On Sunday September 30th, 2012 Malton Mom's laced up their running shoes and got active for a great cause!
The annual CIBC Run for a Cure fundraising event for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation took place in cities all across Canada. Runners and walkers had the option to run 5k, walk 5k or walk 1k, which turned out to be a fantastically fun, family-friendly event. Some runners came out sporting hot pink wigs, lipstick, leg warmers, bandannas and anything else they could find. Personally, I was not that flashy, but I will make it a point to be pink/blinged out next year!
Renee hypes the crowd with Zumba!
I have to admit, I am a runner, but 5k is not my preferred distance. I've only actually done one other 5k race. I need more time to get my breathing, stride and cadence smooth; but this was for fun and fundraising so I wasn't too worried. The course looped around the industrial areas close to the Powerade Centre in Brampton including a spin past a popular all-you-can-eat Chinese food buffet restaurant, I don't know if that was intentional, but it did make me increase my pace a little as I day-dreamed of sweet & sour chicken balls!
Other participating Malton Moms opted for the shorter walk and supported the running aficionados with cheers and smiles. The end of the race included a cluster of cheering participants and family members at the finish line along with an amazing youth cover band (with a lead singer who may be the next Adele), free coffee (thank goodness!), and healthy post-run snacks.
All in all, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Across Canada over $30 million was raised for breast cancer research, education and health promotion activities. A great big thank you to all the Malton Moms who participated and hustled for donations (CJ, I'm looking at you!) I hope next year our team will be even bigger and raise more on Sunday October 6th, 2013.
"For it is in giving that we receive." - St. Francis of Assisi - Food for thought!
Pin ItWe are having our first contest, and we'd like you to participate! It's that time of year again. The sun only shines half of the days in one week, and it rains the other half in preparation for that thing we all wish we could put off... snow. For anyone who has to travel in the colder months with a baby, what is an essential piece to have in order to keep baby warm? Can't guess? A car seat cover! Malton Moms is giving away a Regan Car Seat cover from Carseat Canopy valued at $60.00 CDN.
How do you enter? 1. Visit Malton Moms Facebook page here. 2. Join the group (if you're not already a member). 3. Look out this Friday (November 2nd) for a post. The first person to answer the question correctly, will be the winner! It couldn't be any simpler! Good luck, and look out for Friday's post! -Tiffany
This Saturday, October 20th, 2012 we have the pleasure of hosting our very first youth art workshop, brought you by Malton Moms and featuring Wong, a community artist and activist.
Wong will be facilitating for a group youth ages 12-17 on various aspects of art, and creativity. Wong has been involved in the art community for many years.
Please check out this interview with Wong borrowed from GOFash.Com on youtube.
WHEN: This Saturday, October 20th, 2012 @ 1pm-3pm WHERE: 7095 Derrybrae Rd, in the party room, 1st floor WHO: Wong and Malton Moms HOW: To register for this event, please email Crystal here. All youth are welcome! See you Saturday!
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the painting workshop this week Wednesday had to be cancelled. We apologize.
We will be having another painting workshop in the near future with an
artist from the community and will be posting advertisements when we
confirm a date. We'll keep you posted. But in the mean and in between
time, THIS SATURDAY from 1-3pm we will be hosting a youth art workshop for ages 12-17
that I will be posting about tomorrow. Look out for the post!
Pin ItIf this is you parents, then find yourself at Malton Community Centre TODAY (October 16th, 2012) for the Canada Learning Bond Registration Day.
Malton Community Building Project, Morning Star Middle
School, and the Peel Children and Youth Initiative invite you to the
first-ever Enrolled by Six – Community Enrollment Event in Malton.
The Enrolled By Six strategy is led by the Peel Children and Youth
Initiative to engage all community organizations to enroll every
eligible child in Peel for the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) The CLB is FREE money provided by the Government of
Canada to children born after 2004 and living in families earning less
than $42,707 net annually. Eligible children will receive up to $2,000
by the age of 15. No parental contribution is required. WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 WHERE: Malton Community Centre 3540 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga, ON L4T 1Y2
EVENT DETAILS:Begins at 12:00 p.m.
– At 4:00 p.m. Service Canada representatives will be on-site and available to register your child’s SIN number
From 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m . –
Bank representatives will be on-site and available to register your
child’s Canada Learning Bond and Registered Education Saving Plan.
Parents must bring the following documentation to complete registration:
1. Two pieces of Government issued photo ID, i.e., passport, citizenship card, driver’s license, Social Insurance Number (SIN) 2. Your child’s birth certificate 3. Your child’s SIN number (if they have one) Child minding will be available.
Though we know this is not enough to pay for your child's entire education, what we do know is you need to begin somewhere, and you can continue to contribute to this RESP that will be available to your child when they are ready for college/university. And hey, when the government is giving FREE money away, who will say no??? Because when they want it from you, they get it.
Pin ItTime almost the time to suit up and play some hockey!
Organized sports are often expensive, time consuming and often we don't give our kids the chance to spread their wings and try new activities based on these two factors.
So, here is the answer to your prayers... Allow your kids to hit the ice, for a reasonable price, and get good instruction. It seems registration has already passed, but it doesn't hurt to ask if there's room left!
Pin It Before your baby can speak, trying to figure out what they need is
quiet the feat. Teaching your baby to sign can help your comprehension
of your baby's needs, and help to minimize the time until your baby
learns to speak. Here is a helpful chart that includes some very helpful signs you can teach your baby! We found it here.
Pin ItHi All! Just a reminder, here is our schedule of events. Please come join Malton Moms at one of our gatherings in the very near future. We would LOVE to have you! Bring the kids, bring yourself, have a great time! Child care is provided on-site, and a light meal is served at every event. Please register by emailing Crystal, here. Don't forget to include: which event you are registering for, the date, and how many people are attending. See you soon!