Early Years Healthy Start Fairs

Some good news for Nanaimo and Area Families during this difficult time:

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Families:

The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership is committed to keeping our families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result our May 12th, 2020 Early Years Healthy Start Fair has been cancelled. But don't worry, we are working very hard to connect Nanaimo and Area families with the awesome resources and services that are available to them at this time. Check out our constantly updated Resources and Services portal for more information. 

All parents and caregivers have questions when it comes to the health and wellness of their children, but with so much information available it can be overwhelming to find the answers you need. 

To help point you in the right direction, the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership (GNEYP) is proud to host Early Years Healthy Start Fairs. Our fairs are a fantastic one-stop-shop for families with children age 0-6. At all our fairs you can meet and connect with local agencies and organizations to learn more about how they can support you in raising your children. 

While you are learning and having your questions answered by our community partners, your child can participate in a variety of fun activities and games, that will introduce them to healthy habits in a positive space. 

These FREE drop in events feature games, snacks, giveaways, activities and stories, along with opportunities for vision screening and immunizations. You can also find a wealth of information on family resources, community programs and much more. 

For more information, check out Children's Health Foundation CEO blog: Improving access to health care in Nanaimo highlighting our fairs & the amazing work that is being done!

Join us at our next Early Years Healthy Start fairs:

May 12, 2020, Tuesday, 11-2pm @ Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School, 1390 Stuywut St, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1M4

Our May 12, 2020 Fair has been cancelled, please see our resources and services portal to check what's available for you at this time

Oct. 6, 2020, Tuesday, 11:30-2:30pm @ the HOPE Centre, 790 N Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3

November 7, 2020 Saturday, 1-4pm @ Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo

Feb. 4, 2021, Thursday, 4-7pm @ Woodgrove Centre, 6631 Island Highway, Nanaimo,

To Be Announced March 2021

Click or tap on our short video below to get a taste of some of the excellent FREE resources available to you and your family.

The Early Years Healthy Start Fairs are hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership with funding support offered by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Success By 6, Children First and our newest partner, Coastal Community Credit Union.  For the most up to date information on upcoming fairs check back on this page or follow us on social media.

Download a PDF version of the generic poster above HERE

Download a PDF of the Oct 1st/Nov 5th Fair in 4.25 x 5.5 HERE

Download a PDF of the Oct 1st/Nov 5th Fair in 8.5 x 11 HERE

Download a PDF of the March 6th/May 12th Fair in 4.25 x 5.5 HERE

Download a PDF of the March 6th/May 12th Fair in 8.5 x 11 HERE

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