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Knox United Church Community Garden

Saturday March 24th Annual Meeting – Knox United Church Community Garden

Preparing for our third growing season, the Community Garden will hold its Annual Meeting on March 24th from 9:00-10 AM in the large room downstairs. This is the time to register for garden plots in 2018 and to learn about the up-coming season. Despite our expansion, there are only a few plots remaining, so if you or a friend is interested please contact Kristen Douglas. (

Everyone from Knox and the broader community is welcome to join us!

Knox Anniversary Art Show


From: Anna Baksheeva

Greetings to parents of young children 0-2.5 or 3 years old! I am starting music for babies and toddlers class in this neighbourhood and would like to see if there is any interest for this kind of activity. I am a professional musician, mother of two kids (3 and 5 year olds) and certified in teaching music for young children with Music Garten system. I also have training from the local group who teaches such classes for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. We also live in this neighbourhood and we love it!








Myers open house 2017

Families Helping Families

Families HELPING Families

The Manordale-Woodvale Community Association (MWCA) together with Manordale Public School and the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre are sponsoring the collection of items needed for residents in our community.

Suggested items are: baby/childrens items, clothes, shoes, small household items, DVDs, CDs, electronics, decorations, etc.

If you are interested in helping, donations will be accepted at Manordale Public School, 16 Carola St. on Wednesdays (starting April 12th) from the hours 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

If you require more information, please contact Carol Miller at or 613-226-9402 or Michelle Manor at or 613-857-1809



Walk for ACE


Positive Birth and Natural Parenting



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This is a reminder for the next “Positive Birth and Natural Parenting” meeting taking place on Tuesday September 13th from 6:30pm-8:30pm (2nd Tuesday of each month).


37 SHOREHAM AVENUE (the neighbourhood is called, “Craig Henry”)

-Plenty of free residential street parking
-Easy access by bus# 172
-babies in-arms always welcome!

Come join me at this free monthly gathering. Through sharing our experiences and being open and honest, we can discuss, discover, and create a wonderful joyful community, where we uplift, support, and celebrate one another on our journeys, from preconception through parenthood. Do you have a positive and empowering birth story you want to share with others? Are you pregnant or currently in the midst of parenthood, searching for information but not finding it in the ‘mainstream’? Does pregnancy, birth, and parenting in the mainstream sense just not make sense to you? One pregnancy, one birth at a time, the world can change. Come out and meet like-minded women, share information peer-to-peer on all aspects of natural family living, learn something new, gain confidence in your innate parenting abilities, and most of all, reconnect to your inner wisdom!  It is my hope that we leave each month feeling enriched, valued, and nurtured, a community of women gathered together, keeping it real. All of the infinite wisdom of the universe is within us.

Sample topics:
-ecological breastfeeding
-Fertility Awareness Method (FAM)
– all things placenta!
-If birth and breastfeeding belong to women, where do dads fit in? Dads are important too!
-elimination communication (EC)
-cloth diapers
-baby’s first foods
-belief systems and how they interfere with your intuition
-whole-life learning/ ‘unschooling’/homeschooling
-the 40 day ‘Babymoon’
-Blessingway to honour the pregnant mom
-honouring our adolescent girls and boys (example: “Moon Blessing” for our daughters upon first menstruation…)
-positive affirmations and Laws of Attraction
-traveling with baby


-knowing our options and rights as parents when it comes to tests in pregnancy, birth….
….. topics are endless!

I hope to see you next week!

Leslie Platias


Gentle Yoga Classes