This is the start of a very busy month and a half, 16 events booked and a few more requesting quotes. It’s going to be such an exciting start to the summer!!
This was our second year that we were asked to create memories for everyone who attends. I had started thinking about our set-up as soon as we were done last year. I wanted to make sure we kept it fresh and new as no one wants that same experience year after year. I am already planning for next year.
I ordered a comic book backdrop, found some very cool super hero props at PBX and of course my amazing graphic designer not only created a wonderful overlay and animation but he also had a whole package for a complete work flow.
The week before we confirmed set-up times and had decided this is the perfect event to train new staff. If you can handle a bunch of kids for 3 hours you can definitely handle our other events lol. Kind-of trial by fire for them.
I loaded and tested the booth, along with our new printer (so glad it arrived in it)- packed up the props, including our new superhero ones and had everything ready to go. A few items in my check list to add last minute but we are ready.
Sunday morning, May 7th 2023 we loaded the trailer, preparing for set-up at Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance in St. Norbert, Manitoba. We were happ we had no issues, except Sasha following us as she knows when we pack the trailer we are leaving her. Those puppy dog eyes she gives…. Ugh lol. When time comes to leave she lays on the bathroom floor with radio playing waiting for her special treat.
Set-up on May 7th 2023 at Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance in St.Norbert, Manitoba was so easy, took less than an hour and we were ready to go. I watched and listened to this amazing family, who have put this event on every year since losing thier son to a rare type of a brain tumour. Madox's Warriors is an amazing organization!! This is not my story to tell, but I highly encourage you to not only read about thier journey but to donate to help them find a cure- they are “committed to raising funds in which 100% of all net proceeds raised go toward childhood brain cancer research (specifically DIPG), hoping to help children in the future.”
A Bit Of Time Before May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance, St.Norbert, Manitoba
We even had time to grab a lunch. We decided to try Wayback Burgers- on Pembina Hwy. As we walked in we both were surprised by the old vintage dinner feeling (with a bit of a modern twist) The staff was very friendly and helpful in making our decisions. The food came fast and even got a free Mac and cheese bites. Loved everything and will definitely be returning. Gonna leave a 5 star review Forsure.
After filling up on some great food we made our way back to the St. Norbert Community Center to finish the last bit of set-up and train our new staff.
Ready, Set, Go May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance, St.Norbert, Manitoba
After eating we returned May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance. Unfortunately, we walked into the booth's screen being black. The feeling in the pit of my stomach is something I could never explain. Saying a quiet prayer Bert checked the plug in and found that someone had also plugged their equipment into the same outlet. They blew a fuse. When we left, we were the only one plugged in but had we of known we would have moved the extension cord to a separate plug. We have had this happen in the past and try to eliminate this by adding into our contract, but thankfully that was the only issue we had. I quickly set-up the booth and we got a group picture of all the incredible volunteers and organizers. This was a great way to start the fun!
Meet Our Newest Staff Members May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance, St.Norbert, Manitoba
If you see these two wonderful people working our booth, make sure you come by and say hi to Brandy and Chris. They picked up what to do very fast and were wonderful with all the kids. We only stuck around for a half hour as they didn't need us hanging over them. Before we left we got a few videos and pictures. There were so many stations for the kids to enjoy!!
Time To Clean Up- May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance, St.Norbert, Manitoba
Clean up and break down went very fast and smoothly with the two extra sets of hands. Of course, as always we were one of the last ones packed up, but so worth it!!
Time to go home, and prepare for our two events next Friday.
Check Out This TikTok Video of Our Set-Up May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance, St.Norbert, Manitoba
Thank you fo having us out on May 7th 2023, Madox’s Warriors Foundation Kids Dance, St. Norbert Manitoba.
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