Events

December Mail-OutMail Out

Our next mail-out will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the ASAC office: 7219 – 106 St., Edmonton
9 – 11 a.m.

Treats include donuts and coffee.
Babies and children welcome!
A great opportunity to chat with like-minded members of our community, and to meet the Editor-in-Chief.

January 9th Membership Meeting with Special Judy Project guest speaker Kim Armstrong – 7 p.m.

Kim Armstrong will be joining us to talk about the Judy Project. The Judy Project is inspired by the late Judy Elder, a Microsoft Canada executive. She urged women to be proud of their ambition, to reject barriers, and to simply, “Make stuff happen.”

“If you acknowledge the importance and power of your ambition, recognize that it is there to drive you to greater achievements and sustain you through the challenges, and if you couple it with competence, hard work and the morality you learned at your mother’s knee, you can defeat the insidious erosion of feeling inadequate, the fear of being in charge, the doubts that we all have about our capacity to lead.” – Judy Elder

Kim Armstrong is the Deputy Minister of Seniors and Housing (previously with Status of
Women) with the Government of Alberta. Kim has developed a program to share some of the incredible insights and wisdom that she gained through her experience with the Judy Project. This presentation is about discovering your own superpowers and learning how to best leverage them.

To learn more about the Judy Project, visit: https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/InitiativeForWomenInBusiness/Programs/Judy-Project.aspx

By Crystal Driedger

By Crystal Driedger

ASAC Membership Meetings

Get together to volunteer for activities planned by the ASAC board. This is when life-long friendships are made! All are welcome – ASAC members, general public, children, mothers, fathers, students, lactivists, nurses, midwives, doctors, etc. Come and let your voice be heard. We are all childbirth consumers!

2nd Tuesday of January, March, May, September, and November. 7 – 9 p.m., ASAC office 7219 – 106 street, Edmonton.

ASAC Playgroups

Fun, friendly and laissez-faire-attitude. Most ASAC members started here and became lifetime addicts because of the camaraderie and non-judgmental attitude they experienced. Be part of the tradition, come to the ASAC playgroup!

Every Friday, 10 a.m. – noon, ASAC office, Free.
For more information email Melissa Blythes at playgroup@asac.ab.ca.

ASAC Library

Wanna get informed? Well, check out our unique library of books, magazines, and DVDs. You will find everything relating to pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, midwifery, vaginal births after cesarean, etc. Just don’t forget to bring it back!

Every Friday from 10am – noon, 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. (except July and Aug), ASAC office, ASAC membership required.

ASAC Birth & Baby Talks

Education is power, especially with childbirth and parenting. Every Spring learn and ask questions about fertility awareness and charting your menstrual cycle; nutrition during pregnancy; pelvic floor health; homeopathy, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, chiropractic support during pregnancy; birth and postpartum doulas; prenatal class options; making the most of your hospital birth; caesarean prevention; art of breastfeeding; baby wearing, cloth diapers, and diaper free; postpartum depression prevention; and daddy duty (just for dads).

Spring 2018 dates to be announced.

For more information, email presentations@asac.ab.ca or info@asac.ab.ca. FREE. 7 – 9 p.m., ASAC office (7219 – 106 Street, side door)

ASAC Children’s Gala

Tiaras & Bow Ties Children’s Gala is an annual fundraising Gala organized every April by mothers in support of ASAC. It is a fun-filled Gala in honour of all of our children. Silent auction, dinner, dance, children’s activities, etc.  All are welcome. Semi-formal attire. www.asacgala.com.

Spring 2018 date to be announced.

ASAC Board Meetings

This is when ASAC makes decisions, reviews policies, and plans events promoting options in childbirth. For ASAC board members only, or by invitation. 

2nd Tuesday of February, April, October, and December. 7 – 9 p.m., ASAC office.

ASAC Annual General Meeting

Every June join us for an afternoon at ASAC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Discussions about future directions, ongoing projects and volunteering. Let your voice be heard by voting your board members in!

Birth Issues

Mail-out

Come out and help us put the next issue out into the world by stuffing envelopes and packing boxes. Volunteers are also needed to make some deliveries to locations around Edmonton and area. Children and babies welcome. Rewards include timbits and good karma!

The first Saturday of March, June, September, and December.
ASAC office: 7219 – 106 St., Edmonton, Alberta.

Stands

You can start reading a new issue of the magazine on the first full week of March, June, September and December.

Online

Keep connected with the birthing world online! Stay tuned for new birth stories, articles, resources, and parenting columns being uploaded. You can of course geek out and read past issues of the magazine and browse the whole website. There’s plenty to learn. If your baby is keeping you up at night, we are always there to keep you company!

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