Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair final speaker line up

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PENTICTON - The Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair Society's annual Healthy Living Fair Saturday March 11th, at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm will be host to some amazing presenters, healthy eating sessions, activity demonstrations and over 60 different organizations who support a healthy living focus.

All elements of the event are FREE to the public, but registration is required for the For My Health! Healthy Living Assessment Program and can be done, in-advance, on the event website: www.healthylivingfair.com. All pre-registered participants with the Healthy Living Assessment Program will be entered into a draw for prize – draw will take place at the end of the event.
Plan to visit the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre on Saturday, March 11th to participate in the activities and visit the over 60 different organization booths at the Healthy Living Fair. For more information on the 2017 event, please visit the website: www.healthylivingfair.com. Here is the line-up of the speakers during the FREE community event:

The Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair Society directors, dignitaries, media, exhibitors and volunteers will participate in a short Welcome and Ribbon Cutting Opening Ceremony in the Speaker Area.

The YES Project is excited to be launching their fundraising campaign at the Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair. In celebration of Canada's 150th year, the Healthy Living Fair is accepting donations at the door for the YES youth resource centre to help kick off their fundraising campaign.

9:15 AM - Speaking Session with Shea Emry in partnership with SD67
(Speaker Area on Trade Floor)
All-Star CFL Linebacker ~ Founder of Wellmen ~ Mental Health Advocate

After suffering a concussion, which put him out for the remainder of the football season in 2011, Emry found himself battling trials of the past. Negative self-talk, isolation, and an intensifying self-consciousness drew him back into the depressive state he had known as an adolescent; having been the victim of childhood abuse.

In early 2012, Emry was inspired to use his platform in professional sport to share his story with youth, inspiring an adventure within for the purpose of understanding their health in order to move forward with confidence and power.

Shea Emry has shared his story and self-care practices with thousands of youth, aspiring athletes, as well as professionals pioneering solutions to health challenges. His mission has led him to many collaborations and ignition platforms such as Bell’s Let’s Talk Campaign, The David Suzuki Foundation, Movember, and the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.

He is taking his mission of igniting an adventure within through his men’s adventure club called Wellmen: which has been cultivating raw outdoor excursions and brotherhood across the country for 3 years. It’s aim is to create recurring endorphin inducing experiences that rewild men back to nature. By evoking genuine expression, men can forge a path to thrive.

The above speaker is brought to you in a partnership with SD67 and the Penticton Lakeside Resort
10:00 AM - Speaking Session with Lisa Kilgour, RHN with Nature's Fare Markets
(Speaker Area on Trade Floor)
Feed Your Way to a Whole New You in 2017

What we eat plays a key role in maintaining a healthy body. It’s not about deprivation or calorie counting, it’s about nourishing your body with the right foods and whole food supplements that boost energy, lower inflammation, feed your gut and maintain a healthy body weight. This year, give yourself the gift of lasting health, without all of the usual suffering along the way!

After the session come and see Lisa Kilgour at the Nature's Fare Markets Booth #48.

The above speaker is brought to you by:
Nature's Fare Markets

11:30 AM - Speaking Session with Sandra Turnbull, Registered Dietitian
with Interior Health
(Speaker Area on Trade Floor)
Body Kindness – A Joyful Way to Transform Your Health

You can’t hate yourself healthy. And yet when you live in a world that constantly bombards you with impossibly perfect body images and hundreds of ‘health rules’ on what you should or shouldn’t be doing, it becomes easy to do. In our weight obsessed and diet crazed world, many end up feeling confused, overwhelmed or never quite good enough.

Body Kindness is a radical paradigm shift that helps you create a happier and healthier life from the inside out. It teaches you how to connect and care for yourself through kindness and compassion rather than shame. Come learn some practical tools to tune-in, connect to your inner wisdom and feel good about yourself and your body.

1:00 PM - Speaking Session with Jen Annett, Professional Triathlete
(Speaker Area on Trade Floor)
Living with Epilepsy and Overcoming Life's Hurdles

In this session, Jen will be talking about living with Epilepsy, and how she overcomes the roadblocks associated with racing Pro with this condition. This will be a great chance to learn more about Epilepsy, mental strength, and positive thinking. She will also be touching base on her history with mental health, and how all of these “hurldles” have made her a stronger person, and what you can do to better yourself.


2:30 PM - Speaking Session with Emily Mayne, OASIS Coordinator
(Speaker Area on Trade Floor)
Questions to ask your Doctor and Your Pharmacist

The OASIS presentation, “Questions to ask your Doctor and Your Pharmacist”, and presented by Emily Mayne, the OASIS Coordinator, will deal with Older Adults Sharing Information on Substance use and includes things like medication compliance, mixing medications including alcohol and also questions to ask your Dr and Pharmacist.

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