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Annual Breastfeeding Challenge &

Parent Resource Fair

2016 World Breastfeeding Week Events!

  • Sept 9-26 - Photo Contest 2016: "Feeding your baby with love"

  • Sept 30 - Film Screening: "A Mother is Born"

  • Oct 1 - Breastfeeding Challenge and Parent Resource Fair

  • Oct 7 - Breastfeeding Art Exhibition

Photo Contest 2016: "Feeding your baby with love"
Sept 9 - 26th - enter by emailing

Enter your favourite photos in "breastie" and "Nibble, Sip, Slurp, Gulp" categories to win

a Robbie Craig print of our newly commissioned breastfeeding painting and more!

Contest Rules:

  1. All entries must be emailed to by Friday, September 23rd at 5PM and must be accompanied by a signed consent form.

  2. Photos will be distributed to four judges, and scored based on the composition of the photo, how well it tells a story, and how well it connects with the theme of “Feeding Your Baby With Love.”

  3. Based on judges scoring, the top 5 in each category will be on display at the Breastfeeding Challenge


Winners will be announced at the Breastfeeding Art Gala on Friday, October 7th 4-6:30 PM.

Film Screening: "A Mother is Born"
Friday September 30th 4-5pm at NACC


This film was created by three U of A medical students and discusses the topic of "woman-centred care" and birthing options. For more information, see:


Breastfeeding Challenge and Parent Resource Fair
Saturday October 1st 10am - 12pm at the Legislative Assembly


There will be door prizes, refreshments, fun activities for kids!  Everyone is welcome

to attend the parent resource fair to learn about programs and activities for families

with children under three and all participating breastfeeding mamas will receive a

tank top designed by Alison McCreesh! 

Latch-on is at 11am - Help us keep our GOLD MEDAL for the most breastfeeding

pairs in one place at the same time!  Taxi vouchers available at the reception desk! 

Breastfeeding Art Exhibition
October 7th 4:30 - 6:30pm at Studio 867 - Suite 101, 5107 48th st.


Drop by for the unveiling of our new breastfeeding piece de resistance!  It's a painting commissioned by Robbie Craig and we will be taking orders for prints as a fundraiser for MBB!  We will also showcase lots of great breastfeeding art and photos and there will be treats!

Thank you to our 2016 Funders & Sponsors!

•Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority & Yellowknife Public Health

•Department of Health and Social Services Healthy Choices Fund

•Cory Vanthuyne, MLA

•MEIFY cleaning (MBB2016 code = 10% to MBB!)

•Yellowknife Co-op

•And ALL our amazing donors for our prize draws!

2016 Donors & Prizes! 

•Monkey pants (Julu Designs)

•House cleaning (Miefy)

•Momzelle $50 gift certificate

•Handmade soaps (Daatleh)

•Necklace (Borealis Baubles)

•Knitted blanket (Hole ‘n Wall Yarns)

•Nursing Bra, Baby is Sleeping magnet, Katie Berggen Magnet, a Dapper Snapper & Lactation Cookies (Baby Sweets)

•Baby drool bibs, chique colouring pack and boo-boo bag (Forever Always Designs)

•Handmade baby creations & Nursing Pads (Shelley Crouch)

•Water Balloons, BBQ set & Nerf Ball (Shoppers Drug Mart)

•Yoga Nidra CD (The Luscious Life)

•Breastfeeding Cover (Sarah Dhillon)

•30 minute massage (Cailey Kirkham)

•YK Gymnastics Club $100 Gift Certificate

•Milestone photo session (Samantha Stewart Photography)

•Arbonne for mom and baby (Jessica Newcombe)

•Jamberry Nails (Kaitlyn Murdoch)

•Northern Naturals gift basket  (Gaia)

•Teething necklaces (Birdiebeedz Chewlery)

•Music Class Session (Suzanne Smith)

•Nourish North gift certificate

THANK YOU 2015-2016 Volunteers!

•Alana Kronstal

•Alison McCreesh

•Alyssa Titus

•Amber Henry

•Caitlin Krekoski

•Christina Leeson

•Colleen Tsikira

•Helen Vaughan Barrieau

•Jessica Bourassa

•Kathryn Oraas

•Katie Johnson

•Kyla Wright

•Lindsay Arseneau

•Lisa Tetlichi

•Marcy MacDougall

•Melissa Pink

•Michelle Rees

•Pam Baert

•Pascaline Greau

•Shelley Crouch

•Susan Fitzky

•Tina Bohnet

•Tina Drew

•Wendy Lahey

Breastfeeding Challenge Gold Medal!

In 2015 we won a gold medal (first place) for most breastfeeding moms and babes at the Breastfeeding Challenge in the under 10,000 births category. A special thank you to all our volunteers who helped make it happen – we couldn’t have done it without you!  Let's try to do it again!

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