the […]

1999: The Year of the Bonnet and Fisherprice Pitcher

May 11, 2013 4:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Let me just start off by saying that at the age of 2, I did not dress myself. I repeat, did not dress myself.  I still do not approve of the dreaded bonnet, nor the sunglasses (meh… those were actually kinda cute).   The very first lemonade stand was held in June 1999, right after the Ride for Heart. Coming home from the Ride, I saw a little lemonade stand run by 2 girls. Now, having been told this […]

Amanda: 15 Years of Lemonade

April 20, 2013 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Greetings, from the office (okay… so it’s really the living room) of Amanda Belzowski! At first, documenting and blogging about my 15 years of being in the “lemonade business,” seemed like a chore that I wasn’t willing to take on, and it seemed like the amount of homework I had (still being in grade 10), wouldn’t allow me to complete this daunting task. But then, I realized that creating this blog would help you (the […]

Please help us reach $200,000 in 2012!

March 5, 2013 4:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AMANDA’S LEMONADE STAND IS FIXING KIDS’ HEARTS & SAVING SOULS! Join me on May27th, 2012 at 33 Post Road, Toronto from 11 am to 3 pm.   Help Amanda and Joshua support Sick Kids Hospital Foundation, Save a Child’s Heart Foundation Canada and Soles 4 Souls! (at Woodstock people chose to run around without shoes but many people around the world don’t have that choice – bring a pair of shoes) Download our flyer here. Lemon-Stock will not only raise money for Sick Kids Hospital Foundation to help children […]