Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Upcoming Coffee Night!

This month's coffee night is FRIDAY February 22nd!
Where: Williams Fresh Cafe! (2454 Queen Street East, Brampton)
Time: 8 pm and on... until they kick us out at closing!

Come out for an informal night and talk to other moms of multiples.

Whether 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!

Also as the Spring Kidzz to Kidz SuperSale is fast approaching, the Sale Coordinator – Tamara – has asked me to remind you to bring your Sale Waivers to the Coffee Night to hand them in to her. If you will be needing a tagging gun or barbs – please email her beforehand at TPABSale@hotmail.com and she will bring them for you on Friday as well :)

NEXT MONTH'S COFFEE NIGHT: FRIDAY March 22nd at Williams Fresh Cafe on Torbram & Queen. Coffee nights has been changed to Friday nights starting in February 2013 with the hopes that we will see more of you come out!!!


Seeking TWIN babies for a KIA Commercial

Andrew Hayes from Powerhouse Casting here again looking for some SUPER CUTE TWINS, ages 6 to 9 months, male or female.
We are casting this on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 and shooting the commercial on FEBRUARY 27...It's for KIA car company.

The rate for the day would be about $1200.00 per baby for the shoot day.
If you're interested please send me an email with pics of your adorable twins – subject line "KIA TWINS" and we'll get you in on Friday.

Thanks in advance.
Andrew Hayes CDC
Casting Director
Powerhouse Casting
416 777 0033 Office
416 833 0501 Casting Emergencies

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bill C-464: Parental Leave for Canadian Parents of Multiples

If you haven't already read about this it heard about it on the news in the past few months, let me introduce to you Bill C-464; The NDP private member's bill would give Canadian families a longer parental leave up to 72 weeks in the case of multiple births or adoptions. Parents may also choose to receive parental employment insurance benefits for 35 weeks simultaneously, allowing the involvement of both parents. They could also choose to extend benefits to 70 weeks for a parent, depending on what suits them best.

This movement started this past fall when MBC was contacted by the office of Sana Hassainia, Member of Parliament for Verchères—Les Patriotes with the news that she was introducing a Private Member's Bill on November 7th in the House of Commons of Canada. Bill C-464 seeks to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act to increase the maximum number of weeks during which parental benefits can be paid, from 35 weeks to 70 weeks in the case of multiple births or multiple adoptions for qualified EI recipients.
It was debated at second reading in the House of Commons on Monday, February 4th, 2013. It is now heading to a third and FINAL reading on March 8th.
It's an important time for Canada's multiple-birth community, and while we may never personally benefit from changes to Parental Benefits it is certainly satisfying to know that someday others may thank us for drawing attention to a situation that is not fair and equal. Other families get two parental leaves when they have two babies in different years – time to bond with each infant and give their babies a good start on life – time to recharge and prepare themselves to return to work as productive employees – why should multiple-birth parents be treated differently?
Most importantly right NOW: we need to continue to support this effort by sending in signed copies of the petitions that you get here: English or French  (please do not scan or fax). As you complete each page please mail it to MP Sana Hassainia's office. The more signatures and the more pages you send before February 28th, the louder the voice of the Multiple Births Community in Canada becomes! So far they have only received just over 300 signatures - that is not enough!  Please forward this message and ask your friends, family or colleagues to support this Bill too!


It's our time as parents, caregivers and families of Multiples to be heard!
For more detail please feel free to review previous articles and information on the Multiple Births Canada website here, Media
Nina Garcia
Twins Plus Association of Brampton

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vendor Registration for the Kidzz to Kidz SuperSale

As many of you may already know – aside from having our members sell their gently-used clothing and equipment as "Sellers" at our Semi-Annual Kidzz to Kidz SuperSale, we also give our local small business partners the opportunity to showcase their product or service by registering to be a "Vendor" at the Sale.
The Vendor registration for the Kidzz To Kidz SuperSale, hosted by the Twins Plus Association of Brampton, opens up TOMORROW February 8th at 10am!
We are accepting registrations on a first come-first served basis so if you are interested as registering as a "Vendor" as opposed to a "Seller" we encourage you to register promptly tomorrow at 10am. This is a fantastic way for you to promote your business to hundreds of families that come to the sale from within Brampton and surrounding areas! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!  You may register by email at TPABSale@hotmail.com
In the meantime, feel free to email our sale coordinator, Tamara Suppa, at TPABSale@hotmail.com if you have any questions!!