Wm. E. Hay students Madison Bauman (left) and Victoria Jarmin (right) at the Wm. E. Hay Wellness Fair

Wm. E. Hay promotes holistic living with Health and Wellness showcase

The event helped to demonstrate the connections between physical and mental well-being.

Good mental health is more than just a psychological issue; this is part of the message that Wm. E. Hay Principal Norbert Baharally wanted to get across by hosting the school’s first Health and Wellness Showcase on Thursday afternoon, May 4.

“There’s a high correlation with being healthy and well and your own mental health,” Baharally said.

The event was intentionally planned to coincide with National Mental Health Week, May 1 to 7, as a way to highlight the connections between mental health and other areas of overall wellness, Baharally said.

With a variety of activities offered, including a spin class, self-care sessions, lacrosse, pickleball, and salad and smoothie making, the goal of the event was to promote overall healthy living throughout all aspects of the lives of students and staff members.

“We were hoping that by trying to model and provide health and wellness activities to our students and staff that as individuals and collectively as a school we will be able to work together in feeling healthier both physically and mentally,” Baharally commented.

While the emphasis of the event was on wellness, those involved also emphasized the need to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

One of the smoothies offered, for example, was a pumpkin pie smoothie a healthy take on a normally indulgent dessert.

The idea for a wellness event came from a conference that Baharally attended with other Clearview Public Schools colleagues in January 2017.

“In one of our conversations with other schools and school divisions, I heard about a school in Northern Alberta that was organizing a Health and Wellness event. We quickly realized that this was something that we wanted to try but on a smaller scale than the one that we heard about,” he explained.

The event is one that Baharally is hoping to continue in years to come.

“We thought that we would start small with the hopes of making it a bigger event in the future,” he commented.


Just Posted

Stettler County campground broken into Nov. 13

Stettler RCMP looking for two suspects in B&E investigation

House fire blazes in Stettler Nov. 16

Stettler Fire Rescue responded to a house fire Nov. 16 at 72 St & 50 Ave. (Gregory Sylvester photo)

Stettler RCMP look for man who may have damaged power lines

Trailer hit overhead lines at Stettler service station in October

One man charged after Stettler RCMP answer stolen vehicle complaint

27 year old Jyles Uschenko is facing multiple charges

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

‘The Man We Never Knew’ Nov. 11 in Stettler

‘The Man We Never Knew’ was recited Nov. 11 while poppies rained down on the cenotaph.

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Media gets hands-on training with the Canadian military

Black Press reporter Kendra Wong goes ‘undercover’ in Victoria to learn how to be the best she can be

Bank of Canada cautious of future rate hikes

The Bank of Canada remains cautious on future rate hikes due to low- inflation risk

London theatre received allegations against Kevin Spacey

The theatre said Thursday the 20 allegations deal with incidents between 1995 and 2013.

Da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World,” is one a few paintings by Leonardo known to exist

Loblaws closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of ‘difficult year’

“We are excited about our future. But…we expect 2018 will be a difficult year,” said Galen G. Weston, Loblaw CEO.

Ban moves ahead in B.C. against same real estate agent for buyer and seller

New real estate consumer protection rules to take effect in March

Most Read