Vancouver Wellness Show

Comments 94 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Wellness Show returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre this month offering three full days of information and exhibits focusing on everything from fitness and pet health, to stress-reduction and cheese seminars. The theme for 2016 is Healthy Families so you’ll be able to gather practical tips on health and well-being for everyone in your family.


Vancouver Wellness Show

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Last year, more than 30,000 people sampled and chatted with 300 exhibitors, and attended over 100 informative and entertaining seminars, workshops, fitness and cooking demonstrations. Exhibitors focus on health and wellness, beauty, active living, leisure, healthy aging, kids health, mental well-being, pet health, and living green.

Highlights this year include the Organic Market presented by Nesters, the new Healthy Families Zone, the Kids Activity Area, Celebrity Cooking Stage, and the new Relax and Refresh Lounge. Attend a fitness demonstration and try a new way of working out, or get a massage, reflexology or a makeover using organic beauty products.

There are 5 stages featuring Fitness Demonstrations (Ballet Fit, Yoga for Managing Anxiety, Gymnaestrada), Women and Wellness Presentations (Natural Ways to Deal With Life’s Changes, Skin: Glow From the Inside Out, and a Power Panel featuring Lorna Vanderhaeghe, Keri Adams, and Karlene Karst), Living Well Seminars (Stress‹The Hormone Connection, Mindful Relationships, The Overloaded Executive), and the incredibly popular Celebrity Chef Stage, presented by Alligga (featuring Chopped Champion Alana Peckham, Curtis Luk, Dana Hauser, Tobias Grignon, Jesse Jobin, Sarah Stewart, and everyone’s favourite; Tojo). Attend a Cheese Seminar presented by The Dairy Farmers of Canada. Sample and learn about the cheese’s origins and potential pairings.

Tickets are $14.50 (general admission); $12.50 (seniors 65+ & students with valid ID); $6.00 (children); 5 and under are free. New this year, family passes are available at the door for $25 (admission for 2 adults, 2 children). 3 day passes are $30.

Win a Wellness Show Prize Pack

I have a family pack of passes to give away to the Wellness Show along with a gift basket loaded with goodies from Nesters valued at $150.

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 a prize pack from @thewellnessshow + @Miss604

    Follow the Wellness Show on Twitter and Facebook for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2015.

    Update The winner is Brenda!

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  1. KathleenTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 9:48am PST

    Use an activity tracker to take at least 10,000 steps per day.

  2. Adam STuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 9:58am PST

    get up every 30 mins from your work station to stretch

  3. Ariel CTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 10:14am PST

    make sure you save time for yourself!

  4. CarolynTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 11:34am PST

    Go to bed early!

  5. KarenTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 11:58am PST

    Listen to your body, know when things are different and not right and seek medical help (not Dr. Google)

  6. SandraTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 12:57pm PST

    a glass of water before bed and to start the day!

  7. tammyTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 1:35pm PST

    eat protein in the morning

  8. RussellTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 1:45pm PST

    Smoothies first thing in the morning, with some protein and veggies.

  9. LynTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 2:46pm PST

    Exercise and healthy eating are the best wellness combo.
    I hope to win tickets to “wellness” show.

  10. MaryTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 3:35pm PST

    Wipe down your office doorknob.
    Using disinfectant wipes on commonly touched objects like doorknobs can reduce the spread of cold- and flu-causing viruses by up to 90 %!

  11. Grace VTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 5:53pm PST

    Drink lots of water each and every day!

  12. Debbie FTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 7:14pm PST

    drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.

  13. NinaTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 7:55pm PST

    Walk 10000 steps per day

  14. IainTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 8:07pm PST

    Practice mindfulness

  15. ChristineTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 8:49pm PST

    Put yourself first! Not just your physical health but your mental health too.

  16. kayTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 9:14pm PST

    Daily walk

  17. Marisa. PTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 9:35pm PST

    Get enough sleep!
    Naps are awesome 🙂

  18. BrendaTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 9:41pm PST

    Moisturize your skin daily.

