Vancouver Wellness Show 2012

Comments 91 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 20th annual Wellness Show is happening this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place). For three full days, February 17th, 18th, and 19th, you can check out hundreds of exhibitors, workshops, demos, and products for just $16.

wellnessshow20yearsExhibitors include Choices Market, Genuine Health, Integrative Health Services, Health Products for Pets, and the famous Holy Crap cereal. The stages will feature culinary talents like Executive Chefs Ned Bell and Pino Posteraro, Hidekazu Tojo, CTV’s Dr. Rhonda Low, Lorne Cardinal of Corner Gas, Michael D’Alton, emcee Kate Gajdosik, and many more.

Stop by the show today until 8:00pm, tomorrow from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. General admission is $16, $14 for seniors and students, $6 for children up (6 to 15) and children under 5 are free. You can also pick up a 3-day pass for $30.

To promote the Wellness Show, they have offered up a fantastic gift basket from Seaflora Wild Organic Seaweed Skincare to one lucky reader of mine. It includes: Therapeutic seaweed gel, wild rockweed exfoliant, potent seaweed serum, soothing sea kelp soak, eye sea relief, moisturizer, iridaea exfoliator, sea foam cleansing concentrate, sea kelp softening moisturizer, wild sea kelp body lotion, detoxifying focus body wash.

The total value of this gift basket is estimated at $600! Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post with a tip (big or small) for healthy living (1 entry)
  • Tweet a photo @TheWellnessShow & @Miss604 this weekend from the show (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a gift basket from @TheSeaweedLady from @TheWellnessShow @integrative_h_a @Miss604

I will draw a winner at random from all entries at 11:00am Monday, February 20, 2012. Follow the Wellness Show on Facebook and Twitter for updates and information.

Update The winner is @SomeButton!

91 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DavidFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 11:50am PST

    Wake up at a regular time everyday, regardless of when you went to bed!

  2. KarenFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 11:53am PST

    Walk! Take the stairs when you can especially if you want to avoid the “secretary spread.”

  3. sharonFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:04pm PST

    Drink more water!

  4. ammyyyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:05pm PST

    Drink water. Better yet, bring your own container/bottle.

  5. TawcanFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:05pm PST

    Exercise daily.

  6. VickyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:09pm PST

    Don’t smoke, love yourself and drink a glass of wine everyday

  7. allysonFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:09pm PST

    Get Moving!

  8. RachelFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:11pm PST

    Drink more green tea!

  9. ErinFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:15pm PST

    Stretch, stretch, stretch!

  10. SherylFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:15pm PST

    Eat more dark, leafy greens.

  11. MaryFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:16pm PST

    drink more water

  12. anneFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:16pm PST

    try to eat as much real, whole unprocessed foods as possible! cutting up fruit and veggies to have in the fridge ready to go makes it easy to grab as a snack!

  13. ShawnFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:17pm PST

    Kale. Sleep. Love yourself. Vegetables. Exercise.

  14. ValFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:30pm PST

    Keep a bottle of water with you always.

  15. Jennifer M.Friday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:31pm PST

    Walk as much as possible instead of riding!

  16. KatyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    One big tip: get enough sleep. We are all too sleep deprived (me too) and we need 6-8 hours of deep sleep in order to function effectively.

  17. janelle samilaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    drink lots of water and eat flax seed!

  18. Lindsay CoulterFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:38pm PST

    Make your own home cleaners with food grade ingredients and make your own cosmetics like sugar scrubs, tea toners and shampoo with baking soda to keep toxics out of your body and the planet.

  19. MelanieFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:43pm PST

    Get your heart-rate up with exercise at least 4 times a week.

  20. ParkerFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:47pm PST

    Learn to read your own body’s signals – get extra sleep when you need it, say no to things that stress you, and put your own health as a priority!

