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Diversity Health Fair 2013

Monday, February 25th, 2013 — 8:31am PDT
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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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RT to enter to win lunch at @GuanacoTruck at the @YVRHealthFair from @Miss604

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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  1. Shirley says:

    Looks like an informative and fun event.

  2. Vince says:

    this could be a lot of fun!

  3. Jeff MacLeod says:

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

  4. Ken Alexander says:

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

  5. Stephanie S says:

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

  6. Linda says:

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

  7. Debra says:

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

  8. Wally says:

    I would love to attend.

  9. Edmond Leung says:

    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. Iain says:

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

  11. Hillary W says:

    Looks like a great event!

  12. L. J , Lawton says:

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

  13. Maureen says:

    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. Mag says:

    I’d like to see the Healthy Cooking Stage.

  15. Rebecca says:

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

  16. Cecilia says:

    Sounds like an interesting event!

  17. Mary says:

    Would LOVE to go! Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. amfriesen says:

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

  19. Steve v. says:

    That cart is one of the best!

  20. Jonathan says:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Leah says:

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

  22. Judy says:

    This sounds like a healthy event to attend.

  23. Maya says:

    sounds fun!

  24. Jacqueline says:

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

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

  26. Jenn S says:

    what a great way to learn more

  27. Aimee says:

    sounds kinda fun.

  28. Radhika K says:

    Thank you for the contest!

  29. Juli B says:

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

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