In May of 1989 Karen Burland opens Happenings Party Rentals in Collingwood on Stewart Road. Happenings began with a small inventory of tables and chairs, as well as dinnerware, glassware, and flatware.
Happenings moves to the Blue Mountain Rentals building on old Highway 26.
Karen Burland welcomes Mike Carleton has her business partner and the two team up to grow the business by expanding into supplying tents for weddings and special events.
Happenings moves to a larger more modern location on 11 Ronell Crescent, in Collingwood.
Karen Burland leaves the business to pursue other opportunities, leaving Mike Carleton as the sole business owner.
Happenings Party Rentals moves again into its present location at 45 Sandford Fleming Drive, in Collingwood.
A large industrial tent washer is installed and Happenings becomes 1 of 3 companies in Onatario to be able to wash their own tents.