Look for us at a Healthy Living Fair in your community this winter. We’ll be at the table with the homemade play dough!
The Government of the NWT’s Department of Health and Social Services sponsors the fairs and we’re grateful that they invite us.
Being a part of the fairs gives us a chance to meet with people we don’t normally have a chance to connect with, check in with our literacy partners across the NWT, and give out our resources to people that need them. We bring a suitcase jam-packed with resources. Recipes for Fun, the Healthy Aboriginal Network comic books, and our plain language writing guides are always popular. We also bring mini-books and homemade play dough to give to younger visitors to the fairs.
Talking with people at the Healthy Living Fairs helps us to learn about their communities. That helps us make sure that we design training events and resources that will meet community needs.
The first Healthy Living Fairs of the season kicked off last week. Charlotte Upton went to Tsiigehtchic and I attended the fair in Fort Liard. Mahsi cho to everyone who showed up and participated. Special thanks to the community organizers in Fort Liard, who made sure that everything went smoothly, took the time to give a walking tour of their beautiful community, and gave some beading lessons.
— Emily Smith