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April 29, 2019

It’s Farmer’s Market Season!

We LOVE Farmer’s Markets. There is nothing better than being able to enjoy all the amazing local produce, meet the people growing your food, and finding unique gifts from people in your community. When you buy from a vendor at the market you know where your dollars are going. Plus we promise each vendor does a little happy dance with each purchase. We have written multiple posts declaring our love like this one and we also have a great recipe using the freshest market ingredients here.

One of our favourite markets to visit is Callingwood Farmer’s Market who is celebrating 35 years this year making it one of the longest running markets in Edmonton.

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A Positively Princess’d Royal Ball

I know we are all just starting to get into the Christmas spirit but we wanted to share this super fun event happening in Sherwood Park for New Year’s Eve! Positively Princess’d is holding a Royal Ball with all proceeds going to Jacob’s Wish.

About Jacob’s Wish

“Jacob Christian McInnis was born Dec 18 at 26 weeks gestation. Entering this world so early made him vulnerable to infection and at only 12 days old and 1.5lbs he contracted meningitis. Jacob’s mom Soula knew from the start her son was special and as they faced many adversities her boy’s heart just grew stronger for others. In Jacob’s 14 years on this earth he had 98 surgeries, 300 CAT Scans, countless MRI’s, CP, SVC, Stomach cysts, Blood Transfusions, Seizures and so much more but what seems like a long list of things that could tear a person down just made this boys mission for happiness stronger. Jacob is remembered because he always thought of others first, a true Superhero of Hearts which gave him the name that he is known by “Super Jake”. As a sick kid Jacob was given “wishes” to bring a little happiness into his life during tough times. Time and time again Jacob’s Wish was “I wish for everyone to be happy” and with that “Jacob’s Wish” began. Starting from a small cubicle size hospital room in 4D with his mom. Collecting gift cards, toys and purchasing any electronics they could afford for the kids he saw around him day in and day out. Spending most of his 14 years of life in the Stollery, Soula and Jacob knew first hand what these families needed. Random Acts of Kindness, something that brought even just a glimmer of light to a seemingly dark day.

Our Superhero has left this earth but his WISH remains.”

Positively Princess’d works closely with Jacob’s Wish (ran by Jacob’s Mom Soula) to continue bringing joy to kids and their families. Jacob’s wish was “for everybody to be happy” and we can’t think of a better way to make people happy than ringing in a New Year with your family and a whole lot of Princesses & Superheroes!

Early bird tickets are $35 for kids and $55 for adults until the end of November. Get tickets here! 

We want to give you a chance to win one Adult and one Child’s ticket! Enter below to win your spot for the most magical New Year’s Event in Alberta!

 

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Canadian Finals Rodeo – 44 Years of Tradition

Canadian Finals Rodeo

Last night we attended the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Northlands. Every year since 1973 the grounds fill with competitors, their families, volunteers, and fans. Even though it is a somewhat controversial sport to some, you cannot deny that the CFR has helped shape Edmonton.

Growing up outside of the city I remember coming into Edmonton for the Rodeo when we were lucky enough to get tickets from my aunt and uncle. We got to come into the big city, stay up past our bedtime, and sometimes we even got to have a pop and some popcorn. I remember sitting on the edge of my seats watching and holding my breath when someone fell, being in awe of Miss Rodeo Canada’s beauty, and laughing when the 5&6 year old’s did the mutton busting.

Continuing the Tradition

Yesterday I got to take the kids to their first (and possibly their last depending on what the final decision is on where the CFR will end up) and I am so glad we went. Watching the kids clap, cheer, and hold their breath while these athletes competed made my night.

Watching the cowboys come into the arena.

We got to tour before the show with the Chute Tickets (more information about those here) where we were able to go on a behind the scenes tour. We learned more about how thing work, where the animals stay when they are waiting to go on, and some more history about the CFR. Did you know that the same dirt has been used for 44 years? They actually store it on the grounds!

The kids got to meet with some of the participants and their favourite part was seeing the horses and bulls up close.

Tickets start at $10 and are still available for purchase here.

Will you be going this weekend?

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