Vancouver Wellness Show 2013

Comments 104 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 21st annual Vancouver Wellness Show is bringing workshops, demos, healthy activities and products together under one roof at the Vancouver Convention Centre East from Friday, February 15th to Sunday, February 17th.

Stop by the Kids Activity Zone or Pet Wellness exhibits, attend Tea Talk and Tastings, and sit in on the Dairy Farmers Cheese seminars. The Celebrity Cooking Stage will feature celebrity chefs, restauranteurs and food writers while the Seminar Stages hosts medical professionals, therapists, and nutritionists. Get moving with fitness, yoga, and dance on the Demonstration Stage, and attend many more workshops.

Show hours are 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Tickets are $16* (general admission), $14* (seniors), $6* (children 6-15), children 5 and under are free. You can also purchase a 3-day pass for $30* or a family pack (2 adults and 2 kids) for $35*.

If you would like to attend the Vancouver Wellness Show, I have two tickets up for grabs along with a prize pack from Organika (one of the show sponsors) valued at $200.


  • Organika Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Organika Organic Coconut Sugar
  • Organika Organic Coconut Vinegar with Mother
  • Organika Organic Coconut Vinegar with Raw Wild Honey
  • Organika Organic Greens – greens superfood drink mix
  • Organika 2013 calendar
  • Organika Stylus pen to use with your smart phone or tablet

Organika® is proud to offer a progressive selection of over 477 superior NPN-licensed supplements formulated by industry specialists in our state-of-the-art facilities in Richmond, BC. Leading clinical research, premium formula development and continued support from health retailers places Organika® as a frontrunner in the global market. Positively impacting the health of people around the world is empowering.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment with a quick everyday wellness tip (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win tickets to @thewellnessshow & an @organikahealth prize pack from @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2013. Follow the Vancouver Wellness Show on Facebook and Twitter for more event, speaker, and exhibitor information. Follow Organika on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the company.

    *All prices include HST. Check official show page for exact pricing information.

    Update The winner is Cecilia!

104 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. AnaMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 6:39pm PST

    Take stretch breaks at work to break up your work day and get some physical activity.

  2. ShirleyMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 6:55pm PST

    Drink more water

  3. TeresaMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:00pm PST

    Hot water (especially with lemon) makes a good, caffeine-free warm up on a cold day. Starting your day with a cup is said to aid digestion, as well.

  4. AmyMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:03pm PST

    Lots of water throughout the day and most importantly, sleeping well at night

  5. Lindsay MarshMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:10pm PST

    Taking 5 deep breaths at least 3 times a day can help relieve stress.

  6. DonMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:15pm PST

    Eat a balanced breakfast every day

  7. PhedranMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:16pm PST

    Take a walk, it’s not only good for your body but it can be great to relieve stress and boost creativity!

  8. StacyMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:30pm PST

    Start every day by drinking a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

  9. HillaryMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:35pm PST

    Take a deep breath when times are tough & make sure to take some me-time.

  10. Sunshine GMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 7:56pm PST

    Get more sleep!

  11. StephanieMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 8:36pm PST

    a few drops of Oil of Oregano under the tongue will chase away colds!

  12. AnneMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 8:43pm PST

    If you sit at a desk most of your work day, put up a sticky note to yourself with a reminder to get up and walk or stretch. Set regular walk/stretch breaks.

  13. NancyMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 9:06pm PST

    Drink room temperature water. Ice cold water shocks your system, which is at 37C, even though it goes down great in your mouth.

  14. lucMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 9:24pm PST

    Greek yogurt for breakfast

  15. azinMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 9:39pm PST

    remove the salt shaker from your dining table, and also put it to the back of your spice cabinet.

  16. lisaMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 9:41pm PST

    a hot cup of green tea to start the day!

  17. Jeff MacLeodMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 9:53pm PST

    eat 1 fish fillet per day to increase your omega 3 intake as well as two fruit and vegetable smoothies with 1 tbsp ground flaxseed in each. Cut out bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, and other high starch foods out of your diet. As well you can eat 1-2 eggs per day as this will increase your good cholesterol. Buy no sugar added juices and replace pop with carbonated lemon or lime water. Eat at least 1 salad per day and your morning breakfast cereal should have low sugar and high vitamins such as multigrain cheerios or all bran.

  18. AngelaMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 9:54pm PST

    Enjoy music to centre yourself, rejuvenate, and calm your soul.

  19. CoralMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 10:05pm PST

    Juice for a body boost!

  20. SandyMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 10:25pm PST

    remind yourself to breath. remember that & everything will be possible.

