South Calgary Wellness Fair 2014

Settlement ISC Community

On Saturday October 4, Immigrant Services Calgary co-organized the third annual South Calgary Wellness Fair. Made up of various service providers such as Alberta Health Services, the Calgary Public Library, the City of Calgary, CCIS, Bishop O’Byrne School, the purpose of the collaborative is to promote health and wellness as well as provide resources to families living in Calgary South.

Hosted at the South Fish Creek Recreation Complex, the day consisted of fun activities for the family, entertainment, crafts for kids, face painting, story time and more. The cultural entertainment included a youth Dance Fusion group, Zhaoli Dance School, Calgary Jump Crew and Golden Generation Dancers. There were over 50 agencies present and the fair attracted over 300 community members!

The Fair is a great example of the work that ISC’s Sustainable Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP) does in responding to existing service gaps by connecting residents with resources in the community.