Two-year-old Roman Younie works on crafts at the Fall Health Fair on Saturday. Organizers estimate more than 700 people attended the 12th annual event

Hundreds attend Fall Health Fair

Organizers estimate over 700 people attended the annual event at Hope Secondary School on Saturday.

Hope’s Fall Health Fair had a record turnout this year.

Organizers estimate over 700 people attended the annual event at Hope Secondary School on Saturday.

“I think it was our biggest and best one we’ve had,” said Kim Roberts. “Every table and then some filled. We actually had people showing up on Saturday morning who didn’t have a table and we managed to scrounge one up. The Eat, Play, Love theme gave us so many directions to move in. We just had such a wonderful array of different activities going on.”

There were more than 50 tables showcasing local and regional health, social and cultural resources. The fair also featured a performance by Hope Secondary School’s jazz band, a step class with Karen Scalise from Muscle Works Gym, a presentation by Dr. Art Hister, an obstacle course challenge, flu shot clinic, Reflections of Hope art exhibit, and children’s crafts and storytelling.

Pharmacist and volunteer Michael McLoughlin was awarded with Hope’s Heart Hero this year. The Hope Mountain Centre also presented The Friends of Thacker Marsh with the inaugural Don Bush Environmental Stewardship Award.

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