I initiated the Powell River Wellness Project in 2016 to encourage and educate community members to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Our city has higher-than-average poor health statistics. One of the reasons that can be attributed to this is our aging population – which is higher than the overall age in BC.
But while there is a correlation but I think it’s a stretch to say that is the only reason. Whether you’re four or 84, there’s opportunities to do small things that will give you lifelong benefit.
The project was focused on two components: a wellness exhibition and speaker’s forum, which ran at Max Cameron Theatre in Brooks Secondary School, and the Powell River Wellness Challenge, for registered participants, that began April and May and lasted for seven months. Each participant keeps track of their own lifestyle changes!
Read more about the challenge here: