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Become a better you at Healthy Living Fair

Ideas to help become a better you will take centre stage Saturday at the annual Healthy Living Fair in Penticton.

Highlights of the one-day event include a trade show with 45-plus organizations, activity demonstrations, healthy living assessments and a keynote speech by a nutrition expert who’s been featured on national TV programs.

The event, which is free to attend and goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, is the second such production delivered by the Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair Society.

Keynote speaker Joy McCarthy will get the day started when she delivers her talk at 9:15 a.m. on the main stage.

McCarthy is a holistic nutrition expert who has appeared on CTV’s Canada AM and on Stephen and Chris on CBC. Her speech here is sponsored by Nature’s Fare Markets and Genuine Health.

Back for a second year are the healthy living assessments, which will see participants visit six separate stations to have their blood pressure checked, assess their activity levels and learn about setting goals, among other things. Anyone wishing to complete an assessment should register in advance at

The trade show floor itself will be populated by organizations and businesses dedicated to healthy living.

There will also be entertainment and children’s activities.

For more information, visit the fair’s website or check it out on social media like Twitter with the handle @OSHealthyLiving or hash tag #OSHLS.

The fair in 2013 was the first organized by Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Fair Society following a one-year hiatus that allowed it to build new partnerships and increase its presence year-round.


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