International Coworking Day 2021 – Giveaway

International Coworking Day 2021 – Giveaway

by Nancy Fornasiero

Every year on August 9th, coworking space operators all around the world celebrate International Coworking Day. It’s a chance to appreciate our members, educate the public, and amplify our message about how great coworking is.

In the past here at ACE we’ve marked the occasion in several ways, most notably by opening up our doors to offer free Hot Desks all week long to anyone in the area who wanted to give coworking a try. We’ve also hosted an open house breakfast, a member appreciation lunch, and invited our community partners to come by to help us celebrate (see above). There was lots of great food, fun door prizes, and amazing in-person connecting. You can guess where this is going next….

Last year, sadly, all the above wasn’t possible with the COVID situation not yet under control. So in 2020 we hit pause for our Coworking Day activities and promised to be back in 2021, better than ever. Here we are, though: close to the pandemic finish line, but not quite all the way there. With our safety measures in place – capacity restrictions, screening protocols, physical distancing – our traditional Open House just isn’t possible. 

That said… we do love a good “pivot”!

So, this year we’re celebrating in a new way: by organizing an AWESOME GIVEAWAY!

Grand prize is ONE YEAR of Community Membership at ACE, value: $1200

This type of membership includes a year of discounted prices on our meeting rooms, access to our exclusive members’ online portal, mail handling, and entry into our amazing community of professionals and entrepreneurs. More details about the membership here.

PLUS, we have 4 other amazing prizes donated by our members and partners:

  • Printing Services: 500 premium stock business cards or postcards, Courtesy of  WHYDEA Inc.. Design service included. Value $400
  • Entrepreneur’s Bundle: Website Audit by Piece of Cake Digital Marketing + 2 ACE Hot Desk Day Passes + Office Supplies. Value $375
  • Floral Inspirations! Framed mixed media illustration by local artist and ACE Coworking member, Cleo Lant. Value $120
  • Oakville Gift Basket: Gourmet teas from Christa’s Tea ShopThe Treasure You Seek, by local author, Siobhan Kukolic + Oakville tote bag & mug. Value $70


If you’re already receiving our news and updates by email, then do this: invite a friend or colleague to sign up and let us know who you referred. (Text 289-801-8731) If they subscribe, you’ll both be entered to win. The more people you refer, the more times you get entered!


No purchase necessary. Items won are transferrable. Open to Ontario residents until August 12, 2021 at 11.59PM EST. Not open to current ACE Coworking members. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted by email by August 13, 2021 at 8PM EST.


We’re excited to be celebrating our industry’s 16th birthday along with our coworking friends around the world. Curious about how this holiday was born? It marks the anniversary of the day Brad Neuberg first brought modern-day coworking into the world. You can still see Brad’s original blog post announcing the first North American coworking space here. Coworking has come a long way since then, but the spirit of collaboration and connection is as strong as ever!