The 19th Annual Chilliwack Breastfeeding Challenge
A celebration of motherhood, breastfeeding, and community
The 19th annual Chilliwack Breastfeeding Challenge took place at the Chilliwack Learning Centre on October 5, 2019. The final count was 81 mothers and 82 babies participating in the challenge at 11:00am!
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to the team of volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible! Anyone interested in volunteering for the 20th annual Chilliwack Breastfeeding Challenge is encouraged to email organizers under the CONTACT tab of this website.
Plan Your Day
Pick up your SWAG bag, certificates, and door prize tickets at the registration table!
"LATCH TIME" - Mothers all around the world have their babies latch on at the same time.
Grand Prize Draws
Grand Prize drawings will be awarded to many lucky moms and babies.
Megan Sawatsky completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology with an extended minor in Psychology at the University of the Fraser Valley. She then went on to complete her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduating with her master's degree, Megan was the recipient of 2 awards to recognize the student with the highest academic and clinical scores. In addition to her orthopedic/musculoskeletal practice, her clinical skills also involve the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and post-partum pelvic floor retraining. Megan is an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia. In recent years, she has worked as a teaching assistant for Level 1 and 2 Pelvic Health Solutions courses and ROST therapy for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. In her leisure time, Megan enjoys the great outdoors of Chilliwack where she frequently walks along the Vedder River Rotary Trail or bikes and hikes the nearby mountains.
Vanessa McFarlane is a Registered Nurse, Lactation Counselor, Prenatal Educator and Child Sleep Consultant. Her nursing background comes from NICU and postpartum care. She is passionate about working with mothers and their infants. Working with many mothers over the years, she understands that each mama has their own special journey with breastfeeding and supports all mothers at each stage. Being a mother herself, she knows the challenges that may arise during a mother's breastfeeding journey. Starting the Mama coach allows her to provide support to mothers whether they are starting breastfeeding, managing supply issues or beginning their weaning process. She plans on talking about managing issues that arise during breastfeeding such as low supply, returning to work, building a freezer supply and answering general questions and concerns from mamas!
Toni Winterhoff (Ey Cla:ney) resides and works in in traditional Stó:lō territory and is a member of Xa’xtsa, a Stl’atl’Imx community located at the north end of Harrison Lake. Her present title is Stó:lō Service Agency (SSA) FASD Regional Engagement and Traditional Parenting Coordinator. She is the innovator of the indigenized PCAP program: Family Empowerment Team model as well as the Two Worlds Indigenous Parenting Program, and “Indigenous Healthy Sexuality” Program. Toni is proud to have been a partner on and developer of the Fraser Region FASD Toolkit.
Toni is a facilitator on topics including but not limited to: Impacts of Intensive Perinatal Support, Safer Communities, Mentorship, FASD, Frontline Worker Mental Health Support, Healthy Sexuality, Indigenous Cultural Safety, Professional Standards and Practice Guidelines for Regulated Health Workers, Two Worlds Indigenous Parenting, and Relationship Based Frontline Service Provision.
Dr. Kara Bonnefoy
Dr. Kara Bonnefoy was raised in the beautiful Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, B.C.. Her journey towards becoming a Chiropractor began as a teenager, inspired by a particular uncle whose love for Chiropractic and natural healing left a lasting impression. Since that time, Dr. Kara graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 2005 in Hayward, California, joining the over 40 relatives before her who have committed their lives to helping others through family wellness Chiropractic care.