by Rhonda Massad
This year Plaza Pointe Claire held their annual Easter bash and chose to give back the proceeds from their first ever Easter egg hunt to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the West Island (BBBS).
More than $1000 was raised last weekend through donations made during the event. A big basket filled with colourful Easter Eggs, each holding a discount offer or gift from participating merchants, was located at a table hosted by BBBS’s executive director Francesca Corso and some “little” volunteers.
Corso explained that to get an egg holding and Easter gift participants donated the amount of their choice.
“Not surprisingly the West Island community gave with their hearts and the event was great success,” Corso said.
Every year the Plaza hosts a petting zoo that children enjoy for several days. This year Kathleen Girard of Cookie Photo took more than 350 pictures of children with a real bunny.
“People were very excited to see the bunny and children had the chance to pet him while they had their pictures taken,” Girard explained. “Pictures were sponsored in part by the mall and in part by Cookie Photo as way to say thank you to a community that has been good to us.”
There were three live bunnies working as models during the 10 to 3 p.m. photo taking session.
The petting zoo gave children a chance to see live ducks, turkeys and of course rabbits.
BBBS invites everyone to come out on Wednesday May 4, for McHappy Day where several local McDonalds owned by the Cassir family will be donating proceeds to BBBS.