Wellnessnews Health Expo

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Wellnessnews Health Expo – September 28, 2019
Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo, BC
General registration opens on March 1/19.
Contact Teresa Ostman for sponsorship opportunities.

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The 2018 Expo was great. The response from exhibitors and attendees was extremely positive.


Wellnessnews Health Expo

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon Street
Nanaimo, BC


The Wellnessnews is proud to present the largest Health Expo north of the Malahat. On September 22nd, join us at the Vancouver Island Conference Center in Nanaimo for a day of wellbeing. With over 100 exhibitors, 12 one hour health talks and several demos, it will be a day to explore various approaches to health, nutrition, fitness and overall wellbeing.

The Expo is FREE to attend.
VIP tickets are available where you get your Wellnessnews or from one of the exhibitors. While not required to attend, tickets redeemed raise funds for our charity partner. For every ticket redeemed, $0.50 will be donated to Nanaimo Community Kitchens to help build food security in our communities. (Max. $500).

Grand Door Prize

One lucky attendee will win the Grand Door Prize valued at over $1,500.00 including:
Bayshore Home Health Foot Care Session
Biomagnetism Canada Energy Healing Session
CFTO – Changing The Future Outcome With Pure Hemp Oil Products Ultimate Hemp Infused Deep Healing Pain Cream with 10% Emu Oil
Changes by Jenna Orgone Device – Cell Phone Charm
Changing Lives with Hope Health & Humour Book: When Your Bucket List Springs a Leak by Barb Ashcroft
CHLY 101.7FM Two CD’s
Enchanted Power Light Therapy 1 Hour Light Therapy Session with the Lucia No3 Light
Flavors of the Med Flavour of the Med Spices
Healthy Sole Foot Care Session
Lakeside Gardens Retirement Community Basket of Chocolates
Love from the Inside Wellness Society 1 Ticket PTSD Conference – Victoria Oct 4th
Mary Williams, LegalShield Ind. Associate Admission for One to Will Preparation Workshop – Nanaimo Oct 6
Melaleuca The Wellness Company Assortment of Wellness Products
Nanaimo Lifeline Lifeline Blanket
Nanaimo Memory Care Gift Basket
New Hope Wellness Zyto Compass Scan
Rack Fashions Fall Fashion Fringed Poncho
Simply Serene Home Mind & Body Reflexology/Reiki Session
Vibrational Healing Emotion Code Session
Warming Hands Bodywork Therapy 90 Minute Massage
Wellnessnews- Choices for Healthy Living Vancouver Island Symphony Ticket Voucher
WowBeeSee Beenie


100+ Exhibitors including:
  • Healthcare Practitioners
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition
  • Products for Wellbeing
  • Self-Help
  • Holistic Healing
  • Community Organizations
at ease Somatics
Footcare by Christine

Health Talks

10:30     Healing with Whole Foods, Dr. Olena Gill, R.Ac, ND

Food can be medicine or poison. A good diet can restore health and can help maintain good health. By focusing first on diet we can take the first step in treating disease. Learn all about the ins and outs of diet and lifestyle change as a road to better health.

10:30     Essential Oils 101 – Getting to Know Oils, Heather Clark, Island Oil Lady

Everyone’s talking about Essential oils. What are they and do they really work? We all know that we have way too many chemicals in our homes and bodies and that they are wreaking havoc on our body systems. The results are lowered immune systems, we are more stressed than ever and many of us are suffering with all kinds of health problems because of this. Learn how essential oils can help you emotionally, spiritually, physically and more. Learn the difference between therapeutic and non-therapeutic oils and some tips on how to support your immune system, get a better night’s sleep and feel less stressed and calm.

11:30     No More Anxiety: Learn to Let Go & Rebuild Your Confidence,
Nathalie Ristord, Rapid Transformational Expert & Hypnotist

Understand and experience letting go of doubts and worries about the past, future and outdated beliefs. Rediscover confidence and peace of mind. Live transformational experience included.

11:30    Healthy Foundations,
Tammy Mitchell, LPN, FCN, Healthy Soles &Christine Shaw, LPN, FCN, Foot Care By Christine

Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet; so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems. Audience will learn how to take care of their own feet, including how to properly cut nails. How to recognize when you need professional help. Learn tips and tricks when you can no longer reach your feet.

