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Royal Baby Celebration

Publish Date: 20-Jun-2013

Victoria, BC Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Fairmont Empress partners with C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society to support children in need

     Will there be a prince or a princess? To celebrate the upcoming arrival of the first baby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge due in mid July, The Fairmont Empress is partnering with C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society to collect donations of new toys, clothing and gift cards to help children in need in the Greater Victoria community.

     The Fairmont Empress is celebrating by giving back to the community and encouraging local residents and guests alike to help. From July 5 to July 31, 2013, a “Royal Crib” will be set up in the Tea Lobby of the hotel to collect donations as a tribute to the newest member of the monarchy. In exchange for a donation to the C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society, the hotel is offering local residents and guests a 10% discount for Afternoon Tea on the day of the donation.

     “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shown how strongly they believe in philanthropy, so I feel they would be pleased to know that we have chosen to do just that to celebrate the arrival of their first-born. We are also thrilled to partner with such a strong community leader as C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society to help us with collecting and distributing the donations,” said Fairmont Empress General Manager, Don Fennerty. “I have seen coverage of the past royal-themed celebrations at The Fairmont Empress and am especially looking forward to experiencing this one first-hand.”  

     The Fairmont Empress has close ties to Britain and its history, and over the last 105 years the hotel has hosted celebrations to mark significant British royal milestones. In 2011, The Fairmont Empress hosted a 2 a.m. Royal Wedding breakfast and viewing party, where attendees appropriately donned both bathrobes and fascinators for the event. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 brought an entire month of dedicated celebrations at The Fairmont Empress.

     All local residents and guests who wish to partake in this celebration and the grand tradition of Afternoon Tea while making a donation to C-Fax Santas Anonymous at The Fairmont Empress should book in advance and ask for the “Royal Baby celebration”.   Reservations for Afternoon Tea may be made at or by calling 250 389 2727.  Additionally Willow Stream Spa Victoria is offering 20% off Maternity Massages for Mother's to Be, for the month of July 2013. Reservations and information at 250 995 4650.

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