There will be yoga demonstrations at the health and wellness fair this Sunday.

Health & Wellness fair focuses on physical and mental well-being

Revelstoke health & wellness fair this Sunday will feature 40 business focusing on both physical and mental health.

Health and wellness is about more than just physical well being, it’s about mental health too, and that will be a key component of the Community Connections Health and Wellness Fair this Sunday.

“When people think of health and wellness, they think of physical wellness and they’re pretty physically oriented,” said Laura Kanik, the fair’s organizer. “We want to acknowledge that wellness isn’t just about your physical body, it’s about your mental health and emotional health and building that and recognizing those providers in our community who provide services for all different kinds of wellness.”

The Health & Wellness Fair takes place this Sunday, Oct. 21, at the community centre from 12-3 p.m.

The fair is bringing together 40 businesses, government agencies and other organizations that focus on the area of health and wellness. “We are actually maxed out,” said Kanik.

The businesses and organizations involved include yoga studios, massage therapists, dance studios, naturopaths, gyms, day spas, sports clubs and more. Interior Health, the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ministry of Children and Family Development will be on hand to provide mental health services.

There will also be advisors such as victim services, gambling support, financial advisors and more.

“The idea is that Community Connections is wanting to promote all different kinds of health and wellness,” said Kanik. “We’ve noticed as we’ve been compiling the list that there’s a lot of small businesses in Revelstoke. Some are established and some are pretty new. We want to give them some exposure and make people aware of everything that’s available here.”

Throughout the afternoon instructors from different businesses will be providing free demonstration classes, including yoga, dance and meditation.

“Businesses and instructors can show their style and what they do and people can try things out for free,” said Kanik.

Doug Egan, a project manager at Community Connections, said there will also be a focus on mind and body integration and businesses and activities that deal with both. “Having people understand there’s nutritional things, there’s things you can do to take care of yourself and integrate the whole mental and physical aspect of living in the community, which I think is good,” he said.

There will also be a kids room on hand and the pool will be free for the afternoon. The Last Drop will be selling food and there are door prizes, including a vacation package from Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke silversmith receives thank-you letter from 24 Sussex Drive

Arleigh Garratt’s snowflake earrings were gifted to Sophie Grégoire Trudeau during July visit

Air Revelstoke charter flights returning in January

Thirty-two return trips planned between Revelstoke and Vancouver

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale will be ready in time for Christmas

Angler fined for over-fishing on Gardom Lake

It was an expensive fishing trip for an Okanagan man this weekend.… Continue reading

Video: Shuswap stars shine for Larch Hills

Competitors dance to the tune of $30,000 for the chalet expansion

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Minimal increase in city budget

Salmon Arm taxpayers to pay 1.5 per cent increase in 2018 taxes.

Band strikes a Christmas note

Community concert takes place Dec. 9 at the Nexus in Salmon Arm

Author faces and triumphs over abuse

Book intended to inspire women who suffer from any form of abusive behaviour

Summerland business provides cannabidiol products

Products contain medical benefits of cannabis, but with no psychoactive properties

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

Most Read