Two great events, two great weekends, two great fundraisers!

Although spring break is often a time to get away, many of us stay in town and enjoy our local events!  We’re proud to be part of two amazing events to raise money for two great organizations! Mark your calendars for a great tail gate party at the Rink of Dreams event on Saturday March 19th 2011 from 11-4pm! This event is raising money for Victoria’s local Help Fill a Dream Foundation.  The event includes tons of family fun with the crayon bouncer, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon animals, carnival games and so much more! We can’t wait to see … Continue reading

Par-T-Perfect Victoria is a Proud Sponsor!

Par-T-Perfect Victoria is a proud sponsor of Eat Well Get Moving! 2011.  As of Feb. 1 2011 the annual Active Communities challenge is underway! The goal of Eat Well Get Moving! is to have children enjoy more vegetables, fruit and move more. This partnership between VIHA & the recreation centres of Greater Victoria creates awareness and educates about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.  The program is fun and interactive. Eat Well Get Moving! runs from February 1 – April 30 2011.  Participating schools & students will receive prizes and coupons for joining. Monthly prizes include a 3 … Continue reading

Interesting Valentine’s Day Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day you may or may not know. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets. Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an “Improvement in Telegraphy”, on Valentine’s Day, 1876. Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow … Continue reading

Teach the gift of giving

Start a new trend at your child’s next birthday with a Toonie party (for our non-Canadian friends, that’s $2.00)!  This is a perfect way to teach your child that giving is a great experience while eliminating a mass of presents that end up at the bottom of the toy box and takes the pressure off your guests to find that perfect gift. The concept is half the money is for the birthday child and half is for charity.  There are many ways you can organize this party.  For example, have the guests bring 2 Toonies, one for the birthday child … Continue reading