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Past Events - 2017

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Thursdays, July 13 - August 31*

YMCA Strong Kids Sunset Market

530pm - 830pm

Come visit us at the Sunset Market, in support of YMCA's Strong Kids campaign! We'll be offering a selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothing and pregnancy & parenting books, at 50 - 75% off of the original retail price.

This weekly Market is FREE to the public, and will be open from 5:30pm until 830pm at the Remington YMCA. For more information, click here.


* Please note: Dragonfly Maternity will not be at the market on August 3rd & 17th

Saturday, August 26

Photoshoots, yoga and shopping!

130pm - 6pm

Inviting all pregnant mamas!
Dragonfly Maternity and Visual Hues Photography have joined forces to bring you a fun afternoon of shopping, yoga, modelling, and photoshoots in and around the lovely Marda Loop.

We're inviting mamas-to-be to come join us for a prenatal yoga class and free DAVIDsTEA samples, followed by modelling outfits from our maternity shop and strolling around the picturesque neighborhood of Marda Loop to have your portrait taken. 

Come for any or all parts of this event simply by registering with us. The optional yoga class begins at 130pm -- drop-in yoga classes are $18, or $15 per class if you sign up for the full 6-week session launching on the day of this event. In preps for the seasonal change in our gently-used inventory, Dragonfly Maternity will be displaying the Fall items for use in the photoshoots.

 The photography sessions begin at 2:30pm and will go in 15 minute timeslots until 4:30. Please note, you must register for the photo shoot and be willing to have your photos shared on Dragonfly Maternity and Visual Hues social media sites! Each participant will receive one web-friendly digital portrait, with additional images available for purchase if so desired.

Following the photo sessions, the Dragonfly Maternity shop will be open until 6pm for regular shopping hours.

Mamas-to-be will also receive a very special offer for a newborn photography shoot, and a promotional offer on Mom & Baby yoga!   

For more info and to register for this event, email: info@dragonflymaternity.ca


Friday, September 8

Inglewood Night Market

5pm - 11pm

Come visit us at the Inglewood Night Market! We'll be offering a selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothing and pregnancy & parenting books, at 50 - 75% off of the original retail price.

The Market is FREE to the public, and will be open from 5PM until 11PM just off 9th Avenue, on 10th Street & 11th Street SE in Calgary's charming Inglewood neighbourhood.

Sunday, August 13

Marda Gras Street Festival

10am - 5pm

Visit us at the Marda Gras Street Festival, at booth A44! We'll  be offering a selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothes and pregnancy & parenting books, at 50 - 75% off of the original retail price.

Marda Gras is a FREE family-friendly event and will be open from 10am - 5pm.

Friday, August 11

Inglewood Night Market

5pm - 11pm

Come visit us at the Inglewood Night Market! We'll be offering a selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothing and pregnancy & parenting books, at 50 - 75% off of the original retail price.

The Market is FREE to the public, and will be open from 5PM until 11PM just off 9th Avenue, on 10th Street & 11th Street SE in Calgary's charming Inglewood neighbourhood.

Wednesday, May 31

Spring Sidewalk Party

12pm - 5pm

Taking the party outside! Come by our pop-up shop between 12pm - 5pm for an extra 10% off our selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothing and pregnancy & parenting books. We'll also have free tea samples from the new summer collection at DAVIDsTEA, and tasty treats from Nourish gluten-free bakery.

 

Location: YogaVentures in Marda Loop,
                   #5, 2405 33 Ave SW

 

***Please note: as this event is outdoors with the other local businesses of the building, there will be no parking spaces available in the front lot on this day.

Sunday, April 23

9:30am - 3:30pm

Come visit us at the Calgary Moms Trade Fair at table #37! We'll be offering a selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothing and pregnancy & parenting books, at 50 - 75% off of the original retail price.
Show Special: for this event we'll be offering an extra 10% discount!
The event is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport (2500 48th Avenue NE).
Register ahead of time to receive a show bag and be entered for prizes by clicking here.
See you there!

Sunday, November 12

Calgary Moms Trade Fair

9:30am - 3:30pm

Come visit us at the Calgary Moms Trade Fair at table #6! We'll be offering a selection of gently-used maternity & nursing clothes and pregnancy & parenting books, at 50 - 75% off of the original retail price.
Show Special: for this event we'll be offering an extra 10% discount!
The event is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport (2500 48th Avenue NE).
Register ahead of time to receive a show bag and be entered for prizes by clicking here.
See you there!

