It was a pleasure working with Russ Neibel, of Russ’s Balloon Adventure. Russ’s talent is in making balloon animals and sculptures in an amazing and extremely creative manner. He goes far beyond the regular puppy dog figures with his magical balloon twisting, and blends new age figures with accessories and flair. Russ has a high level of mastery when it comes to the craft of balloon sculpting and has worked during many of Northlands’ major events including Capital EX and the Canadian Finals Rodeo. He interacts will with people of all ages, from young children to adults and a line-up follows him wherever he goes. Flexible and professional, Russ was easy to work with and Northlands would recommend him to any fair, festival or event seeking to create something fun and different for their guests.
- Tricia Lewchuk,
The St. Albert International Children's Festival
Russ Neibel has been putting smiles on children’s faces at the International Children’s Festival for the past five years. A consummate professional, Russ crafts imaginative balloon sculptures that delight young and old alike. I have no hesitation in recommending Russ as a balloon artist as he embodies both the creative spirit and attention to detail that will be an asset to any event.
- Nancy Abrahamson,
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
On behalf of the board, volunteers and staff at the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch I would like to thank you Russ. Russ, you did a fabulous job. The families were thrilled to have such a creative and entertaining artist! Your art and brilliant character brought so many smiles on faces of both children and adults. You provided wonderful memories for our recipients, donors, participants and volunteers. We would be honored if you would take part in our “Give the Gift of Life” Fun Run and Walk again.
- Sabrina Sperber,
Coordinator, Special Events,
Northern Alberta & the Territories Branch
Bearspaw Chiropractic Centre for Wellness
Russ Neibel, Balloon Master, recently assisted our office in our Second Annual Kids day. He tirelessly worked with the children making them balloon characters. It was awesome! I must admit, when Russ first approached me about helping out, I thought that it would be nice to have someone to make a few poodles for the kids. However, I was blown away by the artistry, intricacy and creativity that he brings to balloons. I have never before seen anything like it! He was a huge hit at our Kids Day, and it would not have been the same without him. Russ loves what he does and it truly shows. I fully recommend him and his services to anyone who wants to have someone who will entertain kids and leave them with truly unique keepsakes and fond memories of a very special day.
- Dr. Trevor Hove
Alberta Sprint Tour
Russ has an outgoing and professional attitude that works well on all levels, his understanding and interaction with children (of all ages) is second to none. I can, with great pride endorse Russ's Balloon Adventure and refer him for almost any style function that could utilize his world class talents. Russ's Balloon Adventure can bring a unique and interactive addition to your event that guests will truly remember. Artistic and adventurous is a simple way to describe what his talents bring to the table.
- William Gold,
Motorsports Marketing Management
O’Hanlon Paving Ltd.
Russ was amazing! It didn’t seem there was anything he couldn’t do. We had a lot of compliments on his skill and imagination, I don’t know who was more impressed with his creations -the parents or the children. One little girl asked for a mouse and he made her a Tigger with a mouse in his mouth! Wow! We were also grateful that he adhered to safety standards--he turned away a 22 month old because it wasn’t safe for anyone under 3 years old to have a balloon (the mom was impressed). He was punctual and pleasant and didn’t waste time creating once he got there--he started blowing, twisting, and shaping and soon had a line-up at his table.
- Tom Fath,
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
On behalf of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, I would like to thank you for your fabulous balloon artistry during the Ride Along held at Castrol Raceway earlier this year. The constant line up of children spoke to your talent and seeing the children with different creatures and creations made for a very festive day. Thanks again for making it a very special day for all of our children.
- Ila Kapler,
Caritas Health Group
Russ Neibel of Russ’s Balloon Adventure worked for the Caritas Health Group Staff and Volunteer Picnic. Mr. Neibel performed an excellent job, and was enjoyed by all of the attendees. I am sure that the Caritas Health Group will be employing Russ’s Balloon Adventure in the future. I would recommend Russ’s Balloon Adventure to any person or group needing quality family entertainment.
