We had another very successful Thrive week. Thank you for all of those that volunteered, participated in and hosted events for our fifth annual Thrive week from November 2-6. We had over 3,000 faculty, staff and students and community members participate. Events included: a healthy kick off breakfast, a flu clinic, a bannock making workshop and smudging ceremony, mindfulness, workshops on positive space, exercise, Learn to Dance, a Cooking Demonstration, B.A.R.K.2Go, Caring for the Aging, anxiety, suicide prevention, the Campaign of Caring as well as many other events.
Kudos to all the faculty that spoke about Thrive and self-care to students in the classroom or that hosted a Thrive event. I would like to especially thank Dr. Sally Stewart. She was responsible for providing the Healthy Kick off Breakfast, the Random Acts of Kindness event and helped with the cookies for the Campaign of Caring. She has been such a strong supporter of Thrive on our campus and we are so fortunate to have her involvement.
Also a very special recognition to Deb Oakley for all the time and effort she put into Thrive this year and for the past five years.
We are already planning for Thrive 2016, so if you are interested in hosting an event in your department or becoming a partner for our next Thrive week to be held October 31 – November 4, 2016, please contact , Tracey Hawthorn, WRAP Coordinator @ firstname.lastname@example.org or local 78183.