Lacombe’s annual Active Living Fair is set for Sept. 9th at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
Dani Ducross, executive director of Lacombe Lifelong Learning, said the event has grown each year since it started 34 years ago and this year should have more participants than ever. “This is the biggest we’ve ever done and it keeps getting bigger each year.”
Ducross said the Active Living Fair began as a registration evening for a number of groups. It still is to some degree, but has also grown to become much more.
Some of the groups at the fair provide demos showcasing what they do. Ducross said that, because so much of the LMC has been filled up with booths this year, there may not be room inside for demos.
The purpose is to promote active living within the community during the fall and winter months.
The Fair is a chance for clubs, volunteer groups and other community organizations to connect with people and recruit members. It’s a chance for people to shop through the volunteer opportunities and see what programs and activities are available during the winter.
Finally, the Active Living Fair promotes what the Lifelong Learning Association exists to promote – learning at all stages of life.
The event will run from 4 – 8 p.m.