  21. craig prattFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 12:51pm PST

    yoga! or stretching

  22. LisaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 1:00pm PST

    Drink a glass of water when you get up to flush toxins,brush your tongue, use tumeric a lot in your food, scrub(towards heart) your soles backs of legs and arms to detox, that is all, good day, Lisa

  23. RebeccaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 1:20pm PST

    yoga, meditation, reduce sugar intake, get outside and spend time with nature – Good Health to All!

  24. Donna LFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 1:34pm PST

    eat your fruit and vegetables!

  25. BrendaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 1:37pm PST

    Lots of regular exercise

  26. JFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 1:42pm PST

    play outdoors! cut back the sodium!

  27. PhyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 1:46pm PST

    For any meal make sure veggies make up the biggest portion.

  28. Michael KwanFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 2:12pm PST

    Get more sleep.

  29. taniaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 2:17pm PST

    keep stretching!

  30. rinoFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

    laugh whole-heartedly

  31. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 2:55pm PST

    Eat oatmeal sprinkled with ground flax seed and banana.

  32. C WilsonFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 3:36pm PST

    Don’t eat anything that your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food! Stay away from the overly refined and processed stuff….yuck!

  33. VinceFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 3:42pm PST

    eat more veggies – raw!

  34. DBFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 3:44pm PST

    Be kind – to your self and to others

  35. LindaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 4:13pm PST

    Go out in nature everyday.

  36. Teresa KFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 4:17pm PST

    Get enough sleep.

  37. BrandonFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 4:17pm PST

    Doing yoga a few days a week by watching free lessons on youtube at home

  38. Elizabeth BFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 4:36pm PST

    Drink a reasonable amount of water and walk as much as you can!

  39. JessicaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 5:43pm PST

    Exercise daily!

  40. LindaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 6:34pm PST

    Eat less processed food and more fruits and vegetables!

  41. Yasmin HallFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 6:49pm PST

    Cut down on your caffeine intake and drink more water.

  42. CathyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 7:14pm PST

    Eat your greens! Throw spinach in practically anything and everything, it has very little taste 🙂

  43. mariaFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 7:22pm PST

    Get enough sleep!

  44. ShelleyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 7:28pm PST

    Keep your car keys at home and ride your bike.

  45. tracyFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 7:30pm PST

    i swear by green tea 🙂

  46. Cyndi T.Friday, February 17th, 2012 — 8:38pm PST

    Drink plenty of Water, keeps you full and your system running efficiently.

  47. GaryFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 8:40pm PST

    Don’t sweat the little things (and even a lot of the bigger things) – stress eats away at you

  48. IrisFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 9:52pm PST

    Smile more and and get lots of rest. Walk the dog more often.

  49. SherryFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 10:53pm PST

    Smile often, help others when you can and hug your kids and/or grandkids as often as you can… will make you feel so good.

  50. GeraldSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 6:00am PST

    Keep up to date on health research. Wellness Show has some good talks.

  51. TamaraSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 7:42am PST

    Breathe….remember we create our world…it can be either “Good Morning God” or “Good God Morning” Namaste 🙂

  52. EvelynSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 7:59am PST

    Take a little bit of time for yourself everyday…giving yourself a few minutes a day that are just for you really helps to keep stress levels down and helps you to be a happier person!

  53. KatieSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 10:38am PST

    take the stairs

  54. KarolineSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 10:56am PST

    Dance. It is a good exercise and help to boost your mood. Also eat three healthy meals every day

  55. erinSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 11:19am PST

    park far away from you stores…the extra walking does a body good & SMILE

  56. stephanieSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 11:28am PST

    Have a couple of kids, they will keep you going

  57. annemarie slaterSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 11:30am PST

    Dance more

  58. lindawwwwSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 1:12pm PST

    Try to live in the moment as much as possible. You’ll be less stressed and feel better.

  59. PatriciaSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 2:52pm PST

    Fish oil!! It will change your life!

