Here’s a fun upcoming event hosted by Generation Green: the 2nd annual Naturally Mom & Me Showcase at The Forks Market on Friday, April 15th from 11-7PM.
Calling all moms & dads, parents to be, grandparents & anyone looking for the perfect baby gift! Come and experience this FREE showcase at The Forks Market to learn more about eco-friendly, natural products for families. Meet local manufacturers, sample food products, win prizes and more!!!
See more on the event’s Facebook page!
I’ve done this post the last couple years — people are always interested in the community-based garage sales that happen around the city and surrounding area. This year I’m including the “traditionally held” information – that way if you’re looking at this info in the future, you’ll know what day the sales are usually held.
Here are the ones for 2016 I know about so far… if you know of others, please leave me a comment and I will incorporate it into the list. Thanks!
2016 Winnipeg Community Garage Sales
- West St. Paul (indoors at the Sunova Centre) – Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
- Niverville – Saturday, April 30th, 2016
- Whyte Ridge – traditionally held the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday, May 7th, 2016
- Southland Park – Saturday, May 14th, 2016 – 9am-3pm
- Royalwood – traditionally takes place last Saturday of May – May 28th, 2016
- Sage Creek – Saturday, May 28th (confirmed by @sagecreekra)
- Linden Woods – traditionally held the first Saturday in June – Saturday, June 4th 2016
- Normand Park – traditionally held the first Saturday in June – June 4th, 2016
- Island Lakes – traditionally held the weekend after Labour Day – Saturday, September 10th, 2016
- St Adolphe – town-wide sale. Sept. 17 and 18th
I recently read about a wonderful new French-language initiative from the local women’s organization Pluri-elles. It’s a breastfeeding support program called Nourri-Source, that originated in Quebec and is now the first branch outside that province. The program matches experienced volunteer support mothers (marraines) with mothers who are currently breastfeeding, to give them support, help and encouragement to meet their breastfeeding goals. Here is the poster!
update: Pluri-elles let me know that some of their volunteers are bilingual – so English-speaking moms are welcome to get in touch for support too!
poster source: Pluri-elles Facebook page
See also: Pluri-elles lance un groupe d’entraide pour les mères qui allaitent (radio-canada)
I spotted this over on the I Support Midwifery in Manitoba Facebook group – what a terrific event to support the Post Partum Depression Association of Manitoba!
source: I Support Midwifery in Manitoba Facebook group
Here are the details:
Used Baby & Kids Toy & Clothing Sale
in support of the Post Partum Depression Association of Manitoba
April 9, 2016 9am-12 | St Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Rd.
Please join us and find all of the baby, kids and maternity items you need!
Entry is $2.
Please email email@example.com for more information about the event on about selling at the event.
Net proceeds from the event support PPDAM.
Here are a few upcoming kids/babies used clothes, gear & toy sales around Winnipeg. Leave me a comment if you know of others, and I’ll get them added. I’ll also be posting my 2016 community garage sale list before too long!
Used Baby & Kids Toy & Clothing Sale in support of the Post Partum Depression Association of Manitoba – Saturday April 9th, 2016 at St Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Rd. – 9am-12pm – $2 entry
River Park South Y Neighbours – Saturday April 9th, 2016 at 2005 St. Mary’s Rd, in the St. Vital EMC – 9am-12:30 pm
St Vital Y Neighbours – Saturday April 16, 2016 at Jonathan Toews Community Center from 9:00am-12:00
Manitoba Families of Multiples – Saturday, April 23rd at Terry Sawchuk Area – 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM
The Spring Swap – Saturday April 30th, 2016 – 9am -1:30pm
ChildCycle – Saturday May 7th with New moms/Moms of under 1s presale Friday May 6th, 2016
It’s no secret that I’m a huge proponent of midwifery and today is a great day to help publicize the challenges we are having in our province. We don’t have enough midwives in Manitoba and the ones we do have are struggling with pay equity, training issues, and more. Let’s hope that their current contract negotiations don’t come to a strike.
There’s a petition running to improve midwifery services in MB: Sign it here!!
In the meantime there’s an event happening at the Birth Centre this morning on midwifery in Manitoba. I wish I was able to attend!
In the weeks leading up to our provincial election, this is a good time to press your local candidates on what their parties commit to do to improve midwifery services in Manitoba.