Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coffee Night This Week!
This month's coffee night is Thursday November 24th!
Where: Williams Coffee Pub - 2250 Queen Street East, Brampton

Time: 8 pm until they kick us out or you get tired of us :P (they close at midnight)

Come out for an informal night and talk to other moms of multiples. Wether you want to escape the craziness at home or need to get support and advice from other MOMs - it is always great conversation!
Open to everybody - even if you are not a TPAB member but have multiples, come out and meet other moms like you!
NEXT MONTH'S COFFEE NIGHT: Thursday December 29th (check back as it is during the Holidays - it may be cancelled!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NEW VENUE! - HO HO HO - Merry Christmas!!!

Good Evening Everybody!
We are so thrilled to have received such a huge response to last night's email invitation!  Because of this overwhelming response we have had to change the venue as Jumping Jacks Indoor Play Ground only holds 60 people and we have already passed that!!!  We have decided to move our Christmas party to Jellybeenz Indoor Play, Activity and Party Centre which boasts just under 6,000 sq. feet of space and an area to be sure to please ALL ages. 
They have a 1200 sq. foot infant/toddler area, a 2 1/2 level play structure with a rock climbing wall for the older kids, a bouncy castle, a basketball court, 2 Parent Cafe areas, party rooms, a 1200 sq.foot event room, a large coat room, a big screen TV and a DJ booth so that our kids could dance the night away!!
Please find the NEW details below on the invitation for ALL TPAB member families.  If your membership is expired – please let us know and we'll process your renewal a.s.a.p. as you don't want your family to miss our biggest Christmas Party ever!!  
Christmas comes but once a year-
Join the Twins Plus Association of Brampton for some holiday cheer!
Pizza and Refreshments
and a visit from Santa Clause!
Gifts for all the children,
as they all listen for the pitter patter of the Reindeers' paws!
Sunday December 4th
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Jellybeenz Indoor Play, Activity and Party Centre
10 Bramhurst Avenue
Units 13 & 14
Brampton, ON
Please RSVP by November 18th
OR Jingle us at (905) 799 4658
We will be serving pizza, cake, coffee, tea, water and juice in a completely peanut free environment. 
Please feel free to add to the menu if you'd like BUT it has to be a peanut free food or it will not be allowed into the venue. 
We thank you for your understanding as we try to keep all of our children safe
Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
The TPAB Social Committee

Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse Sale - International Centre

Hey Ladies!!!
Get ALL your Christmas shopping for ALL the kiddies done all in ONE day on Sunday November 20th with the Twins Plus Association of Brampton!  Invite a friend or two and join us as we take a bus trip to the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE for a great shopping excursion and help support the TPAB at the same time!  Space on the bus is limited so please RSVP ASAP to secure a spot on the bus for a minimal fee of $5 per person.  If you are taking the bus with us – please meet us at the NEW Car Pool Lot at Williams Parkway and Hwy 410 at 10:30 am.  If you would prefer – you may also meet our group at the International Centre that day and shop with us!!  We are scheduled to arrive at Hall 6 at approximately 11:15 am.
Registered Shopping Dates: NOVEMBER 11 – 27, 2011
BUS Excursion Date: Sunday November 20, 2011
Please remember that when you are cashing out, you are to inform the cashier of the TPAB registered group name and the cashier will then stamp your itemized receipt with the fundraising stamp.
If you are joining us on November 20th, Kerry Sutton will be collecting all the itemized, stamped receipts from our shoppers THAT DAY so that TPAB could then remit the receipts to Samko for fundraising. 
If you are not able to join us on this FUN-FILLED shopping day – please feel free to shop during any of our registered shopping dates at the International Centre and get your itemized, stamped receipts to Kerry ASAP so that she could include your efforts for our fundraiser.
Please find ATTACHED the sale flyer from Samko & Miko for a sneak peak at what they have to offer – DON'T miss out on the great savings this year!
NOVEMBER 11 to NOVEMBER 27, 2011
HALL 6, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
Monday: 10:00 to 4:00
Tuesday: 10:00 to 4:00
Wednesday: 10:00 to 4:00
Thursday: 10:00 to 8:00
Friday: 10:00 to 8:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 5:00
Please distribute this information to all your friends and family and encourage them ALL to shop 'till they drop and support the Twins Plus Association of Brampton!!!
Have a Happy and SAFE Holiday!
The TPAB Social Committee

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Coffee Night!

