Events

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. 7-9pm, 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, 10am – noon, ASAC office, Free.

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 7-9pm (except July + 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 2016 dates to be announced

For more information, email presentations@asac.ab.ca or info@asac.ab.ca. FREE. 7-9pm, 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.

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. 7-9pm, 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 last Saturday before each issue is on the stands. Pakmail, 5328 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, Alberta.

Stands

You can start reading a new issue of the magazine on May 1st, September 1st and January 1st.

Online

In the first week of every month get connected with the birthing world: A new birth story, article, and parenting column are 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!