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March 25, 2023 Stars Cup- East End Arena Winnipeg Manitoba Not All Events Go Smoothly...

Updated: Mar 28

We have been slow with events since our major Christmas rush, so today we felt a bit like newbies lol. We decided that not only will we be doing the weekly blog but also a blog from our events.

We are excited that we are back again creating memories for the Stars hockey players. It's been since 2019 that we have been able to be back.

It's funny, all the customizing and packing for this event had us wondering if we forgot anything as it all came together smoothly. I always get this sense on anxiety on the drive to the event and today was no different. Running through the packing list on my head, along with planning for any what if scenarios. You would think after all the hundreds of events we have done I would be over these feelings. Unfortunately, I may never be as I strive so hard to make each event unique to the client.

For this event my amazing graphic artist, Corey, created an amazing custom overlay and animation. The cherry on top is the unique hockey animations he created to go with the event.

I had made a few custom signs, and purchased a few purple and yellow/gold props for the players to use, along with the inflatable hockey stick. (these pictures are from 2019 as we totally forgot to take pictures this time)

Unfortunately, our Stanley cup has not made it, after many events we could no longer repair it and are on the hunt for a new one.

And then it Happened.....ugh, I Knew Everything Was Going To Good

We only needed to print a sample and we were ready to go..... then my printer would not work... after frantically trying different cords we noticed a broken piece that we could not repair.... panic sets in ... finally we made a decision, Bert decided to run home (from East End Arena to Sanford - 50 km one way) event starts in 15 minutes. I have to explain to the amazing parents/ coordinators that we will not be able to print pictures until after the event- but the pictures will be sent via text to everyone who enters thier number in. Crisis sort of adverted. They were so incredibly understanding. Thank you so much! Thier response helped calm me down and helped me to move forward.

Help Arrived

Now I am by myself with no one to help with props or to manage the crowd. I could of cried when 4 amazing teenagers stepped in to help. I never got a chance to thank them at the end of the event. If anyone reading this knows these 3 girls and a boy, please tell them how much it meant to us that we h