Vancouver Diversity Health Fair 2011

Comments 53 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Diversity Health Fair returns for its 7th year as over 50 exhibitors gather to showcase health and wellness, presented in a number of languages including Cantonese, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish and Mandarin.

Yoga sunset silhouette
Photo credit: Andrew Kalat on Flickr

Taking place Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 10:00am until 3:00pm, the fair is absolutely free. Features of the event are free health screenings and onsite tests, healthy cooking demonstrations, interactive fitness workshops, multicultural entertainment, healthy kids activity zone, onsite translation services and prizes.

The Diversity Health Fair is presented by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA). “AMSSA is an affiliation of over 75 member agencies providing immigrant settlement and multicultural services in communities throughout British Columbia. We assist our members to better integrate immigrants into the labor force, counter hate and racist activities and promote cross cultural understanding.” has signed on as a sponsor of this event and to help get the word out, the organizers have put together a prize package to give away on my site.

  • Evolution Ergonomics has offered a 1 hour individual ergonomic assessment
  • 1 x 30 minute chair massage from Refresh Mind Body & Spirit
  • 1 drop in pass to any YYoga location
  • 1 Tonic Apparel headband
  • 1 Ace Curries To Go starter pack (includes 8 different spice jars, makes approximately 50 meals)
  • To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post (1 entry) or post the following on Twitter (for an additional entry).

    I entered to win a @YVRHealthFair prize package from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 9:00am. The prize will be mailed out to the winner.

    Update The winner is Meg, congratulations!

    53 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. LindsayFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:02am PST

      This is an awesome prize as it really all encompasses wellness and all aspects of it.

    2. SaraFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:36am PST

      Sounds relaxing!

    3. BronwynFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:49am PST

      I am really looking forward to the Diversity Health Fair-should be very informative

    4. RachelFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:51am PST

      Mmmm spices!

    5. amfriesenFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:52am PST

      i’m quite surprised there isn’t more people entered yet. this is an awesome free event which kicks off the more well now ‘wellness show’ which is happening the week after. great overall prize plus the first 1000 visitors get tote bag full of goodies too

    6. AlyshaFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:53am PST

      awww I have alwayssss wnated to go to yyoga!

    7. KatieFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 12:23pm PST

      This would be great!

    8. isobelFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

      very cool!

    9. DebbieFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 12:45pm PST

      massage…. ohhh bliss!

    10. EricaFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 2:22pm PST

      Yoga and a massage? Awesome.

    11. EricaFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 2:22pm PST

      Yoga and a massage? Awesome.

    12. SandraFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 2:29pm PST

      This sounds great! Thanks!

    13. Amy W.Friday, February 4th, 2011 — 4:37pm PST

      Very cool!

    14. SanazFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 5:08pm PST

      Sounds like an informative fair

    15. JessicaFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 6:56pm PST

      I’m so excited to go to this! I live just up the hill.

    16. amyFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 7:10pm PST

      I’m excited!! 🙂

    17. LindaFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:13pm PST

      Here’s my reminder to get working on the those healthy resolutions.

    18. JerFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:45pm PST

      This sounds like a great event 🙂

    19. JenniferFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:46pm PST

      What a wonderful prize pack and a great start to the new year!

    20. kelseyFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:54pm PST

      curries to go sound interesting

    21. willFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 8:55pm PST

      this would be nice

    22. Sarah FenrichFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 9:16pm PST

      I am a German OT and new in Vancouver. I will definatelly be at the Health fare and hope to win the massage, since my back hurts from moving all my stuff from German/Mexico to Canada 😉
      Hugs and kisses,

    23. LucieFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:36pm PST

      It all sounds lovely. A combination of my favorite things: curry, yoga, and a massage!

    24. TracyFriday, February 4th, 2011 — 11:59pm PST

      Love all the healthy goodies!

    25. Steph :)Saturday, February 5th, 2011 — 12:41am PST

      I have back and neck problems as well as arthritis so yoga and massage are both beneficial for me. The headband would be great to wear to hot yoga. I’ve had my work station at work assessed but it would be great to have my home station assessed.

    26. VanessaSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 8:25am PST

      This sounds really nice!

    27. BrendaSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 10:07am PST

      That’s a great prize package!

    28. SusanSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 12:48pm PST

      I’m looking forward to attend!

    29. Teresa KSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 1:38pm PST

      All about being healthy!

    30. maryanneSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 5:06pm PST

      As a previous volunteer, I’ve seen how important it is to educate refugees and new immigrants on healthy eating and living in a new culture with different customs and foods.

      Offering information in so many languages increases accessibility, community-building, and health!

    31. TSaturday, February 5th, 2011 — 6:51pm PST

      Sounds awesome!

    32. auSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 12:29am PST

      maybe i can try this, why not?

    33. PingSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 8:37am PST

      Hmmmm this one is interesting.

    34. Lauren SmithSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 1:14pm PST

      This sounds great! I’ll be there running the sledge hockey demo in the Healthy Kids Zone, so I wont get to see too much of what’s going on with the rest of the event. It’d be great to enjoy this prize! 🙂

    35. Carrie GengSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 1:25pm PST

      This is awesome!!!!!
      Please pick me!!!!!

    36. ShirinSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 8:39pm PST

      Sounds good 😀

    37. MeghanSunday, February 6th, 2011 — 8:52pm PST

      Sounds like a great prize pack!

    38. TomMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:45am PST

      Sounds good.

    39. courtneyMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:50am PST

      sounds lovely

    40. malloryMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:55am PST

      sounds awesome

    41. ChristineMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 10:33am PST

      Great prize! Fingers crossed!

    42. JenniferMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 11:46am PST

      This sounds like an awesome package – thank you!

    43. heatherMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 12:31pm PST

      Fun prizes, great event, thanks for keeping me in the know!

    44. MegMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:19pm PST

      I just got a curry cookbook for my birthday, so I’d be delighted to get my hands on those spices!

    45. CarolMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 6:44pm PST

      What a unique prize – lots of great stuff in there.

    46. EnnieMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 8:54pm PST


    47. EmmaMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:24pm PST

      Sounds like a great prize!

    48. AlexxaMonday, February 7th, 2011 — 9:38pm PST

      sounds awesome!

    49. ShaneTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 8:49am PST

      Very cool.

    50. AnnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 11:37am PST

      Haven’t tried YYoga yet, so this is for me!

    51. MatthewTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 1:35pm PST

      Nice to see wellness included as part of prizes.

    52. RolandWednesday, February 9th, 2011 — 1:46am PST

      A great place to increase health IQ.

    53. JonThursday, February 10th, 2011 — 11:28am PST

      Looking forward to the event.

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