Penticton & South Okanagan Events

Penticton Wellness Fair 2018

Date: Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2018 Saturday & Sunday
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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The same organizers from the Vernon and Kelowna fairs have partnered with Maria Carr of OK in Health to bring you our latest fair, and we couldn’t be more excited! - Booths available - Free Admission...

Celebration Centre and Metaphysical Society ~ Sunday Meetings

Date: Every Sunday at 10.30am
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Everyone is welcome. We invite you to come and celebrate the joy of life through body, mind and spirit. Each week we have a different meditation and speakers....

Gateway To Oasis Reiki School

Date: On-going
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Reiki classes for children and adults. Rhonda Kyle's Reiki School and classes are recognised and approved with the Canadian Reiki Association. ...

Penticton's Guitar Circle ~ South Okanagan ~ Come Join us!

Date: Every Wednesday and/or Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Guitar Circle Gives Members Of The Leggott Community An Opportunity To Play Guitar in A Non Threatening Environment. If You Are Interested In Joining Our Guitar Circle ...

Centre for Spiritual Living

Date: 3rd Sunday of each month Service Starts 4:30
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Inspirational talks, Spiritual Fellowship and spiritual music. Our mission is "To Awaken Humanity to Its Spiritual Magnificence". ...

Do You Suffer from Anxiety?

Date: Every Wednesday 11am to 12
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Join us for a relaxation workshop at the Penticton Wellness Centre....

Good Morning with Dru Yoga!

Date: Saturdays from 9 - 10:00 am
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Activations, body preps, energy block release sequences, yogic postures and breath work with a final restorative relaxation to start your day!...

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Date: On-going
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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This 254-hour program prepares students for employment in reception, clerical or assisting positions in medically-oriented facilities such as hospitals and doctors' offices. Part-time or full-time....

Naramata Summer Market

Date: Every Wednesday - 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Until mid-September, Wednesdays is the time to see your neighbours, buy some fresh goodies to take home and enjoy some time at the park. ...

Nia Classes - Penticton

Date: Tuesday 10:30am, Thursday 9:00am , Monday's 7:00pm , Wednesday 6:00pm,
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Classes run in sessions. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Flex passes and unlimited passes available.Please phone to check times....

Osoyoos Market on Main (May- Sept)

Date: Every Saturday 8am to 1pm.
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Local vendors provide a variety of home made and home grown items to locals and tourists. We want to promote healthy living and environmental friendliness, community interaction and participation. Open from Victoria Day to Labour Day...

Penticton Farmers' Market's

Date: Saturdays in May to October
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Every Saturday Morning - 8:30 am to 12 noon - May 1 to October 31 Starts at 100 Main Street...

Penticton Green Drinks

Date: 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Barley Mill
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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People who take sustainability seriously in the South Okanagan now have an opportunity to meet up on the first Thursday of every month at an informal session known internationally as Green Drinks....

South Okanagan Sunday service

Date: 4:30 to 5:30 pm the 3rd Sunday of every month
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Centres for Spiritual Living™ provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place. You're invited to join us in this spiritual community. ...

SOYA Yoga Teacher Training

Date: On-Going
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Offers RYT 200, 300 & 500 Hour Extended Programs. Become a certified & registered Yoga Teacher at International standards! Find out for yourself why people love our SOYA Yoga Teacher Training program!...

Spiritual Developement/Self Empowerment Circle

Date: Join us every Monday at 6:30
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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A fun interaciive circle with light movement, body tapping, guided meditation, seeing the falsities of life. Clearing the subconscious mind. Living from the heart, living from love. Phone for more details....

Summerland Farmer's Market ( Apr - Oct)

Date: Tuesdays 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
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Open 9 till 1 every Tuesday morning April thru October. Support your local farmers, bakers and businesses - A range of quailty products ...

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Wellness Tip
Smoking
Did you know that compared to a nonsmoker, a pack a day smoker has twice the risk of heart attack, three times the risk of stroke, four times the risk of peripheral vascular disease and six times the risk of aortic aneurysm? If you don't smoke - don't start! If you do smoke - seriously consider quitting. Help is available via the Canadian Heart Association, the Canadian Cancer Society and many local providers.


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Evolution and Abundance Ltd.with Sheryl Parkin
Specialty: Angel Empowerment Practitioner
Using the modalities of Angel Connection, Reiki and Life Coaching, Sheryl facilitate your life journey through healing, guidance and support.
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Penticton Wellness Body and Soul Fair 2018


Event
Penticton Wellness Fair 2018
Date: Oct 27, 2018
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
The same organizers from the Vernon and Kelowna fairs have partnered with Maria Carr of OK in Health to bring you our latest fair, and we couldn’t be more excited! - Booths available - Free Admission
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Glycemic Index
A new meal planning tool called the Glycemic Index is talked about a lot these days. But there is also a lot of misunderstanding about the GI, which has actually been around for more than 20 years.
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Recipe
Tuscan Leek, Potatoe & Bean Soup
Category: Soup
Description: Welcome those crisp winter days with a pot of hearty Tuscan bean soup. Leeks are a unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing nutrients, the allium vegetables belong in your diet on a regular basis. Like their allium cousins, onions and garlic, let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes after cutting and before cooking to enhance their health-promoting qualities.
A good source of dietary fiber, leeks also contain goodly amounts of folic acid, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. Easier to digest than standard onions, leeks have laxative, antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-arthritic properties.
Leeks contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits.
Leeks are low in calories. 100 g fresh stalks contain 61 calories. Further, their elongated stalks provide good amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver cells. Further, it also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities.
Allicin also decreases blood vessel stiffness by release of nitric oxide (NO); thereby bring reduction in the total blood pressure. It also blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease overall risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and stroke.
Leeks are great source of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their leafy stems indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pyridoxine, folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin in healthy proportions. 100 g fresh stalks provide 64 µg of folates. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Their adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
In addition, leeks are one of the good source of vitamin A (1667 IU or 55% of RDA per 100 g) and other flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants such as carotenes, xanthin, and lutein. They also have some other essential vitamins such as vitamin C, K, and vitamin E. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Further, its stalks have small amounts of minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.
Often overlooked in leeks is their important concentration of the B vitamin folate. Folate is present in leeks in one of its bioactive forms (5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5MTHF) and it is present throughout the plant (including the full leaf portion, not only the lower leaf and bulb).
Fresh leeks should be stored unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator, where they will keep fresh for between one and two weeks. Wrapping them loosely in a plastic bag will help them to retain moisture.
Tips for Preparing Leeks - Cut off green tops of leeks and remove outer tough leaves. Cut off root and cut leeks in half lengthwise. Fan out the leeks and rinse well under running water, leaving them intact. Cut leeks into 2-inch lengths. Holding the leek sections cut side up, cut lengthwise so that you end up with thin strips, known as the chiffonade cut, slicing until you reach the green portion. Make sure slices are cut very thin to shorten cooking time. Let leeks sit for at least 5 minutes before cooking.
With a more delicate and sweeter flavor than onions, leeks add a subtle touch to recipes without overpowering the other flavors that are present. Although leeks are available throughout the year they are in season from the fall through the early part of spring when they are at their best.
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