- Julia Stephen,
Art Enrichment Facilitator
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center-Edmonton
Thank you Russ for making the Ramada’s Children’s Christmas party a huge hit. Your quick wit and skill in the balloon business sure shows with all the smiles on all the kids faces. I received many thanks and lots of compliments on your balloon animals. I would recommend Russ to any organization that wants to go the extra mile for their children’s event.
- David Stanley,
Human Resources Manager
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Russ, from Russ’s Balloon Adventure, for making Aboriginal Day a great success. We had numerous positive comments about how much the children loved the balloon animals. Your balloon sculpting entertainment is an art in itself. Great job!
- Heather J. Poitras,
Trail Blazer R.V.
Russ has been a marvelous children’s entertainer for our R.V. dealership. He has done birthday events and RV shows for the past four years. Russ brings smiles to faces of all ages and is excellent with the children. He entertains the crowd with his unique skill and craft. Thanks for the great entertainment and we will definitely see you soon!
- Keith Graham,
We take this opportunity to appreciate your willing help and assistance that you so kindly gave us in organizing the breakfast with Santa this year. With your valued entertainment, this year’s party turned out to be a great success. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season.
- Shane Sabatino, Senior Vice President Human Resources
- Ron Soans, Corporate Office Manager
Les Tournesols Preschool
Thanks Russ our silent auction was a marvelous success! Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled evening with great food and frantic bidding…and we raised a great deal of money for the preschool!!! We couldn’t have done it without your support and your generous donation, and we want you to know how very grateful we are.
Christy Clown & Friends
Anyone looking for outstanding entertainment?
I am pleased to recommend Russ's Balloon Adventure to you! How happy I am to have discovered Russ Neibel this amazingly talented balloon sculpture artist this past Christmas season. He was such a hit that my clients asked him to stay overtime and continue delighting the children at the party he was booked for.
I continue to refer callers to Russ because he delivers * First Class* entertainment! He is a true professional! His outgoing personality not only adds fun and laughter to his performances, but makes doing business with him a real pleasure.
Take a look at his website www.BalloonArtistRuss.ca See for yourself... World Class balloon sculpture artistry! Congratulations Russ! Keep on twistin'!
- Jana Lapel/Christy Clown,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Shippers Supply Inc
It is with immense pleasure I write this letter to you. Thank you for attending our kids Christmas party, the kids were drawn to you immediately with your amazing work. Never in all the years i had been hosting parties, have i ever seen the kind of balloon artistry you are capable of.
The kids had aliens, mermaids, flowers, turtles, that spider guy – you pretty much name it and they got it. Not one kid went home without a huge smile and look of amazement on their face.
Without question we will continue to include you as part of our Kids Party Entertainment Team and will not hesitate to ever refer you to anyone looking to treat their kids to an amazing balloon entertainer. Thank you for squeezing us in this year – I look forward in working with you for many years to come.
- Michelle Wispinski,
Executive Corporate Events Coordinator/
Executive Assistance to the President
Leduc Black Gold Rodeo Association
On May 30, 2009 Russ Neibel attended our event The Rodeo of "Smiles". This event is run conjunction with the Leduc Black Gold Rodeo. Our event is a rodeo themed day dedicated to all the special needs children in the Black Gold School district. We have in attendance approximately 200 participants every year.
The day is full of activities of every kind geared to children. Russ's balloon artistry was an absolute HIT! The children loved him and his creative works. Russ was absolutely generous and compromising by having a huge amount of balloon creations pre-made and ready as it would have been impossible for him to make the required 200 balloon in the 2 hour time frame. Russ made sure that all participants received a balloon and no one was left out. Russ fulfilled our expectations and much more.
Russ was very professional, fun, kind, genuinely caring and patient with our participants and their caregivers. He was kept very busy the entire 2 hrs and he continued to be upbeat and enthusiastic throughout.
I had witnessed Russ entertaining during another event and I had decided to grab one of his business cards and I am very glad that I did. We absolutely plan on having Russ back again next year and I would recommend him for any event involving special needs children or any event large or small involving children.
