Healthy living, creativity and the environment will be on the agenda at Lantau’s first health and wellness event at Mavericks next Saturday.
Organisers expect 30 or so stallholders and health and fitness practitioners to take part, along with artists, storytellers and speakers. The event is a fundraiser for local animal rescue group PALS.
One of the highlights will be Hong Kong woman Hannah Chung sharing the experiences of her “zero-waste challenge” – her quest to remove packaging and other waste from her life. Environmental groups Sea Shepherd, Plastic-free Seas and local group HerosToo will take part. Merrin Pearse, chair of Living Islands Movement, will speak on the topic of ‘Small Actions Can Make a Difference.’
“There will be kids yoga with Pause, story telling with local author Gavin Coates, who will be reading from his own kids book based on the environment, workshops where kids will learn how to grow your own plants, a Discovery Dome, art with Talika and face painting with Sandra,” said Caroline Cadoret, one of the organisers. ”
Local farmers will sell fresh produce. Also on sale will be natural products including soaps, beeswax, food wraps, plastic-free items, outdoor gear and food from Mavericks. Yoga and fitness trainers, growth coaches, and other experts will showcase their work.
“Our vision is to make this an annual event to bring the community together and educate, discover and experience the local expertise, passion and nurture that exists, but isn’t always seen,” Caroline said.
“We want to show people how they can get involved in protecting our environment and health through other avenues to the ones they already know.”
For more information, visit the Expo Facebook page.