Tuesday, 26 May 2015

WEAR ALL THE BABIES: any carrier counts!

by Tami Grosset

WEAR ALL THE BABIES: any carrier counts!
Ottawa Babywearing Group Big Meet 2015
June 13th
(and picnic in the adjoining park from midday)
Maki House
19 Leeming Drive

Demonstrations covering many baby wearing issues will be scheduled as follows;

9:45 Babywearing and Family Yoga Class (presented by Fitness with Kate)

10:00 Babywearing Culture and Traditions - An Aboriginal Perspective (presented by Georgette Whiteduck & Wendiiosta Horn-Allmand from the Odawa Native Friendship Centre) 

10:20 A Brief Overview of the Variety of Carriers Available With a Focus on
Optimal Positioning (presented by OBG founder Tami Grosset)

10:45 Intro to Woven Wraps (presented by Véronique Bergeron)

11:00 Nursing in a Carrier (presented by Véronique Bergeron)

11:15 Babywearing and Family Latin Dance Circle (presented by Esther América Dance) 

Guests will have an opportunity to buy and sell used carriers in person or get help with a carrier they are struggling to love. There will also be a bake sale and a chance to meet and socialise with members of our vibrant community. 

Photographer Joseph Allain will be at the event taking candid shots of guests as they enjoy the event and all it has to offer. Stephanie de Montigny of Pure Natural Newborn Photography will be at the event offering baby wearing mini sessions. Registration for these sessions is now open here.

There is a limited number of tickets.

You can order your tickets by clicking here!!

We suggest a minimum donation of $5 per adult- any amount will be most gratefully received! Each ticket earns you the opportunity to win any of these fabulous door prizes;

Fireweed Baby (http://www.fireweedbaby.com) has donated a beautiful teal size 6 100% cotton wrap with a stunning First Nation traditional 'killer whale' design. 

Cheeky Bottoms is giving you guys adorable gifts for 3 lucky winners! they are cute little cars made with wash cloths.

Trailheadyarns has given you guys the chance to win a beautiful Hand Woven Baby Blanket with tote bag.

Decal cake designs - is giving up a great $75 gift certificate and they have offered to supply us with some yummy cupcakes for our sale table. Just look at the great work this bakery does.

Amie Tracey-Lee - is donating one of the wonderful signs she makes. Wait until you see her great work. It's a lovely wooden sign that reads " Always Kiss Me Goodnight"

Turners Family Treasure - Donated gifts for two lucky people. A reversible Bucket hat and reversible Bonnet. Go check out this very creative mama's items.

Adorit Boutique - donated a gift certificate. It's a great store filled with something for everyone.

Boiron Canada - donated a gift basket. Regulated as medicines by Health Canada since 1990, Boiron homeopathic products meet the highest manufacturing and marketing quality standards.

Joseph Allain Photography - donated a lifestyle mini photo session worth $99 which includes 30 minutes and 3 pictures for you to have.

Cherish the Child - Donated gifts for two lucky people. A wonderful toy carrier and one of her adororable newborn sized boobie beanies. Go look at her work and it will give you an idea of the great gifts that might be yours!

Lococina - Donated a beautiful pair of earrings. This lovely shop uses fair trade fabric and their clothes are sooo comfy looking. You can also find this lovely owner in Byward Market with goods from her store on Sundays.

Basketful - Donated an amazing basket of baby and mom spa items. Are you looking for a great gift for someone? This is the place to go!

Sarah Nagy - Hairstylist A local hair stylist and make up artist has donated a certificate for a haircut at her salon.

Down to Earth Baby Gear has announced they will be sending you guys something too!! I can't wait to see what it is. 

All door donations go towards the Babies of Peace Project and the OBG Sling Library upkeep.

Whether you are an Ottawa Babywearing Group member or just interested in finding out more about baby wearing in Ottawa please join us! We look forward to meeting you on June 13th!

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