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Kids’ health focus of April 28 event in Coquitlam

If you have kids, you are likely concerned about their health.

And next week, you can get information on that topic at the Tri-Cities Healthy Kids Fair in Coquitlam.

Community organizations will be available to provide parents of tots and pre-schoolers with information on safety, health, literacy awareness, recreation and other community programs, including child care and pre-school for children up to six years of age. The fair’s theme this year is “Family Time” and in addition to receiving a free children’s book, families that attend will also have the opportunity to win gift baskets and door prizes.

Families whose first languages are Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Farsi will have access to interpretation on-site. There will be more than 35 interactive displays, including a multicultural circle time, story time and a bouncy castle. In addition, Coquitlam Fire and Rescue will have a fire truck on hand and the RCMP will also have a police cruiser at the event.

Snacks are being catered by students in the Culinary Arts program at Gleneagle secondary school (and all the food will meet Healthy Food Guidelines in place in School District 43).

The Healthy Kids Fair will be held Thursday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pinetree community centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

Admission is free. Non-perishable items are being accepted for the local food bank.

For more information, phone 604-949-7200.

 

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