Celebrate health and wellness in Wilmot.

This year, the popular Living Well Festival is showing healthy signs of growth. For the first time, the festival is spread over three consecutive days at the end of April, instead of the usual two.

The theme for the 11th annual event - hosted by the Wilmot Healthy Communities Coalition - is "Home-Grown Goodness", a celebration of health and wellness in the township.


Thursday, April 26, from 7pm to 10pm

Angie's Kitchen, St. Agatha

John Wiebe will be hosting a Coffee House featuring live performances by local talent at Angie's Kitchen in St. Agatha. Admission and coffee is free. There will be a cash bar, and Angie's late night menu will also be available.

Friday, April 27, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wilmot Recreation Complex

The always popular free rollerskating will return to the Wilmot Recreation Complex, sponsored by Physiotherapy Alliance. Skate rental is free.

Saturday, April 28

Wilmot Recreation Complex


This will be a busy day at the Rec Complex when the Living Well Festival coincides with Interfaith Counselling Centre's annual silent auction. The festival will feature the usual Community Corner and Market, as well as a free Community BBQ Lunch, which is sponsored and served by Wilmot Township Council.


New this year is the Local Food Producer Food Prep Demo at 10:30am. Scran & Dram's Chef Dave Hutchison will be showing how to prepare a nutritious meal with ingredients sourced from Wilmot's Nith Valley Apiary, 5 Chicks & a Farmer, Mountainoak Cheese, and Pfenning's Organic Farm. Admission to the demo is a $3 donation to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre's food bank. Seating is limited, so those who are interested should come early to register at the Living Well Festival's welcome table.


Up-to-date news about this year's events can be found at www.healthywilmot.ca, as well as the Wilmot Healthy Communities Coalition's Facebook and Twitter pages.