Volunteers host wellness fair Saturday

Vendors, health care providers to share info in third annual event hosted by Oceanside Volunteer Association

Oceanside Volunteer Association presents its third annual Wellness and Volunteer Fair Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 737 Jones Street in Qualicum Beach.

A large number of local vendors, support groups, practitioners, and healthcare providers will be available to share information on the wellness products and services they offer. The fair provides a great opportunity to pick up product samples and try them out at home.

Several notable guest speakers, giving presentations throughout the day include:

10:30 a.m. — Kate Zealand, Canadian Blood Services — Volunteering with Canadian Blood Services. Get an inside look into the organization and its many volunteer opportunities.

11:30 a.m. — Niki Stanford and Edwards Jones – Socially Responsible Investing.

This program works to evaluate and reduce the environmental, social and governance risks within an investment portfolio.

12:30 p.m. — Diane Hancox, Oceanside Hospice — Emotional Wellness: The Body-Feeling Connection. How not feeling those uncomfortable feelings (grief, anger, resentment) contribute to disease.

1:30 p.m. — Krista Robins, The Gardens at Qualicum Beach — The Gardens at Qualicum Beach. So Nice To Come Home To.

Coffee and snacks will be available for purchase, provided by the Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers.

Admission is free, but non-perishable food donations will be accepted on behalf of the Salvation Army food bank.

The first 700 people attending the fair will receive a free cloth grocery bag compliments of Qualicum Foods, Save-On-Foods and Thrifty’s.

For more information contact Yvonne MacGregor, Oceanside Volunteer Association, at 250-594-2637 or oceansidevolunteer@shaw.ca.

— NEWS Staff/OVA

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