Did you know that this past Sunday, September 9, was International Teddy Bear’s Day?! The Ruby Collection did, and they celebrated with their newest team member, William the Bear, in the best way – a teddy bear’s picnic, of course!

If you were near Budds Beach Reserve in Surfers Paradise last Friday and saw a giant teddy bear roaming around, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you – that was William the Bear enjoying a morning tea picnic with The Ruby Collection team and thirty children!

Set to become a household name – not unlike Winnie-the-Pooh, Paddington or Yogi bears – William met plenty of other teddy bears at the picnic, who accompanied their owners, aged 2-5, to the morning tea. Not only that, but the children also got to take their very own William the Bear home to add to their collection.

Missed the picnic? Don’t fret – you’ll have a chance to meet and keep your very own William the Bear when The Ruby Collection opens this November, as there will be a soft and cuddly teddy in every single room.

William the Bear is the namesake of The Ruby Collection owner and developer William O’Dwyer.

“My daughters are my world,” said William who created the name of his property development company The Ralan Group by combining the names of his eldest daughters – Rachel and Lauren. “The Ruby Collection is named after my youngest daughter Ruby and like every other 12-year-old still loves cute and cuddly things. One of our talented designers was tasked with the job of bringing ‘William the Bear’ to life and we think she’s created something that has the potential to become a household name.”

Although Mr. O’Dwyer says that William the Bear’s business interests keep him extremely busy, he still found time to come along to a picnic in his honour and meet the group of excited local children.

William the Bear will be available to purchase at The Ruby Apartments from early November and guests will also have the opportunity to meet William the Bear during their stay – he will be taking part in live character shows and guests will be able to give him a cuddle, snap a selfie and even join him for breakfast or lunch at Ruby special events.




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