CHESTERMERE – Around 50 different and exciting vendors have now been confirmed for the fourth annual Mind, Spirit and Body Expo, which will be taking place this March 17.
The expo, which was started by recreation coordinator Vicki Klinger of the CRCA, is designed to appeal to anyone who has a passion for self-awareness, the individual quest of personal growth and overall optimal health.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in the main hall at the recreation centre, and admission is free.Klinger said that she originally organized the expo because she noticed that there was a lack of a directory for people who might be looking for wellness resources in the community. “A lot of places are home-based as well, or are only listed in the Calgary phone book, so I thought it would be beneficial to host an expo to provide a networking opportunity,” she said. “Not only was it beneficial for the people that are involved in those services and businesses, but for members of the community who were looking for them.”Since it had a successful first year, Klinger has made it an annual event, and said that it continues to grow a little more each year. Here are just a few of the confirmed exhibitors for the 2012 expo:
• Anndee’s Fitness for Women
• Inner Focus Yoga Studio
• Faith Is In Your Hands (crystals, meditation, essential oils, etc.)
• Juice Plus
• Maternal Instincts Doula Services
• Alberta 55+ Senior Sports Society
Various tables from local groups like Community Services, the Chestermere Public Library, Lifepath Wellness will also be set up.
“It’s really a wide range of exhibitors, but they all relate back to physical, mental and spiritual wellness,” Klinger said. “This expo really connects services with people who are interested, and lets them know what’s available here, or in Langdon or Strathmore.”This year, an Interactive Room will be added to the expo, where visitors will be able to actively participate in what the exhibit has to offer.
“Hopefully participants can take away at least one skill that will promote their mental well being as well as gather some information about local services and how they can be accessed when needed,” Klinger said.
“The expo seeks to bring together individuals, businesses, services and organizations for an event that will offer the general public an opportunity to get information about the many options available for them in their communities for their individual quest of personal growth, self-awareness and optimal health,” Klinger said. “We hope to see more people involved this year.”
There is still space available for anyone interested in setting up an exhibit at the expo.
For more information or to learn how to get involved, contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403-272-7170 ext 224.