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County to host Spring Tune Up

 Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe

Tune up both your health and farm safety practices this month with Lacombe County’s second annual “Spring Tune Up” event.

 

Held March 29 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, the event aims to get the agricultural community thinking about their health and lifestyle choices. While opportunities are often presented in other industries, they’re not as readily available for independent producers.

“Our goal is to give back to the community, especially to our agricultural producers and rural business owners who work so hard for us,” said Lacombe County Assistant Ag Fieldman and event organizer Jalene Makus. “It’s our way of saying ‘thanks.’”

The event is free to attend and open to anyone in and around Lacombe County. A variety of booths and services will be on hand for patrons to browse and explore, and door prizes will also be given away.

New this year is the opportunity for attendees to learn first aid training.

“We have a dozen health care and safety professionals onsite for this event,” said Makus.

“We are also excited to have Elite Farm Safety partnering with us to provide farm-focused first aid training. Participants will receive Canadian Red Cross Emergency First and Level “C” CPR certification, learned through real-life farm scenarios.”

Organizations that will be in attendance include the following:

• Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

• Alberta Mental Health

• Building Bridges to Health Naturally

• Choosing Wisely Alberta

• City of Lacombe

• Just Safety PPE

• Lung Association

• Man Van

• Passion for Health

• Primary Care Network

• Strategic Hearing Solutions

• Young Living Oils

For more information or to register for the Elite Farm Safety First Aid training, contact Jalene Makus at (403)782-8959 or via email at jmakus@lacombecounty.com 



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