Corrina Cornworth gives Maeve Hayward an eye exam at her Lake Cowichan eyecare table at the 2013 Health Fair.

Corrina Cornworth gives Maeve Hayward an eye exam at her Lake Cowichan eyecare table at the 2013 Health Fair.

Lake Cowichan School to host third annual health fair

Residents will be invited to Lake Cowichan School, to learn about a variety of health topics from both students and community groups.

Students at Lake Cowichan School are getting ready to educate residents on a wide variety of health and wellness topics next month, as LCS prepares to host its third annual Health Fair.

The Health Fair is scheduled for April 16, and is designed to teach students, as well as the larger community, about  the health issues prevalent in our community, as well as any resources available locally.

Grade 10 students will be presenting their research projects from class, and several local health groups will also be present with their own educational booths.

Last year’s Health Fair, which closely followed a similar event held by Choose Cowichan Lake at Centennial Hall, proved to be a success, gaining the attention of many residents.

This year, LCS’s Health Fair follows closely after the one organized by the local First Nation, which was also held at Centennial Hall last Saturday (March 7).

“The Health Fair will obviously be health-based in any direction, be it physical or mental,” Dianne Martin, Head Secretary at LCS, said last year. “The students will be presenting what they’ve learned as we have classes at the school about health and career education.”

The event will be open to the public, who are also invited to take part in presentations. To get involved, contact LCS teacher Noni Battye by email at nbattye@sd79.bc.ca.

LCS is hoping for a large turnout from residents of the Cowichan Lake area.

More information will be available on the LCS website (www.lcss.sd79.bc.ca).