After 38 years of bringing wholesome play to North Shore children, the former owner of BC Playthings, Pat Gallaher, is retiring.
To celebrate his retirement BC Playthings is having a block party complete with face painting, hot apple cider, arts & crafts, Sylvia the Balloon Lady, famous marble maze, photo booth, and a special visit from Isha, the Snowflake Fairy.
And don’t miss Charlotte Diamond in concert at 11:00am
Charlotte Diamond resides with her family in Richmond, near Vancouver, British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada. Born and raised there, she graduated from the University of B.C., majoring in Zoology and French. She took further studies at Laval University, Quebec, in French Language and taught science, French and music at the junior-high school level for 12 years.
Charlotte has had a life-long interest in music. She sang with local folk groups, including performing intro sets for Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton. When her own children came along, she began singing and writing songs for them and also developed a preschool music program in her community. This led to performances for her children’s parent-participation preschool, which mushroomed into requests for workshops, school concerts and family shows around Vancouver and throughout British Columbia.
Charlotte proceeded with the independent production and release of her debut album, 10 Carrot Diamond, which won the Juno Award (equivalent of a Grammy)! 10 Carrot Diamond became a Certified Gold Record in Canada and also won a Parents’ Choice Classic Award and an American Library Association Award in the U.S.A. Her career turned professional and international overnight! Songs such as, “Four Hugs a Day”, “Each of us is a Flower,” “Octopus” (Slippery Fish) and “I am a Pizza” started to become a regular part of classroom and family life.
For more information about this event please call us at 604-986-4111
For more information about Charlotte please visit her website at www.charlottediamond.com