Russ was FANTASTIC!
- Tonya Fillenberg,
Coordinator-Rodeo of "Smiles",
Leduc Black Gold Rodeo Association
The Westin Edmonton
In the past two years Russ has attended our Mother's Day Brunch functions with over 400 people in attendance each year and entertained the children with his "balloon magic" – it truly is amazing to see the plethora of creations he is able to create out of plastic and air. Watching the children's eyes light-up as Russ performs his balloon talent is so heart-warming to see. The array of balloon colors displayed is a carnival in itself!
Just last week as I was taking reservations for this year's event, I had mothers calling me to inquire if "The Balloon Guy" was going to be in attendance again. It was so nice to hear how many children's hearts he made smile the previous year. Russ, thanks again for making this year's Mothers Day 2009 at the Westin Edmonton a special one!
- Brad-Lee Bussche,
Town of Bonnyville
On behalf of the Town of Bonnyville I would like to thank you for your most excellent performance at our Family Day Event. The way that you work with the small groups for a few minutes each fit very well with our come and go event. The children were delighted by your creations and humour; there was always a line up of eager children waiting to see you.
The custom balloon sculpture of the monkey family playing ball that you sculpted was a huge hit as well; we had so many eager people to enter the draw to win it and take it home. I am going to recommend you to a few other friends of mine that are interested in unique entertainment.
Again, Thanks for coming out to our town.
- David Beale,
Town of Bonnyvile
Sheraton Four Points,
Hotel South Edmonton
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working along side Russ for many years. He has been the entertainment highlight of our Company Kid's Christmas Parties, BBQ's and Mother's Dat Brunches for the past several years. H is enthusiasm and rapport with the little ones is second to none, and his unique craft captivates audiences of all ages. Year after year our guests rave about his innovative balloon creations.
I highly recommend Russ for any company party – big or small the kids absolutely adore him!!
- Tracey Chapman,
Director of Human Resources
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
World Financial Group,
Insurance Agency of Canada Inc
Our experience with ‘Russ the balloon guy" as our children's Christmas Party entertainer has been excellent. We have booked with him for four years in a row now and are very pleased with his skills. He is very professional and at the same time he interacts with the kids exceptionally well. We would recommend Russ as your entertainer for any event, and we will be booking him again.
Thank you Russ, we look forward in seeing you again.
- Derrick and Tracey Germain, Edmonton, Alberta
Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
Russ you were Amazing! Everyone in attendance at our Pit Party was blown away by your creations. The adults definitely enjoyed your entertainment as much as the children. The Elvis balloon was out of this world. We have never seen anything like it. Russ you rock!
- Cheryl Rose,
Director of Sales and Marketing,
Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
We hired Russ Neibel for our son's 5th birthday party in April. After inviting almost 15 children ranging in the age from 3 to 6 years old we started to get a little nervous as to how the party would go...
We were thrilled when Russ arrived and immediately began to entertain the children with his balloon creations. For an entire hour the children excitedly gathered around Russ while he engaged them with his art of balloon making. His creations were fantastic, and suited specially for each child's wishes and age level. Some examples of his work include a beautiful tooth fairy and a space alien! Russ had great energy with the children and was entertaining, fun, warm, and professional towards all.
Many of the parents at the party raved about what a wonderful job Russ was doing with his show and asked for his business card for future reference.
I would absolutely recommend Balloon Artist Russ for a child's party. Thank you, Russ, for helping make our son's birthday so special and memorable
- Carolynn Archibald (mom and very happy customer!),
W.F. Welding & Overhead Cranes Ltd
Russ Neibel provided balloon entertainment at our annual company family picnic in September 2008.
Russ was very courteous, patient and entertaining with the children. All of this meanwhile crafting objects out of balloons. His supply of balloons was immense, in every colour imaginable, which led to the most detailed balloon art thinkable. The kids and their parents were very impressed with Russ's skills and creations. He definitely helped make the picnic an enjoyable time for everyone,
I would recommend Russ's Balloon Adventure to anyone wanting a professional children's entertainer for their event.
