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Having Fun: Social Wellness

Social well-being is a very important part in creating and maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Just think back to a difficult time in your life….did it make it better knowing that you had the support, consideration and encouragement from a strong social network?


Some components of social wellness include*:

  • The caring and healthy relationships you have in your life
  • Your social network, such as what clubs and/or organizations you belong to
  • Your level of safety
  • Your housing situation
  • Your level of interdependence, and if you are willing to accept and give help to other people
  • Positive interactions with your community (i.e. volunteer work)
  • Your acceptance of diversity. This means accepting people regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability or religion
  • As students, you may become so overwhelmed with school that you neglect this part of your well-being. Just remember that your connection to your friends, family and community is important in maintaining balance in your day-to-day life.

*Source: UBC Health and Wellness Guide

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Sun Peaks ski resort is interior British Columbia's largest destination ski resort. Guests enjoy award-winning downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing in the winter. Summer activities include hiking, golfing and downhill mountain biking. Sun Peaks ski resort's European-style village is nestled at the base of three mountains; Tod Mountain, Sundance and Mt. Morrisey. The ski resort village offers a wide selection of accommodations, restaurants and shopping boutiques to suit a variety of tastes.

The Secwepemc Museum displays and incorporates the history and legends of the Secwepemc people, along with historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts.

Tobiano is nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s beautiful interior with beautiful serenity. Situated on 1,000 breathtaking acres, the Tobiano community is more than just a place to live. It is a lifestyle.

Steam Back Into History aboard one of the Kamloops Heritage Railway's Railtours and Special Events Trains. At the heart of the railway is the KHR 2141 steam locomotive 'Spirit of Kamloops'. Lovingly restored over an 8-year period (1993 - 2001) by a group of dedicated volunteers, the 2141 was brought back to life after sitting in a city park for over 33 years.

The British Columbia Wildlife Park is the only licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility in the Kamloops area and has been providing a Wildlife Rehabilitation service to Kamloops since the early 1990's. The BC Wildlife Park provides professional, humane care and rehabilitation to injured and orphaned wildlife.

Lac Le Jeune is approximately 158.7 ha. (392 ac.) and is located between Merritt and Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Lac Le Jeune was one of the practice lakes for the 1993 world fly fishing championship. It is a very popular family lake, offering a good rainbow fishery with trout up to 3 lbs. The area has many trail systems that are used by snowmobilers, cross-country skiiers, snow shoers, and dog sledding teams have often been spotted.

Legends Indoor Golf is a premier indoor golf entertainment and game improvement facility.

The Kamloops Art Gallery is a registered charity and not-for-profit society.

Cliffside gym built in the early 90’s was one of the first climbing gyms to hit the map in BC. It was created for outdoor enthusiasts who were looking for an outlet to build and maintain their strength and skills over the cold winter months. Since then it has grown into a prominent business for birthday parties, drop-ins and members alike. While it's small and quaint, Cliffside is frequently described as the friendliest climbing gym out there.

Yoga is a lifetime prescription for overall health. It balances the body, from the inside out. You look better because you are healthier, not just because you are focusing on the outer two layers, but because your internal systems, organs and glands are functioning better.

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