A bigger and better health fair

Admission is free to the event this weekend at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre; people asked to bring donations for food bank

Following the success of last year’s Coastal Community’s Health and Wellness Fair, the event is moving to a larger venue at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre this Saturday.

Organizers say this year’s event will be bigger and better and they are adding several notable guest speakers throughout the day.

They have more than 50 vendors lined up and a long wait list of other interested vendors, said Coastal Community Credit Union representative Janis Fredheim, who is organizing it with the Oceanside Volunteer Association.

The family-oriented fair will include “a wide variety of information on every aspect of wellness from personal to financial and physical,” Fredheim explained.

“There’s a focus on what is available in the community, there’s hundreds of events in the community that a lot of people don’t even know about them.”

Presentations, running on the hour starting at 10 a.m., are on art therapy, dealing with loss, eye health and diabetes foot care with “sassy sexuality” rounding out the day at 2 p.m.

There are also live demonstrations of Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do and the Rainbow Stew Cloggers will perform outside at 1 p.m.

Everyone is invited to check out the seminars, food and fun. For more information check www.oceansidevolunteer.org/#!news or call 250-594-2637.

The fair runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, September 14. Admission is free but they are encouraging the donation of non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army.