DIY Style Co. will have all the supplies on hand and show you how to make these gorgeous wall hangings using yarn and dowel. Choose the colour and style you want – they will have lots of options to choose from!
For all the details, and to register, click here.
Don't forget! Our Silent Auction is coming up quickly!
Join our Silent Auction Facebook group to see all the items up for grabs! We have over $7,000 worth of items! All of the proceeds raised from the Auction will directly support Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau!
All the items will be announced on Thursday June 1st.
The Auction will officially open on Friday June 2nd at 9 AM and close on Saturday June 3rd at 9 PM.
Here's how the Auction will work...
This event will be held at Oh So Good Dessert and Coffee House at 261 Richmond Road in Ottawa. In between brush strokes, you can nibble on your favourite goodies from their wide selection of delicious desserts.
Tickets must be purchased before May 29th 2017 and promotional codes are not accepted for this event.
Thinking about subsequent pregnancy after loss? There is an event coming up in June in Toronto about subsequent pregnancy after the death of a child.
Come and learn more about this topic with Alexis Marie Chute, bereaved mom, artist, and author of "Expecting Sunshine" - a book she has in print as of April 2017 and a film by the same name.
The June event will provide you with increased knowledge as well as a chance to sit with other parents who are:
When: Saturday, June 24th, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Peter Gilgan Research and Learning Centre (event room 1) at 686 Bay Street in Toronto
Childcare will be available for your children.
Please invite all who matter to you as this topic is important to be supported in!
RSVP by June 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (416) 813-6782
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU to everyone who supported our 1st-ever Pregnancy & Infant Loss Film Night & Panel Discussion on Friday April 28th, 2017!
The event was 1 week ago today, so in case you didn't have a chance to attend the event, we thought we'd share a bit of a recap:
Overall, we got a sense that many people felt a sense of relief to be in a room full of understanding people where they could talk openly about their losses. It was interesting to hear how many people came to the event because they knew someone who lost a pregnancy or an infant and were looking to find ways to better support them (thank you to those amazing people in our support network).
We were very moved by many people in our community who got up to speak at the event. Some of those people just experienced losses of their own, as recent as two weeks previously. Our hearts go out to them as they experience their loss, but we hope they know how much support they have in our community. Even if our event helped just these people, even just a little, we feel it was a success.
Here is some of the other feedback we've heard so far:
We value your feedback on this event, and our cause. If you have additional feedback for us, feel free to comment here, or send your feedback to email@example.com
For those of you who weren't able to attend the event in person, you can still have a chance to view the videos here:
An Ottawa-based family's experience with Perinatal Hospice. This film will explore Rachel and Rob Samulack's journey with Perinatal Hospice at Roger Neilson House and the 100 precious minutes that they spent with their son Aaron Samulack.
Created by the University of Quebec in Gatineau. Five fathers share their experience of their child's death and the tools that have helped them to live through this storm. These stories can inspire bereaved families, professionals' practices toward men, as well as the development of policies and services for them. .
A film on pregnancy and infant loss by Shawn Lovering on his mother's experience with pregnancy loss.
Link to be added in the future (we're sorry that it's not publicly available at this time)
Again, THANK YOU so much to everyone who supported this event!
Thank you for supporting individuals and families who have or will experience pregnancy and infant loss. Ottawa/Gatineau is an amazing place to live and we have such an amazing community!
Thank you again to our panelists, including:
Thank you to our volunteers, including all of our wonderful bake sale contributors!
Thank you to everyone who made and purchased butterfly wings! If you didn't have a chance to purchase a pair of wings and you'd still like to, they are still available at 3 Sisters Bakeshop & Gourmet Creations for $30/pair. Thank you to Fabrications Ottawa for donating the organic cotton for these wings! All proceeds are supporting the Run!
And last but not least, thank you to everyone who attended the event!
We're having a Silent Auction to support Aaron's Butterfly Run!
The Silent Auction will happen online, in this Facebook group, on June 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Feel free to join and share our group! We're hoping to have at least 700 members by the end of May, so we'd encourage you to invite your friends and family!
Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau, in support of families who've experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Proceeds will be used to cover costs including race signage, kits, and food for the runners and walkers, among other costs.
We're also still looking for donations to the silent auction. Your donation could be something as simple as a gift certificate to your business. All donations are greatly appreciated! If you're able to donate to our auction, any and all donations will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you to those who've donated thus far! Stay tuned to the Facebook group where we will be posting about all the items available and where you'll have an opportunity to bid on items!
Also, be sure to check out the other events, such as our Paint Nite, which are supporting Aaron's Butterfly Run!
To help make the silent auction a success, we are looking for donations of items to be included in the silent auction.
Can you help us out with a donation of a product or service from your business?
Proceeds raised from the silent auction will be used to cover costs including race signage, kits, and food for the runners and walkers, among other costs. Your donation will also leverage the efforts of hundreds of individuals and families in Canada who are working to ensure that all parents have support during and after pregnancy and infant loss.
Your donation could be something as simple as a gift certificate to your business. All donations are greatly appreciated!
If you're able to donate to the silent auction, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration and support!
On Friday April 28th, 2017, Aaron's Butterfly Run is hosting Ottawa and Gatineau's 1st-ever film night and panel discussion for pregnancy and infant loss.
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Who should attend?
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We hope you can join us to raise awareness and support those who've experienced pregnancy and infant loss in our community.
For more information, and to RSVP to the event, check out the Facebook event page: