Bobs and Lolo returning to Filberg Park in Comox to entertain kids

Well-known children's entertainers Bobs and Lolo are bringing their catchy, Earth-friendly songs to Comox this Saturday.

BOBS (LEFT) AND LOLO return to Filberg Park in Comox to entertain children this Saturday.

BOBS (LEFT) AND LOLO return to Filberg Park in Comox to entertain children this Saturday.

Well-known children’s entertainers Bobs and Lolo are bringing their catchy, Earth-friendly songs to Comox this Saturday.

The energetic duo from Vancouver who are known for their lively and interactive performances and who were nominated for a Juno Award last year, will be the featured entertainers during Kids Day in the Park this Saturday at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox.

This is the third year for the day-long family event, which will also feature heritage games such as three-legged races, face painting, crafts, story time, a bubble tank and food booths.

“The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is really the crowning jewel of our community — it’s really a special spot, and for families to come and spend a few hours; you couldn’t ask for a better spot,” said Sue Medley, the Filberg Lodge’s volunteer assistant.

Robyn Hardy (Bobs) and Lorraine Pond (LoLo), who grew up on Vancouver Island, write and sing about nature, friendship and family.

Their videos are featured regularly on Treehouse TV, and they are dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world with music, movement and make-believe.

Sharing musical stories that engage, inspire and educate, they teach children to care about themselves, their neighbours and the planet.

“They’re just really amazing,” said Medley. “Kids just love it because they’re very interactive. The kids are all up front, dancing. It’s really fun event.”

Bobs and LoLo released a new CD, Connecting the Dots, this April.

“Connecting the Dots features 14 original songs aimed at inspiring kids to observe, explore and connect with the world around them,” they wrote on their blog. “The stories and ideas shared in each song show that connections exist between different things — from how sharing a smile is an easy way to brighten someone’s day, to what makes a tree a perfect home for a silly squirrel, to simply recognizing that we each have our own special ‘beat’ that makes us all unique.”

Kids Day in the Park will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Bobs and Lolo will perform on the main stage at 12:30 p.m.

The Hands On Farm will be closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m., but it will be open after that.

Admission to Kids Day in the Park is $5 per person, and it is free for children younger than two. Tickets are available at Benino Gelato in Comox, the Comox Recreation Centre, Planet Kids in Comox and Courtenay, and Whale’s Tale Toys.

All the money raised by Kids Day in the Park will go toward repairing the roof of the Filberg Lodge.

“Everyone can have a good time and preserve our special jewel,” said Medley. “It’s an opportunity to do something with the family and with the kids, and you can’t pick a better setting than the park. It’s geared toward little kids, and they do grow up fast, so it’s a chance to create some happy memories — and to support maintaining the lodge and park.”

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