Diversity Health Fair 2013

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The 9th annual Diversity Health Fair is coming up on the weekend with over 50 health and wellness exhibitors and resources provided in at least half a dozen languages. It is the largest event of its kind in Canada and has evolved into one of the most exciting and dynamic multicultural events in the Lower Mainland.

Where Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
When Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Fair aims to provide newcomers, immigrants and ethno-cultural communities with access to a wide range of health and wellness resources, presented in a number of languages including Cantonese, French, Korean, Mandarin, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Last year over 3,500 people attended this free and family-friendly event. The theme of this year’s Fair is “Chronic Disease Prevention” and there will be interactive culinary demonstrations, health screenings and onsite tests, multicultural entertainment and children’s activities. View the full event program online.

Guests on the Healthy Cooking Stage include Chef Victor Bongo (Super Chefs of the Universe), Chef Gerry Kasten (Vancouver Coastal Health), Chef Vikram Baja (Ace Curries To Go), and Chef Chantale Roy (UBC Culinary Arts Instructor & Rawsta Flora Organics). You can a live stream of the stage during the show and download a Healthy CooKing Recipe Guide online in advance. New this year is a Food Truck Cafe that includes an assortment of local vendors offering up an array of tasty ethnic eats.

The first 1,000 visitors will get tote bags and other prizes and getaway giveaways will be handed out at the event. As a proud media sponsor again this year, I am giving away lunch for two at the Salvadorian food truck Guanaco Truck, which will be on-site. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, March 4, 2013. The winner is to claim their prize at the Diversity Health Fair on Saturday, March 9th. Follow the Diversity Health Fair on Twitter and Facebook for more event information.

The Diversity Health Fair is presented by AAMSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC): AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support member agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities

Update The winner is Jacqueline!

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29 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ShirleyMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:54am PST

    Looks like an informative and fun event.

  2. VinceMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 4:24pm PST

    this could be a lot of fun!

  3. Jeff MacLeodMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 5:35pm PST

    I’m very interested in living a health conscious lifestyle. would love to win.

  4. Ken AlexanderMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 6:19pm PST

    would love to win, as I will be at the expo checking out who promotes a gluten free lifestyle with my gf

  5. Stephanie SMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 6:22pm PST

    Would also love to be there, to check out companies that cater to Celiacs! #glutenfree

  6. LindaMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 9:07pm PST

    This is a great event from AMSSA and Guanaco is the best street truck in Vancouver!

  7. DebraMonday, February 25th, 2013 — 10:49pm PST

    I went to this fair last year and thought it was really informative.
    I would love to try Salvadorian food!

  8. WallyTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 1:50pm PST

    I would love to attend.

  9. Edmond LeungTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 3:35pm PST

    Pick me, pick me. Your next winner!!! Show me the money! Starving artist here desperately needs the lunch to eat again. Winner, winner. Chicken dinner.

  10. IainTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 5:04pm PST

    I need more diversity and healthfulness in my life. I’m in, win or not.

  11. Hillary WTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 8:43pm PST

    Looks like a great event!

  12. L. J , LawtonTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 11:28pm PST

    Sounds like a worthwhile event. I’m taking my mom who suffers from a debilitating form of arthritis.

  13. MaureenTuesday, February 26th, 2013 — 11:35pm PST

    Everyone can always take greater steps to live healthier, but sometimes we just need a little kick start motivation and this fair sounds like it would be a fun and informative family event to figure out how to start living healthier. Great to see programs presented in a variety of languages to reach a greater audience of people.

  14. MagWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 11:56am PST

    I’d like to see the Healthy Cooking Stage.

  15. RebeccaWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 12:39pm PST

    I love cooking and would like to learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

  16. CeciliaWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 2:51pm PST

    Sounds like an interesting event!

  17. MaryWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 6:37pm PST

    Would LOVE to go! Thanks so much 🙂

  18. amfriesenWednesday, February 27th, 2013 — 6:41pm PST

    Can’t to see ALL the awesome vendors and organizations at this year’s fair – wonder if my hearing is going?

  19. Steve v.Thursday, February 28th, 2013 — 2:55pm PST

    That cart is one of the best!

  20. JonathanThursday, February 28th, 2013 — 11:47pm PST

    I missed out on Diversity Health Fair 2012, I really want to attend this, even though I have an exam on that Saturday morning!!! Getting lunch at Guanaco would be awesome, hope I’m lucky! 🙂

  21. LeahFriday, March 1st, 2013 — 6:29am PST

    I’d love to go to this event, it sounds great !

  22. JudyFriday, March 1st, 2013 — 3:23pm PST

    This sounds like a healthy event to attend.

  23. MayaFriday, March 1st, 2013 — 11:22pm PST

    sounds fun!

  24. JacquelineSaturday, March 2nd, 2013 — 2:18am PST

    Looking forward to learning at the healthy cooking shows and information booths!

  25. Janis FletcherSaturday, March 2nd, 2013 — 6:38pm PST

    I have attended the Diversity Fair for many years! I would love to win the lunch prize!

  26. Jenn SSunday, March 3rd, 2013 — 4:06am PST

    what a great way to learn more

  27. AimeeMonday, March 4th, 2013 — 9:25am PST

    sounds kinda fun.

  28. Radhika KMonday, March 4th, 2013 — 11:52am PST

    Thank you for the contest!

  29. Juli BTuesday, March 5th, 2013 — 8:21pm PST

    Looks like it will be very informative and worth checking out!! Would love to go!

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