2022 MomFest Homecoming - Oct. 20, 2022! Live and Virtual!

2022 MomFest Homecoming


MomFest Homecoming

We are so excited to announce the homecoming of MomFest 2022, which will take October 20, 2022. After five years, we are returning to the original home of our signature event, The Wychwood Barns.MomFest Market and VIP Experience From 10:30 am to 4 pm.

Do not forget to visit our first-ever beer and wine Pavillon brought to you by our partners at The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies. Drinks will be for sale.


But it would not be MomFest without our VIP experience centre! Inside the barns, a MomFest VIP experience awaits with lots of food and beverage offerings. Babies and kids of all ages are welcome to the VIP day experience. A portion of the proceeds will go directly toward Project Mom Halo and our mission to build a space for parents and caregivers in the new SickKids hospital.

The VIP ticket includes access to the VIP areas at MomFest. During the day, you will get to go inside the Wychwood Barns to take part in any of the experiences on site. There will be massages, manicures, speakers, meditation, food and drink, just to name a few! Includes unlimited beverage samples, a swag bag and an elevated day of experiences. Stay tuned for the lineup of amazing speakers!

  • Massages by HealthCasa 
  • Mediation by Hoame Mediation Garden 
  • Shellac manicures by Mom Halo 
  • B Stretched by Hip Openers 
  • Hair Bar
  • Babysitters on-site

If you want to take your VIP experience at night, you can join us for the gala—this is a full evening of entertainment and networking, followed by our famous MomFest awards ceremony. It includes 3 drink tickets. We cannot wait to party with you!

Kid Zone

It would not be MomFest if we did not bring your little ones some amazing entertainment! We have a kid’s stage with entertainment at the top and middle of each hour! We also have some of our favourite kids’ performers, mascots and princesses stopping in! There will also be a play area for bigger kids since the Barns themselves have an epic playground and green space.

Mascot Schedule

10:30am – 11:30 am – Chase

11:45am – 12:45pm – Mirabel

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Peppa Pig

2:00pm – 3:00 pm – Spiderman

Beverage Partners: Society of Beer Drinking Ladies

Mom Halo is stoked to partner with the team at The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies—an organization that began in 2014 for women to connect and hang out over their favourite sudsy brew. Flash forward to now and the SOBDL has a physical space called Society Clubhouse at College and Dovercourt, has beer & cider at the LCBO, ships Beer Squad Mystery Boxes across the province and is North America’s largest beer/women organization. Oh, and most importantly, they’re also drinkin’ for a cause since a portion of profits support the Canadian Women’s Foundation. To date, they’ve donated over $60,000! 

Look for them outside at the market selling their amazing merch and selling a wide range of their favourite beers, ciders, boozy canned cocktails and more! They also have some great non-alcohol options, too.

You can also find them in the VIP Experience where they’ll guide you through a beer/cheese tasting, featuring Ontario craft beer and cheeses!

Then catch them at the Gala where they’ll be serving up beer, wine, cider and more as we party the night away!


Our Club Halo Mamas receive a ton of perks – throughout the year and at MomFest! We are opening our exclusive membership at Momfest on October 20th, 2022 so that you can join in on the fun – get on the waitlist here

Gala, Awards and Auction

MomFest Awards Voting!


Community leader

Amber Rohal

Beth Marchant

Orit Tordjman

Founders we Love

Canopy Kids

Emily Jones

Hush Baby Hush

Jennifer Omrani

Love Squared

Valerie Simoneau

Vijanti GCS

Mom Boss of the Year

Angela Pickering

Chloe Hardisty

Georgette Dunn

Jo-Anne Weltman

Kayleigh Medeiros

Natalia Mezhonova

Shayna Beeksma

Moms to Watch

Beth Marchant

Caitlin Martella

Tash Smyth

Rising influencer


Emily Blocksdorf

Sabrina Virdee

Sandee Sherrard

Start up of the year


Emily Getz – Day 1

Jenn Coleen


Kayla Boigon- Poppsi

Krysti Beckett

Lavender Morantz


Rebecca Lampert

The details

From 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Wychwood Barns

The festivities will conclude with the MomFest Awards Gala and Networking event. Moms and parents of all ages and stages of mothership are welcome to join us!

We are excited to bring back the MomFest Awards Gala. We believe that it is our responsibility to create a real community of mom that celebrate one another. We are in the business of lifting each other up!

