Kelowna wellness fair gets healthy turnout

Organizers are happy with numbers so far at the bi-annual Body and Soul Wellness Fair, which runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shara Mendoza

Kelowna cares about its health.

That was the message organizers got after a successful opening day to the bi-annual Body and Wellness Fair at Parkinson Recreation Centre Saturday.

Shara Mendoza, one of the event coordinators of the wellness fair, said the numbers of both exhibitors and attendees are up from last year.

“We have 60 exhibitors…we had to expand into a second room this year, so we’re excited about that,” said Mendoza.

“It (already) seems a little busier than last year. Last year we had about 2,000 people come through, we’re hoping for even more this year.”

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, features booths representing spiritual, physical and mental health.

One exhibitor, Susan Chepelsky, believes a healthy body and mind is a result of positive energy.

She creates and sells orgone generators, which she calls, PEGS.

According to her, the PEGS (positive energy generators) protect individuals against electromagnetic radiation from computers, cell phones and other electronics.

“I also put symbols into them and set the intention of the symbols when I finish making a batch. I do a ceremony, setting the intention and empowering them even further,” said Chepelsky.

Her PEGS are made of resin crystals and metal. She claimed the generators draw in negative energy and transform it into positive energy.

The West Kelowna web designer said those who are very sensitive to energy have noticed various health benefits from using her product.

Other booths at the wellness fair focus on skin care, chiropractic adjustments, organic food, cardiac risk assessment, religion, weight loss and water.

“We’ve got everything,” said Mendoza.

For more information on Chepelsky’s PEGS, visit To learn about the Body and Soul Wellness Fair, visit