Growing Up Healthy

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    EXPECT TO HAVE LOADS OF FUN AT THIS YEARS EVENT

    MEET OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

    SPIDERMAN

    10:15 am - 11:15 pm

    Learn some new moves and get flexible. Your whole family will have a blast practicing their gross and fine motor skills.

    MARSHALL

    10:30 am - 12:00 am

    Join in various activities that promote team building and community development.

    SOCCER TRICKS

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Be amazed and have fun by watching a local group perform a number of soccer tricks. Pick up a ball and try some of them yourself.

    FIRE DEPARTMENT

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    A special visit from our local fire department who will be bringing a large red firetruck with them.

    ERICK TRAPLIN

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Music does amazing things one of which is increase your happiness. Sing along and dance. You won't stop smiling.

    ELSA

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Take time to self reflect and learn skills needed to accept others for who they are. Both of these skills build stronger relationships.

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    Event app is needed on the day of the event to gain extra raffle tickets!

    ADDITIONAL FUN!

    Open Soccer Field Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Open Gym Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    FREE ADMISSION

    Pre-register today for your chance to WIN

    Over $700

    worth of GREEN, ORGANIC, NATURAL

    products and services

    FUN & EXCITEMENT

    JUMP - RUN - SKIP - HOP. All things you and your family can do during our fun filled event. Gain knowledge and exposure to a more holistic, healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. Take the opportunity to learn, play and experience what Waterloo Region has to offer.

    EXPERTS 

    Speak with experts, try out new products, and connect with local resources. A wealth of businesses, organizations, and community groups available all of your questions can be answered.  Our exhibitors are pre-screened to ensure they are dedicated to your family health.

    Perfect opportunity for businesses, organizations, not-for-profits, community groups etc. to connect with businesses interested in working together to increase the health of families in our Region. Don't miss the opportunity to meet some of the amazing, hard-working, passionate businesses that created our vibrant community.

    VOTE FOR A LOCAL BUSINESSES, GROUP, OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT

    INCREASING THE HEALTH OF LOCAL CHILDREN

    WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $500 GRANT

    Growing Up Healthy is dedicated to supporting the needs of the community with activities and unique resources available for the whole family. Featuring exhibitors specializing in holistic, eco-friendly and natural products, healthy food options, holistic services as well as physical and mental health for the whole family.

    May 7th is the International Day of Laughter. Join Us and Have Fun!

    All Day Activity Stations

    Participate in these fun and engaging activity stations.

    Get extra Raffle tickets by answering some quick questions. 

    What do the colours of the rainbow have to do with the colours of beverages?

    Enagic Kangen Water

    It is the potential of hydrogen / pH drops that show us whether a beverage is acidic or alkaline, unhealthy or healthy for our bodies! Have your children create their own rainbow while learning about health in a glass!

    Sensory Stations

    Life With a Baby

    Life With a Baby is hosting a hand/foot print craft, as well as assorted sensory items for little ones to play with and explore. We will have a storytime from 12-12:30 with a selection of children's books. Additional activities for toddlers such as face painting and a pasta necklace creation station will also be available.

    Positive Behaviour

    Improving Behaviour Naturally (Meet-up Group)

    THROW THE STAR CHART IN THE TRASH! Learn how to encourage better behaviour by participate in our activity.

    Wiggle Your Body: Big & Small

    PossibilOT

    Learn how big and small movements can help not only your body but your brain. Try out a number of toys and activities.

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Beck Music

    We will have instructors available to help show you the basics and get you making some noise! Come by and try the saxophone, guitar, trumpet, violin, clarinet, flute, drums or keyboard.

    Kicking a Soccer Balls is More Then a Sport

    Joga United, CORE Lifestyle & Recreation Complex, and Sportslink Inc.

    Learn how moving your feet and kicking a ball can increase more then just a child's hand eye coordination.

    2 x National Soccer Chamption, Joel Abwunza, will be on location all day. He is not only skilled in handling a soccer ball but is extremely passionate about instilling compassion, leadership and values in children.

    Movement for All Ages

    Innovative Wellness

    Movement can be what ever you want it to be. You can dance, you can jump, you can try some yoga poses. Join this station and try out a number of different movements.

    How much do you know about what you eat?

    The Sustainable Market

    Test your food knowledge. Do you know what plants grow in Canada?

    Family Yoga Station

    Amma Yoga

    Move your body, shake off your sillies and catch your breath. Anyone can do yoga.

    Understanding How You See the World

    Social Development Lab

    Do you want to learn more about how your child relates to others and how they understand their social world? Learn how it may or may not be different from your own.

    Creative Expression

    Blue Balloon Therapy

    Try out a number of different art therapy techniques. Did you know doodling is a great way to relax? Art can improve a person's mental, physical and emotional well-being. It can be a great way to bond with your children. Pick up a crayon and color.

    Story Time!

    Waterloo Region Library

    Pick up a book and take the opportunity to spend quality bonding time with family. Reading a story to a loved one, young or old, creates an opportunity to build your relationship.

    Emotional Freedom Techniques

    Hybrid Hair

    Learn how to use self empowering EFT (emotional freedom techniques) skills and tools to ease negative feelings associated with many things such as exam stress, anxiety, depression and lack of focus. A tapping chart will guide you through easy steps to incorporate into any challenging or overwhelming emotional circumstance.

    Learn why every parent should attain Reiki Level 1 at least to assist their children with many childhood ailments like assisting them to drift off to sleep, reduce inflammation and pain of tummy aches and sprained muscle, anxiety and depression, in real time.

    Natural Pain Tolerance

    Balancing From Birth to Baby

    Try out a natural pain management technique that only includes a piece of fabric! Learn various wrapping techniques and their benefits.

    EXCITING THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO...

    Run, jump, hop

    Let your children run loose and burn off energy during our open gym time. Perfect way for your children to get their daily 60 minutes of physical activity.

    Once Upon a Time

    Story time is essential for bonding between a child and caregiver. Join in our circle times with local authors.

    Special Guests

    Get flexible with Spiderman as he runs around with the kids during our free gym time, relax with Elsa and work on self discovery, meanwhile, connect with Marshall and work in teams to solve problems.

    Learning Stations

    Inspire and encourage knowledge and curiosity in your children. Learning as a family is a great way to create lasting memories.

    Perinatal Support

     Experts, circle time, resources, we have a wide variety of options for you in this new stage of your life.

    SPECIALTY ZONES

    Holistic Products and Services - Healthy Food - Family Health - Perinatal Support - Physical and Mental Health

    Demos

    Sensational and useful demonstrations the whole family will enjoy.

    Expert Advice

    With 100+ exhibitors we are confident that you will find answers to all your questions.

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    April 12th & May 30th

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