Thursday September 22, 2011

 

Community Event

Mother of All Events

Calling all breastfeeding moms in Chilliwack to Heritage Park

Submitted by Michele Dennill, La Leche League, Chilliwack

 

n October 1, 2011 at 11:00 am mothers and children at sites across Canada, the United States and other countries will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time. La Leche League Chilliwack will host the event at Chilliwack Heritage Park coinciding with the L’il Rascals Kids Swapmeet. Registration begins at 10am. All moms are asked to come early to register and enjoy the special guest speakers and prizes.

“We are looking forward to another amazing turnout this year and striving to place in the top 3! ” said Michelle Dennill, La Leche League Leader and organizer of this year’s event. “We are grateful for the many local businesses and organizations that show their support for breastfeeding in our community and help to make this event so much fun for local moms.”

The Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge began in 2001 in British Columbia, Canada with 856 children at 26 sites. Last year, 4,373 children at 216 sites in 18 countries took part. The Breastfeeding Challenge continues to grow
globally as additional people join in. Breastfeeding and donor milk-banking need support around the world. Organizers hope for even greater participation in 2011!
 

This event takes place as part of the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week in Canada. Events like these help to bring
awareness to the importance of breastfeeding.

The Breastfeeding Challenge is sponsored by the Quintessence Foundation, a non-profit group providing education to parents and professionals about breastfeeding. Chilliwack’s event is organized by La Leche League Chilliwack, a mother-to-mother support group that provides monthly meetings at Chilliwack Family Place.

For more information contact Michelle Dennill, 604-824-1732 or visit  the website: www.babyfriendly.ca

Mothers are encouraged to register to receive a commemorative certificate and gift bag. To register please e-mail here. For general information on the Le Leche League in Chilliwack visit: www.lllc.ca/chapter-group/chilliwack
 

 

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