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The 16th annual Oceanside Family Health and Wellness Fair will fill the Parksville Community and Conference Centre with exhibits, seminars, demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun this Saturday, April 9.

Workshops range from laughter, to oral health and explore the science of body/mind techniques like art therapy, EFT and the law of attraction.

Organizers hope to provide something for people of all ages; with story time in the library for the smaller set and the workshop “Still sexy after sixty” offering tips.

The fair has outgrown the borders of the PCCC with keynote presentations in The Forum next door.

Suzanne Fox, manager of emergency services at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, will open the morning with news about the renovations, followed by VIU researcher, Dr. Lynne MacFadgen with research on mobility issues for seniors.

People who deal with mobility limitations will not want to miss the session with 

Dan Bauer from the Accessible Wilderness Society will talk about the new accessible park in Campbell River.

The fair will be full of interactive demonstrations and over 75 exhibitors, mostly local support and service groups and businesses who provide health and wellness products or services.

Admission is free and there is plenty of fun, food, samples, prizes, entertainment, information and fellowship to be found. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. More details at