Learn the joys of good health at new fair

Event kicks off with walk around Harrison's lagoon

There is nothing more important than your health. And to help residents find their optimum health, the Harrison Recreation Committee has created an exciting new event, being held this Saturday.

The community-wide Health and Wellness Fair will be an interactive event filled with presentations from local experts. The event will kick off with a 1.2 km Lagoon Loop Family Run/ Walk at the Harrison Lagoon, at 9 a.m.

After that, the public is invited to meander through Harrison Memorial Hall to discuss health and wellness with the many exhibitors. Throughout the day, there will be presentations that will focus on different aspects of health, from body, food and fitness, to clearing the mind and nourishing the soul.

“It’s our intent that people from throughout the community stop in and meet the diverse Health and Wellness support available right in our community,” says event organizer Elizabeth Mueller, owner of Spirit Yoga in Harrison Hot Springs.

“It’s also a great way to support our local businesses and enjoy products that are good for you and good for the environment.”

The doors open at 10 a.m., and Samantha Taylor will speak about the joys — and health benefits — of singing at 10:30 a.m.

After that, a whole lineup of presentations will fill the day. The documentary film Food Matters will be played.

There will be sound healing and meditation demonstrations, along with a fitness yoga demo. Mohamed Hasanine will also be speaking about the importance of travel immunization. Norma Smith will be talking about mind/body analysis, and Kristi Kozel will talk about the value of real food supplements versus synthetic.

And probably best of all, there will be a booth offering massage services to complete the day.

There’s plenty for families, too.

Children can learn about bike safety, play brain games, join in the reading circle, take the recycling challenge, and find information on DARE and nutrition.

The event is free and open to the public, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including a closing address by Mayor Leo Facio at 4:45 p.m.

For more information, call the Harrison Village Office at 604-796-2171, or see page 13 of this newspaper.

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