ESIs May Need a Correspondent to Keep Up to Date with the News

From: Fourth Dwarf
To: ESIs
Sent: October 02, 2008; 2:00pm
Subject: Event to Cover


This event is on a Saturday morning, but the ESIs should at least send a reporter.


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PSA: Ottawa moms expecting to set the record for the most babies being breastfed at one time, at one location

Ottawa - On Saturday, October 11 Ottawa moms and babies will gather at St. Laurent Shopping Centre’s Centre Court and compete for first place in the annual Breastfeeding Challenge. Canada and the United States are competing for the seventh consecutive year to set the record for the most babies being breastfed at one time. Moms in Cyprus, France, Luxembourg, Philippines, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Belarus, Bermuda, Switzerland, the Ukraine and many more will join the challenge this year.

In 2005 the National Capital Region was proud to come in first out of all 234 participating sites in North America, with 179 babies at the main site. In 2007 there were 198 breastfeeding babies and Ottawa placed fourth. Ottawa hopes to regain its first place rank and encourages all breastfeeding moms to come out, join in the challenge, and raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008

Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Centre Court on the first level

This year’s main site is at St. Laurent Centre with additional sites at CHEO, Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Montfort Hospital and Civic and General campuses of The Ottawa Hospital.

The challenge is part of the celebrations for World Breastfeeding Week in Canada and is sponsored by the Quintessence Foundation, a non-profit group providing education to parents and professionals about breastfeeding.

For more information on the Breastfeeding Challenge, visit ottawa.ca/health. For more information on the Quintessence Foundation, visit www.babyfriendly.ca.

From: Aggie
To: ESIs
Sent: October 02, 2008; 2:05pm
Subject: Event to Cover

I will give this assignment a pass. But, indeed, someone should latch on to this one.

From: Coyote
To: ESIs
Sent: October 02, 2008; 2:15pm
Subject: Event to Cover

A crying shame, but I will be watching the PowerBlock on Spike TV. Because then, I know where to aim my eyes without somebody becoming unsettled.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll go on your behalf and let you know what transpires.