Winds of Change Kicks Off Speaker Series
Dr. Art Hister to Visit the Pemberton Valley on October 10, 2013

MOUNT CURRIE, PEMBERTON, BC – Dr. Art Hister, health analyst and “media doctor”, launches the Winds of Change Speaker Series with his free talk, Yes You Can: Easy Steps to Living a Happier, Healthier, Longer Life on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Ull’us Community Complex in Mount Currie.


“The speaker series is our commitment to engage community members about wellness throughout the year,” said Sheldon Tetreault, Winds of Change Steering Committee Chair. “We have had great success with the Wellness Gathering and wanted to ensure people have the opportunity to stay engaged in our mission outside of the Wellness Gathering as well. We are glad that Art Hister is our first speaker.  He is one of those wonderful individuals that combines knowledge, passion, and humour.  We are looking forward to a fantastic evening in Mount Currie with him.  I also hope we can show Art the healing power of the Lil’wat drums”


Following an opening prayer and drumming circle, the award-winning celebrity medic will address living longer, lowering the risk of chronic illness, slowing the aging process, lowering stress levels and living with more energy and happiness, in his trademark entertaining style. Attendees will also have a chance at winning one of Dr. Hister’s books in a prize draw. 


The next event in the Speaker Series will be a special screening of We Were Children in February 2014. The feature film follows the Winds of Change Committee’s resolve to support Reconciliation Week, and exposes the impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system. To learn more,

About the Winds of Change                 

Winds of Change is a collaborative initiative of the Village of Pemberton, Lil’wat Nation, Area C of the SLRD to address the harms associated with addictions in our communities. We share this vision: We are neighbors, friends and relatives working together to reduce the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol in our communities. We respect our differences and find strength in the common goal of a healthy and safe environment for our children and families. Visit us at on Facebook, or on Twitter @Winds4Change.

About Dr. Art Hister

Dr. Art Hister, a full time “media doctor” since 1991, has worked as a health analyst for BBC Radio, CBC Newsworld, and the Corus Radio Network, and he is currently a health analyst for Global TV News in BC.


Dr. Hister is also a health columnist for several publications and web sites as well as the author of two Canadian medical best-sellers. He has served as a health consultant to the BC government, and he is now actively involved in assisting several organizations including the BC Alzheimer Society and the Tapestry Foundation, for which he consults on issues affecting aging.


For additional information please contact: 

Sheldon Tetreault 
Chair, Winds of Change Steering Committee 
Cell: (778) 886 2640