Coffee Night This Week!
This month's coffee night is OCTOBER 27th
Where: Williams Coffee Pub - 2250 Queen Street East, Brampton

Time: 8 pm until they kick us out or you get tired of us :P (they close at midnight)

Come out for an informal night and talk to other moms of multiples. Wether you want to escape the craziness at home or need to get support and advice from other MOMs - it is always great conversation!

Open to everybody - even if you are not a TPAB member but have multiples, come out and meet other moms like you!
NEXT MONTH'S COFFEE NIGHT: Thursday November 24th

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I would like to recommend a wonderful book written by moms of Higher Order Multiples, one of them being a friend of mine, Patricia Harber, who has 15 year old triplets!: "Finding Our Way - Life with Triplets, Quadruplets and Quintuplets - a Collection of Experiences" Edited by Suzanne Lyons, Foreword by Cecile Dionne - one of the famous Dionne Quintuplets. It is a valuable, comprehensive collecti...on of short stories about life with higher-order multiples, starting from pregnancy and continuing into adulthood. It has excellent advice from parents who have lived through what we have all lived through OR are going to live through at some point and even some input from health care professionals who work with multiples! I LOVED this book and highly recommend it to not only experienced HOM mommies but also to expectant or new mommies of multiples! It is being sold online at the link below for $25 CAD but I just came back from the Multiple Births of Canada National Conference and they have asked me to offer it to all my multiples mommies for $15 CAD plus shipping! A great deal for a GREAT book! Please contact me at bramptonmultiples@multiplebirthscanada.org  if you would like to purchase a copy and I will arrange it for you....thanks for reading guys! Take care and Happy Reading :)


Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple Picking Reminder!!

What beautiful weather we are getting today!  It's supposed to be sunny and warm tomorrow morning too – so come out and enjoy the weather going Apple Picking with The Twins Plus Association of Brampton at the Dixie Orchards.
Tomorrow morning bring your family and friends and come spend a couple of hours letting the kids discover and enjoy the Apple Orchards! 
In order for the kids to have FREE full access to the Pumpkin Patch, do a little Straw Jumping or find their way out of the Corn Maze, each family has to spend a minimum of $10 on food from the farm whether it be fresh picked apples or something from the market...
Dixie Orchards opens at 10 am but the owner has told me that we should get there a little earlier on a Saturday and beat the crowds - and if he see there's a line up before 10 – he usually opens the doors early!
Look for me or Kerry with our families at the front entrance – you won't be able to miss me with our triplet choo-choo wagon! 

We hope to see many of you there!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Applebee’s® Flapjack Fundraiser for TPAB Update

Hi everybody!
Looking forward to seeing you all at our Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Halloween Breakfast on Oct 30th!!  We are hoping for a good turnout!
We are going to be having a 50/50 draw and also a Raffle for door prizes...and welcome any donations you may have to offer to raffle off.  If you have anything that you think would be a good door prize whether it be an actual item or a service offered in the form of a gift certificate – we would love to raffle it off at our fundraiser. 
We've decided that we are going to have a BEST COSTUME contest as well that morning...one for the Adults and one for the children – so dress up in your best, most creative, scariest, craziest OR funniest costume EVER and take home the prize!!
Also – we are still waiting for volunteers to come forward to help out that day in greeting and serving...if you would like to help out – we would love to welcome you to our team for the day!
The Twins Plus Association of Brampton thanks you for your continued support.
See you all soon!
Nina Garcia

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yuk Yuk's Tickets for sale!!

Our Yuk Yuk's fundraiser is now under way!!  Yuk Yuk's has been assisting charities and non-profit organizations with its hassle free Fundraising Program for over 25 years with gratifying success and has now partnered with the Twins Plus Association of Brampton to help raise funds to help support our multiples families in Brampton and the surrounding area!
These tickets make a great gift this Christmas for teachers, day-care providers, siblings, co-workers, Kris Kringle and even for yourself for a date night with that special someone! For only ten dollars (including HST) – each ticket admits two adults (19 and over) to the show which equals to only five dollars per person – up to a 77% savings (on a Fri or Sat night)! 
Tickets:  $10  Admits Two people
Valid Wednesday through Sunday
Not valid on Saturdays from Nov 1st to Apr 1st and special shows
Reservations Required with a minimum one week's notice
Valid at all these locations across Canada – Toronto, Ajax, Mississauga, Vaughan, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener, London, Halifax, Barrie, St. John's!!!
FYI the tickets do NOT show the price of the ticket on the actual ticket so whoever you gift these to will never know how much you paid for the gift
Contact Kerry or Nina for tickets at bramptonmultiples@multiplebirthscanada.org or 905-799-4658.
Get your tickets before they sell out!! 
Please spread the word and tell all your family and friends about this great DEAL for the upcoming Holiday season!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple Picking with the Twins Plus Association of Brampton!

