Kids’ performers Bobs & Lolo at Pearkes fair this weekend

Vancouver Island Baby Fair back for another year in Saanich

Children’s’ entertainment and informative seminars are on offer this weekend at the eighth annual Vancouver Island Baby Fair at Pearkes arena.

Popular children’s performers and two-time Juno nominees Bobs & Lolo will perform on the main stage, and parents can experience talks on topics like preparing for birth, fitness for new moms and financial tips for young families.

“Most visitors to the baby fair come expecting some unique shopping from great local businesses and to find helpful information to make life a bit easier,” said fair producer Shirley Broback. “We try to present a number of topics at the main stage to let new moms and dads get the most out of their visit.

Jay Duncan, a doula, and Laura Warren will challenge parents-to-be to prepare for the birth of their child as they would a wedding or another major life event.

“How often do we plan or prepare for special events or occasions in our lives,” Duncan said. “Think about your wedding, buying your home, preparing for an exam or researching phone plans. What are you doing to prepare for your upcoming birth?”

Broback said the event will be about more than just babies. It’s also a chance for parents to have a fun day out of the house.

In addition to nearly 100 exhibitors and the main stage schedule, the fair features a fun kids’ corner, a baby changing zone, comfortable baby feeding area, café, and an on-site photography studio and photo contest.

“The photo contest is always a big hit,,” Broback said.

“Each year the net proceeds of the contest are donated to a local charity; this year we’re proudly supporting the Victoria Society for Children with Autism.”

The baby fair runs Saturday, 10 a..m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See more at vancouverislandbabyfair.com.

 

 

Just Posted

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

Whooping cough detected in Claremont student

15 Greater Victoria schools have been informed of a student with pertussis since September

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Mayor hopes to attract more tech jobs to city

VIDEO: Protesters chain doors shut at DFO office in Saanich

Fish farm protesters removed from Commerce Circle for a second time

Plans in place for Cordova Bay mixed-use residential and commercial development

Staff approve proposal for 91 residential units and 46,797 square feet of mixed-use for Cordova Bay

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

No crackdown, just education as BC Ferries enacts smoking ban

Fines and extra patrols not happening at this time as ban begins Monday

Funding brings more tech spaces to UVic and Camosun

Students can look forward to the addition of hundreds of tech-related seats… Continue reading

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Late charge in Portland sees Victoria collect third straight WHL win

Matthew Phillips leads the way with three-point night in 4-2 win, Giants up next

Richmond, Uplands will need seismic upgrades to reopen

Richmond elementary could be replaced with new building, if needed

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Most Read