Stó:lō Nation Children’s Festival, hosted by Stó:lō Nation Health
Services is held annually to celebrate the younger generations and to
provide families with a fun-filled day while also engaging various
community partners and service providers that serve Stó:lō Nation.
Face painting, bouncy
castles, a BBQ lunch, lots of fun activities, countless free giveaways
and live entertainment were sure to please the kids and adults alike.
With approximately 1000 attendees and participants, this event, held on
August 13 proved to be an excellent opportunity for the Chilliwack
Division of Family Practice to connect with children and adults to
promote the Healthy Kids Initiative’s Live 5-2-1-0 message.
The spinning wheel, donated generously by ACE Signs and Awning, was a
hit, with kids from 3 to 13 years old lining up to play. From jumping
jacks to hula hoops and push-ups to running, the kids were enthusiastic
to get moving. Pedometers, courtesy of Doctors of BC, were a great
incentive to get kids playing the spinning wheel. In fact, some even
came back to play for fun, rather than winning a prize.
the kids played games and learnt about the four simple guidelines for
healthy living, parents, grandparents and caregivers received
information about community resources and healthy habits trackers,
picking up free copies of the Child Development Guide, produced in
collaboration with the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee, and the
Live 5-2-1-0 Healthy Living Support Booklet, developed in partnership
with SCOPE, a project of the UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's
Hospital, and the Childhood Obesity Foundation.
Chilliwack Division of Family Practice’s Facebook page for pictures
from the event!
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