Are you looking for an exciting way to support your local businesses and give back to community in a unique way? GenNext’s 2021 event series – Take Home TBay – is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved and show your #LocalLove for community!

The GenNext Take Home TBay campaign has featured a variety of partnerships with various local businesses throughout 2021 to offer a product or experience that will engage and support our local community. Take Home TBay aims to support local businesses while simultaneously making an impact for a better tomorrow with a portion of all proceeds being donated back to the community through the United Way.

These experiences will happen every other month, and will range from a fun family/couple’s paint night where you can showcase your creativity with loved ones, a home cooking kit to prepare a delicious home cooked meal, and more!


October Edition:

We teamed up with 2 amazing partners for this month – The Creative / Creative Kits AND Carte Blanche!! Together, we will be offering an exciting opportunity for you, your family, friends, or colleagues to take part in a paint activity AND enjoy a tasty charcuterie treat box from Carte Blanche which pairs perfectly with your fun painting activity! This experience will be sold as a bundle and ordering has never been easier!!

Check down below to learn more about each partner!


Participating in this event has never been easier!! Simply visit Carte Blanche’s website and place your order for the type of charcuterie box you would like, and how many themed paint kits you want!

Pick ups will be every Friday or Saturday in October.

By participating in this campaign, you are taking action and showing your local love for community! With the purchase of painting kits and a charcuterie box bundle, 20% of funds will be donated back to the United Way of Thunder Bay. Your donation will help individuals, families and children living in poverty, receive the food, shelter, clothing and counselling they need.

The Creative / Creative Kitz brought you 2 amazing seasonal Gnome Painting Kits for Take Home TBay in February and May!! And NOW, we’re teaming up with them again over the month of October to bring a new and exciting painting template to you (3 of 4)!  Stay tuned for more details on the kit theme!

This painting experience is a great chance for your to showcase your artistic skills and have some fun! This kit provides something fun to do as a paint night date night, or even as a family / friends activity.

The Creative company was founded to encourage people of all ages to take time to quiet your mind and engage in a creative activity that can reduce stress, trigger happiness, instil pride, as well as spark inspiration. The Creative focuses on providing creative outlets for people with their All-In-One Painting Kitz and Creative Bundlez – including the one for this campaign! Their products are carefully designed by their team with the beginner in mind, and a goal of creating as many “happy smiles” as possible for all ages!

The paint kits come complete with everything you need to paint – anywhere!

Painting Kitz will be available October 1 – 31 & comes with the following…

  • All the Colours you see in Original
  • 12×16 Screen Printed Canvas
  • Quality brush set
  • Paper Plate

We know that when you do your Painting Activity, snacks and yummy treats are a MUST and that’s why we have teamed up with Carte Blanche too!!

Choose which signature box size fits perfect with your fun activity!! This signature box is thoughtfully + intentionally crafted and filled with meats, cheeses, bread, crackers, vegetables, fruit + sweet treats.

Carte Blanche’s meaning and philosophy fits perfectly with what a Paint Night is truly be about. Check out what Carte Blanche is all about below and tell us this isn’t a match made in heaven for a paint night party…

Carte Blanche Meaning: complete freedom to act as one wishes / a clean slate; a fresh page; a blank cheque / write your own story; choose your own path

why carte blanche? we want this to be so much more than a place you have food + drink this is where you savour, slow down, breathe + enjoy. A place you come to meet your best friend, a place you bring your mom for a morning coffee. This is where connection + conversation is priority, where you choose presence + intention, where you have gratitude + reflection. This is where you are reminded that life is as you choose it, that anything is possible, that you are the author of your story. Sometimes it’s the small things that make all the difference; a worthwhile + familiar pause to enjoy a cup of coffee, a morning spent catching up with a friend, a long hug, a photo to remember a meaningful moment, two deep breaths + a smile.


If you want to give back even more, select the ‘Pay It Forward’ kit option. All ‘Pay It Forward’ painting kits will be donated to United Way partner agencies so that their clients and children in need can also enjoy this fun activity! This month we have selected MARCH OF DIMES as the charity of choice!!

PLUS – have DOUBLE the impact as The Creative Kitz will donate 1 EXTRA painting kit for every one that is purchased and donated! So 1 Pay It Forward Purchase = 2 Painting Kitz for people in need!