There was no such thing as the Mom Olympics of the Mom Awards…until we created them! This is your chance to nominate yourself or a mom pal to be celebrated and to be appreciated for the hardest job in the world—momming.

Given the nature of the Covid world, we are streaming portions of the event making sure our community who are dealing with accessibility issues, are too far away or uncomfortable to be in large groups and still be able to connect, learn and engage with the community at large.


1. Mom Startup—New Business of 2021/22: For a mom that started a business in the past 18 months

2. Mom Founders We Love: A mom business owner that you love with an all-around amazing ethos of business or product or service

3. Moms to Watch: This is a side hustler who is about to make big moves

4. Rising Influencer: A social media star with fewer than 20K followers that you love so much! This can be anyone from across Canada.

5. Mom Community Leader: Someone who demonstrates excellence in leadership in the local community and/or charitable dedication to a cause.

6. Mom Boss Award: The most coveted award—it’s the ultimate title for a mom, a business owner and an entrepreneur

2022 Schedules

Main Stage Schedule








Run of Show

11:00 am – 11:30 am 

Raising Interracial Kids

Sacha Welsh

Melanie Ng

Kate McKenna

Natalie Preddie 

11: 40 am – 12:10 pm 

Default Parenting, Working Mom Guilt, and the Invisible Workload 

Erin Pepler

Alana McGinn

Roxanne Francis

Beth Marchant

Libby Ward

Alana Kayfetz

12:15 pm – 12:35 pm 

We Go There: A Live Podcast

Lexi Miles

Nikki Bergen

Alana Kayfetz

In conversation

12:40 pm – 1:20 pm 

1 in a million: Parenting children with special/complex needs

Alana Kayfetz

Julie Cole

Brittany Donovan

Annie Lawton 

1:30 pm – 2: 00 pm

Unfiltered- Postpartum Mental Health

Renee Raina 

Alex Cunningham

Natacha Pennycooke

Prudence Leung

Lisa Chang

2:05 pm – 2:30 pm

The Motherhood Identity Crisis 

Kim Fitzpatrick 

Leah Davidson

Chernell Barthumew

Annie Lawton

2:35 pm -2:55 pm

Education Matters- How to support your children

Delphine Rule

Marlene Spence

Paige Walker

Lisa Chang

3:00 pm -3:25 pm

Mom Boss – 

How to grow your business and yourself

Sabrina Baldini

Meira Elituv 

Robyn Vanpee

Chana Ross

Lianne Kim

3:30 pm-3:55 pm

Boundaries are Sexy  & Choices are Opportunities

Nothando Swan

Shelagh Cummins

Liat Horowitz


Thank you & closing remarks

Alana Kayfetz

Outdoor Stage Schedule


Company / Event

Speaker/ Name

10:30 AM – 10:40 am


Club Halo Talk

Land Acknowledgment 

Alana Kayfetz


VIBE  Fitness

Marnie & Rena Schwatz

11:05am – 11:25 am 

Kids Music

Sonshine and Broccoli

11:30 am – 11:55 am

OMVIC – Car talk

Farah Mohammed

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Mom and Baby Movement

Jess Sennet

12:25 pm – 12:45pm

Kids Music

Little Rebels 

12:50 pm – 1:10pm

Kixcare – Episodic illnesses and childhood day to day sickness

Ashton Thornton

1:15 pm – 1:35pm

Movement & Milestones

Toronto Kids Physio – Jenn Halfin

1:40pm – 2:00 pm

Kids Entertainment

Generations Performing Arts Centre

2:05 pm – 2:30 pm

Technology/screen time, play-based learning

Melissa Cash + Jennifer Takács

Moderator: Alana Kayfetz

2:35 pm – 3:00 pm

Eyesthetics on Sheppard – Children’s eye care

Michelle Baron

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Moved to the indoor VIP AREA

Perinatal Therapy – 

C Section recovery

Janette Yee



Company / Event

Speaker/ Name

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Book Reading

Lavender Morantz

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Book signing (signing Table)