"Let's Pick Some Apples and Run through the Corn Maze!"


Parents, bring your kids out for some fun!  The Twins Plus Association would like for your family to join us for a couple of hours at the Apple Orchards!


Where: Dixie Orchards located at 14309 Dixie Road.


When: 9:45 am on Saturday October 8th, 2011


Who: Open to everyone! Bring out your friends and family too!


Cost: In order for the kids to have FREE full access to the Pumpkin Patch, do a little Straw Jumping or find their way out of the Corn Maze – each family has to spend a minimum of $10 on food from the farm which could include apples (11 different varieties!) picked by you at $0.95/lb OR...


...In addition, our market contains a wide variety of specialty items:

FRESH Baked pies

Preserves, Butter Tarts, Cookies, & Candy Apples

100% Pure Non-Pasteurized Honey

Wellesley Brand Apple Butter & Apple Cider

Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds and Potatoes

Harvest Decorations & Halloween Items

Bullet Corn Stalks, Straw Bales and Mums

Apple wood






Dixie Orchards opens at 10 am on Saturdays – but I spoke to the owner and he said we should get there a little earlier on a Saturday and have first pick at the apples before the crowd gets there.  He said he usually opens the doors about 9:45 am if there's a line-up

If we're LUCKY and the wagon is around -  our kids could also jump on the farm wagon for a FREE wagon ride!



We hope to see many of you there!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Applebee’s® Flapjack Fundraiser for TPAB

Mark your calendars!  On Sunday October 30th from 8 – 10 am, we are holding an Applebee's® Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to raise funds for the Twins Plus Association of Brampton!! 
Sunday October 30th 8 – 10 am
Tickets: $10/adult
$7/child 4-12 yrs
$2/child 3 yrs and under (requiring a plate)
60 Biscayne Crescent
Brampton, ON L6W 4S1
Invite everybody you know and ask them to support our club which in turn supports our multiples families!  This year instead of doing just a regular Halloween party for our kids, we thought it would be fun and beneficial to TPAB to do a fundraiser breakfast.  Dress up in your Halloween gear and Come out and join us to help the Brampton chapter of Multiple Births of Canada. 
Tickets need to be bought in advance as we need to let the restaurant know one week in advance of our ticket sales and expected totals so that they can prepare the restaurant accordingly.  We are able to sell up to a maximum of 150 tickets so start selling!!
We also need to recruit volunteers who are at least 16 years old to assist with greeting and seating our guests, serving breakfast and beverages from the kitchen and bussers to clear the tables.  If you or your friends and family would like to volunteer with this event, please reply to this email to let us know.
We will have Halloween Treat Bags for each child to take home as well as a 50/50 draw and a raffle for prizes for the adults!

Please invite everybody you can think of and let's make this a HUGE event for TPAB.  We want to stick around for many years to come and are looking for our members' support to keep the TPAB traditions alive and starting many new ones together! 
Looking forward to hearing from many of you!
Nina Garcia
Twins Plus Association of Brampton

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mabel's Labels Fundraiser!

Mabel's Labels Fundraiser

With the beginning of a new school year, we thought a great way to start it off was to start a Mabel's Label's fundraising event!  This campaign is currently up and running and will run thru until December 15th! 

Every purchase generates a commission that will go directly to the club after the campaign closes.  Lets do the best we can to generate funds to put on a great Christmas Party for our members and all our children!

Please forward the following link to family and friends, co-workers and neighbours.  The link will also be up on the website very soon.


If you would like further information, please contact brampton@multiplebirthscanada.org






Monday, July 11, 2011

Props for Parents of Multiples

A really great - meaning brutally honest Mommy Blogger wrote a small post about her admiration for parents of multiples. If you've never checked out "Scary Mommy" before now's the time!

You can find the post HERE... enjoy (and be sure to read everyone's comments - totally entertaining!).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Park Outings Summer 2011!

