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 mock wedding event Kate’s Bestie’s Wedding. It was a night filled with hilarious speeches, surprise revelations and unforgettable performances!
In this highly dynamic wedding, security was tight, with a secret lock box always guarded (roles played by Willow Eyford and Joe Hawkins). The minister (Fred Pulles) wrote the vows for the elated couple, including a list of un-predicted expectations. The maid of honour Kate (Kim Osip) went into labour and the bridesmaid Elle (Tammy-Lee Hawkins) eagerly stepped into the role, desperately trying to win the friendship of the bride.
As the night went on, the bride (Heidi Shopa) was getting more and more impatient as the groom (Matt McGregor) was busy talking sports and reminiscing about good times with his very attractive sports bestie Alex (Jamie Cappan) and her bookie dad (Fred Pulles). The drama unfolded as the biological mother (Cindy Osip) and twin sister of the bride (Ellen Winofsky) barged into the wedding, declaring the bride was stolen at birth and competing with the bride’s adoptive mother Mona (Sue Matheson). In the end, the exhausted and bossy wedding planner Olivia Twaddlesmythe (Kristina Stewart) made sure 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 – you did an outstanding performance. Bravo! Thank you to the DJ service of KID Productions for their last-minute booking. You were an enormous hit!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, the Board of Directors and staff would also like to extend our gratitude to the Billy Barker Casino Hotel, St. John’s Anglican Church, Sherry Blackmore for the cupcakes, Cindy Osip for the wedding cake, and the guests and their generous gifts to the bride and groom.
Watch for Kate’s BIG Wedding in 2020!
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!
Lorene Pulles is the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Quesnel.