The momstown Oakville Community Celebration presented by BrightPath Early Learning & Child Care Centre took place on Sunday, April 13 and we are so happy the event was such a success. A big shout out to our National and local sponsors for contributing to the day and creating so many smiles on the faces of hundreds of children who attended the event. We had a 100 loot bags to give away at the Rio Can Oakville Place Loot Bag Pick Up area and they were gone within 15 minutes of the event start time! It was so great to kick off the event with a big crowd ready for some fun family time.
Upon entry into the event, BrigthPath Early Learning & Child Care Centre's area was all ready for Easter as kids could decorate their own Easter egg craft. They also sponsored an adorable Diaper Derby with the winning baby taking home a $50 gift card!
We also started the party off with a warm up from the YMCA of Oakville (and thanks to Scholastic Canada's Clifford The Big Red Dog for joining in to help!) before moving into some science fun with Safari Science. There was so much to do at the event – play dough stations with Hopedale Community Nursery School, fitness obstacle course with Monkeynastix, Facepainting with Little Rascals Indoor Playground & Party Place and many more booths for kids to explore! Guests could also purchase a momstown program pass at the event and qualify for bonus time added to their pass – congrats to one winner who was lucky enough to win 6 extra months of our programs!
Another highlight was Elsa from Frozen arriving at 11 AM to sing with the crowd. Our special guest sent from Tiara Wishes was a huge hit! Kids were asking for her autograph and everyone wanted their picture with her as well.
Special thanks to Danielle Wilson Photography for capturing so many wonderful moments throughout the event. We were also very happy to have a charity BBQ in support of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and our thanks goes to Outta The Park Grill & BBQ for cooking the food and feeding our guests.
Throughout the event we gave away lots of prizes too like two 9 piece camping sets from Walmart/Venutra, Fisher Price Little People toys, a $50 SupperWorks gift card, a semester of music from Lakeshore West Music Together, a Scholastic Canada Klutz Prize Pack and a Monkeynastix birthday party package.
We've received so many positive comments about the event and are already working on plans for next year! Thank you to everyone who joined our Community Celebration and we look forward to seeing you again soon.