Plenty to see at wellness fair

The Vernon Wellness Fair takes place at the Vernon Recreation Complex Saturday and Sunday.

The Vernon Wellness Fair gets underway Saturday and Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

The Vernon Wellness Fair gets underway Saturday and Sunday at the Vernon Recreation Complex.

Anyone seeking a little wellness for their mind, body or soul can find an array of options in town this weekend.

The Vernon Wellness Fair takes place at the Vernon Recreation Complex from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The free fair showcases more than 70 products and services for the mind, body and soul.

There are vendors showcasing things such as essential oils, acupuncture, natural cleaning products, spiritual guidance, weight loss training, organic products and everything in between. Whether you want to be pampered, shop, or have a specific health ailment, there is something for everyone. Visitors also receive a free welcome bag and chances to win prizes.

“We have been noticing an increase in guests each year. People are becoming more aware of how their choices and lifestyle affect their personal health, their communities and even the planet.  We are seeing a passion for health extend into the mainstream community and noticing a wider range of guests,” said Shara Mendoza, event organizer.

“Our guests arrive and don’t usually emerge from the hall for several hours. There is just so much to do and see,” added Chris Madsen, event organizer.

There is a big shift towards organic and natural products, as Mendoza has seen.

“People are questioning what they are putting on their skin and what they are consuming,” she said.

“There are so many small changes we can make to our lifestyles that will make a long term impact on our health.”

Event organizers say the wellness fair is expanding to Penticton this fall.