12:30     Holistic Approach to Managing Stress & Chronic Conditions,
Andree Boisvert, Certified Bowenwork® Practitioner, Achieve Balance Holistic Health

It’s no secret that stress is one of the main causes of illness and dis-ease in the body. Are you drawn to the concept of ‘self-healing’? We are capable of so much and with a little help, we can bring about powerful positive changes in our state of being and living.

12:30     The Caregiving Years: Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey,
Saskia Jennings, Founder & CEO, Creating Being Well

Throughout the caregiving journey, which can last from six months to more than 10 years, the role of family caregivers evolves–and so should the services and the support they receive. The Caregiving Years describes the path that family caregivers take—from Expectant Caregiver, to Freshman Caregiver, to Entrenched Caregiver, to Pragmatic Caregiver to Transitioning Caregiver to Godspeed Caregiver. Most important, the stages—and their related Stumbles and Steadies—provide a map for family caregivers (and their travel companions, health care professionals) to navigate successfully through the caregiving journey. A tip sheet will be provided for the participants.

1:30        The Human Microbiome and the Role of Fermented Food in Your Health,
Kelli Etheridge, R.H.N., Modern Roots Nutrition

Come and learn about the importance of the gut. Discover where you can find probiotics in foods (and various types of ferments) and how to incorporate them into your diet.

1:30        Stop the Frustration – Shortcut to finding What Fulfills You,
Barb Ashcroft, Changing Lives with Hope Health & Humour

Are you performing in life at your peak level? What’s holding you back? Would you like a measuring stick to assess if future endeavors or opportunities are a fit for you (in advance of course)? Would you like to understand and embrace the feelings at play in your relationships?

This session is perfect for those at a key junction in their life as well as younger people starting out. Based on Michael Losier’s best seller, Your Life’s Purpose, and using Michael’s genius of simple methodical steps to put you on the Path toward JOY.

Barb Ashcroft is a Speaker, Author, Mentor and Encourager. She’s been a Student of Michael Losier’s since 2003 and Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar and Les Brown before that. Barb has been facilitating workshops, and Mastermind Mentoring Series and Retreats for many years. Her 3 decades as a Natural Health Practitioner and Team Leader sparked in her, an insatiable thirst for Personal Development. She invites you to “Come and get filled up!”   “Aha’s” are free, and they can be liberating as well.

2:30        Emotion Code – Releasing Trapped Emotions,
Permelia Parham, Emotion Code Certified Practitioner, Vibrational Healing

The Emotion Code is an emotional energy healing technique that assists in identifying and releasing trapped emotions. Trapped Emotions are balls of negative energy that get trapped in our body due to stress, illness or an emotional event. It is important to release trapped emotions to increase health, relationships, joy in life and greater success in all areas of life. Once released trapped emotions do not return. Attend this Health Talk to learn more and qualify for a complimentary session.

Permelia Parham is a teacher and practitioner of energy healing. Permelia has studied and used the Vibrational Healing Colourtouch Therapy healing modality for 20 years. Permelia is also a certified Emotion Code practitioner, offering sessions to release trapped emotions for better health. Through her company, Vibrational Healing, she provides individual consultations, workshops and teaches strategies on how to increase energy, expand self-awareness and be empowered to make positive life changes

 2:30        Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries,
Dr. Amber Kenmuir, D.C., Long Lake Chiropractic Centre

We are hearing a lot about concussions these days. Most often the talks center around athletes but did you know that anyone can get a concussion, and that you don’t need to suffer a direct blow to the head to get one? A bad fall or a car accident is enough to cause a concussion. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury that if not cared for properly, may have long term effects on a person. Want to know the signs to look for and how to recover properly? Come to this Health Talk to learn more!

3:30        Promote Wellbeing, Fulfillment and Belonging by Igniting the Power of Love,
Dr. Margie Gayle, Psy.D. & Shawna Hett, Connected Living Personal Growth Seminars

Love heals, and promotes well-being, fulfillment and a sense of belonging. Words can only convey love if there is feeling and energy behind them. In this powerful presentation, the audience will learn to tap into their loving energy so that they can truly give the healing messages of love to themselves and to their loved ones in a way that can be received. Dr. Margie Gayle, co-founder of Connected Living Personal Growth Seminars, is an Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) practitioner and teacher. These simple messages and the way they are delivered makes a profound impact on the lives of IBP therapy clients throughout the world.

