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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Come and Support the ibu Bazaar 01.05.09 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


ibu 2009 Family Bazaar

The 2009 Family Bazaar is being held on Friday 1st May at Bangsar Village II in the event hall next door to Kizsports on the 3rd floor.

Our vendors will be selling a diverse selection of products including kids’ toys and books, baby equipment and clothes, cards, jewelery ,baby food, personalised towels for kids, bean bags and gift items, as well as various classes ranging from antenatal care and baby massage to personal fitness training.. Bargain hunters will find plenty of pre-loved items for sale including baby & childrens’ clothing, toys, baby equipment, books and designer and maternity clothes for mums.

There will be activities for children, including face painting and a lego table and in addition Kizsports have kindly offered a discount of RM7 on their usual entry fees upon presentation of a bazaar ticket. Child (and parent!) friendly refreshments will be on sale. With goody bags for the first 500 through the door and fantastic lucky draw prizes generously donated by participating vendors and many other retailers, in addition to all the vendors, kids activities and jumble bargains on offer, it is an event not to be missed!

ibu would like to extend special thanks to the event sponsors:
Bangsar Village II, Novozymes, Mead Johnson, Buds and our official online partner, Venusbuzz.

Tickets are RM10 at the door, RM5 in advance, with a share of profits from the event being donated to the Agathians Shelter (


The Bazaar relies on the support of many volunteers to make it a success. There are all sorts of ways in which you can help and any contribution large or small is much appreciated.

On the day itself we need volunteers for the following roles:
• set up
• staff the door and hand out goody bags
• selling tickets
• staffing ibu Jumble table
• staffing ibu table & charity table
• staffing the ibu Food & Beverage stand
• clearing up
In addition we are looking for more volunteers in April to help with preparations including
• sorting and pricing jumble
• stuffing goody bags
• selling advance tickets
• hanging flyers
• collecting goody bag and lucky draw donations

Just email or sms Jo on 017 346 1441

If you aren’t in a position to donate your time on the day there are still plenty of other ways you can get involved and help. We are looking for the following donations

• Baked goods for our F&B stand (to be dropped off at the ibu house by 30th April 12.00pm
• Pre-loved items for our ibu jumble table (please contact Alison on 03-2094 2234

We are also still looking for donations for goody bags (eg discount vouchers for products or services) and lucky draw prizes so if you know anyone who may be willing to donate then please contact Melissa Lozano at or sms on 012 260 5757

Easter Playgroup 2009 04.04.09


Another beautiful sunny day in KL for yet another fun Special Themed Playgroup! This playgroup was so overbooked, many had to be turned away. In total, 35 children and their parents attended.

Fun in the ibu house meant a morning chock-a-block with activities. Art and Craft was egg mobile decorating and Easter themed colouring. For some regulars, the sandpit sufficed!

The highlight of the day was of course the egg hunt which even saw some littlies trying to beat the whistle to get a head start! Many were even spotted ‘casing the joint’ prior to the start! As Malaysia is way, way too hot to do the traditional hiding candy in the eggs trick, we had to resort to giving out Easter chocolates and candy in the shade, in exchange for the eggs all our little hunters brought back to us. There were special prizes too, for the finders of the extra large eggs!

Everyone calmed down and relaxed to Easter stories by the enthralling Anne Ooi, our resident storyteller. It was a great way to end a busy morning.

Everyone went away happy with loads of candy good to last them at least a week!

Many thanks go out to the following persons who helped:

Nikki D’Cruz & Tammie Morris ( for helping with the setup and more )
Paige Head (for the gorgeous artwork and the cupcakes )
Naz Hamid-Hnatko ( for ensuring the cupcakes were not destroyed )
Anne Ooi ( for another great story )
Jo & Greg
Amelie Langdon ( for taking the photos )
And everyone who loaned baskets!!
( and many apologies if I have left anyone out ! )

Written by Karen Loong-Thomas
Activities Coordinator

Arriving bright and early to get the best eggs..

The fun and very busy art and craft table..

Delightful cupcakes for the taking!

The Egg Hunt