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Public Service Announcement

Collingwood is celebrating National Breastfeeding Week!

Sep 27, 2016
COLLINGWOOD – Collingwood is celebrating National Breastfeeding Week (October 1-7) with three events: a flag raising, the Global Breastfeeding Challenge, and the Nursing Moms Project Photo opportunity.
COLLINGWOOD – Collingwood is celebrating National Breastfeeding Week (October 1-7) with three events: a flag raising, the Global Breastfeeding Challenge, and the Nursing Moms Project Photo opportunity.

 

Flag Raising

 

Date:               Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016 

Time:              9:30 a.m.

Location:        Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

                        280 Pretty River Parkway, Collingwood

 

Global Breastfeeding Challenge

 

Date:               Saturday Oct. 1, 2016

Time:              Latch on begins at 11 a.m. (Registration at 10:30 a.m.)

Location:        Collingwood YMCA

                        200 Hume Street, Collingwood

 

 

All breastfeeding families are invited to join in! The Global Breastfeeding Challenge is a fun and friendly competition in which families come together and attempt to set the record for the most children breastfeeding simultaneously.

 

The purpose of this challenge is to bring awareness to breastfeeding, and demonstrate promotion, protection and support for breastfeeding women and their families. Being able to breastfeed whenever and wherever a child is hungry or needs comfort is critical to breastfeeding success.

 

The Collingwood community is already welcoming breastfeeding. Join other businesses and organizations and display a welcome sign for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is Welcome signs are available for local businesses, community and municipal organizations wanting to show their support.

 

 


Nursing Moms Project Photo Opportunity

 

Date:               Wednesday Oct. 5, 2016

Time:              10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:        Collingwood Ontario Early Years Centre

250A Peel Street, Collingwood


Free breastfeeding photos by professional photographer Bill Ivy. 
By registration. Limited Spaces. Call 1-705-721-7520 x 7501 to register.  

 

 

About National Breastfeeding Week

 

Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in 120 countries. In Canada, our national celebration takes place each year from October 1st to 7th. It is promoted by INFACT Canada and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and is supported by Unicef and The World Health Organization.

 

For more information, or for your Breastfeeding is Welcome sign, please call Health Connection at 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or see www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.

 


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