Lisa Back, RD
This class is a brief overview for those individuals trying to decide whether or not to become gluten free (GF). In this one-hour session we will touch upon various reasons for going GF, tests determining celiac disease, where we find gluten containing foods and where to find gluten-free foods, as well as nutrients of concern in those undertaking this lifestyle change. We will also address some frequently asked questions about pregnancy, GF moms, and their babies.
In this class, we will discuss what it means to “know a language” and to “really be multi/bilingual’. The importance of literacy for language growth will be emphasized. We will talk about how to support your children’s language growth prior to their formal schooling and in the early years of their schooling. Ideas for parents who are themselves multi/bilingual and strategies for unilingual parents will be provided.
The Sling Sisters will present the many benefits of baby wearing, while also giving you many options on the market. We are unbiased here! Come and try on a variety of carriers and learn what suits you and baby best!
Lisa Back, RD, Prenatal Fitness Specialist
‘Should I be exercising? How often? How hard? Until when?’ ‘How soon can I return to exercise after I deliver?’ Find out the answers to these and many other of your fitness questions. Learn what to look for in a quality fitness instructor and what you can do to help deal with some of the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Stay active in pregnancy, and enjoy the company of other moms-to-be! Nest’s certified prenatal specialist will guide you through your unique pregnancy, and will promote good health through strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise. Plus, staying active in pregnancy can help you enjoy it while reducing swelling and discomforts. All important for both mom and growing baby!
Learn how to care for your body through the stages of pregnancy, exercise safely, manage aches and pains associated with your changing body, and prepare the pelvic floor for delivery.
45 min presentation by Donna Sarna Physiotherapists, followed by questions and discussion. In lieu of charging, we suggest a donation to Alpha House Foundation.
Get ready for a night out with the girls! Come and learn to scrapbook with Denise Gorchynski, Creative Memories Consultant, while getting out and enjoying the company of other ladies.
Have you ever looked for a way to tell a child how much they are loved, a spouse why they are appreciated, or friends or family what they mean to you? We have the products and knowledge to help celebrate our greatest moments and remember the special people, places and events that enrich our lives.
Creative Memories Consultants offer expertise, encouragement and the highest quality photo products such as; photo books and albums, scrapbook albums and countless accessories and art. We are committed to helping you enjoy the special moments, stories and photos in your life.
Please bring 5 pictures you would like to use in your book. $15.00 per person, includes one scrapbooking Page, one storybox and a photo mat. Learn a little about Creative Memories and how we can fit into your life!
Are you ready for a great get-together and create your very own family treasure? Choose from dozens of ready-to-paint pottery pieces…all waiting for your ideas and inspiration. Our contemporary line up includes pieces of every shape and size, and an endless array of amazing kids pieces.
Nest Family Centre hosts “Themed Crock A Doodle Parties”, where you bring out your creative side, and we supply everything else! From “pre and postnatal parties” where you get to make a precious keepsake for your baby’s nursery, to “Baby’s Butterfly Bottoms” where you turn your newborn’s cute little bottom into a painted piece of art, Nest will keep the themes fun and the projects special!
Your painted piece will be professionally glazed and kiln-fired to become a functional serving piece, a unique gift or precious keepsake. Something made by you to last forever.
Registration fee $10/person, + fee for your pottery piece, Add on a 2nd child from the same household 15% off, Multiples 20% off.
Belly dancing is a relaxing, low impact way to connect with your body in the pre or postnatal periods. It is shown to improve body awareness and uses the muscles involved with labour and delivery, conditioning your body for birth. Belly dancing allows women greater access to vertical birth positions and provides practical tools to manage discomfort and optimal positioning of baby. No experience necessary. Please have your care provider complete Parmed X Pregnancy Form. Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move with, bare feet/ballet slippers, and bring water for hydration.
Fee: Drop in fee ($17) or useable with a “Class Pass”
Series coming soon!
After going through Post-Partum herself, Amanda finds it helpful to talk about it and help other people understand what she went through and how she coped.
She truly believes that her daughter Emmary helped her get through the darkest times of her depression. Through talking about her experience with Post-Partum she hopes to be able to give her story and lend an ear when needed for those who may be going through something similar.
Please join us to hear an important story that will increase awareness and strength in women and families.
Fee: “Free” to provide an important resource
Dana W. Baxter
Consultant, Investors Group
Starting a family changes your world in many ways, including your finances. In addition to increased expenses, new parents often face reduced family income. Join in an interactive discussion of the various financial concerns families with young children face.
How important is it to pay off debts vs save? Learn to reduce your financial stress, while protecting and providing for the people you love.
Learn the basics of RRSP’s, TFSA’s, and RESP’s. Explore the different investment vehicles available to you, and how to prioritize each within your own plan.
Plan for tomorrow while enjoying today.