W.F. Welding & Overhead Cranes Ltd
Canadian Finals Rodeo
Thanks for participating in this year's Canadian Finals Rodeo. Family Day was made extra special with you being there. The Rodeo was an overwhelming success, with an overall attendance of 92,533. Northland would like to thank you for your support and we hope you enjoyed the week. The success of the event is due to the people and businesses, fans, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, all those behind the scenes and of course the rodeo contestants involved.
We look forward to your continued support at the Canadian Finals Rodeo next year.
- Tricia Lewchuck,
Entertainment Coordinator, Major Events,
Castlebrook Park and Playground Community League
Thank you so much for coming out to entertain the children at our 2008 Family Pasta Dinner for the Castlebrook Park and playground. Your balloon creations are amazing! The children all enjoyed their balloon sculptures! Having you there, really brought a family atmosphere tou our event. We also greatly appreciate the extra time you spent with us, on a very busy night! You made our event awesome.
Castlebrook Park & Playground,
Community Event Director
Nestle Purina PetCare
Thanks Russ, you did an amazing job! All of our guests really enjoyed your balloon entertainment, and are still talking about how do you do it? The children were so exited afterwards that we want to book with you again for next year. Fantastic job, thanks again.
- Dylan, Tanya and Darryl,
Re/Max Real Estate Center,
Ron Dixon & Associates
Hi Russ, just wanted to send our thanks again for a terrific performance! The children absolutely loved you. The adults couldn't keep their eyes off of you, so many different and detailed balloons. Thanks for being so unique to our event; it was our pleasure having you.
- Ivana Locke Realtor,
Ron Dickson & Associates,
Hi Russ, thanks for your donation of incredible balloon creations. The children and adults went ballistic when we pulled them out. The balloon animal booth was one of the lined up all day, until we sold out! I just wanted to let you know that I ran out of your business cards you gave me, so I was writing your number and web site down on paper for people. Everyone was wanted to know who made them because they were such a big hit. The Cancer Fundraiser would not have been able to do such great job without you Russ, thanks again.
- Carrie Wing,
Party / Wedding Planner
I have had the great opportunity to work with Russ this year and would refer him as an awesome entertainer and as an energetic person. He is punctual and very enthusiastic person, and I am hoping to work with him in the near future. I have been in the party/wedding planning business for the past 2 years and he delivers much more than expected and is very creative, which is hard to find now a days. Russ made such an astonishing presence that many parents took his card and are going to hire him for future parties.
- Virgina Duran,
75th Silver Anniversary Celebration
To Russ Our Balloon Guy, we had an awesome time. We enjoyed your entertainment so very much and the kids were in heaven! I've never seen that many children at one time so happy. They were laughing, dancing and being very creative with the balloons you made for them. I will always pass your name around when a party is mentioned that's for sure. Everyone had a great time seeing the kids so happy, Thank you so much for that.
- Michael & Sherri Baier,
Dentus Family Dental Clinic
Russ worked his magic with his balloon artistry during our International Kid's Day Celebration at our Dental Office. He brought many smiles to the faces of our patients when he razzled & dazzled them by creating wonderful characters with his balloon twisting artistry. I highly recommend Russ & his magical hands to brighten your function and bring many smiles to both the young and old.
- Leanne Carleton,
Dentus Family Dental Clinic,
St. Albert Alberta
Dear Russ, I would like to take the time out again to thank you for making our son Tyler's birthday party a fabulous time. Tyler is still so excited to show his race car balloon that you made for him. He is now showing all of the neighbours and the postman! They all were amazed at the race car also; I gave them all your website and phone number. My sister was thinking about the wedding balloons that you two were talking about and they sound great. The really nice thing about that is that they are unique, and special. I can't wait to see them set up. From Tyler, my husband Troy and I thank you again for the great entertainment you did for the children.
