Mother's Day

Partners Oliver Stankiewicz and Marie Atticus (back row, second and third from right) present a cheque for $45,232.40 to Sarah Pruckl (VJHF board, back, left), Kristen Megyesi (McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, back, right, and the staff from McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre “Cure-saders” team who participated in the Movement Project’s Move4Mom Relay on Mother’s Day. (Contributed)

Vernon run moves past first-year total with $45,000 raised

Move4Mom Relay, organized. by Vernon couple, raises funds for VJH Foundation and cancer centre

 

A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Northern B.C. school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Elementary school adopts more inclusive approach to activities on those days

 

Doula and psychotherapist Sondra Marcon is shown with her children in a handout photo. For many moms, Mother’s Day is a welcome chance to indulge in a lavish brunch, receive a special gift or spend meaningful time with their kids or partner. But many new moms are discovering a much different impulse once their newborn arrives: the desire to be left alone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sara Tanner

Forget brunch and flowers: ‘Touched out’ moms just want to be left alone Mother’s Day

Many overloaded new moms literally do not want physical contact with anyone aside from their baby

 

Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)

5 creative ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day last minute

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Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
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Mother’s Day celebrations at B.C. elementary school takes inclusive approach

Grownups Who Love Us Day invites students to celebrate any adult who takes on important roles

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The manor house. (Friends of Fintry/Contributed)

Friends of Fintry host Mother’s Day Fair

The event returns after a three-year hiatus

The manor house. (Friends of Fintry/Contributed)
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At the Snohomish Co Op, Kim Walker, AKA  the "Chick Lady," holds one of hundreds of 2-day-old baby chicks that arrived, Friday, along with a few ducklings.
Dan Bates / The Herald
At the Snohomish Co Op, Kim Walker, AKA  the "Chick Lady," holds one of hundreds of 2-day-old baby chicks that arrived, Friday, along with a few ducklings.
Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz (front) will host his second Move4Mom run to raise funds for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the VJH Foundation, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, at Kal Lake Provincial Park or virtually. This year’s event is open to teams for a relay event. (Contributed)

Cancer endurance focus of Vernon Move4Mom benefitting patients

Oliver Staniewicz’s inaugural run raised more than $30,000 last year; Mother’s Day event open to teams this year

Vernon’s Oliver Stankiewicz (front) will host his second Move4Mom run to raise funds for the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Clinic at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the VJH Foundation, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, at Kal Lake Provincial Park or virtually. This year’s event is open to teams for a relay event. (Contributed)
Oliver Stankiewicz, pictured with his parents David and Laura, will run 100 kilometres Sunday, May 9, in support of the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH. (Contributed)

Man on the move for Mother’s Day in Vernon

Virtual run supporting McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH

Oliver Stankiewicz, pictured with his parents David and Laura, will run 100 kilometres Sunday, May 9, in support of the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre at VJH. (Contributed)
Lillie Sun, a growth marketer at Three Ships, is shown in a handout photo. Canadian companies are offering customers the ability to opt out of Mother’s Day emails ahead of the May 9 celebration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

In nod to sensitivities, marketers adjust Mother’s Day messaging

Some brands are letting customers opt out of emails about the holiday

Lillie Sun, a growth marketer at Three Ships, is shown in a handout photo. Canadian companies are offering customers the ability to opt out of Mother’s Day emails ahead of the May 9 celebration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Three generations of the Nunnikhoven family including those who live in Lynden, Wash., back, and those who live in Aldergrove, B.C., front, spend Mother’s Day together separated by a ditch along the Canada-U.S. border, in Aldergrove, B.C., on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The stretch of international border approximately an hour southeast of Vancouver has become a popular meeting spot for families and loved ones separated due to the closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Physical distancing upending Mother’s Day traditions for many

Canada’s coronavirus case count climbed past 67,000 on Saturday

Three generations of the Nunnikhoven family including those who live in Lynden, Wash., back, and those who live in Aldergrove, B.C., front, spend Mother’s Day together separated by a ditch along the Canada-U.S. border, in Aldergrove, B.C., on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The stretch of international border approximately an hour southeast of Vancouver has become a popular meeting spot for families and loved ones separated due to the closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel due to COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dee-Ana Goodman, children’s pastor at the Living Waters church in Fort Langley, guided a visiting vehicle to a stop Sunday, May 10th, during a drive-through Mother’s Day celebration at the Glover Road place of worship. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dee-Ana Goodman, children’s pastor at the Living Waters church in Fort Langley, guided a visiting vehicle to a stop Sunday, May 10th, during a drive-through Mother’s Day celebration at the Glover Road place of worship. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mother holding baby. (Needpix.com)

Early love from mothers can lead to many positives later in life for kids

The amount of time that a baby is held can leave a biological mark on their DNA

Mother holding baby. (Needpix.com)
Vernon’s Heritage Square, operated by Kaigo Senior Living Group. (Laryn Gilmour - Black Press Media)

COVID-19: iPads ‘a huge hit’ at Vernon-area retirement homes

Kaigo Senior Living Group spokesperson says more iPads, staffing needed

Vernon’s Heritage Square, operated by Kaigo Senior Living Group. (Laryn Gilmour - Black Press Media)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming with City of Vernon director of human resources Raeleen Manjak. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

‘Stay strong’: Vernon mayor pens Mother’s Day message amid pandemic

Mayor Victor Cumming says Mother’s Day connections can still be made in the middle of a pandemic

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming with City of Vernon director of human resources Raeleen Manjak. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Kelowna singer releases video, song for Mother’s Day

Kelowna singer releases video, song for Mother’s Day

‘Loved You Perfectly’ is the first song in Haley Turner’s first full-length album

Kelowna singer releases video, song for Mother’s Day
Mom had style. (Submitted)

Liam’s Lowdown: To the mom I never had

She died from ovarian cancer in her mid 40s soon after I was born

Mom had style. (Submitted)
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