Hope your new year is starting out great!
I just thought I would update you on the events surrounding the GCDC and go over some frequently asked questions with you.
Remember you can register online in advance by going to our eventbrite!
As of now, here is a list of events, acitivies and vendors attending:
Vendors & Non-Profit Organizations in the Conference Room
Fernlea Doula Services
SEATS for Kids Canada
Le Leche League Cornwall
Once Upon A Robyn's Nest
Epicure with Consulant Angie B.
And we'll have Darolotty's table set up with some diapers for sale, some to borrow (book in advance if you can) and GCDC swag to buy, with proceeds going right back into the RDA!
We've also got some fun things planned!
We're going to have an arts & crafts table of course for coloring and such.
We've invited our balloon artist back again this year as well!
The Fitness Room will be open to play for older siblings.
We're serving a light lunch after the event at about 12:00pm.
We'll have a photographer and hopefully our photo booth can be resumed this year as well.
We're also hoping to get our makeup artist back this year or have something set up for that.
Are there requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, for the parent or person changing the infant/toddler, there is a minimum age of 18 years old.
If you're under this age requirement, ask your parents, aunt or uncle, or an older friend!
Or, sit outside the barrier. You won't be counted, but you can still have fun!
The child(ren) being changed all must have a person over the age of 18 changing them to be counted.
If you've got more then one child, twins, siblings, what have you... bring some adults to help you change others, or to help watch the other children you're bringing. Only the children being changed can be in the designated area during the change itself that takes place at 11:00am.
Children must be 39in or less to qualify, and must be change into a 100% reusable, commercially available cloth diaper. Please ask if you need clarification on what that means ahead of time.
Note that we will have cloth diapers available for those who need them as well, it does not matter what the child arrives in! Also note, cloth trainers do not qualify.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is a free parking lot right outside! Public transportation is also available, please check with the City of Cornwall for details on times and bus routes.
We ask if you're walking with a stroller, it be left at the main entrance doors where the coat hooks are. Or, leave it at home and wear your baby! We had many mommas use carriers last year, they found it a lot easier to get ready, browse the vendors and chat with others.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You MUST have the following items at the time of the Change:
- At least ONE 100% re-usable and commercially available cloth diaper.
- Changing pad or blanket to place your child on for the Change itself
- One adult must be paired with One child
Other Items you can bring to help with your time:
- Nursing covers if you're not comfortable nursing in public
- Bottles if you're not breastfeeding to help with any sudden hungers in the littles
- Pacifiers, toys, etc for your children
- Snacks for before/after the event (Please Note: No food or drinks are able to be consumed in the main room)
- Some change or cash for buying extra tickets for the draws or to shop our awesome local vendors!
- Extra cloth diapers to share with friends who attend the event and might not have one!
- Baby carrier for your littles
- A few friends who might not cloth diaper but want to participate! You get an extra ticket for the draws!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Tracey via Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It would be awesome if you could print your tickets in advance for fast scan and sign in!
If you don't, don't worry, we'll have our list too, as well as registration forms for walk-ins!
Does this event cost me anything?
The event itself is totally free! You don't need to purchase anything.
However, donations are always welcome, either in person at the event of via paypal/in person in advance.
We will have GCDC swag at the event for sale, as well as a room full of vendors with cloth related and hand-made products for you to browse and shop. All GCDC swag sold at the event is used as part of the donations. You will also be able to purchase additional tickets for the prize draws. There is no limit in how many!
How do I enter for the prize draws?
There will be a designated area showing all the items donated by local businesses and others offering out items for the GCDC events. Each prize will have one ticket number drawn following the event itself. You get to choose where your tickets go this year! Enter as many times as you want for each prize you would like to win. Each item will have it's own container to place your tickets in. Goodie bags will also only be given out after the event when we search our light lunch in the kitchen at about 12:00pm. You do not have to stay after the event if you have prior engagements, but if you are not there when your number is drawn, you will not get your prize unless someone else holds your ticket for you.
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