Annual Fall Health Fair is back

The event encourages families to embrace a healthy lifestyle

Hope Secondary School is once again hosting the annual Fall Health Fair this Saturday.

This year’s theme is Growing Great Families and incorporates the Live 5-2-1-0 guidelines for raising healthy children. The numbers represent having five or more fruits and vegetables every day, keeping recreational screen time less than two hours a day, enjoying at least one hour or more of active play daily, and consuming zero sugar-sweetened drinks.

“The goal of this year’s health fair is to promote health at every age,” said coordinator Brenna Ayliffe, a community health specialist with Fraser Health Authority.

“Live 5-2-1-0 encourages the whole family to embrace a healthy lifestyle by making 5-2-1-0 a goal for better health everyday.”

The Fall Health Fair will feature entertainment by Hope Community Choir, Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre, and the Senior Keep Fit exercise class. There will also be a concession, children’s games, activities, scavenger hunt, stories, free books and prizes, and Hope’s Volunteer Hero award presentation. In addition, Pharmasave is providing flu shots.

Inspirational speaker Glenda Standeven returns as this year’s keynote speaker. She is co-author of Choosing to Smile, an autobiography written by three friends who all happened to have cancer.

After being diagnosed with cancer in 1987, and losing her entire right leg to the disease in 1988, Standeven felt it important to give encouragement and hope to others facing adversity. In 1990, before the birth of their second son, she won two silver medals in the BC Winter Games in the slalom and giant slalom events. Standeven was Chilliwack’s Woman of the Year in 2003, received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2005, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her “exemplary community volunteer efforts.” She has volunteered in many capacities for the Canadian Cancer Society over the past two decades and facilitated a Living With Cancer Support Group for 11 years. Standeven is also a member of The Rotary Club of Chilliwack, a lifetime member of the Optimist Club of Chilliwack, a Terry’s Team Member for the Terry Fox Foundation, and an active member of the Valley Women’s Network.

The Fall Health Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 1. Hope Secondary School is located at 444 Stuart St.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

3 new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

One resident and two workers employed by a seafood processor in the borough tested positive.

Ken Monkhouse, ‘Monkey’ on Highway Thru Hell TV show, passes away

Monkhouse passed away Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Council talks trash: New garbage bylaw in the works

Draft bylaw to be voted on at Monday, May 25 council meeting

UPDATE: Police oversight agency investigating after shots fired Saturday night in Chilliwack neighbourhood

RCMP reported a ‘distraught male’ fired at police officers on Christina Drive – IIO is on scene Sunday

Kelowna man charged with harming a hamster

The 20-year-old Kelowna man faces several animal cruelty charges

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops, just yet

The Snowbirds have been in Kamloops since May 17 when a plane crashed killing Capt. Jennifer Casey

COVID-19 checkpoints ‘up to them,’ Bonnie Henry says of remote B.C. villages

Support local tourism economy, but only if you’re invited in

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

Andrew Weaver says he was ready to defeat John Horgan government

Independent MLA blasts B.C. Greens over LNG opposition

Most Read