anniversary

Today the 14th of September, we are very happy to celebrate the first anniversary of Avril Bandaids France. Since the creation of the community,  two design changes were performed on the fansite (a first one for the release of the album “Avril Lavigne” and a second one for summer time). More than one hundred articles have been written to share Avril’s news. The gallery has been widely upgraded with 33.812 photos in 1,716 albums and 124 categories. We still have to add pictures to the World Tours, Events and Other categories, and then the gallery will be one of the biggest !

On the site, several pages were created in the “Avril Lavigne” section to provide you with as much information as possible about the singer (Abbey Dawn, Avril collabore avec des marques, Avril soutient ceux dans le besoin, Avril et les tatouages … among others. These pages are in French only). The “collection” section has been completely redesigned to allow you a quicker access to some collector products you would like to search. With the “Tour” section, you can have a glance to all of the concerts performed ​​during the Avril Lavigne tour, as well as their photos and descriptions on the site. The forum which was initiated in October 2013 unfortunately did not work,  fans prefer now to discuss on social networks. It should be closed soon. However, we thank those who participated in the discussions. A new project will soon be launched, to give to the most active members an access to exclusive content.

The year 2013 was also marked by the fact that Avril started to follow us on Twitter (among the 61 members she follows on Twitter, only 12 are fans or fan communities).

After one year of existence, we are so very happy to give a positive report of Avril Bandaids France. We will work hard to continue to improve the site, its design (a new logo should be released soon) and its content (exclusive new pages will be added to the “Avril Lavigne” section), to make the gallery more complete and provide you exclusive photos of high quality. Events coordinated with Avril’s news will be organized and we will ensure the development of our social Facebook and Twitter pages.

We hope that you will consult Avril Bandaids France always with great pleasure, thank you all for your support,

Caroline and Chloé, admins Avril Bandaids France

birthday

For Avril 30th Birthday on the 27th September, we would like French fans to make her a surprise. We suggest to send to Avril a birthday e-card from her French fans.

If you want to participate, send us your personal message for Avril birthday.

In addition to wish her a happy birthday, we encourage you to add some more personal sentences. Your message must not exceed 30 words (around two lines). As Avril speaks a bit French, you can insert a few words in French in your message.

Your birthday message has to be sent before 22nd September to avrilbandaidsfrance@gmail.com with the title “Mon voeu d’anniversaire pour Avril – first name”. Thank you to indicate at the end of your message your first name and city. We will add to the e-card all the words we’ll have received. The card will then be sent to Avril through our social networks and we’ll send her a private message on Twitter.

Among the messages we’ll receive, we’ll randomly select two people who will each win an Avril Lavigne agenda (unofficial). A great tool for back to school (or work…)! The two winners will be announced on 27th September and will receive an email.

foundation

Avril has decided to celebrate her 30th birthday to help athletes at Special Olympics World Games. Fans who want to participate has to create a page to raise money for Avril.The person with the most amount raised for Avril will win the contest. Thanks to the donations, Avril will be able to help 30 athletes with intellectual disabilities at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

First price is a dinner with Avril Lavigne herself and other prices are also great (Google hangouts, phone calls and signed converse for example).

Important note: after some research, it appears that the prices can only be won by US residents. However, everyone in the world can donate to the cause supported by Avril.

https://www.crowdrise.com/avril

List of prices:

GRAND PRIZE (TOP FUNDRAISER)
• Dinner with Avril for you and a friend
• Dinner and travel up to $2K covered by Foundation
• Date and location to be mutually agreed upon within 1 year after campaign close
• 2 ROCKS T Shirts
• Avril Lavigne-signed sparkle high top converse
• Signed 8×10
• Surprise merch grab-bag

2ND PLACE
• Google hangout with Avril Lavigne for you and 2 friends
• 2 ROCKS T Shirts
• Avril Lavigne-signed high top black converse
• Signed 8×10
• Surprise merch grab-bag

