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Meet several chefs, health and wellness experts, and sample from a variety of vendors as the 21st Annual Wellness Show gets underway from February 15 to 17.

All you need is cheese

Cheese seminars sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) will take place on all three days; check the schedule for times.

The Demonstration Stage is where you’ll find yoga, pilates, meditation, Twist & Glide, and pole walking demos. Bring your own mat and learn on the spot!

There are also numerous workshops that will bring area therapists, practitioners, wellness leaders and training experts. Look for talks on topics such as personal growth and well-being at the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East Exhibit Halls B & C.


Top Vancouver Celebrity Chefs and cookbook authors at the show will include:
Wayne Harris, MARKET by Jean Georges
Tobias Grignon, Bistro Pastis
Hamid Salimian, Diva at the Met
Todd Bright, Wild Rice
Hidekazu Tojo, Tojo’s

Food Talks Volume 1
[Stephanie Yuen]

Additionally, there will be appearances by Sharon Hana; Stephanie Yuen, Cookbook Author of “East Meets West”; Executive Chef Jefferson Alvarez; Dreena Burton, Vegan Cookbook Author and Aaron Ash, owner/chef/cookbook author of Gorilla Food.

To get my readers motivated to attend, I’ve got a prize pack including two show tickets and a goodie bag filled with healthy items for one lucky person.

Wellness show goodies

Either leave a comment below stating your favourite health or wellness tip, or RT the following:

I’ve entered to win tickets & gift bag to the 21st Annual Wellness Show from @arianecdesign & @thewellnessshow

I’ll randomly draw a winner on February 12, at 4 pm.

Congrats to @magemadness for winning the prize pack today!

21st Annual Wellness Show
Dates: February 15 to 17: Feb. 15, noon to 8 pm; Feb. 16, 10 am to 7 pm; Feb. 17, 10 am to 6 pm
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: $13.50 adults; $11.50 students/seniors (65+); $3.50 kids 6-15 (free for five and under); available online; discount coupons may only be used on-site
Family Pack: $35.00/max 2 adults and 2 children (all prices noted include HST)
Note: CASH ONLY at the door


  • Comment by Sherry — January 25, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    Bircher muesli is my fav no fuss breakfast – super easy, no cooking required. Pour 1/2 c. milk over 1/2 c. oatmeal (not quick oats) & let sit – as little as 10 minutes, as long as overnight. Add your favourite stuff, like grated apple, cinnamon or chia seeds. Yum.

  • Comment by Barb — January 25, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    I’ve entered to win tickets and gift bag to the 21st Annual Wellness Show from @arianecdesign and @thewellnessshow. I try using Coconut Oil in my cooking and baking and incorporating hemp and flax in my baking and my cereal in the morning!! YUM

  • Comment by Bonnie — January 25, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    My tip is to go walking for a total of 20 to 30 minutes every day. Walking has so many positive health benefits.

  • Comment by Jamie — January 25, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    My favourite health tip is to drink enough water.

  • Comment by Brenda — January 25, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    I’ve entered to win tickets and gift bag to the 21st Annual Wellness Show from @arianecdesign and @thewellnessshow. I juice organic fruit/veg once a day…Vitamix!

  • Comment by Lisa — January 25, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

    My health tip is to use coconut oil as a mosturiser and batural sun screen

  • Comment by Arjun Rudra — January 25, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Taking a 1000iu of Vitamin D for every 25lbs of bodyweight.

  • Comment by Jeanette — January 25, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    I walk the the seawall as often as I can,also just started making refrigerator oat meal,so easy and yummy and healthy.

  • Comment by Raju — January 25, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    Buy organic, say no to junk food and drink lots of water!

  • Comment by Kim — January 26, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    Buy locally grown products whenever possible. Watch my intake of salt and sugar everyday.

  • Comment by Areta — January 26, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Buy local, visit farmer’s markets or grown your own veggies!

  • Comment by Julie Ann — January 27, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    I’ve entered to win tickets and gift bag to the 21st Annual Wellness Show from @arianecdesign and @thewellnessshow… expanding my kids knowledge of health and healthy eating

  • Comment by Dave F — January 27, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    I’ve entered to win tickets and gift bag to the 21st Annual Wellness Show from @arianecdesign and @thewellnessshow. Don’t eat after dinner.

  • Comment by Emmy M — January 27, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Green tea with all meals.

  • Comment by Elysia S — January 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    My wellness tip is to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables.

  • Comment by Armando — January 27, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    My wellness tip is don’t sweat the big stuff, get enough sleep and take some time out of your busy day to relax or meditate.

  • Comment by Nancy — January 27, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    My wellness tip is to learning how to say ‘no’ when one is too busy.

  • Comment by Elizabeth — January 27, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    My favourite health tip is to take a multi-vitamin to get all your nutritional needs.

  • Comment by Marieke — January 28, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    I’ve been drinking hot lemon water in the mornings and found it to be a great start to the morning!

  • Comment by janelle samila — January 30, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    drink a glass of water with apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning

  • Comment by Jeremy — February 1, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    My favourite health tip is to stay hydrated and get enough sleep.

  • Comment by Alex — February 2, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    Stay healthy and active by engaging in at least 30mins of cardiovascular activity a day.

  • Comment by Xing — February 4, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    My health tip is to schedule a workout in your calendar and stick to it!

  • Comment by Annnn — February 9, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    Enjoy physical activity no matter what it is. Do it with a friend or make a new friend!

  • Comment by Nina — January 11, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    Everything in moderation.. Even the heathy things such as excercise or supplements.

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