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Art Workshops

We are proud to present Free Flow Fun Art. Please note that there is no requirement to be an inspired, educated or a gifted artist. This workshop is for a fun and a time to relax.

There will be no judging or critiquing of any art produced. Your art work will be original and as unique as you are.

Sharon Bell has been a creative face painter for 20 years. She has traveled to educate herself by professional face artists from around the world.

As Sharon developed her love for face painting something happened.  She started to paiKawartha Art Gallery Anual Jured Show 2016nt one of kind unique paintings. To her surprise she was accepted into many art shows. In 2016  she won a Jurors Choice Award at the Kawartha Art Gallery.

Saying this she goes with no preconceived idea when she starts to paint. She lets the thoughts go from her soul, to her head and out her finger tips. The Free Flow approach that is always rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

She encourages everyone to try Free Flow Art. Many people will say I can’t paint. Everyone can paint!!! We were all born with an artistic ability.  Its that fluff ball in your head that says you can’t paint. Don’t listen to that little fluff ball you can paint and you can enjoy painting.


Kawartha Art Gallery Anual Jured Show 2016
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Exquisite Works by the Kawartha Art Gallery Members

Kawartha Art Gallery – 2016 Jurors Choice Award

“Mystical Creatures Down Under” by Sharon Bell was honoured to be chosen

for the 2016 Juror’s Choice Award.

Thank you to  The Grand Experience on Kent Street in Lindsay for their

generous sponsorship Awarded.

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Bookie Bell's Professional Entertainers
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Happy 14th Anniversary Checkers Entertainment Service

We officially launched Checkers Entertainment Service in March 1999.

Bookie Bell's Professional Entertainers
Bookie Bell’s Professional Entertainers

The business has grown from one little clown (Checkers)  to more than 500 professional entertainers across Canada, United States and England.

Our award-winning service provides crisp, clean, professional entertainment for family, corporate and special events. We are professional entertainers working together, making all events special.

Year after year, our events are booked several months in advance because our entertainers are just plain fun to work with.



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The “Checkers Promise”

Several years ago, I entered a Clowns Canada contest. Contest participants were asked to send in a slogan or a pledge.

I submitted the  “Checkers Promise”, and won!

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Clowns Canada

I wrote the  “Checkers Promise”  for our children’s workshops. Entertainers at Checkers Entertainment Services wanted a way to encourage all participants (children and adults) to have respect for one another. Sometimes the best inspiration is when you least expect it, I woke up out of a sleep one night and wrote this promise:


Put Your Hand Over Your Heart,

And Repeat The Following:

 I  promise to be good,

 To have fun, 

To have respect for other people,

Look at everyone and and Smile!

and to make the world a happier place to live.

Now Look At Everyone And Smile!!!!!

Checkers Entertainment Services 15th Anniversary 2013
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Checkers Entertainment Services Celebrating 15 Years in Business!

We have been Event Planning and Presenting Spectacular Events for 15 years!

Checkers Entertainment Services 15th Anniversary 2013

We would like to recognize our dedicated clients, entertainers and the support of our families and friends.

To our Junior Checkers Fans we are offering 1/2 price off our Birthday Party Packages for January, February and March of 2013.

Mileage may be charged. Our dates are filling up quickly. Book your Birthday Parties now. Don’t be disappointed. Email or call 705-878-6852.

2012 Readers' Select Diamond Award Winner - Favourite Family Entertainment - Checkers Entertainment Services
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2012 Readers’ Select Diamond Award Winner

Checkers The Clown was awarded the 2012 Readers’ Select Diamond Award for Favourite Family Entertainer by the readers of Kawartha Lakes This Week.

2012 Readers' Select Diamond Award Winner - Favourite Family Entertainment - Checkers Entertainment Services

Checkers The Clown is very honoured to receive this award. Success comes with loyal fans, clients, friends and family. Thank you to everyone that has supported Checkers.


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Rotman Nomination – Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year

A special thank-you to Stu Harrison for announcing my nomination for the Rotman Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

Bookie Bell as Checkers The Clown
Bookie Bell as Checkers The Clown