Flu shots are just one part of the Hope Health Fair coming up on Saturday. (Black Press files)

Flu shots are just one part of the Hope Health Fair coming up on Saturday. (Black Press files)

Escape room, flu shots, among highlights of Hope health fair

All ages can benefit from visiting Saturday’s all-day event

The Hope Health and Wellness Conference is here, with information and activities planned to help improve the lifestyle of all residents.

The all-day event takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, and will include free flu shots, an escape room, education and celebrations.

There will be two Mini-Med School sessions, between noon and 1 p.m., one focusing on Canada’s newest food guide, and the other featuring a respiratory health panel.

At 2 p.m., there will be a presentation and celebration of Hope’s Heart Hero Award.

There will even be a chance to learn how to properly use bear spray. The Hope Mountain Bear Aware Committee will have a booth at the fair, and will be providing bear spray training to those who stop by in the morning to register. That training takes place at 1 p.m.

And for kids of all ages, there will be a fun and upbeat escape room set up in the library that day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The room will have a Charlie Brown theme, and there will be a chance to learn about health while helping Charlie Brown find his friends.

The long list of exhibitors shows the diversity of services available in Hope. They include Ann Davis and the Community Resource Network, Diabetes Canada, the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society, Read Right Society, community paramedics, and many more.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hope Recreation Centre, and will include door prizes and a concession.

For more information, visit www.fallhealthfair.ca or call 604-860-7720.