The Mission Friendship Centre hosted a Health Fair on Wednesday. / Kevin Mills Photos

Mission Friendship Centre hosting Health Fair

Free event has service groups on hand to meet with public

The Mission Friendship Centre is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair today (April 17) until 2 p.m.

The event, which takes place at 33136 First Ave. is free to attend.

While this is an annual event, the centre also offers different health-related fairs throughout the year including HIV awareness, breast cancer awareness and more.

“Anytime we can get providers that are in the community together, communicating with our clients, who are walking around getting information, well, we like to do that,” said Danya Druckrey who is with the centre’s community health program.

She said the fair is a chance for people to learn what help is out there.

“This is to educate, introduce people to service groups, share knowledge and allow access to let people discover what services are there,” said Druckrey, adding that all the “people who usually hang out at offices are here sitting at tables,” which makes it more accessible for many members of the public.

Groups attending the fair include Service Canada, Riverstone Detox, the Royal Bank, First Nations Health Authority, Fraser Health, Mission Mental Health, SARA For Women and more.

“A healthy community is a good community,” said Druckrey.

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