Upcoming Events to keep on your radar

Here’s a round-up of some fun and interesting events coming up in the next few weeks!

The Shopathon for moms this Sunday, September 23rd  is all about the deals. For a $2 suggested donation for The Vancouver Fire Fighter’s Charitable Society, you get access to some wicked deals from some of your favourite brands. I picked up a bunch of great deals last year and plan on doing the same this Sunday! 10am-4pm, Vancouver Firefighters’ Convention Hall, 6515 Bonsor St., Burnaby.

Teleseminar from the Green Families Guru: 3 Massive Common Household Mistakes Moms (and Dads) Make that Put Their Kids At Risk for Allergies, ADHD and Asthma” Tracy is giving a free telephone seminar on this topic to help educate parents about things in our house that can put us at risk! The key points Tracy will deliver are: the 3 main chemicals to remove from your home immediately, one kind of chemical that is actually okay to eat (and if you don’t you might get malnutrition!), and how the average women (and many men) head out the door having soaked herself in 126 different chemicals. Tracy is offering this free seminar on Sept. 25 & 27. Get details.

Tickets are selling fast for the first ever Leading Moms Conference on October 3rd at the HR MacMillan Space Centre in Kitsiliano. The keynote speakers are Premier Christy Clark and Fiona Douglas-Crampton, CEO of the Minerva Foundation for BC. There’s a long list of inspirational speakers plus a fashion show with designer Nicole Bridger! Use discount code MMLeadingMoms for $25 off the $100 ticket price, which includes all speakers and breakfast/lunch.

The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train starts October 5! Can you believe Halloween is coming? “Beware of rampaging trolls, a fire-breathing dragon, and a dismembered Rumplestiltskin! The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train will send you back in time to classic fairy tale adventures.” The train runs nightly from October 5 – 31. Sunday to Thursday 6PM to 10PM, Fridays and Saturdays 6PM to 11PM, and matinees every Wednesday 11AM to 3PM. Live music on Friday & Saturdays too.

National Breastfeeding Week – According to Health Canada, National Breastfeeding week is from September 30-October 6th this year. I am still on the look out for some local events celebrating this, but it’s a great time to support breastfeeding.

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