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Province commits funds to Healthier You Expo

 

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Saturday that the province is contributing $12,000 to the 11th annual Healthier You Expo, a wellness event that offers valuable health information for northern residents.

The free-of-charge Healthier You Expo will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the College of New Caledonia. The expo will include a number of guest speakers and exhibitors who will provide attendees with information on how they can improve their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.

“I encourage people in Prince George and surrounding communities to attend the expo tomorrow where they will find expert information on ways they can lead a healthier and more active lifestyle in their community,” said Dix, in a press release. “I am happy to join community members in supporting this event, which focuses on improving health outcomes in the North and providing people of all ages with the education and tools needed to actively participate in their own health.”

Various organizations, including the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George and Northern Health, will be there to offer practical, preventative health support to residents. A healthy cooking demonstration, free flu shots, blood pressure testing and an opportunity to tour the Northern Health Connections bus are just a few of the activities people can expect at the event.

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