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Festival promotes healthy living

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, July 19, 2013

THE 2013 Vodafone Bula Festival will be used as a vehicle to promote wellness and healthy living by incorporating the annual Westpac morning walk into its list of activities.

Bula Festival committee chairwoman Titilia Vuataki said they were happy to be part of the worthy cause.

"There is a great need for an activity like this morning walk organised by Westpac because we all know that non-communicable diseases in the country have become a big health issue," she said.

"We are proud to be part of this initiative and we are encouraging that people of Nadi come out and support it."

Westpac manger sustainability Eseta Nadakuitavuki said the bank was grateful to the residents of Nadi Town for their commitment in conducting the morning walks every month.

"When we started the walk in late 2011 we struggled to get the interest of the community but today we are pleased to say that people are asking more about the morning walks and wanting to participate," she said yesterday.

"This year, the morning walks will be conducted at ten different locations around the country."

Held on the morning of the final day of the Bula Festival, the annual walk will also be held in Suva, Labasa, Savusavu, Lautoka, Levuka, Ba, Tavua, Nausori and Sigatoka.