Princesses and pirates and pancakes, oh my!

Princesses and pirates and pancakes, oh my!

Special breakfast raising funds for Canuck Place

Sponsored by Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, Impress Branded Content

Calling all wee princesses, pirates and parents, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre is about to throw a royal fete your children will never forget.

On Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the food court will be home to a special breakfast in support of Canuck Place children and families.

In addition to a fun and healthy breakfast that includes a yogurt bar, fresh fruit, pastries, and various juices, the magical morning will also offer arts & crafts, a photo booth and an interactive story and song time with actual princess and pirates from Ever After Princess Party Events.

While the breakfast and certain activities will requires tickets to participate in, the booths will open up to everyone at 9:30 a.m. (by donation), offering: face painting, balloon animals, additional crafts, mini golf, sparkle tattoos, cookie decorating and more.

“This is going to be a wonderful experience for families here in the Fraser Valley to enjoy together,” said Tricia Schmuland, Marketing Director for Sevenoaks Shopping Centre of the event geared towards children 12 and under.

In addition to the plethora of activities and live entertainment, Schmuland says the breakfast provides a great opportunity to spread awareness of what Canuck Place is all about.

“When you purchase your ticket, not only will you be signing up for a morning of fun, you will also be supporting over 670 children across B.C. living with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them.”

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice first opened its doors in November 1995, to become North America’s first freestanding children’s hospice.

Recognized internationally as leaders in the field of paediatric palliative care, the need for its services have grown exponentially over the years.

At any given time, approximately 1,400 children in British Columbia are living with a life-threatening condition, according to

Lauren Hinnen, communications officer for Canuck Place, says the event is about having fun and living in the moment, which aligns with what Canuck Place is all about.

“We are really excited about this exciting interactive event that’s geared towards both boys and girls – it’s a fun time for kids, to support kids. We really are just embracing life and enjoying every moment.”

Aside from being a great partnership between Canuck Place and the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, the event wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the community, adds Hinnen.

“So many wonderful businesses have come on board to volunteer, including RBC Royal Bank and the Children’s Oral Care Centre. This allows us to keep the event at the lowest cost possible.”

What: Fairytale & Adventure Breakfast

When: Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Tickets: Several ticket options are available: Purchase tickets online HERE.

Pairs: 1 adult, 1 child – $25

Family Pack: Any combination of 4 tickets – $45

Additional ticket: (Child or Adult) – $15

Children 2 or Under (with paying adult) – FREE

Note: All tickets are non-refundable.

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A Fairytale & Adventure breakfast happens April 29 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

A Fairytale & Adventure breakfast happens April 29 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.