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BALLOON ARTIST

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BALLOON ARTIST

Russ

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Pricing starts at $125.00 per hour plus gst. I accept all forms of payments online and onsite at events with the Square Payment Processing System. Easy credit/debit card tap and go! and secure chip inserted payment processing. 

 

Edmonton’s #1- 5STAR Google Reviewed Master Balloon Artist and Entertainer from Edmonton, AB, Text/Call 780-966-9007 Fun@BalloonArtistRuss.ca Balloon Artist Russ gives an event the WOW! factor, creating unforgettable memories of balloon fun for kids and adults alike.

Russ can twist hundreds of balloon animals, cartoon characters, hats, glowing/flashing bracelets, anything with horse-power, and special one-of-a kind sculptures.

**Russ specializes in small, medium and large event line twisting entertainment! No crowd is to small or to BIG to make smile!

Hi there!

I’m Russ Neibel, a Master Balloon Artist
and Entertainer from Edmonton, AB Canada.

I can create anything out of balloons!
I can twist hundreds of balloon animals, cartoon characters, hats, costumes and special one-of-a kind sculptures.

As a Master Balloon Artist in  Edmonton, I bring balloons to life!

Balloons?

They're not just for children's parties any more!

Christmas, New Years, Valentine Day, Mothers day, Easter, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Ethnic Community Events and Holidays.

Edmonton balloon artist Russ Neibel with Marvin Hardy, the balloon twisting legend, at an international balloon competition.

Services

So many ways to have fun...with an Edmonton balloon artist!

Professionally tailored

I can twist whatever a child requests while having fun with them and keeping them entertained as my magic balloon-twisting fingers move at lightening speed. Most of these creations are in the 3 to 8 balloon range, which makes it great entertainment for small and large numbered events. I also incorporate flashing LED LIGHTS into the creations as well (please mention at the time of booking). This service works well at events that have a line-up already, keeping your customers entertained as they wait. Ask me about customizing my services for your event. Edmonton balloon artist.

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You can choose any of the animal creations that I make and have them delivered or picked up at your convenience. This service is great for time-restricted events, birthday party loot bags, short notice events, and children’s carnivals. This is also a great add-on to any other of my services that I offer. Especially those parties you don’t want late arrivals to miss out on. It’s great to have some pre-mades on hand in case of any breakage. You will be able to wipe those tears away and bring those big smiles back. Some restrictions do apply. Edmonton balloon artist

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Professionally tailored

I can stroll through your event, entertaining and impressing your guests with out-of-this-world balloon sculptures. I will pick areas of your event with families or pockets of people gathering and will perform my balloon magic skills for them, leaving them with a cartoon character or that special-requested creation made for them right before their eyes. I take a bow and continue moving into the crowd to another area of your event to entertain. I am skilled differently than the normal balloon twister and my creations show it in all my work. Customize your event with a special sculpture your guests can take home and always remember. Edmonton balloon artist.

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Professionally tailored

I will come to your house or location of the party and create balloon animals, cartoon characters, hats, for all of you and your guests. Birthday Fun Package 1 is for up to 12 children and is 1 hour long. This gives all the children a balloon creation (made with multiple balloons) they can take home with them as a memento of your child’s special day. The birthday person receives a special one-of-a-kind creation made right in front of all your guests’ eyes. 

Birthday Fun Package 2 is the same as number one but I will use LED LIGHTS in all my balloon creations. This brings a new element of fun to the balloons. This package is good with older children. For more children than 12 with any of the birthday fun packages there will be an additional charge applied. Edmonton balloon artist.

