The first ever health fair at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre will focus on putting healthy living and healthy communities into a cultural context.
The two-day event starts Thursday and the centre's executive director Barb Ward-Burkitt said it has been a long time coming.
"We see that a lot of people that come to us for different reasons really need some help around healthy living and not just emotional counseling but in terms of eating healthy and physical exercise," she said.
Running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, there will be workshops on topics ranging from art therapy and yoga to nourishing your spirit and using the seven grandfather teachings. Many of the talks are around the theme of the medicine wheel, which encourages the holistic approach by looking at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health.
Some of the workshops have filled up through advance registration, but there are spots still available in others.
Ward-Burkitt said the aim is to promote things people will be able to easily incorporate into their everyday lives.
There will also be information booths, a place for family photos, bag lunches and draws.
The events are free and open to the public and Ward-Burkitt is hoping for a good turnout, especially with Friday being a professional development day in local schools.
"We're hoping that some of the young people that won't be in school that day and families will come out," she said.