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Toy & Product Fair benefits Child Development Centre
Wish that you could find something unique for all of the infants and children on your shopping list in one convenient location? The Lower Mainland Annual Toy and Product Fair, benefiting the Langley Child Development Centre’s programs and services, could be the solution.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., more than 50 vendors will be at The Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, selling quality toys, innovative products and helpful services for children of all ages and abilities.
From unique items for babies, toys for toddlers, games for preschoolers and jewelry and accessories for teens, shoppers will be sure to find something for everyone on their list.
Admission is by donation to the Langley Child Development Centre.
A unique feature of this event is that child minding is provided by donation so that parents can shop ‘hands free’.
There are also over $750 worth of door prizes to be won.
As an extra convenience, Revival Arts Studio will have a mini-photography studio set up for family photos, just in time for Christmas. Photos will be taken with a donation to Langley Child Development Centre of $15 per child and $25 per family, and will be entered into a Show Your Smile Contest.
The winning photo will appear on the cover of Westcoast Families magazine, and the winner will also receive a prize package valued at $500.
Dragon’s Den winner, Easy Daysies, will attend the event. Easy Daysies was featured on the top-rated CBC television show in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their companies to successful venture capitalists. Local entrepreneur, Elaine Comeau, incited a bidding war and walked away with a deal from 2 Dragons.
Proceeds from the sale enhance the programs and services provided by the Langley Child Development Centre which is a non-profit organization offering services to more than people with special needs from birth to Grade twelve.
The LCDC has five programs: Infant Development, Supported Child Development, Aboriginal Infant and Supported Child Development, Developmental Preschool and Child and Youth.
Services that are offered to families and children involved with the Langley Child Development Centre include home visits, support in preschool and daycare settings, appropriate referrals to various agencies, playgroups, social evenings, workshops and a toy and resource library.
Among the sponsors are the Langley Times, Canada Ticket, Revival Arts Studio, The Wishing Star Lapointe Psychology Services, JRfm, Toy Traders, Urban Baby and Toddler magazine, Westcoast Families magazine, Kippo Kids, Westcoast Moms, USC Education Savings Plan, Discovery Toys, Rai Chiropractic, and Insight Optometry & Occupational Therapy.