Main Stage and Kids' Entertainment

Enjoy this unique opportunity to see several parenting professionals & great children's entertainment all under one roof! We are so excited to announce our headline children's performers Bobs & Lolo will perform two shows each day - at noon and 3pm on September 24 & 25, 2016!

FEATURED MAIN STAGE PERFORMERS: SEPTEMBER 24 & 25, 2016:

Bobs and Lolo

Bobs & Lolo

12:00pm and 3:00pm
Bobs & LoLo are four-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters and stars of the upbeat, musical preschool series - Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo. Recently named Canada's Favourite Kids' Entertainer in a nationwide poll by CBC Music, this dynamic duo is dedicated to connecting children to nature with music, movement and make-believe. Their energetic live performances are guaranteed to have kids on their feet, dancing along and entire families singing their favourite songs. Bobs & LoLo have created six award-winning albums, a musical DVD and a new children's book called Run Salmon Run. Alongside the adoration of both the young and the young at heart, Bobs & LoLo have received critical acclaim from the Parents' Choice Foundation, Western Canadian Music Alliance, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada and the JUNO Awards.

Beginning at 11am and 2:30pm each day: Baby Races!
Baby Races
Wee ones up to 11 months old will race in our crazy crawling competition. They'll take off in intense heats of up to five babies at a time. First one to cross the finish line in each heat moves on to the next round, and wins a prize! Then the winner of the final championship race takes home the big prize package. Space is limited so register early! Registration starts 15 minutes prior to each race at the main stage.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 MAIN STAGE BIOS:

12:00pm - Children's Performers Bobs & Lolo

Eva BildEva Bild

1:00pm - Breastfeeding: How you and your baby can learn to breastfeed better
Can your baby teach you how to breastfeed? Yes, but you have to give her time and space. She's very new and she's trying to figure it out too. If you create good conditions, your baby will be able to tap into his own breastfeeding reflexes and instincts and he will show you the way. Learn how to help your baby and help yourself to a good breastfeeding experience.

Eva Bild is a Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Educator and the owner of the Mothering Touch Centre. She has been working with childbearing families since 1992.

Cheryl HawrychukCheryl Hawrychuk

1:30pm - Reel Life... Simple steps to improving your fitness
Raising a family is challenging and can be exhausting, especially when prioritizing the demands of everyday life. Moms often struggle to take time for themselves when it comes to health and fitness. We have loads of laundry, little or no time to meal plan or exercise.

Join Cheryl Hawrychuk, Personal Trainer and Owner of Reel Life Fitness, for an inspiring and informative session about fitting fitness into your life. The focus will be incorporating daily steps to make activity and moving your body a habit. You will leave this presentation with the knowledge about how to implement 'reel' change to lose fat and get stronger - from pregnancy, newborn stage through toddlerhood, and beyond. Even Aunts, Grandma's and friends will be taking notes. Being 'reel', living a vibrant life begins with moving your body, challenging yourself, and having fun.

Sukkie SandhuSukkie Sandhu

2:00pm - Healthy sleep for a happy family
Creating healthy sleep habits in babies and children leads to happy healthy families. In this workshop, Sukkie Sandhu, Certified Child Sleep Consultant will uncover the 3 top tips to get your baby sleeping well. This workshop is for all parents including parents to be. Being a new parent can be exhausting and overwhelming. Let's take out the guess work on how to get your baby to sleep well, so everyone in your family is well rested!

Sukkie Sandhu, is a Registered Clinicial Counsellor with Master of Education in Counselling Psychology. She is also a Certified Child Sleep Consultant with Happy Baby Sleep Solutions.

2:30pm - Baby Races

3:00pm - Children's Performers Bobs and Lolo

Lindsay PlumbLindsay Plumb

4:00pm - Budgeting and money tips for families
Families have a lot of demand on their cash in Victoria. Join money coach Lindsay Plumb of Moola Financial Coaches and Advisors for a fresh and frank look at the family money wheel and how to create a budget that sticks. Lindsay explores how our values and priorities affect every money decision we make and how we can get to a feeling of having "enough".


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 MAIN STAGE BIOS:

11:00am - Baby Races

12:00pm - Children's Performers Bobs & Lolo

Eva Bild Eva Bild

1:00pm - Birth Plans: Do they help with communication or lead to disappointment?
Birth plans are a hot topic for pregnant women and their care providers. We will explore how you can collaborate with your birthing team to make a plan which will help you to feel satisfied with your birth experience. Eva Bild is a Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Educator and the owner of the Mothering Touch Centre. She has been working with childbearing families since 1992.

Alexis BlanksAlexis Blanks

1:30pm - Raising a healthy eater
Good nutrition is a fundamental ingredient of good health and well being. From good food comes the building blocks for growing strong healthy bodies and minds. A healthy relationship with food can also shape how we feel about ourselves and avoid struggles later in life.

Good nutrition for our children begins during pregnancy and the first months of life. In this talk we will discuss key elements of a healthy diet for the whole family with a focus on pregnancy, babies and toddlers. Come and find out the number one thing you can do to ensure a life long healthy eater. Practical tips, ideas and recipes from a mom who has been there!

Dr. Alexis Blanks is a naturopathic doctor and co-owner of Flourish Naturopathic located at the Moss Street Healthcare Centre. She has a strong interest in women's and children's health and is a trained breastfeeding counselor.

Donna McLachlanDonna McLachlan

2:00pm - Top 10 healthy habits for Moms
Being healthy is more than numbers on the scale or a size of jeans. It is about feeling good in your skin and living a life you love. It is about creating balance and taking care of you so you can be the best mom you can be for your kiddos. It is about looking at your whole life to achieve whole health.

Donna McLachlan of Whole Healthy Mom will walk you through Top 10 Healthy Habits for Moms without the diet and gimmicks so you can feel healthy from the inside out.

Donna McLachlan is passionate about health for babies and moms. She is a Certified Health Coach and founder of Whole Healthy Mom and a Certified Child Sleep Consultant and founder of Healthy Baby Sleep Consulting.

2:30pm - Baby Races

3:00pm - Children's Performers Bobs & Lolo

Saturday, September 24, 2016

11:00 Baby Races
For crawlers aged up to 11 months
12:00 Bobs & Lolo
Juno-nominated children's performers
1:00 Eva Bild
How you and your baby can learn to breastfeed better
1:30 Cheryl Hawrychuk
Simple steps to improving your fitness
2:00 Sukkie Sandhu
Healthy sleep for a happy family
2:30 Baby Races
For crawlers aged up to 11 months
3:00 Bobs & Lolo
Juno-nominated children's performers
4:00 Lindsay Plumb
Budgeting and money tips for families

Sunday, September 25, 2016

11:00 Baby Races
For crawlers aged up to 11 months
12:00 Bobs & Lolo
Juno-nominated children's performers
1:00 Eva Bild
Birth plans: Do they help with communication?
1:30 Alexis Blanks
Raising a healthy eater
2:00 Donna McLachlan
Top 10 healthy habits for Moms
2:30 Baby Races
For crawlers aged up to 11 months
3:00 Bobs & Lolo
Juno-nominated children's performers


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