Festival set to showcase holistic methods in Red Deer

A natural health fair that is geared towards expecting moms and young families is set to take place in Red Deer next month.

The third annual Indigo Festival is set to take place on March 5 at the Collicutt Centre.

“It’s going to be a great day,” said Debbie Thrush, event organizer. “There are some new and exciting things that we’ll be showcasing and of course there will be different games for the kids.”

This event showcases practitioners and businesses from Red Deer and surrounding areas exhibiting their natural and holistic products and services.

The Indigo Festival will include several speakers talking on a variety of holistic health topics, as well as demonstrations of Jin Shin Jyutsu, babywearing, car seat awareness, pre and postnatal yoga and more.

A special children’s area with activities, games and crafts will be available for families to further enjoy.

The ‘breastaurant’ will offer a semi-private area for breastfeeding moms to care for their little ones.

“This event is really a great place to learn about different types of holistic methods and to see a number of vendors all in one area,” said Thrush, adding that the show has gained popularity in the last two years not only with guests through the doors but with vendors as well.

“This year all of our tables were full in one and a half weeks,” she said.

This festival is currently Red Deer’s only parenting/holistic health show of its kind. Last year, 900 people walked through the doors and $4,000 was raised for charities.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

All proceeds from the festival, including those from the silent auction and donations collected, will support La Leche League Canada – Central Chapter and Red Deer city RCMP kids’ programs.

For more information about the Indigo Festival visit www.indigoreddeer.com or call Debbie at 403-506-0393.