From the Centre: Creston community complex hosting fall fair and wellness fair

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Neil Ostafichuk is the recreation supervisor at the Creston and District Community Complex.

Neil Ostafichuk is the recreation supervisor at the Creston and District Community Complex.

So, what are you doing next weekend? Since agriculture plays a pretty big part in our valley, why not come to the Creston and District Community Complex and check out the 95th year of the Creston Valley Fall Fair and the showcasing of some of the finest assortment of flora, fauna and everything in between? Always an inexpensive way to spend a few entertaining hours, as well as visit with everyone you don’t see otherwise in town, the fall fair is not to be missed. Also, as part of the time-worn tradition, it is the time of year Heather and I tell each other excitedly about how we are going to enter our photos, woodwork or wine in next year’s fair and then eleven and a half months later, lament about our ever-busier schedules and missed deadlines, and usually end up sitting in our wooden rockers sipping wine and looking at photographs.

While we are on the subject of fairs, mark your calendar for Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., when the first annual Health and Wellness Fair takes place at the community complex. What will that look like, you ask? Well, it appears our community has a penchant for being quite health conscious; case in point — look at the large increase in numbers we see using the pool, fitness facilities and fitness programs. The fair will be a representation of health minded agencies, organizations and businesses gathered in one spot providing information about their services, products or health in general. There will be a variety of demos, workshops, guest speakers and free screenings, so chances are, somewhere in the mix, you will get an aha moment that will steer you to an even healthier lifestyle. On the flip side, I believe there may still be a few booths available for vendors if you have a product or service that will cause people to say, “Aha,” because you just improved their quality of life. For more info, contact Andrea at 250-428-7127 or apeet@rdck.bc.ca.

By now you should have received your copy of the fall leisure guide in the mail and as some have the courses have filled up already, make sure you scan through it and get registered in your favourites as soon as possible. One interesting trend we have started to notice over the past few years is a drift towards a more personal experience — for instance, our private swim lessons have gained in popularity as compared to group lessons. Another area of increase is in personal training, either as a single or partner training. It seems like people desire more one on one attention and are willing to pay a bit more for that benefit. Either way you like it, we are all headed the same direction and we’ll do our best to custom fit a program to your needs where we can.

Neil Ostafichuk is the recreation supervisor at the Creston and District Community Complex.