  19. trevorTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 10:01pm PST

    Compliment yourself

  20. KamTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 10:07pm PST

    Try to go for a walk everyday!

  21. JasonTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 11:16pm PST

    Remembering to drink water every hour

  22. AmandaTuesday, February 2nd, 2016 — 11:35pm PST

    1 minute of meditation in the morning can do wonders!

  23. RebeccaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 12:11am PST

    I love yoga and walking my dog. Would definitely recommend both to anyone for wellness!

  24. HadleyWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 1:08am PST

    Hot water and lemon when you wake up in the morning.

  25. RichardWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 3:58am PST

    Having a big dog is the best fitness coach

  26. DonaldWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 8:06am PST

    Eat an apple everyday.

  27. ceeceeWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 8:13am PST

    laugh everyday.

  28. LanaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 8:14am PST

    Drink apple cider vinegar every day!

  29. LindaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 8:48am PST

    Eat one clove of garlic a day.

  30. Natalie VWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 9:37am PST

    Drink loads of water every day!

  31. Cindy KSWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 9:55am PST

    Wash your hands often and espesically before touching your eyes,nose and mouth

  32. MaryanneWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 10:32am PST

    Try to get enough sleep!

  33. AlexWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 10:46am PST

    Eat your fruits and veggies

  34. RitaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 12:12pm PST

    Be active, even if it’s just going for a short walk.

  35. KateWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 12:17pm PST

    Wash your hands often, especially just before eating.

  36. TaraWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 12:30pm PST

    Best tip I have is just to make sure to drink a lot of water, many things can be helped with hydration!

  37. TrinaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 1:58pm PST

    Lots of water and a good night’s sleep. Be active.

  38. janWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 3:05pm PST

    Try staying away from processed foods

  39. nicolleWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 3:29pm PST

    Mint, cucumber, lemon, lime, berries, chia seeds, chilled herbal tea, frozen citrus as ice cubes… make your water more interesting so you drink more of it. Drink before you even get out of bed for a better start to the day.

  40. Michael KwanWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 4:24pm PST

    Sit up straight

  41. yvonneWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 6:13pm PST

    drink lots of water and get up from your desk at work!

  42. AimeeWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 7:32pm PST

    Get enough sleep.

  43. KimWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 9:02pm PST

    Skip the elevator – take the stairs!

  44. MayaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 9:20pm PST

    Drink at least 8 glasses of water!

  45. EileenWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 9:37pm PST

    A glass of warm lemon water first thing in the morning!

  46. Kim GodidekWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 10:18pm PST

    I wash my face every night and use safe skin care products.

  47. TonyWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 11:00pm PST

    A glass of lemon warm water first thing in the morning.

  48. CsillaWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 11:25pm PST

    Go to sleep early (before 10 pm).

  49. Leanne SWednesday, February 3rd, 2016 — 11:30pm PST

    Try to find balance in all things.

  50. DaneThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 6:40am PST

    Enjoy a pot of tea

  51. CarolThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 8:24am PST

    be active during the day

  52. JeanneThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 8:28am PST

    Drink lots of water

  53. Ann-Marie V.Thursday, February 4th, 2016 — 9:13am PST

    Get enough sleep and drink lots of water.

  54. GAIL WHITWORTHThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 5:57pm PST

    dedicate time each day to movement: it may be stretches before sleeping, it may be walking to the mail box. Just do it!

  55. Lucie BThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 10:00pm PST

    Make exercise a part of your routine, just like brushing your teeth.

  56. AngelaThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 10:06pm PST

    schedule a consistent bedtime!

  57. Jason BThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 10:52pm PST

    Drink loads of water and wash your hands.

  58. AndreaThursday, February 4th, 2016 — 11:07pm PST

    Drink lemon in warm water each morning

  59. TaniaFriday, February 5th, 2016 — 10:08am PST

    Go to bed early

  60. RinoFriday, February 5th, 2016 — 10:19am PST

    Go for walks in the park

  61. DavidFriday, February 5th, 2016 — 12:22pm PST

    Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses) throughout the day to keep your body hydrated.

