Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.




Privacy Policy

New Okanagan event aims to give moms a place to learn, connect and support

Alexi McGreer is the mastermind behind a new Okanagan event that fills a need she was looking for when she moved back to Kelowna.

The inaugural Main Mom Event will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna from 10 am until 4 pm, Saturday, Oct. 21.

It will provide moms – expecting, new or experienced – with a place to learn about self-care, connect directly with local resources and shop with local businesses and artisans.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed

“I was looking for something like this when I moved back to Kelowna and was raising two young boys,” says McGreer.

“It would have been comforting to know that I was not alone in navigating advice and changes I was experiencing from breastfeeding to body image, to balancing parenting and career.”

According to McGreer, moms often run into unreliable information and unrealistic standards online, which is why the Main Mom Event will bring together trusted experts, resources and other moms offline.

“Googling things in the middle of the night often left me feeling conflicted and isolated, and social media continues to trigger self-doubt in myself and my parenting,” she explains.

“Even as my children get older and my needs change, I still look for support in different areas and I want to bring those supports for moms together in one place.”

<who>Photo Credit: 123rf

The event will feature speakers on maternal mental health, postpartum body and pelvic health, nutritional health, sex and parenting, and communication skills.

There will also be a panel session on the Many Facets of Modern Motherhood and more than 60 local resources and businesses.

For a little fun, you can expect a photo booth, free massages, self-care services and prizes, along with complimentary tea or coffee while you mingle with other moms and happy hour wine for purchase.

Tickets for the Main Mom Event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and you can learn more about the event and secure your ticket online.

Although the event is scheduled from 10 am until 4 pm, it's not necessary to be there for the entire six hours and people are encouraged to drop in at any time throughout the day.

If you get value from KelownaNow and believe local independent media is important to our community we ask that you please consider subscribing to our daily newsletter.

If you appreciate what we do, we ask that you consider supporting our local independent news platform.

Send your comments, news tips, typos, letter to the editor, photos and videos to







current feed webcam icon

Recent Livestream

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our TikTok Feed Follow Our RSS Follow Our pinterest Feed
Follow Our Newsletter
Privacy Policy