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You can purchase as many hours of fun balloon twisting entertainment as you wish. This makes a great gift for birthday parties, surprise events, special occasions, employee awards, prize give aways, and low income families. Surprise someone you care about today with the fun of balloon art. Balloon artist Edmonton 

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Professionally tailored

I will teach children of all ages how to twist the basic balloon dog and other animals. Work shops can be any number of people and in any location you request. Work shops will learn the basic twists that master balloon artist uses, depending on skill level and time limit. Balloon safety with you and your family is also a topic discussed with all work shops. This is a great family and community event for you and your friends. All materials and supplies are supplied by BalloonArtistRuss.ca  Balloon artist Edmonton.

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Some restrictions apply. Balloon artist Edmonton.

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I sculpt any creation that you can imagine. In any color or colors you wish. Custom sculptures can be flower bouquets, special interest ideas, under-water sea-themed, cartoon characters, jungle orientated and balloonicatures. The sky is the limit, for any occasion you like, anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, congratulations, balloon-a-grams and the popular just-because-you-love-them balloon. Don’t know what you want? Contact me for ideas and suggestions. I find out the availability of your sculpture, time frame and price. I require 48 hours notice for most custom sculptures. Pick up and delivery is also available. Balloon artist Edmonton. 

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Testimonials

A lotta fun goes a long ways....

Northlands Productions
Tricia Lewchuk, Event Coordinator
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It was a pleasure working with Russ Neibel, of Russ’s Balloon Adventure. Russ’s talent is inmaking balloon animals and sculptures in an amazing and extremely creative manner. He goes farbeyond the regular puppy dog figures with his magical balloon twisting, and blends new agefigures with accessories and flair. Russ has a high level of mastery when it comes to the craft ofballoon sculpting and has worked during many of Northlands’ major events including Capital EXand the Canadian Finals Rodeo. He interacts will with people of all ages, from young children toadults and a line-up follows him wherever he goes. Flexible and professional, Russ was easy towork with and Northlands would recommend him to any fair, festival or event seeking to createsomething fun and different for their guests.
The St. Albert International Children's Festival
Nancy Abrahamson, Festival Director
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Russ Neibel has been putting smiles on children’s faces at the International Children’s Festival forthe past five years. A consummate professional, Russ crafts imaginative balloon sculptures thatdelight 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.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Sabrina Sperber, Coordinator, Special Events,
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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.
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Ila Kapler, Coordinator-Edmonton Sub-Chapter
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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.
O’Hanlon Paving Ltd.
Tom Fath, President
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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! 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.
Caritas Health Group
Julia Stephen, Art Enrichment Facilitator
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Russ Neibel of Russ’s Balloon Adventure worked for the Caritas Health Group Staff and VolunteerPicnic. Mr. Neibel performed an excellent job, and was enjoyed by all of the attendees. I am surethat 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.
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center-Edmonton
David Stanley, Human Resources Manager
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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.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Heather J. Poitras, NAD Chairperson, Alberta Region
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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!
Trail Blazer R.V.
Keith Graham, Owner
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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!
The Brick
Shane Sabatino, Senior Vice President Human Resources - Ron Soans, Corporate Office Manager
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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.
Christy Clown & Friends
Jana Lapel/Christy Clown, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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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 talentedballoon sculpture artist this past Christmas season. He was such a hit that my clients asked him tostay 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 trueprofessional! His outgoing personality not only adds fun and laughter to his performances, butmakes 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'!
Shippers Supply Inc
Michelle Wispinski, Executive Corporate Events Coordinator/ Executive Assistance to the President
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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.
Leduc Black Gold Rodeo Association
Tonya Fillenberg, Coordinator-Rodeo of "Smiles", Leduc Black Gold Rodeo Association
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Russ Neibel attended our event The Rodeo of "Smiles". This event is in 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 approximately200 participants every year. Russ fulfilled our expectations and much more. 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!
The Westin Edmonton
Brad-Lee Bussche, Outlet's Manager
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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 amazingto see the plethora of creations he is able to create out of plastic and air. Watching the children'seyes light-up as Russ performs his balloon talent is so heart-warming to see. The array of ballooncolors 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!
Town of Bonnyville
David Beale, FCSS Director, Town of Bonnyvile
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On behalf of the Town of Bonnyville I would like to thank you for your most excellentperformance at our Family Day Event. The way that you work with the small groups for a fewminutes each fit very well with our come and go event. The children were delighted by yourcreations 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.
Edmonton Northlands, Canadian Finals Rodeo
Tricia Lewchuck, Entertainment Coordinator, Major Events, Edmonton Northlands
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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 of92,533. 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.
Re/Max Real Estate Center, Ron Dixon & Associates
Ivana Locke Realtor, Ron Dickson & Associates, Edmonton, Alberta
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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.
Nestle Purina PetCare
Dylan, Tanya and Darryl, Edmonton, Alberta
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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.
75th Silver Anniversary Celebration
Michael & Sherri Baier, Edmonton Alberta
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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.
The City of St. Albert, St. Albert Fire and Emergency Services
Kim Gold, Administrative Assistant, St. Albert Fire and Emergency Services
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On behalf of the St. Albert Fire and Emergency Services and the owners and staff of the St. AlbertDairy Queen, we would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help outwith the Children's Miracle Network in August. our balloon characters that you twisted for the children who were there assisted our efforts inmaking 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.
Zebra Child Protection Centre
Aleina Aleina Whytock Director, Volunteer Services, Zebra Child Protection Centre Downtown
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Hello, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday. The event was a huge success and you were fantastic! The children are still playing and talking about your balloons. So happy we could book you again! I look forward to being able to work with you again in the future. Thank you again.
Lake Okanagan Resort
Melina Di Fabrizio, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs
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Balloon Artist Russ has been out to special events at our Resort and every time has been the hitof 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!
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Balloon Safety

