Chase winter away at York’s annual Health Fair

With the winter blahs about to become history – it happens every year after reading week – York Health Education & Promotion and the Wellness Steering Committee are preparing for Health Fair 2006, an annual event full of ideas on how to live a healthier life.

Health Fair Volunteers 2005This year’s fair, which takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10am-3pm, in York Lanes Mall, will have something for everyone, including informative exhibits by students, staff and faculty, live fitness demonstrations and chances to win great prizes.

Right: York Health Education & Promotion volunteers take a break at the 2005 fair

Guests from across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as campus departments will focus on five key areas related to student health on campus: healthy eating and physical activity, stress management, smoking cessation, healthy sexuality and responsible drinking. Some of the off-campus guests include the AIDS Committee of Toronto, Bay Centre for Birth Control, Sheena’s Place, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Vegetarian Association, the Canadian Cancer Society, and many others. Key areas related to faculty and staff include pension & benefits information and the Employee Assistance Program.

Students, staff and faculty will be encouraged to visit the exhibitors and receive a sticker on their “Bingo Card”. Once they have two lines of stickers, they can enter a prize draw for a chance to win generous gifts and prize packs donated by merchants in York Lanes Mall.

This event is a partnership between Health Education & Promotion, located within York’s Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development, and The Wellness Steering Committee. Sponsors include:

  • AIDS Committee of Toronto
  • Athlete’s Care on Campus
  • Bay Centre for Birth Control
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada
  • FGIworld (Employee Assistance Program)
  • York Health Education & Promotion
  • York Pension & Benefits
  • York Student Health Benefits
  • York Student Peer Support Centre,
    and many more.

For more information visit the Health Education Web site or call ext. 55196. Information is also available from the Human Resources Employee Well-Being Office at ext. 55196 or ext. 44747 .