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BGC Airdrie excited to host wellness fair for families and youth on May 14

BGC Airdrie is gearing up to host an Airdrie Wellness Fair to bring together non-profit service providers across a range of specialties to share knowledge, resources, and activities with families and youth, in support of mental health and overall well-being on May 14.

BGC Airdrie is gearing up to host an Airdrie Wellness Fair this Saturday to bring together non-profit service providers across a range of specialties to share knowledge, resources, and activities with families and youth, in support of mental health and overall well-being. 

According to Sammy Morros, manager of youth programs and services at BGC Airdrie, a variety of Airdrie-based organizations that provide services for school-aged children and youth have collaborated with BGC Airdrie to better service the community.  

“We meet every month to discuss the goings on in the community as a way to collaborate our resources and supports to best meet the needs of the community and reach our target population,” she said. 

Morros added the idea for the wellness fair emerged from one of the meetings, when members of each organization brainstormed ways to connect with residents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“With COVID relaxing, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity for us to throw an event where we can get together in person, [to] connect with children, youth, and their families,” Morros said.  

“And we can provide them with resources and activities they can do to help boost their mental health and wellness.” 

Select non-profit organizations participating in the wellness fair on May 14 include the Airdrie Public Library, Stepping Stones to Mental Health, Community Links, and more. Morros said there will be approximately 13 service providers participating in the fair.  

“COVID was hard, and this is our opportunity now that we can meet face-to-face again,” she said. “This is a chance for us to get connected once again as a community, which is something we haven’t been able to do as much during COVID.” 

She added the focus of the wellness fair is to provide grab-and-go resources and activities for attendees to take home with them to work on in their own time.  

“It’s an opportunity for people to learn what’s available in the community and then to take some things away that they can use in their personal time,” she said.  

The wellness fair, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the BGC Airdrie Youth Centre – 200 East Lake Crescent – will include additional activities such as a free concession stand (including popcorn and cotton candy), a balloon artist, and a craft station.  

"It’s free to attend and we would be so excited to see lots of new faces,” Morros said.  


Carmen Cundy

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