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Atlantic Vitality Expo to be held in Truro this year

The Atlantic Vitality Expo will be held at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in September. From left, Dwayne Boudreau, co-founder of Genrus United, Matt Moore, general manager of the Rath Eastlink Community Centre and Raj Makkar, from the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre took part in the announcement for the event.
The Atlantic Vitality Expo will be held at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in September. From left, Dwayne Boudreau, co-founder of Genrus United, Matt Moore, general manager of the Rath Eastlink Community Centre and Raj Makkar, from the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre took part in the announcement for the event. - Lynn Curwin
TRURO, N.S. —

Matt Moore is looking forward to the knowledge and enthusiasm that will be a part of the Atlantic Vitality Expo (AVX).

The event is being held at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC) in September and some of the main events will involve health and fitness expert Bob Harper.

“This is a formal call to action to make Atlantic Canadians healthier,” said Moore, who is the general manager of the RECC. “Lifestyle choices we make every day can have a big impact on our health

“We (in Cumberland-Colchester) have the second highest adult obesity rates in Canada.”

He said the event will include a free expo with more than 200 exhibitors, seminars and workshops.

Bob Harper will be the keynote speaker for a dinner during the evening of Sept. 26. Tickets for this start at $59.75 plus taxes and fees. On Sept. 27 Harper will lead a concert-style workout in the arena. The cost is $10; free for RECC members.

“I’m really excited about AVX,” said Raj Makkar, manager of ambulatory care at the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre. “We all have a choice to make and at the hospital we see the results of some of those choices.

“We need to take our health into our own hands. It’s something we can all do.”

Genrus United is a co-presenter of the expo.

Those involved hope AVX will become an annual event.

For more information on how to get involved, sponsor, volunteer or register a booth please visit https://www.atlanticvitalityexpo.ca/

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Bob Harper

Bob Harper is a health and fitness export who has been the trainer on The Biggest Loser for 17 series. He is also a New York Times best-selling author.

In 2017, at the age of 51, Harper suffered a heart attack, which he believes was due to a hereditary condition.

Since then, he increased his efforts to promote physical well-being, with an added emphasis on those who have some form of heart disease.

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AVX schedule

Sept 26 at 7 p.m . – Keynote dinner with Bob Harper, tickets start at $59.75+ taxes & fees and are available at the RECC box office or on ticketpro.ca

Sept 27 from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. - Expo featuring 200+ vendors, live demonstrations and workshops. Free admission

Sept 27 at noon – A “concert-style workout with Bob Harper in the arena. Tickets are $10 or free for RECC members

Sept 27-29 – Educational seminars, workshops, and excursions

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