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Families Celebrate Healthy Living in Abbotsford

A big thank-you to all the families who came out on Saturday to celebrate Healthy Families in Abbotsford! The event was a great success with about 400-500 people in attendance. Families enjoyed a range of free activities including:

  • Street Hockey and a Hockey shoot-out with the Abbotsford Pilots and Heat Street Team
  • A BBQ of healthier options hosted by Lepps Farm Market
  • Healthy Snacks provided by Save-on-Foods
  • A Children’s Play Zone with a large bouncy castle and a Sport Fit challenge hosted by Pacific Sport.
  • A clown duo (Jack and Doodles) entertaining kids with balloon animals, face painting and a comedy skit.
  • “Touch a Truck” activity with a Fire Truck and a Zamboni
  • A Toddler’s Play Zone filled with fun toys
  • An Art Zone and Photo Booth with plenty of creativity and fun
  • A free public swim and skate to wrap up the event

Families in attendance also received plenty of free swag including t-shirts and pedometers courtesy of Healthy Families BC. One lucky family won a 1-year family membership to the Matsqui or Abbotsford Recreation Centres.

Healthy Abbotsford was pleased to partner with Healthy Families BC for this celebration. We were especially honored to be joined by Mayor Peary, Mayor Fassbender, Dr. Nigel Murray and MLA John van Dongen for a special announcement by the Minister of Health, Mike de Jong.

Minister de Jong, announced that the Province is partnering with communities in a grassroots effort to help families live healthier lifestyles and prevent chronic disease. Consultations with local governments will take place across BC in the coming months, with the intent to launch Healthy Families BC Communities in January 2012.

For more information on this announcement, click here.

Check-out this video of the celebrations and announcements

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  1. [...] out our Abbotsford partner organization Healthy Abbotsford’s website for a great round-up of the Healthy Families event there that occurred Saturday, September 17, 2011. Minister of Health Mike de Jong, along with the [...]

  2. [...] out our Abbotsford partner organization Healthy Abbotsford‘s website for a great round-up of the Healthy Families event there that occurred Saturday, September 17, 2011. Minister of Health Mike de Jong, along with the [...]

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