Mums Tums and Babies… oh my!

mums-tums-poster-8x10Looking for the best in the latest products and services for you and your baby or little ones? If you live in British Columbia, or better yet the Fraser Valley, you are in for a treat at the premiere event for hopeful, expectant and new parents and families – the Mums, Tums & Babies Show!

Pregnant couples, new parents, and those who are needing a little extra for the kids who are growing up – there are stresses, needs for new products that are safe and friendly, services and goods, including some advice – this event has everything for you! Explore the world of baby and toddler – from food to gear, like top trending brands that have some awesome deals and discounts for you. Come down to this low-pressure, family-friendly event: you won’t regret it.

There is lots to see and do for your little ones in the Family Fun Zone with My Gym Langley and their bouncy castle and tumbling station. Twist Parties with balloon twisting and have your photo taken with the princesses. There are Sportball and other sport instruction for kids and will test their skills and have fun.

Don’t worry, for those expecting, or wanting to grow their family there will be a ton of presentations from tips on how to get your baby sleeping well to help with birthing! Tony from The Average Father will do a special presentation just for dads!

Canada’s country music sweetheart, Jessie Farrell will entertain your kids with her catchy whimsical songs featured on the Kids’ CBC television series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids.

Enter to win the major grand prize – a nursery from Ikea Coquitlam. Over $10,000 in prizes provided by our exhibitors. The first 100 mommies each day will receive a Lucky Mummy Bag! (Be sure to take a look inside as their are a ton of vouchers and even some goodies from the local vendors).

Visit to purchase your tickets!
$10.00 online
$12.00 at Door (Cash Only)
$15.00 weekend pass
Children under 12 *FREE*

Date: October 1 & 2, 2016
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm – Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm – Sunday
Location: Tradex – Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford
Contact: Debbie Fenrick or Judi Rosebrugh: (844) 933-1366 or 604-200-0905


Xpocity Shopping Social!

Don’t miss the Xpocity Shopping Social on Thursday, September 25th from 4-10 pm at the Vancouver Four Seasons Hotel on West Georgia.

XpoCity is Vancouver’s first Women’s “Shopping Social”, a shopping expo that provides women with the opportunity to discover and experience some of Vancouver’s best and most unique brands, products and services. The event will be featuring up to 70 exclusive vendors in the 5 main aspects of a woman’s lifestyle: Health/Fitness, Beauty/Fashion, Food, Home & Business/Career. XpoCity is the ultimate Social Shopping event for the Vancouver Woman. The woman that is likes to explore and experience all areas of her lifestyle. Our handpicked vendors and brands are the best in their category, offering only quality and lifestyle-enhancing products for women looking for quality in all products they incorporate into their lifestyle. XpoCity is also an event that brings like-minded women together. Through networking, aspiring entrepreneurs, women in business and working professionals can mingle and connect.

The first component of XpoCity will be a Vancouver Professional Women’s Networking Session, where women can mingle, connect and network with other like-minded women. Women will have the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with XpoCity ‘Xperts’ – some of Vancouver’s most influential women in business, media and pr professionals, stylists, bloggers and great personalities!

XpoCity is the ideal evening out, featuring all things women love under one roof including:

  • Great vendors
  • Mini manicure bar
  • Complimentary hair
  • Make-up and eyelash touch-ups
  • Female DJ
  • Refreshments
  • Exclusive offers
  • Shopping
  • Giveaways & Gift cards
  • Much MORE!

Womens Networking Session – 4:00pm – 6:00 pm

Book Signing, Megan Williams, Our Interrupted Fairytale4:30pm – 6:00pm

Xpocity Expo – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Welcoming Modern Mama to the North Shore!

Join WestCoast Families at the Modern Mama North Shore’s Launch Party at Gymboree North Shore on Sunday, Jan 27th for the chance to have your child appear on the cover of our magazine!

Bring your child (aged 0 to 5) to Gymboree North Shore between 10:00 am & 3:00 pm on January 27th to have his or her adorable smile captured by Rhonda Dent Photography and Earthling Photography. Every child receives a digital image & families can stay to enjoy the playgym, bubble & parachute games, photo ops with Cloud B‘s giant Gentle Giraffe, snacks from Edgemont Village’s COBS Bread, coffee from Lonsdale Quay’s Bean Around the World & tons of amazing door prizes!

The lucky Cover Kid Contest winner will receive a professional photo shoot & be featured on a 2013 cover of WestCoast Families magazine, and a prize package worth over $800, including:

  • A keepsake print of the magazine cover with logos & captions 3 months of classes at Gymboree North Shore ($234 value)
  • A family portrait session with Rhonda Dent Photography, including online gallery and 4 – 8×10 prints ($325 value)
  • A one-year family membership to Maplewood Farm ($121 value)
  • A one-year family membership to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • A $100 date night at the Cactus Club Cafe (for the parents!)
  • Much, much more…stay tuned!

Swag bags for the FIRST 40 PRE-REGISTERED moms/dads (1 per family) worth over $150

Huge door prizes!


Fine Print: Must attend event & have child’s photo taken to claim swag bag. Families from all locations are welcome to attend the event & have photos taken, but only North Shore residents are eligible for the Cover Kid Contest. Car seats & carriers welcome inside Gymboree – please leave strollers in the car or at home (due to space limitations).

Join the mom inc MOVEMENT Tradeshow on Sunday

Andrea Vance, Publisher of WestCoast Families magazine, is super proud to be part of a panel on Sunday at the mom inc MOVEMENT Trade Show. Admission is free, and gets you access to the tradeshow floor and marketplace with more than 50 exhibitors.

