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An event organised to promote healthy lifestyle choices brought hundreds of people to Victoria Park this week.

Celebrating Wellness 2013, put together by the Department of Health on Wednesday, featured numerous booths and activities, including demonstrations by the Bermuda Gymnastics Association, jump rope teams and the Bermuda Institute Steel Band.

This year's event was focused on the Island's young people with the theme “Safeguarding the Health of our Youth for a Brighter Future”.

Dr Virloy Lewin, health promotions coordinator for the Department of Health, said the event was a great success with more than 500 people taking part.

“The onstage entertainment was excellent and the healthy food vendors said they were pleased with the response to what they offered,” Dr Lewin said. “The vision of the Department of Health is ‘Healthy People in Healthy Communities' and this type of event helps to promote that message. We are looking to expand it even more in 2014.”

Healthier: Rhianna Evelyn, of the Bermuda Gymnastics Association, flips during a demonstration at the Department of Health's Celebrating Wellness event held in Victoria Park
Alexcie Burrows, of the Northlands Primary School Hot Steppers, shows her skills during a demonstration at the Department of Health's Celebrating Wellness event held in Victoria Park.
Dancing: Zacia Doyling, Jeenier soars and Anisa Walker demonstrate Zumba during the Department of Health's Celebrating Wellness event held in Victoria Park.
Working out: Fitness instructor Deverae Noel Simmons checks the time as Jermayne Dears tries to do as many pull ups as he can in a minute during the Department of Health's Celebrating Wellness event held in Victoria Park.

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Published September 27, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm)

Hundreds try out healthier choices

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