Our first Healthy Living Wellness Fair held on Saturday, April 6th was a Huge success!! Over 350 people walked through the doors. We raised well over $1000 for Maison Baldwin House, that in itself is AWESOME!! I thank all the vendors in doing their part in helping get the word out any way that they could, this was a true group effort from day one.
We unfortunately could not predict how many people would attend the event. We were all pleasantly surprised to see so many of you taking part in this great day! Thank you so much for coming out, we promise that the next one will be held in a bigger venue where there will be plenty of room and new vendors to meet and greet for sure. Sorry for any inconvenience with parking and feeling over-crowded. Thank you for your patience and positive criticism, it will for sure help us improve this incredible event.
There is always room for improvement in any event of this size…. Thanks for coming out to support local businesses. I already have great ideas where it can be held next year…. Hopefully a venue with a separate room where we could have demos and speakers, this would make it more personal and keep the noise level down just a little. It will only get better with time.
I would like to personally thank my partner in organizing the event, Mary Brink (local celiac support group), all the vendors, my amazing husband Mario Thibert for his support and love, my son Alex Thibert and Kaylee McCormick for working their community hours at the Fair. Colette Struthers (owner of Bold Signs) for generously donating the advertising sign for the event as well as the administrators of Primrose Manor for allowing us to use their property for the sign. Thank you to The Seeker, Seaway News, Standard Freeholder, The Journal, the two local radio stations, for helping us get the word out. Thank you to Pastor Roy Stephenson for allowing us to use his beautiful church hall and Youth Pastor Paul L’Ecuyer for giving us a hand as well. Thanks to Debbie DeBellefeuille for her help with the technical side of things during the Fair. Aurore Pilon (Baldwin House rep) for welcoming everyone at the door.
I would like to remind everyone that Maison Baldwin House accepts donations for women and children. This can be clothing, toys, money, food etc… Let’s not forget that many of these clients arrive in the middle of the night, frightened and worried. They leave with clothing on their back and that is it. They need to start everything fresh, especially making the children feel secure. This is what this amazing non-profit organization offers, safety and caring. They have been a part of our community for years and we need to support them anyway that we can. Thank you!
Just a reminder that I am hosting a healthy eating cooking seminar (snacks, main meals and desserts) on Saturday , April 20th, 1 to 4 pm. I demonstrate 6 recipes, you taste test these and more, receive all the recipes and information after the seminar via e-mail. Please contact me for more information. It is a great way to get all the information that you need on healthy living before the summer months. It has changed many lives and it truly shows you how easy it can be to live your best life ever!! Go ahead and invest in yourself!!!
This will be my last seminar until Fall…I need to gather up some energy for the Farmers’ Market (The Brick parking) that will start at the beginning of June.
The Health Nut.