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Parenting Expert Alyson Schafer Coming to Kelowna on Family Day Weekend



Fri, Feb 9th, 2018 to Sat, Feb 10th, 2018


5:00 pm


Are you a parent? Do you have parents? Do you know a parent? Parents are everywhere! Yet, there are very few events created specifically for parents! That’s about to change!

Family Day weekend (February 9 & 10, 2018), “Parenting 101” a unique, one-of-a-kind parenting conference will be hosted at the Coast Capri Hotel here in Kelowna, BC.

Parenting 101 is a two-day event featuring ALYSON SCHAFER and CASEY PALMER as keynote speakers, stand-up comedian and DAVE NYSTROM who will be offering some “late night” entertainment, and twelve (12) Breakout Sessions led by local and regional experts in their respective fields. The conference is also equipped to provide on-site child care overseen by local childcare providers: Nannysitters to make the conference accessible for more parents.

Keynote speaker Alyson Schafer is a family counsellor, author and internationally acclaimed parenting expert who empowers families by sharing her principles, rules and tools for raising happy and healthy kids. Alyson is the resident parenting expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and CTV News Channel. She hosted six seasons of The Parenting Show, and has appeared on Canada AM, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, Global’s The Morning Show, Montel Williams and more.

Casey Palmer is a blogger, hosts a website, and has built his brand around being a husband, father and storyteller. Father of 4, Casey will be travelling to Kelowna for the first time from his home in Toronto, ON to round of the keynote speaker sessions at Parenting 101. Casey is looking to raise his multi-racial family of four in an urban environment that never quits.
Dave Nystrom, award-winning stand-up comedian, and father of 4, will be featured as the “late night” entertainment for the conference. Nystrom has performed worldwide and his resume includes writing for “This Hour has 22 Minutes”, “National Lampoon”, and more. Nystrom’s engaging storytelling approach and busy family life make for great comedic content that will be both hilarious and relatable for anyone in attendance at Parenting 101.

Parenting 101 will also feature twelve (12) breakout sessions led by carefully selected experts in their respective fields. Parents will have the opportunity to choose from a range of topics from “Nutrition 101”, “Sleep Training”, “Is my teenager at risk?”, “So, you’re Having Twins…or More?” and more! Parents are encouraged to ask questions, participate, and take full advantage of the incredible value of expanding their knowledge about relevant parenting topics over the course of this 2-day event.

Parenting 101 is an exciting conference for anyone who is currently a parent, or a parent-to-be. This event is specially geared to empower, teach, and encourage parents as they seek to raise their kids effectively.

Cost of registration is $199/person which includes keynote sessions, breakout sessions, late-night entertainment, snacks, beverages, and meals. On-site childcare is also available for an additional fee.

For more information and to register online visit:


Coast Capri Hotel

1171 Harvey Ave, Kelowna



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