3RD PLACE
• Google hangout with Avril Lavigne for you and your friends
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts
• Avril Lavigne-signed Red Skull Abbey Dawn T-Shirt

4TH PLACE
• Phonecall from Avril Lavigne
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts

5TH PLACE
• Phonecall from Avril Lavigne
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts

6TH-10TH PLACE
• 2 ROCKS T-Shirts Each

DONATE ANYTHING FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF 10 AWESOME GIVEAWAYS
• 2 Signed Avril Fender Guitars
• 5 Sets of 2 ROCKS Ts
• 3 surprise merch grab bags

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News about the website

The site has been offline for a week,but we’re finally back. As you’ve perhaps noticed, the site often had  trouble. To solve this problem, we decided to change our web server. To offer you an even more efficient site, we’ve chosen a more powerful host server. The site should be much faster (loading UHQ pictures on the gallery now requiring only a few seconds, for example). We hope you’ll enjoy the change!

Improving the site requires investments. To change our server, for example, we’ve spent several hundred dollars. As a consequence, we’ve made the choice to create a button on the site “donate”, by clicking on it you will have the opportunity to donate to our community via the secure Paypal payment system. Your donations will help to pay the website hosting and exclusive photos. Thank you in advance, regardless of the amount, your help will be very important for us and we’ll be very grateful.

News about Avril

Finally, back to the news concerning Avril ! Back in Los Angeles, Avril takes some rest but still participates in some events.

You can first of all see on the gallery HQ pictures of her return in Los Angeles. On 26th August, she participated in the latest program of “Chelsea Lately” where she sang with many personalities a parody of We Are The World. Some days ago, she was spotted at a club in Los Angeles to attend a comedy evening in All Def Comedy Live.

Also for our come back, we offer you some exclusive pictures: Avril was recently seen at the Little Restaurant and Château Marmont in Hollywood and the paparazzis were there for some pictures.

On the gallery:
Arriving at Los Angeles Airport- 20.08.14
Birthday of Avril’s Best Friend Caryn Los Angeles 20.08.14
The Avril Lavigne tour- End Party 22.08.14
Chelsea Lately – Finale Episode Hollywood 26.08.14
The Little Door Restaurant, West Hollywood 26.08.14 [Exclusive HQ]
Steve Ferlazzo Birthday 28.08.14
Leaving the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood 28.08.14 [Exclusive HQ]

Video:
Chelsea Lately Final Episode – We Are The World parody

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Avril’s trip in Japan already ended yesterday with a last concert in Sapporo. For the occasion, the Bearshark was back as we can see on the low resolution pictures which are available for the moment. A HQ video of three songs performed during the concert in Tokyo was posted by the Summer Sonic website. It will give you the opportunity to discover the vibes in Japan during these shows.

Avril will be back very soon in Asia as she would come back in China for a press conference the 26th of August and for a concert the 13th of September. We don’t know yet if these events are related to the Uni President Ice Tea promotion.

In addition, Chuck from Simple Plan nominated Avril and Chad for “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” .This challenge performed for charity is a nominations game on social networks.

The idea is to film dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head and then appoint others who will in turn make the challenge and finally to make (or not!) a donation to the ALS Foundation. The person who refuses the challenge has to make a donation to the ALS Foundation. This foundation fights against Lou Gehrig’s disease, the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, helping to fund scientific research and bringing assistance to patients with this disease. This challenge quickly spread among the celebrities on the web and hundreds personalities such as Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift have already participated. Only Barack Obama directly made a donation. We will see in the coming days if Avril will meet the challenge and make a donation.

Pictures:
Summer Sonic 2014- Osaka, Japan 16.08.14 [Official Pictures]
Summer Sonic- Tokyo, Japan 17.08.14
Summer Sonic 2014- Sapporo 19.08.14

Videos:
Summer Sonic Tour
Official video HQ Girlfriend, Rock N Roll, WTH
Hush Hush
Complicated
My Happy Ending
Hello Kitty
He Wasn’t
Sk8er Boi
Song 2

Avril nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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