posted on Feb. 6: Third annual food fair warms mind, body, soul


Returning for its third year, the annual Soul Food Fair is underway today, Feb. 6, in Convocation Hall.

The fair also features guest speaker Stu Black, who will speak on Laughter Really is the Best Medicine tonight at 7 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Black's talk is focused on teaching people to rediscover their funny bones on the way to a happier more productive life.

The fair's theme – “It's about balance” – recognizes that everyone
needs sustenance for the body, mind and
spirit in order to enjoy true health and wellness.

The Soul Food Fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., was initiated by the Chaplaincy Centre in the winter of 2000 recognizing that many people experience “the winter blues.”

February seemed like the perfect time to be proactive about sharing resources for health and wellness that nourish the body, mind and spirit.

This year's fair is co-sponsored by McMaster Students Union campus events and the Soul Food organizing committee comprised of athletics & recreation, Centre for Student Development, the Chaplaincy Centre, International Students Office and Student Health Service.

The fair is free for all McMaster students and employees, featuring prizes, giveaways and free samples.

There are exhibits and musical entertainment in Convocation Hall, as well as workshops located in the McMaster Museum of Art and the Ivor Wynne mezzanine. Workshops do not require registration.

Topics include art therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, massage therapy, esoteric studies, reflexology, reiki and touch therapy.