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Change Day encourages residents of Surrey/ North Delta to take charge of their healthAs part of Change Day BC, the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice is inviting the Surrey and North Delta Community to come to a free public health fair on October 17, 2015 at Surrey’s City Centre Library from 10:30 AM – 3 PM.

Engaging booths, motivating guest speakers, fun prizes to win and a healthy snack to sample will make this event fun for all ages. Special Guest speakers include Dr. Yvette Lu, a family physician in Cloverdale and a medical expert for Breakfast Television on CityTV who will be speaking on finding balance and managing stress. 2012 Olympic silver medalist and world champion rower Darcy Marquardt will be speaking on her experience of overcoming the obstacles that challenged her athletic goals. And Preet Marwaha, whose life was changed when he completely changed his way of thinking about food, will be speaking about healthy cooking.

The Change Day movement to improve health and social care started in England. It has since grown to countries like Australia, Jordan and Sweden. Now it’s coming to British Columbia and Surrey and North Delta on October 17, 2015.

The Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice brings together family doctors to enhance the delivery of health care services in our community. One of the ways they are doing this is through free public events they are calling “Taking Charge of Your Health”. “Taking Charge of Your Health: Change Day” is the first of three events, and is an opportunity for anyone in Surrey or North Delta to come and learn about ways we all can make changes in our health, and in our community’s health.

To find out more, and to join the conversation online, find Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice’s Twitter account @SNDDivision or search for #ChangeDaySND and #TakingChargeOfYourHealth.

Change Day BC is being coordinated by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and partners like the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice, who believe that British Columbia’s health, community and social care systems are powered by the creativity, passion and commitment of the entire community.

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Media Contact:

Name: Natasha Raey
Phone: 778-998-4538
Email: natasharaey.sndfp@gmail.com

About the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice:

Established in 2010, the Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice is comprised of family physicians from Surrey and North Delta. Member physicians work collaboratively to improve patient access to local primary care and provide continuous professional support.

The Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice’s mission is to advocate for patient and physician health in the Surrey-North Delta community, to facilitate member engagement in evaluating and shaping the health care system, and to identify challenges and develop innovative approaches to providing efficient, quality health care.