You can hear inspiring Keynote Speakers on the main stage, watch a fashion show by Twist, participate in mini coaching sessions, and attend a complimentary one hour tax or financing workshop. Complimentary makeovers and headshots too.

Pre-register at and you’ll get a swag bag, avoid lineups at the event, and entry into hourly prize draws.

Sunday Nov 4, 2012 at 10am
Delta Burnaby Hotel, Casino and Conference Centre
4331 Dominion Street – Burnaby, V5G 1C7

If you want even more out of your day, register for the workshops too at
Enter code WCFAMILY to get $25 off a full day of workshops.

Momcafe: The Constant Juggle

Don’t miss the next Momcafé event this Friday, November 19 The Boathouse in Kitsilano. Two busy moms (one an entrepreneur, another a lawyer) will share how they combine running strong businesses, raising a family and giving back to their communities. Sit back and relax while you enjoy a light breakfast, steaming latte and onsite childcare, while listening to these inspiring women and connecting with other educated, savvy Vancouver moms.

Andrea Scott is the co-owner of Skoah and Chiiki Munki. She is also an active consultant in the areas of PR and marketing communications, working with some well-known Vancouver companies including Lululemon Athletica, Grouse Mountain Resorts, and the advertising agency Grip Limited. Her experience as a teacher has been instrumental in developing the training program for Skoah employees, and in ensuring Skoah customers understand their skincare program. Andrea is also the founder of the Hopeful Hand, a charity created through Skoah to benefit the parents of ill and terminally ill children at BC Children’s Hospital and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Andrea has two children.

Michelle Pockey is a partner in the Vancouver law office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Michelle’s practice principally providing strategic legal and business advice regarding environmental matters and natural resource projects (mining, forestry, energy) and property developments. Michelle is recognized in her community as an entrepreneur and a strong supporter of women in business.  In 1997, she founded and has continues to serve as Chair of the Professional Women’s Network with chapters in Vancouver and Calgary with the sponsorship of Fasken Martineau.  She also serves on the Advisory Board to Young Women in Business and is an active member of the Women President’s Organization (Vancouver Chapter II).  Michelle was nominated and named a finalist for the 2010 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Business and Professional Category. Michelle is married to an architect and has a daughter, Noa, age 5 and a son, Nathan, age 2.

What: momcafé breakfast event “The Constant Juggle—A Fresh Perspective on Balance”

Who: Andrea Scott, Co-Founder of SKOAH & Michelle Pockey, Partner at Faskens Martineau LLP and Founder, Professional Women’s Network

When: Friday, November 19, 2010 – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (registration begins at 8:45 a.m.)

Where: 1305 Arbutus Street, Vancouver

Cost: $37 non-members – $31 members (plus HST)

Onsite childcare is available for an additional fee.

To register and for more details visit

Attention Mompreneurs!

Enterprising Moms Fall Social Celebrates Mom Entrepreneurs!

The 2010 Enterprising Moms Fall Social is the place to be for women looking to build a business while raising a family. Taking place at the River Rock Hotel on November 5, 2010 between 7 and 10pm, the evening boasts three inspirational speakers, and a great opportunity to network with women from across BC who have successfully balanced entrepreneurship and motherhood. The evening is open to members, guests, friends and spouses.

For more information about the Fall Social, visit

WHAT: Enterprising Moms Fall Social

WHO: Speakers include founder and President Kelley Scarsbrook, Ghost CEO Business Coach Felicia Lee and Family Coach, Kasia Rachfall.

WHEN: Friday, November 5, 2010

TIME: 7pm – 10pm

LOCATION: River Rock, Richmond, BC

TICKETS: $25.00 per person available online at

About Enterprising Moms Network

Enterprising Moms Network (EMN) is an ever expanding network of mom entrepreneurs who are dedicated to helping one another succeed in the always tricky balancing act of being a mother and an entrepreneur. As a diverse group of women with different talents, skills, and ideas, EMN is a great place for women to connect with other women who, although like-minded, have a wide-breadth of experience, education, and skills.

Cool Event for Mompreneurs

Enterprising Moms Network presents “Balance, Perfectionism and Values” on Friday, November 5, from 7pm to 10pm, at River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. There will be three key speakers: EMN Founder and President, Kelly Scarsbrook – “Busting the Myth of the Perfect Mom”; EMN Business Development Director/EMN Vancouver Director & Ghost CEO Business Coach, Felicia Lee – “3 Tools for Entrepreneurial Time Mastery”; and Fresh Perspective Coach & Accredited Trainer of NLP, Kasia Rachfall – “Your Values: The Unconscious Tool That Moves you Forward or Holds you Back”. Tickets $25 per person, includes speakers, networking and appies. Click here for more info.

Momcafe: Moms Behind the Headlines

Two successful Vancouver moms come into our living rooms every day–on TV and on the coffee table. Balancing work and family is a challenge in itself, but these moms in the media are doing it all while being in the spotlight too! Come hear CTV Weathercaster Tamara Taggart, and WCF‘s very own publisher, Andrea Vance, share their personal stories on how they balance work, family and fame. $36 non-members; $32 members.

Childcare is available; kids from birth to 12 years of age are welcome. Listen to the speakers and engage in uninterrupted conversation while the children are supervised in a safe and fun area nearby. Babies up to six months old (or older if you prefer) may choose to sit closer to Mom. An additional fee of $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child will be charged for those requiring childcare (snacks included). A portion of this event’s proceeds go to support Dress for Success.

Momcafe: Moms Behind the Headlines
Friday, November 27, 2009 at 9am
Watermark Restaurant, Kits Beach