Saturday, November 25

Riding the Waves of Birth
A workshop with Birthwyse and Dragonfly Maternity

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Birth is intense. It tries us on all levels of our being. There is a way to 'ride' the intensity instead of being pulled under. Connected Breathing offers you a 'surf board' and empowers you to 'ride the waves.' The breathe is our most easily accessed tool. It is constantly with us, and if we can learn to active it, it produces profound shifts in our experience.

Through breath work, a guided meditation, and a series of yoga postures that aid in the labour & delivery experience, this workshop will prepare you with impactful tools to take you through your experience with knowledge and empowerment.

Join us and learn to ride, instead of flounder.
Bios:
Nattalia Walkker is an experienced birth doula passionate about empowering families to trust their inner capacity to birth from their strongest centre. She calls on her certifications in Connected Breathing, Therapeutic Yoga, and Thai Yoga Therapy to support families in birthing strongly from their body and heart wisdom.
Cher Compton is a yoga teacher specializing in prenatal and postnatal yoga for Moms & Babies. With certifications in 200hr YTT and 85hr PYTT, and experience in this field both personally and professionally, she brings an element of wisdom that encourages mothers to capture their own inner strength through the journey of motherhood.


Contact and Payment info:
birthwyse@gmail.com   |   587 877 6514

Sunday, October 29

Photo collab with Local Laundry and
Visual Hues Photography

11:30am - 1pm

We heart local collabs! Excited to be working with Local Laundry Apparel and Visual Hues Photography on a fun photoshoot including a few YYC mamas and families!
If you’re interested in this or other upcoming photo collabs for mamas and kids, shoot us a note at info@dragonflymaternity.ca

Saturday, December 23

Holiday Cheers ~ Thanks from Dragonfly Maternity!

3pm - 5pm

Thanks to everyone who has been part of Dragonfly Maternity's success in this first start-up year of 2017! Please join in a come & go holiday gathering at Yogaventures as we wrap up our time in their lovely space and prepare to expand to a new space in early 2018. 

Its a busy time of year; however, we truly appreciate your support and wish to extend heartfelt gratitude to all of the amazing connections made over these last 12 months. So for anyone looking for a (kid-friendly) afternoon of connecting with others and learning more about what we do, feel free to come by for snacks & drinks, conversation & collaborating, and catch a glimpse of the highlight photos from our year. 

We'll be collecting non-perishable food donations to pay it forward to Emma House. Significant others and kids are welcome. Bring a friend or colleague! Its a casual setting; however, RSVP is requested so that we can plan accordingly for snacks and drinks. Head on over to our Facebook event page here or email info@dragonflymaternity.ca

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Saturday, Dec. 16

Collecting Donations in Support of
"The Underwear Project"

We're happy to be supporting “The Underwear Project” that Bloom by Girl Gotch is putting on for the second year! Dragonfly Maternity is one of the local businesses collecting donations of new underwear to help families in need. Accepting donations in Marda Loop during our retail hours; click here for our hours of operation and location details. 
For more info on this project, visit the event page here
Also, pop on over to Bloom’s website and use our coupon code “DRAGONFLY15” for a special discount on products from Bloom Kids Essentials... 
https://bloomkidsessentials.com

Sunday, September 17

FamJam Fun Day

10am - 3:30pm

Products and services focused on moms and families, supporting local small businesses and charities. 

Join us for a day of family fun and informative sessions!

 

Activities through the day will include:

- nutritional workshop by Brittney Dormer Nutrition + Wellness

- tips on postnatal rehabilitation & recovery by Return to Play

- kids yoga session by Dragonfly Maternity

- Emotional Preparation for Birth counselling by Essence of You

- sleep coaching for babies by Blissful Nights

- Kids Canvas Painting with Lee Giddens

- mobile spa treatments by The Beauty Bus

 

Browse around to shop for products & services from local entrepreneurs such as:

- kids books by Sweet Clover Studios

- Bloom underwear by Girl Gotch

- Young Living essential oils

- gently-used kids clothing from Another Baby's Breathe

- My Om Little Yoga Mats for kids

- prenatal & newborn photography packages by Kathryn Langley Photography

- gently-used maternity & nursing clothes from Dragonfly Maternity

- lifestyle products from Brittney Dormer Nutrition + Wellness

- childrens' art prints & accessories by Vanja Kragulj Illustration

 

There will also be a prize draw, and vendor specials for products and services being offered.

Admission is free; Dragonfly Maternity will be collecting donations on the day of the event to support Emma House, a local charity providing housing for homeless pregnant women..

Sign up for Kids Canvas Painting by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kids-canvas-painting-famjam-fun-day-tickets-37438834562

Parking & public transit:
Sunalta Community Centre is across the street from the Sunalta LRT Station. There is a small parking lot to the east of the centre, as well as free street parking around the area.


For more info, email Cher at info@dragonflymaternity.ca