CORNWALL, Ontario – With a focus on gluten-free living, more vendors, more information and a more accommodating venue, the second annual Healthy Living Wellness Fair promises to be even bigger and better, this year.
“Due to the overwhelming success and response to our fair, last year, we quickly realized the yearly need for this kind of event,” said Sylvie Thibert, even co-organizer, and local Health Nut, who explained that last year’s fair saw 400 visitors in just three hours.
As well as medical professionals, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage and physio therapists, Reiki practitioners and others, there will be organic farmers, and health-food vendors, geared to those living with celiac disease or have gluten intolerances.
The main goal of this event is for you to meet many local, health-minded professionals and individuals right here in your own community and surrounding area, explained Thibert.
As well, this year, there will be health, beauty and fitness experts, a kids zone, and the addition of local artisans, artists, musicians and craft vendors. “They’ll surely add a nice touch to the fair,” she said.
In all, there will be approximately 60 vendors.
Guest speaker for the event is Kathy Smart (nee Burgess) a local woman who is very much in demand. Called North America’s gluten-free expert, Smart, the best-selling author of gluten/wheat-free cookbooks, speaks at expos around the world, and has also appeared on the Dr. Oz show.
Smart will be hosting a one-hour talk from 12:00noon to 1:00. Seating is limited, therefor, first come, first serve. There is a $5 admission fee for the presentation.
Admission to the fair is a minimum donation of two dollars. All proceeds will benefit Maison Baldwin House. Organizers are hoping to raise over 2000.
The second annual Healthy Living Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 11am to 3pm, at Agora Centre, 301 McConnell Ave., in Cornwall (formerly Nativity Church Hall, above the bowling alley).