Saturday festival to focus on health

The Thrive Health Festival features its main event Saturday, with zumba, yoga, tai chi, recipes, giveaways and several speakers.

The Central Okanagan Divison of Family Practice wants Okanagan residents to be among the healthiest in Canada.

With that goal in mind, several events have been taking place throughout the week as part of their inaugural Thrive Health Festival.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, doctors led members of the public through various exercises, such as swimming at Gyro Beach, Zumba at Stuart Park and walking the Greenway.

Event manager Maja Krol said it was helpful having the doctors take part in the activities so participants could ask questions about exercise and healthy eating.

The main event and finale to the festival takes place Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., at City Park.

“The main purpose behind the event is to increase community engagement in health and exercise in ways that are free to the public,” said Krol.

“And for people to learn about what the doctors do to exercise.”

Saturday’s schedule includes Zumba, yoga, tai chi, recipes, giveaways and several speakers. The event is free and includes a kids zone.

“There’s a lot going on within the four hours.”

Krol said the turnout has been solid for the other Thrive Health Festival events; therefore, organizers anticipate a decent crowd for Saturday.

She added the plan is to make the health festival an annual event.

Twitter: @PatersonWade


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