Mark your calendars! On June 25th, The Habit Project will be organizing an incredible day of wellness in Chilliwack, BC called Cultivate Wellness to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer. If you aren’t familiar with The Habit Project already, they’re a wellness company created by two families that make delicious cold-pressed juices and nut mylks. Danielle and Mariah, took a few minutes out of their busy schedules to share more about what they do at The Habit Project and what people can expect to experience at the Cultivate Wellness retreat in June!
Can you explain what the Cultivate Wellness event is all about?
What are some of the things that people attending will be able to experience?
Why was it important for you to put together an event for physical and mental wellbeing? How does that tie into your mission at The Habit Project?
We believe habits are powerful and that everyone has the ability to take small steps in their daily lives to incorporate more balance and wellness habitually. It is our sincere belief that with a focus on quality, balance and intention, we can all create healthy habits that benefit our day to day lives immensely.
We grew up here in Chilliwack on a small farm where we sold bags of apples on the side of the road. Our parents instilled in us a passion for agriculture and took the time to show us the importance of eating and cooking with whole, natural foods. In an era where the art of farming and the understanding of where your food comes from has been lost, we would like to continue this path of education and agricultural awareness.
We feel privileged to have the space to host such an event at our family farm, The Chilliwack Corn Maze. We met Genieve last year at Cultivate, our long table dinner, and were immediately drawn to her motivation to inspire individuals to holistic living. From there, Cultivate wellness was envisioned and a dream team came together to put on this amazing event.
In addition to being an event, this day is also a fundraiser for Workout to Conquer Cancer, why did you want to work with this organization?
Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way or another. We can all relate to it’s power over our lives. We wanted to work with an organization who focused not only on the research but also preventative health. Work out to Conquer Cancer is a month long movement in pursuit in raising awareness and crucial funds for the BC Cancer foundation. These funds fuel ground breaking cancer research and care at the provinces 6 BC cancer agency locations. Funds raised towards Work Out to Conquer Cancer will support research initiatives for all cancer including breast, ovarian, lymphoid to name a few where researchers are making major advancements into early diagnosis treatment and prevention of these diseases.
After we had already chosen to work with Work Out BC, we hired someone at HABIT who we later found out battled cancer for three years. Katrina Vanderveen is going to speak at our event for the very first time about her experience and journey through this difficult time. She is strong and extremely inspiring and sure to touch everyone she meets. She passionate about healthy living and has recently completed her Nutrition certification and ready to help guide others with cancer prevention. She started Fortify Natural Wellness under which she will provide nutritional consulting for individuals as well as a granola line. It’s really the best granola you’ve ever had!!! We just adore, Katrina.
How important is community for what you do at The Habit Project?