Having fun while practicing balloon safety

Latex balloons are an inexpensive way to decorate and to celebrate any festive occasion. With all the colours that latex balloons come in, children are now drawn to them like magnets. As many of you parents already know balloons are a large part of children’s celebrations, especially birthday parties. When receiving a twisted balloon sculpture it can be a fun and unforgettable occasion, however, they can also be a choking hazard for children under 3 years of age.

Balloons are made like candles. A piece of stainless steel is shaped into a long pencil like rod, which is called a form. The form is dipped into liquid latex and pulled back up and set to dry. This procedure is done 7 times to create the thickness of the balloon that can be twisted into all kinds of different sculptures. Most of the balloons you can get from the regular dollar store or department store are only dipped in liquid latex 3 times. This makes them a lot thinner.

The balloons used for sculpturing are dipped in liquid latex 7 times and are the most dangerous of the varied types of balloons because of their thickness. Due to the thickness of this type of balloon, it has one of the biggest choking hazards to all little children under 3 years of age. Sculpturing balloons are so thick that if an animal or a young child gets a piece of the balloon stuck in there throat it may not come out. Even with someone helping them to try to get it out they may require an emergency medical procedure to get the balloon and/or particle out of there throat.

One of our biggest suggestions, in this area involving balloon safety, is common sense. However, common sense doesn’t always come naturally to children and the majority of balloon safety information is given with children in mind. In any case, it is sensible to heed this advice regardless of age.

Brightly coloured latex balloons attract the attention of a curious child. Young children may suck or bite into a balloon, and fragments of a popped balloon may end up in a child’s mouth and be inhaled or swallowed. A balloon fragment could adhere to and/or cover the child’s airway, blocking the breathing passage and causing suffocation. Because latex balloon fragments are sticky, they are often difficult to dislodge, even using the Heimlich maneuver will not be of any help.

Thank you for taking the time to inform your self and protecting your family.

The side wall thickness of a thin regular balloon.

The side wall thickness of a professional grade twisting balloon.

The professional grade balloons are very thick and when popped, fragments of the balloon adhere to the throat or esophagus. Consider them a major choking
hazard for children under
the age of 3.

Russ's Safety Tips

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