Hundreds of people gathered at the Songhees Wellness Centre, Jan. 31, 2018, to celebrate health and wellness in our fourth annual Winter Wellness Event.
Throughout the evening participants were able to make crafts, pack a bag of healthy produce to take home, sample some healthy Indigenous teas and sports drinks, play in an obstacle course, write down goals in the wellness wall and join in on the inclusive Movement Moment.
The Lekwungen Traditional Dancers from Songhees Nation, Joseph’s Singers and Dancers from Esquimalt Nation and the youth drum group form Beecher Bay Nations performed at the event.
Songhees Nation catered the event with a healthy, diabetic-friendly meal.
Alex Nelson finished up the evening with a motivational talk on the importance of being healthy and making healthy choices.
This year the event was a partnership with Songhees Nation, Esquimalt Nation, Beecher Bay Nation, T’Sou-ke Nation, First Nations Health Authority, M’akola Housing Society, M’akola Development Services, Hulitan Family and Community Services, West Shore Parks and Recreation, Sooke Family Resource Society, Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence, The Good Food Network, Island Health and Team Sales