  62. Nancy WongFriday, February 5th, 2016 — 12:57pm PST

    exercise, eat healthy and be happy. good the relax with green tea, it’s calming.

  63. ElizabethFriday, February 5th, 2016 — 3:55pm PST

    Practice mindfulness daily

  64. XingFriday, February 5th, 2016 — 7:44pm PST

    Don’t just sit at your desk during lunch. Go out for a walk!

  65. EvieSaturday, February 6th, 2016 — 8:30am PST

    Plenty of vitamin c during those rainy days.

  66. KelseySaturday, February 6th, 2016 — 8:44am PST

    Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: drink water! It’s a health tip that’s both easy and free!

  67. TracySaturday, February 6th, 2016 — 9:48am PST

    Get up and stretch from your desk

  68. ElysiaSaturday, February 6th, 2016 — 10:36am PST

    Get more sleep!

  69. Tabby72Saturday, February 6th, 2016 — 11:23am PST

    My tip is to get 8 hours of good sleep every night!

  70. Elyse GouletSaturday, February 6th, 2016 — 6:31pm PST

    I start everyday with some morning yoga, keeping my body feeling amazing and energizing me for the day!

  71. NancySunday, February 7th, 2016 — 10:10am PST

    My everyday wellness tip is to spend more time outdoors.

  72. ElizabethSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 10:54am PST

    Drink 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals.

  73. Jeff SSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 12:30pm PST

    Try to get lots of sleep every night.

  74. DebsSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 5:37pm PST

    Take a daily multi vitamin.

  75. JamieSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 8:58pm PST

    Practice gratitude and be grateful for what already have instead of always focusing on what you don’t have.

  76. Kate RussellSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 9:02pm PST

    Set your goals for health (mental, physical, spiritual) and surround yourself with people who embody or live these goals. Then get cracking!

  77. LanaSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 9:07pm PST

    Calm your mind, rest your body, and heal your soul.

  78. Cheryl BorgmannSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 9:08pm PST

    if you exercise, using a roller on your legs is the .best.thing.ever to keep you loose, limber and ready for your next workout. Really great for those who attend spin classes too!

  79. ShannonSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 10:10pm PST

    Being active everyday and taking a “mindful” moment.

  80. StephanieSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 10:50pm PST

    No smoking!!

  81. cLSunday, February 7th, 2016 — 11:52pm PST

    Exercise at least 30 minutes a day and drink +8 cups of water to keep you hydrated and healthy!!

  82. Michelle WMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:22am PST

    Try to find time everyday to exercise.

  83. SelinaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 2:24pm PST

    Try and set aside a little “me” time each day even if it’s half an hour. To do something just for yourself whatever it is you enjoy! That little breather will make a difference in your go go go day! Be good to yourself ?

  84. EmiliaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 5:16pm PST

    My wellness tip is to ride a bike for your daily needs

  85. SandyMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 7:26pm PST

    A happy or positive thought that makes you smile

  86. ChristinaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 9:45pm PST

    Take at least 30 minutes a day for yourself. And drink plenty of water.

  87. SamanthaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 10:12pm PST

    drink one glass of water as soon as you wake up

  88. BrendaMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:14pm PST

    Take a moment everyday to concentrate on your breathing.

  89. JulieMonday, February 8th, 2016 — 11:48pm PST

    Squeeze lemon juice into your morning glass of water to lower your acidity.

  90. JordanaTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 12:01am PST

    Doing something is better than doing nothing. Get up off your butt and move!

  91. Mimi LukTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 1:29am PST

    Get enough rest and sleep. Your body should naturally wake up without you needing an alarm clock!

  92. KimTuesday, February 9th, 2016 — 11:28am PST

    eat whole, healthy, organic foods and stay away from the cancer causing garbage “foods”!

  93. MeichiaWednesday, February 10th, 2016 — 1:15am PST

    Drink a glass of hot water first thing in the morning, and eat locally and seasonally!

  94. HeidiFriday, February 12th, 2016 — 6:20am PST

    Drink plenty of water.

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