  60. ShaunaSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 4:09pm PST

    Do some meditation.

  61. KrisSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 8:22pm PST

    Find a form of movement you love, and do your best to get in 30 minutes a day. Dancing in your living room, taking exercise classes, cycling, whatever you can do and you love.

  62. MichelleSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 8:29pm PST

    Taking time every day to relax.

  63. SamanthaSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 8:36pm PST

    Eat your veggies and drink water! And laugh often, happiness conquers all

  64. kelseySaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 8:40pm PST

    drink lots of water!

  65. AmandaSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 8:49pm PST

    Be active everyday

  66. BobSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 8:55pm PST

    Stay active

  67. KelliSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 9:38pm PST

    Drink water!!

  68. ElaineSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 10:34pm PST

    Perform random acts of kindness regularly…but secretly

  69. Tamikko GordinSaturday, February 18th, 2012 — 11:23pm PST

    Don’t forget to put yourself on your schedule. You need ‘me time’ too. Meditate, read, walk in nature, enjoy some tea and reflect on the day. Even just 5 minutes a day is a world of difference.

  70. JessicaSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 12:14am PST

    Drink two glasses of room temperature water with a squirt of lemon juice in each first thing in the morning.
    Such a simple practice will really boost your morning routine and set you off on the right foot: hydrated and detoxified.

  71. NancySunday, February 19th, 2012 — 12:39am PST

    Watch what you eat- do not eat canned food- too much sodium.

  72. JennySunday, February 19th, 2012 — 12:40am PST

    Have some time for yourself and for self reflection!!

  73. MarianneSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 1:44am PST

    Drink 6-8 glasses of liquid daily!

  74. AiliSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 11:15am PST

    Meditate every morning for 20 minutes before breakfast.

  75. MarshallSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 11:16am PST

    Smile and take time to greet people.

  76. SeanSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 11:17am PST

    Walk to work everday.

  77. TaraSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 11:19am PST

    Don’t sweat the small stuff.

  78. ShirleySunday, February 19th, 2012 — 11:24am PST


    Don’t eat the Bag of Old Dutch Chips they give you in a “welcome bag” when you enter the wellness show.. Yes, i’m not even kidding, they actually put a bag of chips in a brown paper bag they give you when you enter the “wellness show” wow!

  79. Tooth FairySunday, February 19th, 2012 — 1:53pm PST

    The mouth is the gateway to your body, so more than ever we realize the importance of brushing, flossing and good dental care for teeth and gums. ☺

  80. Karla SceviourSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 4:48pm PST

    Try to eat a well balanced meal every day,,try to bake instead of deepfrying everything!

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  81. Karla SceviourSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 4:49pm PST

    I tweeted!/ksceviour/status/171395421946658817

  82. JustineSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 5:17pm PST

    Start the day with a healthy breakfast and finish it with a good night’s sleep. If something’s on your mind before bedtime, write it down so you can rest easier.

  83. NancySunday, February 19th, 2012 — 7:52pm PST

    Eat breakfast! Even a spoonful of peanut butter is better than nothing!

  84. Katie PSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 8:50pm PST

    I always get off the bus one stop early, that way I get some exercise.

  85. Lindsay NoyesSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 9:35pm PST

    limit the amount of dairy eaten!

  86. Cindy KSSunday, February 19th, 2012 — 10:13pm PST

    Keep your stress levels in check

  87. SaraMonday, February 20th, 2012 — 1:07am PST

    Switch to green beauty products.

  88. ManuelMonday, February 20th, 2012 — 9:56am PST

    Do some type of cardio exercise most days of the week.

  89. lisaMonday, February 20th, 2012 — 10:24am PST

    meditation always work for me

  90. Trina SchlingmannMonday, February 20th, 2012 — 10:40am PST

    Portion Control – Cardio – Positive Attitdue – All ways to keep yourself feeling great.

  91. Julia E.Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Everything in moderation.

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