With Christmas just around the corner, we are preparing for our Bigs and Littles Christmas matinee. In the spirit of the season, we are busy filling all those gifts and treat bags getting into the essence of sharing, giving and receiving-being thankful for all the little things life has to offer.
In November, we successfully held our sold-out event, Kate’s BIG Wedding. It was a night filled with hilarious speeches, surprise revelations and unforgettable kisses! In this high-profile wedding, security was tight, with a few unsuspected searches (roles played by Willow Eyford and Jeannine McCormack).
The minister (Fred Pulles) wrote the vows for the elated couple, including a list of unpredicted expectations. As the night went on, the bride (Dorine Green) was getting more and more anxious as the groom (Jon Simpson) was busy talking on his cell, all evening long. Further, the groom’s ex girlfriend, also best friends with Kate’s new mother-in-law (Sue Matheson), was at the wedding reminiscing about their lasting friendship, and favourite macaroni and cheese dishes. The mother of the bride (Cindy Osip) was dismayed, thinking that Kate choose a husband unable to provide the means to which she was accustomed too and was already planning Kate’s next wedding.
The fully booked venue was originally set for the maid of honour’s wedding (Raielle Perry) but her fiancé broke it off! With the last-minute cancelation, Kate was now able to hold her own wedding at the extravagant venue. Kate’s bestie was not a happy camper.
The drama unfolded as ex-girlfriend (Heidi Preston) realized it was the best man (Micah McGowan) that secretly loved her and not the groom. In the end, everything worked out and amongst all the laughs and good times we were reminded of what weddings are all about – heartfelt LOVE!
A huge thanks to the volunteer cast, who had an outstanding performance. Bravo! Thank you to the incredible band Road Block for donating their time, they were an enormous hit!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, board of directors and staff would also like to extend our gratitude to:
The Billy Barker Casino Hotel
St. John’s Anglican Church
Morsels Moveable Feast
DJ Duane Schultz
The guests and their generous gifts to the Bride and Groom
Watch for Kate’s BIG Wedding in 2019! Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!
Lorene Pulles is the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Quesnel.