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Canadian Breastfeeding Week Hike! 2016

We’re looking forward to celebrating Canadian Breastfeeding Week from October 1-8, 2016!

This year, in support of the World Health Organization’s objective of highlighting the sustainability benefits of breastfeeding, we’re going to get outside!

In partnership with Halton Babywearing Hikes, the Halton BFI invites families to join us for a FREE guided nature hike. The event will take place at Lions Valley at the “Green picnic area A” on Wednesday, October 5th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

We encourage participants to wear their baby in a carrier if possible. The hike is stroller-accessible but there is one steep-ish hill. The hike itself will be 3km (it will take approximately 40 mins) and will be followed by complementary light snacks and awesome (out)door prizes!


Is there a cost to attend the event? No, this event is free, there is no cost to attend.

Do I need to register on Eventbrite? Yes, we need to know how many participants are attending the event for refreshments and parking. We also need to know how to reach you in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Vehicle There is a large parking lot at the end of Lions Valley Park Road. The picnic area is a short walk across the bridge from the parking lot. Entrance to the park and vehicle parking are free.

Bus The Oakville Transit number 5 bus stops near the start of Lions Valley Park Road. The picnic shelter is about a 500m walk from Highway 5/ Dundas and Lions Valley Park Road.

Are there bathrooms? There are no bathroom facilities at the park, the closest bathrooms are at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Will there be water available? No – we advise all participants to bring their own water. Don’t forget water for the kids too!

Will there be nut-free snacks available? Yes, there will be some complementary nut-free snacks available

Can I bring my stroller or wagon? Yes! Our route is suitable for strollers and/or wagons. Please note though that there is one steep-ish incline. For this reason, we recommend babywearing if possible.

Do I have to be present to win a prize? Yes, the (out)door prizes will be drawn randomly from participants who check in for the event and you need to be present to claim your prize. The draw will be done after the hike, upon returning to the picnic pavilion.

Can I bring my older kids? Yes, children of any age are welcome to attend the event.

Is there anything else for kids to do there? There is a children’s playground at the park.

What if the weather is bad on the day of the event? We will reschedule the event to the following day, weather permitting. Participants will be notified by email through Eventbrite, so please ensure your email address is correct when you register.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at or send us a message on Facebook if you have any questions.

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