  21. Michael KwanMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 10:55pm PST

    Take regular breaks away from your computer, both for the sake of your back and your eyes.

  22. MaureenMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 11:19pm PST

    Despite the busyness of work and life, find small moments every day to laugh and smile.

  23. HarjitMonday, February 4th, 2013 — 11:36pm PST

    Take time to slow yourself down if possible and get to bed at a decent time. A good nights sleep does wonders for mood, being alert, and overall health.

  24. leahTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:17am PST

    get plenty of sleep! It makes a difference

  25. LindaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:20am PST

    Smile at people on the street

  26. Arjun RudraTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:37am PST

    Supplement with Vitamin D. Take 1000iu’s for every 25 pounds of bodyweight.

  27. StotesTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:54am PST

    Remember to breathe–take a moment to stop and take some deep breaths–it helps refocus you.

  28. RachelTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 8:55am PST

    Make sure you get enough sleep every day!

  29. NilosTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 9:58am PST

    Healthy diet with lots of fruits, veggies and whole wheat products plus exercising and enough sleep!

  30. DebraTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:08am PST

    Don’t let little things bother you.

  31. Tracey FlattesTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:18am PST

    Water, exercise, and plenty of rest work wonders!

  32. AndyTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:21am PST

    Drink a smoothie every morning:
    1 1/2 cups frozen berries
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    3/4 cup low-cal pomegranate juice
    3/4 cup low-fat yogurt
    1 TBLSP honey to sweeten

  33. janTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:33am PST

    take you vacation time each year

  34. yasmin HallTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:44am PST

    Make sure you get enough sleep every night. Don’t drink caffeinated drinks after 6pm.

  35. VinceTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:51am PST

    Take time just for your self – even 15 min – every day!

  36. ErinTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:59am PST

    Drink your water!

  37. tanya ciTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 11:13am PST

    Take a probiotic or consume fermented foods for gut health. (Hopalong15)

  38. Archana AggarwalTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 11:15am PST

    If you feel sick, rest for a day (or two!) and let yourself get better! Don’t push through it risking infecting others and prolonging your own illness! Take care of yourself 🙂

  39. CeciliaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 1:20pm PST

    Practice yoga often!

  40. Judy HoTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 1:22pm PST

    Detox on a regular basis not once a year.

  41. RenfrewTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 1:22pm PST


  42. SharylinTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 1:27pm PST

    Be sure to hug someone every day ~ a hug can release endorphins that can make a person ‘feel good’. It can lower the heart rate and blood pressure, plus reduce the production of cortisol and thereby improve one’s immunity against disease.

  43. tracyTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 1:32pm PST

    set aside some time to do some meditation.

  44. liz eynonTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 2:22pm PST

    Try to drink more water and go for a walk daily to de-stress your mind and body.

  45. RajuTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 2:44pm PST

    Drinking lots of water!

  46. RebeccaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 3:18pm PST

    Do yoga, meditate, drink green tea, eat healthy, and love yourself.

  47. MaryTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 4:33pm PST

    Wellness tip: Your skin is your largest organ. Have a regimen. Get a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer & sunscreen.

  48. KristynTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 4:46pm PST

    Get enough sleep is the number one thing you can do for wellness!

  49. RoTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 5:27pm PST

    Laughter is the best medicine!

  50. EileenTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 5:42pm PST

    Lemon juice in my water

  51. BeckyTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 6:21pm PST

    Take the stairs instead of the escalator/elevator, and replace that cup of coffee with some refreshing water 🙂

  52. RobynTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 6:45pm PST

    love yourself before anyone and anything else

  53. Elysia STuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 6:47pm PST

    Dr. Oz says drinking green tea will help with your digestion

  54. JanineTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 6:51pm PST

    Drink more water!

  55. MaryTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 6:55pm PST

    Sleep is the best thing for you and sometimes the last time on people’s minds. Don’t forget to get enough sleep for you.

  56. Lisa NorthTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:02pm PST

    Watch your words, use gentle positive supportive words towards yourself, and others,your body hears everything you say! also take 4 deep breaths when ever you feel you are drifting into negativity, boredom, or weariness1

  57. AndreaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:09pm PST

    Green Juice in the morning!

  58. Melissa HoffmannTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 7:10pm PST

    Take the stairs instead of the elevator. All those added steps add up over time!

  59. AliviaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 8:45pm PST

    Always wash your hands before eating!

  60. NancyTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 8:48pm PST

    My quick everyday wellness tip is to meditate for at least 30 minutes each day in order to reduce stress.

