September 16, 2019
Health Fair on September 15th Promoted Personal Health Best Practices to Full House
Burnaby, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the Chinese Canadian Medical Society BC (CCMS) and the Canadian Chinese Dental Society of BC (CCDS) jointly hosted the annual Health Fair yesterday at the Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby, BC.
This free event catered to approximately 1,200 members of the public, offering the latest news about health awareness, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyle best practices.
Thirteen lectures were presented in Cantonese and Mandarin by lauded physicians, dentists and dietitians. Lecture topics included public health issues such as brain and mental health, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease diagnosis and management. Other services offered included medical-hardware related symposiums, free public health screenings and vendor exhibition booths.
“The annual Health Fair is a great opportunity to demonstrate relevant personal health best practices to the public,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “We are honored to provide a platform for many organizations to showcase their services to the community.”
“As health and medical terms may be hard to understand, we aim to break language barriers for members of the Chinese-speaking community,” said Dr. Brian Xinyong Wang, president of Chinese Canadian Medical Society. Dr. Wang has been 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), delivered 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 were delivered in both Mandarin and Cantonese, exhibitors showcased their products and services in both English and in Chinese.
About the Health Fair
Since its inception in 1991, the annual Health Fair has hosted more than 300 seminars attended by over 30,000 participants. For more information, please visit online at www.healthfairbc.com.
For photos, please see http://bit.ly/SUCCESSHealthFair2019.
Event Coordinator, Health Fair 2019
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