October recap: knights, fairies, power ties, mounties, emcees, fops, and pirates!

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October was a big month for The Character Guys. Starting with the Building Owners and Managers of BC fantasy-themed event at Bill Reid Gallery. They wanted fairy & elf while King Arthur emceed -so we delivered picture perfect characters that lightened the atmosphere and created that extra magic.

Soon after that we performed our Trump Corporate Roast for the Mechanical Contractors of BC at the Metrotown Hilton and truly infused the distinguished service awards night with lots of warm-hearted laughs, fantastic photo ops and great memories. We were so grateful to be working with such great clients: funny, resourceful and ready to go with the flow. It’s such a great way to honour your colleagues with laughs and shared memories!

Trump Roast poster

Then to a Latin-American business conference where Mike made a big splash as a Spanish-speaking Mountie at the Hotel Vancouver, welcoming delegates to Canada and entertaining them with a mini Canadian trivia game show — all in Spanish!

2013 Mountie in Spanish

It was Mike’s pleasure to MC the high-profile, media-attended awards ceremony for the Interface 2013 Digital Health Summit at Vancouver Conference Centre in October – a TED Talks-style tech show attended by cutting-edge innovators and potential backers.

2013 Out of the Rain AuctionThe next day, We were proud to be part of the Homelessness Action Week sponsored by City of Vancouver, VCC & Streetohome Foundation. Mike was able to take part by being the MC and auctioneer for Out Of The Rain -a very special event that exhibited the creations of homeless, recently housed & marginalized artists in the same space as those of established artists -reminding us of what we all share, regardless of our situation: passion, dreams, perspective and overall, TALENT. All proceeds from sales of pieces by established artists went to Streetohome Foundation, while those of homeless artists went directly to the artist. The Character Guys are proud to have been part of this — and it was a new first. Never conducted an art auction before! Woo hoo!

Among the engagements for the rest of October, the AGM for BC Lacrosse Association stands out as particularly fun. Their theme was the circus, and we ramped up the energy with Zoltar the fortune-teller, reading palms and giving HILARIOUS fortunes at the entrance, Rango the Ringleader presides over the event, and our original 17 century clown-fops delivered slapstick fun on stage and then roved for more laughs. Great people, great fun.

We finally rounded off October with our live comedy show: Pirating 101 — a crash course on pirating on Halloween for Oakridge Shopping Center, family fun with parents and kids brought up on stage for lessons in swashbuckling!

Nick the piratepirates at oakridge 2_0