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WOMEN’S DAY – HEALTHY LIVING EVENT 2014                                                                                             

 On March 7th 2014, Social Services Network held their 3rd Annual International Women’s Day – Healthy Living Event at Armadale Community Centre, with a total of 250 community members attended. This was a fun filled event filled with great speakers, performances, services and resources for the community.

The event provided an opportunity for the community to increase their knowledge about chronic disease and diabetes prevention and learn about the resources available in the region from the various exhibitors and speakers. Throughout the event there were many different elements from healthy eating demonstration and presentation by The Heart and Stroke Foundation Dietician, to interactive activity by the York Regional Police and the performances by the Punjabi community and Armadale Older Adults Club.

The event showcased two traditional performances, which enlightened the participants of different South Asian dances and the intricacies that make our South Asian communities so unique.

In addition, our expert panel shared their passion and commitment to improving women's health and access to services and programs for women in our communities.

There were a variety of exhibitors at the event that covered different valuable areas that are important to health (ie. safely, housing, healthy living, healthy eating, etc). These exhibitors included: Heart & Stroke Foundation, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Canadian Diabetes Association, Mackenzie Health, City of Markham, Citizens for Affordable Housing - York Region, York Regional Police, South York Canadian Cancer Society, York Region Food Network, York Region Public Health, Scotiabank, and RBC Insurance. By having these different exhibitors the community and the exhibitors were given the opportunity to network with each other and learn more about the different resources that were available in the region.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCzhd3xdTRc&list=UURfNj1-S2L883FDnEwxsLRw

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