Girls aged two to 10 will stroll down a magic carpet in their best princess outfits, meet Cinderella and be crowned with a tiara by a fairy godmother at the third annual Princess Party next month in White Rock.
The event organizers aim to raise $15,000 for the White Rock firefighters charity to help build an “all abilities” destination park for kids and grown-ups in the community.
Local grandmother Myra Merkal originally came up with the idea of a party for little princesses to help support the local firefighters “shore2shore” cycling fundraiser.
Each year, more girls have taken part and the event has raised more money, $3,450 in its first year for the Variety children’s charity and $10,200 for the firefighters charity in the second year, when 187 girls attended.
Besides the fun of being princesses for a day, Merkal said the event helps teach girls to be positive role models.
“The day will be full of opportunities for princesses to learn more about virtues such as kindness, helpfulness, thankfulness, friendliness and the effects that words and behaviours have on others,” Merkel said.
Upon arrival, each princess will be greeted by a fairy godmother who will her with her very own crown, meet Snow White and stroll on a cakewalk.
There will also be crafts, games and surprises, and every princess will win a prize.
The Princess Party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Star of the Sea community centre at 15262 Pacific Ave.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.wrprincessparty.com or at RE/MAX Colonial Pacific realty at 15414 24 Ave.