Monday, 11 May 2015

Well... Our First Ever Passport to Wellness Health Fair was a Success!

We had over 100 people come to the sessions and visit the kiosks and the feedback was positive.  A hard working committee put this together so thanks to Carolyn Zabawa, Leona Dimock, Lynn Adams, Erin Morrison, Lonnie Facchina, Michael Jessen and Sarah Popoff for all the work, Marion was the chair and kept everything humming along.

 We had some excellent sessions offered on such a variety of topics from E Cigarettes – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, to Neuro Development for 0-1 year olds, Arthritis Essentials, Cancer 101, Physical Literacy,  Thyroid and Hormones, Eating for your Blood type,  I ate my Way to Good health and Chronic Pain Management.

Kevin McKenzie and he did the session on 0-1 year old and neuro development 

The presenters went above and beyond in the time they gave to their sessions.

In the lobby and throughout the building we had tables representing B.C. Arthritis Association, BC Cancer Society, Ms Society, Nelson Hospice, Nelson Friends of the Family,  Kutenai Art Therapy,  Nelson District Credit Union, Nelson and District Community Centre,  West Kootenay TEETH, Community First Health Coop, Holistic health , Kootenay Medical Aesthetics, Climate Change Lobby and B C Lung Association.

Michael Jessen lung association and E Cigarettes 

We also thank our partners who were open that day, Natural health and Acupuncture, Community First Medical, Community Chiropractic, Apple tree Maternity, Nelson Community Services and Nelson Credit Union,

The sponsors who helped us out were the Nelson Star, Hume Hotel, Safeway, Kootenay Coop, Kootenay Coop Radio, EZY Rock, Oso Negro, Halls Printing and Community First Health Coop.

Erin Morrison - health coach and Dr Kristen at one of the kiosks 

Kim Palfeneir on Physical Literacy 

Lonnie Facchina and Colleen Driscoll - MS and Nelson Hospice 

The energy in the building was amazing and people came for the whole day or part of a day and were very appreciative of the fair and had lots of good ideas for next year. Oh are we doing one next year?

Apparently, if you build it they will come so we will continue connecting with our community and providing education in the health field for all ages.
Door prizes draw with Leona an Lonnie and Erin 

Get out and begin your journey with your Passport to Wellness,

Cheers and signing off

Eric and Marion