Kimba prepares for first Health and Wellness Weekend

NEW EVENT: Kimba Mental Health and Wellness Group member Meagan Lienert is looking forward to  the Kimba Health and Wellness Week.
NEW EVENT: Kimba Mental Health and Wellness Group member Meagan Lienert is looking forward to the Kimba Health and Wellness Week.

Kimba Mental Health and Wellness Group have been busy working away in preparation for the first ever Kimba Health and Wellness Weekend in October.

The group has partnered with Kimba Health and Fitness Centre to put on the event, which will offer a number of different events, workshops, services, and products.

Kimba Mental Health and Wellness Group committee member Meagan Lienert said the event, which will be held on October 19 to 21, had been on the cards for some time.

The event, which is partly funded by the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Program, will provide different activities for participants, with registrations for providers closing last week.

“There will be things like massage, nutritionists, vision boards, personal trainers, a half marathon, yoga, naturopaths, health checks and so much more,” Mrs Lienert said.

“We’re trying to use as many local businesses as possible, but we’re also attracting people from out of the region.”

The weekend will include a Meet, Greet and Eat event on the Friday night followed by workshops and services on Saturday and Sunday.

The Saturday afternoon will also have an expo-like event with stalls and live music before a dinner with guest speaker Michael Crostland.

The groups will also be organising activities for the children throughout the weekend.

“We’ll be having some art and wellbeing sessions for the kids,” Mrs Lienert said.

“We’re also hoping to get some sports trainings, like tennis and martial arts, as well.”

A highlight of the weekend will be a workshop on Neuro-Linguistic Programming from Inspire and Inform.

Mrs Lienert said the event was not only for Kimba residents but for people from all over the Eyre Peninsula and state.

“We’re looking at different accommodation options throughout Kimba,” she said.

“This will include billeting, and potentially hiring out camper trailers and caravans, and possibly tents for a tent city.

“We’re also hoping to get buses to travel between Kimba and Cleve, Cowell and Wudinna as well.”

Registrations for all or part of the event will open later this month, and will close in August.

More information will be made available on the Kimba Health and Wellness Weekend Facebook event.