Prize Sponsors (U-Y): Usborne Books, Vancouver Aquarium, Warm Buddy & Yaya Baby!

This is our last feature on prize sponsors before our Launch Party on Jan 27th! Today’s post covers letters U through Y: Usborne Books (Sarah Green)Vancouver AquariumWarm Buddy & Yaya Baby!

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Want to stock up on high-quality books for your little ones? Sarah Green, North Shore mom and Independent Usborne Consultant, has what you’re looking for! Usborne is the UK’s leading children’s publisher, using the best editors and designers in the world to develop an engaging, entertaining and exciting range of over 1500 titles that make learning fun for children from birth right through to high school, and many that appeal to adults too! From activity books to touchy-feely, Internet-linked titles to fabulous fiction, puzzle adventures, Phonics and a new Reading Program, Usborne’s ground-breaking range has won and been nominated for numerous prestigious awards and accolades and continues to impress. Contact Sarah today via her website or Facebook. Or take home one of our Launch Party door prizes – a gift package from Usborne valued at over $40!

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If you’ve never been to the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, or it’s been awhile since you last visited, you and your kids are missing out! The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. Our family’s all-time favourites include the beluga whales, the monkeys, and the new-ish penguin exhibit. At $138, an annual family pass makes the Vancouver Aquarium infinitely more affordable, as it pays for itself in only two visits (and grandparents and other relatives can be added to the pass for a one-time fee). Or at least take advantage of the $2 off coupons being provided in our Launch Party swag bags!

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Next up is Warm Buddy, a North Vancouver based company creating & selling rejuvenating heat therapy products, including aromatherapy eye pillows & sleep masks, anti-stress body wraps & blankets, ultra spa robes, warming socks & slippers, and adorable warm-up plush animals for kids! Newest in their line are their baby, small and jumbo penguins created from the softest fur with plush hands and feet – and every one comes with a removeable inner pack that can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the freezer. One lucky family at our Launch Party will win a Warm Buddy Large Puppy and each of our swag bags will contain one of their amazingly fragrant aromatherapy eye pillows. For a more extensive review of this wonderful local company, check out our recent Modern Mama Spotlight post!


Last, but certainly not least, we must introduce you to Yaya Baby, an incredibly well-stocked online baby boutique founded by lovely North Shore mom of two, Janelle Bakker. Self-professed “picky mom” and “baby product addict”, Janelle doesn’t carry a product unless it’s her absolute favourite and it has earned her “Yaya Stamp of Approval”. Consider her your baby product guru! One door prize winner at our Launch Party will be going home with one of Yaya Baby‘s wildly popular Maxwell Designs Wet Bags. And for all of your online orders, note that the company offers free shipping on orders over $99 and free local pickup. What’s not to love?


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