Start the New Year Right in Vancouver – January 2019 Wellness Events

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While it isn’t 2019 yet, you might be thinking about your wellness goals or resolutions for the year. Whether it’s eating healthier or getting back to your fitness routine, Vancouver is the place to be with events geared towards getting on track for the New Year—make sure to bookmark this post! (Psst! If you’re feeling ambitious, there are two events on January 1st!)

Polar Bear Swim 2019 (Jan 1)

Jump into 2019! Take an invigorating dip in English Bay for Vancouver’s annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim! Join thousands of hardy “polar bears” in this free and beloved Vancouver tradition. Click here for more information and to register.

Resolution Run (Jan 1)

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Start the New Year off right on the right foot by establishing or maintaining an active lifestyle with the annual Vancouver Resolution Run! In addition to post-event refreshments, you will also receive a stylish limted-edition Resolution Run Jacket.

Chilly Chase (Jan 27)

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The Chilly Chase is one of the only races in BC where everyone is a winner! Half Marathon, 15K, 10K and 5K  participants will receive a great souvenir finishing medal. The routes take walkers and runners along an out and back course along the Seawall. This is a quick, flat course with gorgeous winter views of Vancouver – click here for more info and to register!

Vancouver Body Soul & Spirit Expo (Jan 4-6)

If you are seeking options to improve your life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, expand your consciousness, or improve your health in 2019, there are a lot of choices to consider. The Body Soul & Spirit Expo showcases products, services and resources for growth, and fosters the individual quest for wholeness and self understanding. In representing such a diverse field, the show seeks out extraordinary individuals, businesses and organizations that offer products and services that facilitate this quest. Ticket purchase and further info can be found here.

Lift & Co. Expo (Jan 10-13)

The Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s Meeting Place for Cannabis. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global industry, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s biggest and premiere event for cannabis consumers, industry professionals, investors and media. The event will be held in the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building and is sure to be well attended. Click here for ticket purchase and further info.

LOVE: Conversation & Contemplation with Danielle Laporte AND Eoin Finn (Jan 12)

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Ring in the New Year with positivity—and an evening with internationally renowned Vancouverite yoga and meditation gurus Eoin Finn and Danielle Laporte at Semperviva Yoga! Attend to share energy fields of Love, the heart of meditation vs the “mental”, the door way that yoga can be… just showing up to life in all its gorgeous mess. Eoin is in charge of the meditation. Danielle will provide ambience and comedic relief. Click here for ticket and further info.

Gluten Free Expo (Jan 12-13)

A fun, tasty, and informative event the whole family will love, the Gluten Free Expo is one of the most anticipated wellness related events in Vancouver. Sample, shop, and save on hundreds of gluten free products while learning from leading experts. Canada’s Largest Gluten Free Event is always a popular one so be sure to arrive early! More info and registration links can be found here.

Cook, Eat and Be Well (Various)

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The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition is offering healthy cooking classes help you learn how to nourish yourself and those you care for. By cutting diet and nutrition info overload and by offering practical skills in the kitchen, you will be thoughtfully educated, inspired and empowered to create satisfying and vibrant everyday meals and snacks. Click here for more info and to register.


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