On the last Saturday in July, Gemini Visuals was one of the official photographers in attendance at the White Rock Princess Party. The White Rock Princess Party was founded in 2009 by spirited community member, Myra Merkal, in hopes of creating a fun event for children while also giving back to the White Rock/South Surrey area.
This year Myra decided to pass the magic wand on to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation as she steps back from her duties to spend more time with her family. The community enthusiasm and support continues to grow and the ticket sales reflected another royal success.
Over the past eight years, in partnership with the White Rock Firefighters, this event has raised funds for an All Abilities Playground on East Beach. It has grown from a little party in a local hall to selling out the arena and raising $140,000.
In 2018, all funds raised are supporting the Foundation’s new All Abilities and All Ages Playground, being built in Ruth Johnson Park next to Centennial Arena. This playground is the first phase of a park system that will eventually lead to the proposed East Beach playground.
With activity stations that include a cake walk, t-shirt colouring, card making, hair and face painting, and a special interactive medical clinic with local paramedics demonstrating their work, the kids had a great time while practicing the virtues of caring, generosity and courtesy.
New this year was a special VIP Ticket which included access to a VIP room and one-on-one interactions with a princess, a White Rock Princess Party t-shirt to colour, complimentary snacks and a personalized photo that the kids will receive by mail from the princess after the event.
After a very successful 2018 White Rock Princess Party, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation has partnered with us, holding a Contest for a Gemini Visuals Gift Certificate.
Would you like to win a gift certificate for a maternity or newborn photography session? To be entered to win:
- Follow White Rock Princess Party on Facebook and Instagram
- Tag 2 friends who you want to bring to Princess Party next year!
- Draw will be held at Thursday August 16th 2018 at noon PST