- Jennifer Anderson,
Sherwood Park Alberta
Hi Russ, thank you for the wonderful balloons and entertainment for Carrisa's birthday. All of Carissa's friends were so excited when you arrived at the beginning of the party. Ashley and Fatima now want to become like you and make balloons, you have inspired them. All of the parents were shocked to see such creative balloons it was the talk of the party. I didn't realize you were so talented and skilled, you are defiantly a master. I will be sure to pass your name on to my friends and colleagues.
- Jo-Anne McDonald ,
Spruce Grove, Alberta
The City of St. Albert,
St. Albert Fire and Emergency Services
On behalf of the St. Albert Fire and Emergency Services and the owners and staff of the St. Albert Dairy Queen, we would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help out with the Children's Miracle Network in August.
our balloon characters that you twisted for the children who were there assisted our efforts in making that day a total success.
Once again Russ, thank you for your truly amazing balloon entertainment, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
- Kim Gold,
St. Albert Fire and Emergency Services
Kristel & Jason Busby Wedding
I just wanted to write and say a BIG thank you! You were a total hit at our wedding this weekend! Everyone is still talking about it! Simply amazing, you are very skilled at your craft in balloon artistry!
- Kristel & Jason Busby
100 Mile House StreetFest
Russ Neibel is exactly what he advertises himself to be: an artist, aprofessional and an entertainer. Russ performed for our outdoor StreetFeston a cold and wet Saturday in May. Despite the poor conditions, Russ kept asmile on his face and made the most creative balloon creatures I've everseen. One of the nicest things about Russ is that he listens to what eachchild wants, making each child feel special. I would bring Russ back againand again ... I would just hope for better weather!
- Christine Jordaan Manager, South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce 100 Mile House, BC
Hi Russ. Just wanted to thank you again and let you know that Tyara and the kids had an amazing time! They loved those balloons so much, you did a fantastic job with them! I'm really glad that you could take part in creating such a special 6th birthday party for Tyara. Much appreciated!
- Alison, Edmonton
Lake Okanagan Resort
Balloon Artist Russ has been out to special events at our Resort and every time has been the hit of the event. The balloon characters he creates are the most outstanding I’ve ever seen and they amaze not only the children but the adults as well. The line up of kids wanting something made by Russ never ends and after four hours of tying cartoon characters he is enthusiastic and cheerful with everyone. I would highly recommend him for events of any kind!
- Richelle Lawrence, Activities Director at Lake Okanagan Resort
Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay
We had the pleasure of having Russ’ amazing balloon art on display at the 24 Hour Relay and all the kids and even adults who came by were shocked at the artistic ability and the fact that they were made of balloons! We had a 28+ degree day and the animals stayed in perfect shape with no concern. The fact that it only took him a short time to create four beautiful creatures was a feat in itself and would recommend his services to entertain any children’s party.
- Melina Di Fabrizio, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
Zebra Child Protection Centre
Hello, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday. The event was a huge success and you were fantastic. I look forward to being able to work with you again in the future. Thank you again.
- Aleina Aleina Whytock Director, Volunteer Services, Zebra Child Protection Centre Downtown
Downtown Vernon Association
Hi Russ! THANK YOU for taking part in the 2010 Sunshine Festival!The DVA would like to thank you for coming out on the street and being a part of “One of the Okanagan’s Largest Sidewalk Sales”! The sun came out and brought the crowds with it! Downtown Vernon was a flurry of excitement on Saturday, and we are happy you were part of that excitement!THANK YOU for being a part of this annual DVA community event!Thanks again!
- Holly Schmidt, Events & Marketing Coordinator, Downtown Vernon Association
Save-On Foods Salmon Arm.
Russ did a fantastic job entertaining both the young and old at our two day
Grand Opening celebration, June 9th and 10th of 2010.We had over 4000
visitors/ shoppers in the two days and Russ worked tirelessly for 5 hrs per
day. We had endless customer comments on his exceptional entertaining and
unbelievable skills. Thank you Russ and we will book you again!!
- Randall Bamford, Store Manager and events coordinator