Every summer, park outings are organized for TPAB members. This summer's list is here! There is no need to RSVP for the events. Just come as you please and meet other members and their families! Enjoy!

Wednesday July 6 - Downey's Farm ($), meet in front

Wednesday July 13 - Soccer Centre

Wednesday July 20 - Gage Park

Wednesday July 27 - Chinguacousy Park, meet at Splash Pad

Wednesday August 3 - Eldorado Park ($)

Wednesday August 10 - Soccer Centre

Wednesday August 17 - Century Gardens

Wednesday August 24 - Heart Lake ($)

Wednesday August 31 - Chinguacousy Park, meet at Splash Pad

What time??

We'll be meeting at 10:30 am each Wednesday.

What if it rains??

If it rains in the month of July, our alternate location will be the McDonald's at Williams and Hwy 10.

If it rains in the month of August, our alternate location is "More Fun With Bounce" at Bovaird and Hwy 10.

Enjoy a great summer!! Hope to see a few friendly faces! :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Local Mom Sale Alert - Etobicoke!

Yet another Mom 2 Mom Sale to announce - this time in Etobicoke! Sale to be held June 4th. Complete details can be found HERE!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Local Mom Sale Alert!

Wanted to share some news about a local Mom Sale. Details below... (if you hear of any sales please post in the comment section - love to help each other save!)

Great Deals on gently used baby & children’s clothes, toys, equipment and other goodies! Lots of brand names & like-new quality!
Saturday May 28th 8:30am – 11:30am
Masonic St. Claire Lodge
6321 Regional Road #25, Milton, ON L9T 1A1
FREE Entry for momstown members
$2 for non-members
Goody Bags for the first 50 people!
This is a CASH only event!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mom 2 Mom Sales!

Tis the season for spring Mom 2 Mom Sales. Have you heard of any Mom sales in the area?? Please post a comment below with some details - we can all appreciate the cost of raising multiples so let's help each other out!

Upcoming Coffee Night!

Just a reminder about the upcoming Coffee Night...

When: Thursday May 26, 8:30 pm
Where: Williams Coffee Pub, 2250 Queen St. E
Who: ALL of you!

Come out and enjoy a little snack and great conversation!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fundraiser - Don't Miss It!

Yuk Yuk's Fundraiser in Support of the Relay for Niilah in her fight against Cancer

Yuk Yuk's Tickets for only $10 ... for 2 PEOPLE!!

Yep, you heard me right! And the best part, tickets are valid until July 18th 2012 AND good on weekends and weekdays!!

You're saving $30. 1 ticket for a weekend show will run you $20 so this is a great savings!!

You must call ahead to make a reservation with these tickets. They are valid at the following locations only: Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax, Mississauga, Ajax, Edmonton, Oakville, London, Calgary, Vaughan, Kitchener, St.John's, Niagara Falls and Barrie.

Tickets ARE transferable which means they would make great gifts!!

Interested? Simply email Devon (devon-johnston@hotmail.com) or Kim (kszlapetis@rogers.com) with the numbers you need.

** And PLEASE, help us spread the word! **

Friday, April 8, 2011

10 Tips For Twins or More

I was doing my regular blog reading the other night and ran across this great little article written by a mom of twins titled "10 Tips for Twins or More Mommies". She's got a bunch of really truthful, simple tips.

Click HERE for the link.

Is there anything you'd like to add?? Please add any tips you might have for a 'new-to-multiples' family below. Advice from those who have been there is truly valuable!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Did You Know...

Did you know that you can keep up to date on all Twins Plus news just by entering your email address over there on the right?? Do it... I know you wanna...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Sale!

The Spring Sale is less than a week away!! Be sure to help spread the word so the sale will be a success for everyone!! Remember, you must have a valid membership in order to shop during member shopping.

Saturday April 9th at St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School

Check the "Sales" Tab for more details!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Upcoming Coffee Night!


Coffee Night is Thursday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m.
Williams Coffee Pub (Fresh Cafe)
2250 Queen St. E.
(East of Torbram)

Hope to see everyone there... who couldn't use a warm drink and good conversation?!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Sale - Mark Your Calendar!

The Spring Sale is officially a GO!

We have secured a space at St. Marguerite d'Youville Secondary School on Saturday April 9th, 2011! So start tagging, hanging and spreading the word!

Check out the Sales Tab for complete details!