3:30        Money, Mindset and Love, Thomas DeSchutter, CEO & Co-founder, Bloom Your Money

Wealth is about so much more than money. You can have a wealth of knowledge, of friends, community, food or health. In this workshop we will look at financial wealth from a place of mindset, what money is, and love. You will learn the number one tool for transforming your financial journey. “

To summarize, the goal of business and of ancient Tibetan wisdom, and in fact of all human endeavour, is to enrich ourselves—to achieve prosperity, both outer and inner. It is not wrong to be successful and make money while at the same time leading a spiritual life.” ~Geshe. Michael Roach, The Diamond Cutter~


11:30     Easy Peasy Weeknight Meals, Benny Martin, Senior Leader, Epicure

Love to Eat… Don’t Have enough time in the day? Come learn how to make quick healthy meals in less than 20 minutes! Benny will show you a quick and healthy Mexican cooking class and share some awesome kitchen hacks to make dinner time easy.

12:30     Tai Chi Interactive Demo, Tai Chi Nanaimo Association

Tai Chi is a slow, deliberate, meditative movement sequence (“set”) that affects both mind and body. Tai Chi is not “old people moving slowly”. People of all ages can and do practice it. Tai Chi develops and maintains bodies that are strong and flexible throughout life. Come and try a few movements during this interactive demo.

1:30        Urban Poling – Interactive Pole Walking Demo, Bastion Physiotherapy

Urban poling is a healthy activity suited for improving quality of life. Learn how to use walking poles, hear about the many benefits and try it for yourself.

2:30        Intentional Creativity for Healing, Growth & Empowered Living, Caroline Miskenack Studios

You’re invited to the Wellness Tree – an experiential opportunity to learn about Intentional Creativity® and be witnessed in your declaration for wellness. Caroline Miskenack, artist and certified Intentional Creativity teacher will guide you through a creative process for setting an intention for your personal health and healing journey.

3:30        Somatics Gentle Body Movement Exercise Class, At Ease Somatics

Somatics is a series of gentle body movements, done on cushioned mats on the floor. It is a very relaxing way to relieve muscle tension and pain. The demo will guide people through a Somatic Floor Exercise so they experience how the exercise, and the cushioned mat, deepens the body’s ability to sense and release tension and pain. This is an opportunity for people to relax for a bit on a comfortable mat, release body or mental stress, and return to the day’s events. Please sign up at the At Ease Somatics booth before the demo.

4:30     Strength and Fitness Training & Exercises, Nanaimo Fit Body Boot Camp


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Health Education Conference

Hosted by: Naturally Health Clinic





Co-located with the Health Expo

September 22, 2018; 10 am – 6 pm

For Complete Information go the the Conference website.


Thank you to our Sponsor

Thank you to our Community Partners



Exhibitor booth registration is open

Tables starting at $225.00

Early Bird Registration until July 31, 2018.

Limited space available.
To submit your registration form, first download the form from the link below to your desktop.
Then fill it out, save it and email to TeresaO@wellnessnews.ca


The Wellnessnews Health Expo is modelled after our successful Wellnessnews Women’s Expo which took place on February 10, 2018. We hosted 95 exhibitors, 16 seminars and over 1,000 attendees at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC.

The response from our exhibitors and attendees was overwhelming positive. Here is a small sampling of the feedback we received:

Beyond having my expectation met. Great Job. Thank you.”

“Been to many shows – this one was excellent. Participants had great feedback. They loved venue. Nothing but positive comments. “

“Having free admission was a great ideal. It brought a lot more people through the door.”

“It was a great overall experience and show. We look forward to next year.”

“Organization excellent, venue excellent. Great wide aisles and space between booths.”

“Fabulous event. Great traffic. The BEST trade show event yet!”

“Amazing Expo. I am very happy with the thoughtfulness of this event. Excellent value for my business.”

“Good positive feedback from attendees. People were prepared and engaged.”

“Excellent! Extremely well organized. Great communication.”

“Everything was perfect. Traffic of customers and contacts exceeded our expectations.”

Please contact Teresa TeresaO@wellnessnews.ca

regarding sponsorship opportunities.