Giveaway no. 6: A $400 Gift Voucher for Services at Dr For Moms!

Giveaway no. 6: A $400 Gift Voucher for Services at Dr For Moms!

I’m the proud mom of three beautiful, lively children. They’re all under the age of 5 and keep me and my hubby very busy! They are the loves of our lives and we are so thankful for them! They definitely continually challenge us to be better versions of ourselves every day.

As a violinist, I have regular chiropractic checkups and massage therapy and more… as a mom, I found Dr For Moms absolutely amazing in terms of navigating what was good for me before, during and after pregnancy, and for my little ones as well. As a mom as well, Dr For Moms are AMAZING with babies and children, and the entire family! We aim to be as healthy as possible, and Dr For Moms is a large part of that for us. From chiropractic, massage, pelvic floor physio to fabulous classes, seminars and even childminding while youre there- the team are Dr. For Moms come highly recommended by our family! With this time of year exceptionally busy, who couldn’t use a bit of a healthy checkup? Try any of their natural health treatments for moms, dads, and or kiddos – chiropractic, massage, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, physical therapy… even something from their Nutrient IV Lounge menu!

Here’s how you can win a Dr For Moms $400 The Healthy Lifestyle Sampler gift certificate. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

Giveaway no. 5: Free Music Kids’ Session at Chinook School of Music

Giveaway no. 5: Free Music Kids’ Session at Chinook School of Music

Hey Calgary Moms & Dads! This one is for the little ones!

Music is not only important to me, but also my children. Research is continually uncovering how music affects us – from promoting positive brain development to creating strong memories and emotional responses to motivating us. If you read John Powell’s Why You Love Music, then you’ll understand the importance of music in our everyday lives.

Established in 2005, Music Kids is Chinook School of Music’s early childhood music program for children aged six months to five years. Their fresh, modern approach to music education integrates scientific research that supports the positive role music plays in brain development. In this insightful program, children experience a joyful, nurturing environment while they develop fundamental music skills. My kids and I LOVE this program and I’m sure you and your kids will too!

Here’s how you can win a free Music Kids’ session. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

 

* You can enter anytime until midnight on 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am MST on 16th December.

 

Giveaway no. 4: A $500 Gift Voucher to Maison Blu!

Giveaway no. 4: A $500 Gift Voucher to Maison Blu!

There are so many things to think of when I’m on stage: Do I have the right lighting to complement my outfit, does the sound quality meet my expectations, and how do I look on stage? Thankfully, my go-to glam makeup artist is founder and principle of the sublime Maison Blu, Rola Muhieddine. Now, don’t get me wrong… I do know how to apply makeup, but Rola is truly an artist! Rola and her team are fun to work with and has an impeccable eye for detail. There’s honestly no one else I trust when it comes to looking my best on stage. If you visit Rola’s Instagram page – rolamuhieddine – you’ll see what I’m talking about! Ladies, the holiday party season is upon us, and if YOU want a glam look, then Rola if your go-to professional. Trust me 😊

Here’s how you can win a $500 gift voucher by makeup artist Rola Muhieddine of Maison Blu. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer the day’s contest question.

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

 

Giveaway no. 3: A $300 Gift Voucher to VA Hill Fine Strings!

Giveaway no. 3: A $300 Gift Voucher to VA Hill Fine Strings!

Happy Day 3 of Giveaways you guys!

Today’s giveaway is for my fellow musicians! I wouldn’t be where I am today without a few things: unwavering support from my family, friends, and fans; passion and perseverance; and, of course, my violin! The place I go for all things strings in Calgary is VA Hill Fine Strings. I’ve relied on these guys for my repairs, re-hairs, strings, music and all since I arrived in Calgary. The staff at VA Hill are helpful, know their stuff, and can definitely provide you with all your needs as a string player.

Without a doubt, VA Hill is the largest full-service orchestral string instrument shop in Calgary. Whether you’re a beginner, and advancing student, or a professional musician, I know you’ll be taken care of by the staff at VA Hill Fine Strings. I know I always am! 😊

Here’s how you can win! At $300 gift certificate the VA Hill Fine Strings Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and follow instructions. It’s that easy!

Sophie xo

 

 

Giveaway no. 2: A Double Pass to Noel Festival Calgary!

Giveaway no. 2: A Double Pass to Noel Festival Calgary!

It’s Day 2 of Santa Sophie’s 12 Days of Christmas!

You will LOVE this one! As a family of five, we’re ALWAYS looking for something fun to do together where we can also get out of the house in winter! Calgary’s Noel Christmas mini-market checks every box and we have a feeling it’ll appeal to everyone! We love it because it’s INDOORS (yes!), hosts an artisan market and has amazing food. The kids love it because there are four-themed light parks, and interactive light tunnel, and SANTA’S VILLAGE! Even better is that children aged 5 and under are free, which makes a cool (ok, warm) place to be during the holidays and one of the best places to get into the holiday spirit. There are plenty of opportunities to capture that perfect Instagram moment 😊

So, gather your family and friends and indulge in a spectacular Christmas event this holiday season. From an immersive, interactive light park and Christmas kids’ adventure to artisan gifts, craft beer and Christmas spirits in the Noël Christmas market, there’s something special for everyone.

To win tickets to the Noël Christmas Festival! Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and check out the instructions!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.

Giveaway no. 1: “Yule Love It” lunch buffet for 2 at the Fairmont Palliser’s Gold Floor Lounge with special performance by Sophie Armstrong

Giveaway no. 1: “Yule Love It” lunch buffet for 2 at the Fairmont Palliser’s Gold Floor Lounge with special performance by Sophie Armstrong

The Fairmont is a family favourite of ours! From Banff’s majestic Banff Springs to Calgary’s own historical Palliser Hotel to Toronto’s landmark Royal York, Fairmont Hotels continue to be our home away from home when we travel. Even in my native homeland Australia, Fairmont staff treat us like family, which is why we keep coming back year after year.

When you visit Calgary, the Fairmont Palliser is a must-see landmark – especially during the holiday season. The Palliser is one of my FAVE PLACES in Calgary to catch up with friends and family. It’s fabulous and has everything you need to make the right impression 😊 Check out the Hawthorn Dining Room’s Holiday Afternoon Tea (until January 12), try a festive-themed cocktail (until December 31), and splurge on the Veuve Clicquot Brunch. Or try my personal favourite, the “Yule Love It” lunch buffet, a Fairmont Palliser holiday tradition. This seasonal favourite features all the holiday classics and is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the holiday season with friends, family and coworkers. The “Yule Love It” lunch buffet is a great option for a small office Christmas celebration. Served from December 16 – December 20 from 11 am until 2 pm. $65 per adult. Two seatings available at 11 am and 1 pm.

For the first giveaway of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Instagram contest, the fab peeps at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary are giving one lucky winner the chance to win 2 tickets to the “Yule Love It” lunch buffet for either the 11 am or 1 pm seating in the Gold Floor Lounge! With this lunch comes another special treat – a personal performance by yours truly: ME!

Here’s how you can win lunch for 2 and your own personal performance by me. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer today’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

 

*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.