September 14, 2006
Media Release

Health Fair for the South Asian Community of York Region

NEWMARKET    The South Asian Health Coalition of York Region will be hosting their first Health Fair.  The Health Fair will provide South Asian families living in York Region with an opportunity to gain knowledge and raise awareness about health issues, link with services and resources available in their community and enhance skills required for making healthier lifestyle choices. 
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2006
 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Milliken Mills High School
 7522 Kennedy Road, Unionville (north of Denison)
WHO: Members of the South Asian community
 Health care and community professionals
 Political dignitaries from municipal, provincial and federal levels of government
Welcoming remarks at 10:00 a.m. (listed in order of appearance) by:
 Naushad Hirji, Chair, South Asian Health Coalition of York Region (SAHCYR)
Deputy Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Town of Markham
Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch, Regional Municipality of York
 Mayor Michael Di Biase, City of Vaughan
 John Tory, Leader of the Ontario PC Party and Leader of the Official Opposition
Physicians from the South Asian Community will lead a panel discussion on heart disease, cancer and diabetes in the morning.  During the afternoon, residents can participate in the various parenting and relationship workshops, healthy cooking demonstrations and other health-related seminars.  There is also an opportunity to visit more than 35 exhibitor booths.
For more information on this or any other health-related questions contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.
Attached is a copy of the program for the South Asian Health Fair.
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444 ext. 4016 or after-hours pager (905) 830-3302

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