PRESS RELEASE
September 3, 2019

Free Health Fair on September 15th to Promote Personal Health Best Practices

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the Chinese Canadian Medical Society BC (CCMS) and the Canadian Chinese Dental Society of BC (CCDS) are jointly hosting a free Health Fair, which will take place on Sunday, September 15, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, located at 6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, BC.

This free event will provide members of the public, particularly focusing on the Chinese-speaking community, with the latest information about health awareness, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyle best practices. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:30 am.

“The Health Fair demonstrates relevant and accurate information about personal health best practices to the public,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “We are so pleased to provide a platform for many organizations to showcase their services to the community.”

This event will feature guest speakers, medical-related symposiums, free health screenings and vendor exhibition booths. A total of 13 lectures will be presented in Cantonese and Mandarin by physicians, dentists and dietitians. Lecture topics will include public health issues such as brain and mental health, arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases.

“As health and medical terms may be hard to understand, we want to break language barriers for members of the Chinese-speaking community,” said Dr. Brian Xinyong Wang, president of Chinese Canadian Medical Society. Dr. Wang was co-chair of many of the past Health Fairs.

Dr. K. K. Wan, director of the Chinese Canadian Dental Society (CCDS), shared that the CCDS will continue to promote oral care and oral health by presenting two talks and providing free oral screenings to attendees, which has been one of the most popular events at the fair. Dr. Wan is a frequent guest speaker at the Health Fair.

Dr. Kendall Ho, Executive Director of UBC interCultural Online Health Network (iCON), stated that iCON will be delivering a talk on understanding shingles and vaccinations for seniors. iCON is a supporting organizer and a long-time supporter of the Health Fair.

While the seminars will be delivered in Mandarin and Cantonese, the exhibitions are available in both English and in Chinese, and the general public can have great benefit from the event.

About the Health Fair

Since its inception in 1991, the annual Health Fair has hosted more than 300 seminars attended by 30,000 participants. Last year, the event drew close to 1,200 visitors from across the Lower Mainland.

For more information, please call 604-408-7274, extension 2048 or visit online at www.healthfairbc.com.

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Contacts:

Katie Wong
Event Coordinator, Health Fair 2019
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
[email protected]

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]