  61. VictoriaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 8:54pm PST

    Adopt a dog or a cat…

  62. ElaanTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 9:08pm PST

    Drink water and stretch often!

  63. Vivian @ sugarandscrubsTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 9:28pm PST

    Here’s my favorite:
    “If you want to eat good food, put good food in the fridge” I.e. if you want to cut down on junk food, stop putting Lays in the shopping cart.

  64. JasTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:24pm PST

    Go for a walk (yes, even in the rain!) to break your work day!

  65. AtousaTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 10:55pm PST

    Meditate everyday!

  66. BryanTuesday, February 5th, 2013 — 11:05pm PST

    Walk to work!

  67. TracyWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 1:51am PST

    Get enough sleep and eat a balanced breakfast!

  68. Jenn SWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 2:44am PST

    Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day.

  69. MehrWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 9:22am PST

    Meditate in the morning…

  70. EllaWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 9:24am PST

    Take a catnap

  71. ChelseaWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 9:35am PST

    Lots of sleep and water!!

  72. Peter HolbrookWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 9:51am PST

    sounds great, best healthy habit
    is cold showers.

  73. RichardWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:12am PST

    See a Registered Massage Therapist 1-2x/ month

  74. BrittinWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:14am PST

    Make sure to get enough vit. D, especially during the winter months. This can either come from being outside more, from your diet, or supplementation. This is important for bone health, calcium absorption, immune system function, etc.

  75. Sarah carolineWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:32am PST

    Drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in warm water in the mornings. It’s good for your digestion, hair and skin.

    Also, a quick blast of cold water at the end of your shower makes your hair nice and shiny 🙂

  76. Katie PWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:49am PST

    I always hop off the bus a stop early, that way I get a little bit of extra exercise every day.

  77. Jeanette BrownWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:53am PST

    I have a shake every morning,drink lots of water,walk every day.

  78. CeciWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:58am PST

    Drink water (room temp) right when you wake up in the morning.

  79. daveWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 12:37pm PST

    juice kiwi+pear+1/2 lemon + apple for a great detox drink!

  80. nance428Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 12:38pm PST

    drink lots of water and sleep!

  81. CherylWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 1:00pm PST

    Move! If you job requires sitting, make sure to get up every half hour. Jump up and down, stretch, get out of your chair.

  82. maryWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 2:23pm PST

    don’t skip breakfast

  83. KatieWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 3:48pm PST

    Sleep Enough …

  84. HeatherWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 5:12pm PST

    A great way to be well emotionally and physically is to think positive, happy thoughts and be kind to others.

  85. SharaWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 7:51pm PST

    Facebook ONLY from the treadmill 🙂

  86. KYWednesday, February 6th, 2013 — 10:24pm PST

    drink 2L of fluids a day

  87. DonnaThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 1:41am PST

    Got the munchies? Substitute that sweet treat with fresh fruit, veggie sticks, whole grain toast with nut butter (Nutella doesn’t count lol) or a handful of nuts.

  88. JamieThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 11:27am PST

    Eat fruits instead of candy.

  89. ElizabethThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 4:33pm PST

    Have a hot cup of tea daily.

  90. Michelle W.Thursday, February 7th, 2013 — 7:04pm PST

    Drink more water.

  91. AdrianaThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 7:31pm PST

    Read instead of watching TV

  92. FelixThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 7:32pm PST

    Take a walk in a park or forest and hug a tree

  93. Bonnie RThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 9:58pm PST

    Wellness tip: hugs… lots of them 🙂

  94. GaryThursday, February 7th, 2013 — 10:22pm PST

    green tea

  95. AlexandraFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 1:11am PST

    Drink plenty of water and get adequate sleep

  96. MayaFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 9:16am PST

    cut out white sugar:-)!

  97. WallyFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 10:36am PST

    Get enough sleep

  98. MagFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 10:39am PST

    Exercise everyday.

  99. JenniferFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 10:56am PST


    Exercise is a good thing to do. I have been going to dance class 3 times a week. I love it!!!!

  100. ChristinaFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 11:18am PST

    WATER WATER WATER everything else is bonus for your body!

  101. AlexFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 11:18am PST

    Do at least 15-20 mins of exercise per day. It can be a brisk walk or mini jog. Keep your heart going strong!

  102. SanazFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 11:23am PST

    At least half an hour of walking every day

  103. MarianneFriday, February 8th, 2013 — 10:49pm PST

    Combine all 3-in-1!!

  104. NinaSaturday, February 9th, 2013 — 8:27am PST

    Make sure to take mini breaks at work, take a walk around the block, go say hi to a collegue..

Also on