Categories for Past Events

2004: The Year of the ‘Wink’

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 […]

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2003: The Year of the 5th Anniversary

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 […]

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

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. […]

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2001: The Year of the Rainy TV Interview

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, […]

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

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 […]

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1999: The Year of the Bonnet and Fisherprice Pitcher

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 […]

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Amanda: 15 Years of Lemonade

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 […]

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