Health show visits city for first time

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Amy Errmann, 23, gets the perfect massage from Cheryl Guidolin, a certified natural health practitioner, at the first Calgary Health Show at the Roundup Centre this past weekend.

Relax, rejuvenate and refresh — that was the message thousands of Calgarians received this weekend at the first annual Calgary Health Show.

Doug Hope, producer of the shows, which are already established in British Columbia, brought the event to the city for the first time and said the response was positive.

"We’re really happy with the turnout this weekend. We had a lot of people coming through the doors, primarily for the speakers but they enjoyed the products, too," Hope told Metro, adding about 4,000 people attended the show.

The Roundup Centre was transformed into a one-stop health centre with information on vitamins, massages, natural foods and more.

Twenty-three-year-old Amy Errmann, who attended the show with her mother, was looking for healthy alternatives.

"I don’t eat meat or dairy so I am always looking for healthy choices. I just wanted to check out the show and see what it’s about," Errmann said after receiving a neck massage.

Dr. Jack Kucherin, a chiropractor, was one of the many exhibitors at the show.

"We’re here to raise awareness and funds for Chiropractors with Compassion. Basically we’re working with Compassion Canada who go into Third World countries and save children’s lives," he said.

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