Glo is pulling together birth workers of all trades to collaborate and support each other. Here is a list of events in Greater Vancouver this summer 2010. You can also view it on her blog. It will be updated as needed so check back frequently for changes or additions.

Birth fun in the Greater Vancouver Area (SUMMER 2010)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Film Night at the Squamish Adventure Centre featuring “What Babies Want”.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Discussion about birth options in the Sea to Sky corridor.
**$12 at the door.**

Seating limited to 46. For more info call Gloria 604 737 7063

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Wed., July 14, 2010 “Babies” the documentary movie at the Rio Theatre (babies welcome) time: 12:30 p.m. 1660 W. Broadway, near Commercial Sky Train. A visually stunning and joyful new film that simultaneously chronicles the lives of four of the world’s newest human inhabitants – in Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco, and Tokyo, respectively — from first breath to first steps, on a journey at once universal and amazingly original. Admission $10

See theFacebook Event page

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Friday, July 16, 2010 Yoga and Birth. An evening with Lesley Crowe, prenatal yoga instructor from Kelowna, B.C. This is an informal evening with yogis and birthies. 7:30 p.m. We’ll be watching the video “The Big Stretch” from Australia. At #214 1650 W. 13th Ave., Vancouver (buzzer 99)

**No charge.**

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Wed., July 21, 2010 ICAN Meeting at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in East Vancouver. Important gatherings that happen monthly for women who want to heal from their surgery and find resources for a successful VBAC. Contact Mieke 778 787 0510

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Thurs., July 22, 2010 An evening with SUZANNE ARMS author of “Immaculate Deception”. Suzanne Arms is an internationally acclaimed author, photojournalist, visionary, and activist, and has been an acknowledged leader of the international birthing movement for over 35 years. Her 1975 book Immaculate Deception: A New Look at Women and Childbirth fueled a national movement and was named a New York Times “Best Book of the Year.”

In 1995 she has received the prestigious Lamaze International Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of birth. She founded and does her work through Birthing the Future, based near Durango, Colorado. Director of film “5 Women, 5 Births”.

**Admission $15 ($10 ICAN members)

Sponsored by ICAN of Vancouver ican AT playvancouver.com**

Laura Jamieson Co op., 1349 East 2nd Avenue (near 2nd Ave/Clarke Dr.) in East Vancouver

And here’s a map : http://www.ljamiesonco-op.ca/map.html

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Tues July 27, 2010 CARLA HARTLEY, director of Ancient Art Midwifery Institute. The oldest home learning program for midwifery students in N. America. Carla is a passionate advocate for home birth, midwifery and the rights of babies.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Potluck Dinner at Ethical Kitchen in North Vancouver.

Every month we host this event to bring together people with like interest in food and also to learn about the Weston A Price Foundations’ work.

Please arrive any time after 7:00 p.m. to 1600 Mckay Rd, North Vancouver, B.C.

http://www.ethicalkitchenbc.com/Home.html

For our August potluck, we have a special speaker, Gloria Lemay, who is a Vancouver midwifery teacher, blogger, and childbirth activist.

Gloria will be speaking on the importance of diet in pregnancy for preventing bacterial infections, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. This promises to be an informative and lively evening.

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Tues, August 17 Birth Film Night, Squamish Adventure Centre, Sea to Sky Highway. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring the film “ORGASMIC BIRTH”. Admission $10. Everyone welcome.

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Mid August, 2010 PATTI RAMOS, doula and birth photographer from Oregon. Patti’s photos of birth and babies are internationally renowned. http://www.pattiramos.com/

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Sun, Aug 29, 2010 This Woman’s Workevening of dance and crafts at the beautiful ScotiaBank Theatre. This is a fund raiser for Shanti Uganda.

**Admission $35 4:00 p.m. 677 Davie St., Vancouver BC**

http://www.shantiuganda.org/products/this-womans-work-tickets

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