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Company History


1989

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.

1991

Happenings moves to the Blue Mountain Rentals building on old Highway 26.

1994

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.

1996

Happenings moves to a larger more modern location on 11 Ronell Crescent, in Collingwood.

2003

Karen Burland leaves the business to pursue other opportunities, leaving Mike Carleton as the sole business owner.

2004

Happenings Party Rentals moves again into its present location at 45 Sandford Fleming Drive, in Collingwood.

2007

A large industrial tent washer is installed and Happenings becomes 1 of 3 companies in Onatario to be able to wash their own tents.

2010

The addition of a commercial laundry unit allows us to process our ever-expanding linen rentals.