Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:42

Heal the Hat a way to learn more info about natural health

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A natural health and healing expo is a great opportunity for individuals to learn more about alternative healing and natural health options in Medicine Hat and area and for the first time will include a full day of workshops.

The annual “Heal the Hat” natural health and healing expo is set to take place Nov. 3-4 this year at the Southside Event Centre. It is again free to the public open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 4.
“This year we are adding a full day of workshops on the Saturday,” says head organizer Farren Assaly, who also owns Garden of Breathin’.
The weekend event includes 30-minute presentations both days in the main hall that are free to attend.
“It’s a way for vendors to share what they do,” says Assaly.
About 50 different booths will be set up where individuals can gather more information about natural health options. Each vendor must have a completely natural, chemical-free product or service in order to take part in the expo.
The workshops being offered this year on Nov. 3 range from one to two hours and offer a more hands-on experience with experts in natural health and healing. There is a charge for most of them and pre-registration is required by Oct. 29. Registration can be done through the website at
Anyone who brings a friend to a workshop, receives 20 per cent off the cost.
Organizers hope the event is a way for residents to discover the natural health businesses in Medicine Hat, southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan.
“We’re encouraging our vendors to be a little more interactive this year,” says Assaly, pointing out there should be more massages offered, more one-on-one sessions and a chance for attendees to have their auras photographed.
“It’s a very interactive environment we’re trying to create, so people can go away with more of an experience that just seeing things.”
Vendors will offer a variety of information from nutrition to natural elements such as candles and semi-precious stones as well as yoga. Live music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend.
“It gives people an opportunity to see what is out there,” says Assaly. “It’s not always obvious when they are on the path to healing or improving their lives in some way. The intention is to help people discover their own healing potential, taking charge of their own lives.”
More information about the event is available online at

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