NATIONAL MULTIPLE BIRTHS
Every year, on May 28 — the birthday of the Dionne Quintuplets — we celebrate National Multiple Births Awareness Day (NMBAD) with picnics and events attended by multiple birth families in cities and towns across Canada. 2019 was an especially poignant year as it marks the 85th birthday of the Dionne Quintuplets. The story of the quintuplets is a bittersweet chapter in Canadian history, one of miraculous wonderment that provided much needed hope in the midst of the Great Depression and also one of extraordinary sadness as the girls were exploited by our government and kept at an emotional distance by their parents. Their story is one that continues to inspire our work to provide multiple birth families with the community of support they need locally while also educating and advocating on their behalf nationally.
Local events hosted by MBC affiliate chapters for the current year will be listed here as they are confirmed. Check back closer to May 28 for more details!