Bobs & Lolo (Lorraine Pond

Show biz nothing but kids’ stuff for singing duo

Bobs & Lolo bring popular children's show to Parksville Saturday in benefit for local preschool

Two of Canada’s most beloved children’s entertainers bring their upbeat and eco-friendly message to Parksville Saturday in a benefit for the non-profit Sunrise Preschool.

Bobs & Lolo, who have earned three Juno nominations and multiple Parents Choice Awards for their children’s music, will appear Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

Bobs (Robyn Hardy) and Lolo (Lorraine Pond) are known for educating children about and promoting the natural environment through song, with intricate arrangements that draw in parents by spanning genres including jazz, rock, blues and pop.

Since beginning their careers in 2003, Bobs & Lolo have released an award-winning DVD and five albums of songs, the last three earning Juno nominations for Children’s Album of the Year.

Since 2010, their music videos have aired regularly on Treehouse TV in Canada and even on Disney Junior (formerly Playhouse Disney) in the U.S.

The albums’ songs encourage youngsters to explore and connect with the natural world, and have addressed literacy, healthy eating, fitness, teamwork and family and social connections.

Sunrise Preschool, in the former Parksville Elementary School, has operated as a non-profit centre since 1974. Proceeds from the performance will go to help fund its operations.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with fun for all ages beginning at

1 p.m. Afterward, stick around to meet Bobs & Lolo.

Tickets are $15, with children under one year old free. Advance tickets are available at Soak Essentials, 180 Craig Street. For more information, call 250-248-8552 or visit the Sunrise website at www.sunrisepreschool.ca.

— NEWS Staff

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