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!