Lavender Morantz

11:15am – 11:45 am 

Book Reading

Amanda Casinha, Melanie Ziltener, Fran Murray, Chernell Bartholomew

& Samantha Vlasceanu

11:45 am – 12:05 pm 

Book Reading

ee-Mah  – Lani & Jordana

12:05 pm – 12:30 pm

Book signing  (signing at their table)

ee-Mah  – Lani & Jordana

12:25 pm – 12:45 pm

Book Reading 

Jessica Hamilton

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Book signing (signing Table)

Jessica Hamilton

1:15pm – 1:30 pm

Book Reading for kids

Amanda Minuk (doodle Paw Press)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Book signing (signing at her table)

Amanda Minuk (doodle Paw Press)

1:55pm – 2:15pm

Book Reading

Shantelle Bisson

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Book signing (signing at her table)

Shantelle Bisson

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

Book Reading

Sabrina Greer

3:10pm – 3:40 pm

Book signing (signing at her table)

Sabrina Greer

3:30pm – 4:00 pm

Book Reading

Anneliese Lawton

4:00 pm – 4:30pm

Book signing  (signing at her table)

Anneliese Lawton





6:30 – 7:20 pm 


7:15 – 7:20 pm

Welcome to the VIPs

Alana Kayfetz

7:30 pm – 8:10 pm

Fireside Address: 

Fireside: Joanna Griffiths and Alana Kayfetz

8:10 pm – 8:15 p.m.

Halo Remarks

Alana Kayfetz

8:15 p.m. – 8:20p.m.

AWARDS- Hosted by

Julie Cole & Lisa Chang 


Mom Start up



Mom Founder we love


Moms To Watch


Rising Influencer


Community Leader


Mom Boss Award


Welcome (DJ)


Closing + Clean up

2022 Floor Plan & Exhibitor List

Booth Number Company name:
1 HelloFresh, CA
3 Fran Murray Co.
4 Francis Psychotherapy and Consulting
5 Dick Duff’s
6 Moon Mama
7 Van Der Hout Corp
9 Echoage
10 Snugabye
11 Curated Cubs
12 Child Study Centre (University of Toronto)
13 ebb & flo nutrition
14 Restyle/Renew
15 Two P’s In A Potty
16 Wow Moms World Vaughan
17 Mave & Chez
18 Mom Halo
19 Good Kid
20 Kinworth Co.
21 Ubenwa Health
22 Good Night Sleep Site
23 mini mioche
25 Prevailing Organic Essentials
26 Simply Soiree
Booth Number Company name:
28 Riciniol – NIIA Inc. & WhimzyBaby
29 WeeSleep
30 Alpha’s Discovery Kids Preschool and Daycare
33 Sticker Party
34 Kids and Company
35 Little Jingle Beans
36 CST Savings
37 From A to Z
39 GCS_Experiences
40 GCS_Experiences
41 KixCare
42 Pok Pok
42 Bounce Forward
43 Smithery
44 Famileasy
47 YGT Media
48 YGT Media
49 ee-mah
50 Anneliese Lawton
51 Artist Nook
52 Doodle Paw Press
54 Tempo Outerwear
55 Cookies and Cribs
57 Ben Kayfetz Real Estate

An All-Star Lineup of Speakers


We have selected an all-star lineup of speakers who will be presenting on a wide variety of mama-centred topics! Offering many tracks and stages, there will be enough for all guests to see, do, and learn. 

Get social with us!


Be sure to tag @momhalo in all of your photos day of! We will have TONS of Insta candy for you to share. Pinky swear!


“We can do hard things. 
I can do hard things. 
We can face hard things.
I can face hard things.”

We are calling on you, to do something hard.  

MOM HALO is asking you, our community, to join forces, and be on the front line of our effort. 

We are building an army of moms, dads and caregivers, with one shared goal - to raise $1 Million for The Hospital for Sick Children. A cause that hits so close to home for not only our team, but for our community. 

We invite you to suit up. The battle field for Sick Kids is lined with brave warriors, barring the wounds, rocking their beads, and together we will join them. 

This is an act of radical generosity to support the most vulnerable kids, with the beacon of hope that is SickKids. 

We are SO committed to this venture, and we cannot wait to see what we dream up. 

We want you! 

How to take part: 

Claim a spot and become an official Project HALO supporter. 

Become one of the official 1,000 families to commit to raising $1,000 dollars. 

CLICK HERE to take a spot….

SickKids is the place you never want to go, but glad it's there. 

We can do this hard thing…. And together, we can get to $1,000,000.00!

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