News — 02 April 2014
First annual Health Fest celebrates success
Ava Hatch and Lhea Fenez hand out smoothies to attendees of the first annual Health Fest at the centre March 27.
Photos by Samantha Hawkins


Mike Wood demonstrates the sport of javelin to interested youth.

By Samantha Hawkins

Health Fest 2014 held at the centre in Dryden on March 27 saw a huge turn out of interested people looking to learn more about healthy living.

The event, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in conjunction with the Dryden Area Family Health Team, the Dryden Regional Health Centre and the Dryden Diabetes Centre was all made possible because of Dryden’s statistics when it comes to diabetes in the community.

The goal of the event was to bring together local organizations with a focus on health and well-being. The evening included free snacks and smoothies and featured presentations by Corrine Lund (Zumba), Richard McIvor (dance), Dr. Bruce Cook and Kerry Holland, local Karate instructors, Mike Wood, Lokah Sangha Yoga, nursing staff and Second Chance Pet Network.

Director of the Dryden Area Family Health Team Lucy Venne-Fecho hands out free items and information to those who attended the first annual Health Fest held at the centre in Dryden on March 27.

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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