Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And we have a winner!

Congratulations to Miriam Bixby!!!
The day of the Grand Opening was a fun-filled and festive day! With beautiful weather, the Frog Peak Café was the perfect venue.
It featured a big grassy yard with wonderful little shady patches underneath scattered trees, and plenty of room for all the fun.

Jilly bo Billy Boutique’s booth showcased a sampling of the cutest clothes around. From local designer, Punkin, to American brand, Misha Lulu, all the way to the Netherlands with Room Seven. Jilly bo Billy carries designer baby and kid clothes, discounted.

Bumblebee Toys displayed their wide array of natural, educational, and fun toys for all ages.  Hand-carved castles made of Walnut, beading kits, and beautiful Play Silks. Hard to find, quality toys now available in Canada!

The day started out with the much awaited Jilly bo Billy Fashion Show. 11 kids, 21 outfits (and a few adult helpers) later we had the diva, the sprinter, and the hider come down the runway.
Lynn Dragone was next with her lovely interactive theatre performance. Kids sang, danced, and played to her storyline. 

Balloons, face painting, colouring, tattoos, and the fun kept coming.

The phenomenal Safire Jones was there in her whimsical costuming, entertaining adults and children alike with her Cirque de Soleil style workshops.  All the kids geared up for balance beam, hoola hoop, poi, and diablo stick fun. We had a great show watching the kids (and some adults) perfect their moves.

Many door prizes were given away; Gift certificates galore, a wonderful 3-hour parent support package from local Nelson business Nest Parent Support, a fantastic spa package from Shalimar Health Spa, a yummy gift basket from Pixie Candy, a generous bag of home baked goodies from Vanilla Bean Bakery, 4 tickets to the Capitol Theatre Kids Series generously donated by Neil Harrower, and lastly, and what the kids were all most excited for was a beautiful, huge wooden pirate ship valued at $200 donated by Bumblebee Toys!

And a Grand Opening Contest isn’t complete without a ‘guess how many jelly-beans are in the jar’ contest also!  Children were found oogling and drooling over the stuffed jelly bean jar.

The door prize winners were announced throughout the party:  Jeff Bruin, Isabelle Houde, Tobias Nadeau, Jen Bruin, Addis Atkinson, Anna Bundschuh, Tyler Toews, Hannah Malenfant, Semegn Atkinson, Larson Proctor, Melissa Owen, Megan Little and Nina Garcia!  Congratulations everyone!

Now what we’ve all been waiting for. Who’s going to win the Grand Prize Package of over $350 in gift certificates and tons more prizes? We took two entries per mode of entry to be semi-finalists in the live draw. Out of close to 1000 entries, the lucky winner is…Miriam Bixby!!!!!   Yeah!

Congratulations, Miriam and THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made it a fantastic family event, and to all our online contestants as well!  People are already asking when the next one will be!


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