Drew Ripley

balloon artist
professional speaker
unique entertainer
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As an artist, Drew is always striving to create the unexpected. Ideally, every piece will cause a positive reaction that guests will remember for a long time. As an entertainer, his desire is to leave a sense of whimsy and delight as an expert Balloon artist, skilled micro-cyclist, and talented table magician. He is committed to provide the highest level of care, courtesy and entertainment professionalism and looks forward to working with you.

Drew holds multiple awards including the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award awarded to him by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip, himself. This award is designed to encourage youth to become more consistently engaged with society with weekly targets in physical fitness, skills, and volunteering. He was a team member for the University of Waterloo’s Midnight sun VII Solar race car when they achieved the World’s Longest Journey in a Solar Car (14,000 km, 2004). He has attempted two other world record attempts including the World’s fastest 100 miles on a unicycle, and the largest collection of stilt walkers in one location.

Locally, he’s been awarded the Commuter Challenge Trophy for Highest Participation Rate for a small business, where he commuted daily by unicycle. He has donated hair three times for cancer totaling 30 inches of hair and during his last hair cut he raised over three thousand dollars! He is an active Kitchener Oktoberfest Lions Member, where he has been a family entertainer at their annual Oktoberfest Tent raising thousand for local charities since 2009. Through Lions International, he has achieved the Lions Quest Fellowship, which is awarded to those that really care about children. He has also received the Bruce Murray International Youth Camp Fellowship, an award for members who work towards creating and fostering a spirit of understanding among peoples of the world.