1 p.m., Jan. 12)
Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo a huge success
By Fred Sherwin
speaker Laura Vanderhaeghe addresses the impact
of hormones on aging at the annual Ottawa
Health and Wellness Expo on the weekend. Fred
you measure the success of a trade show by the number
of feet that walk through the door, than Ottawa Health
and Wellness Expo held at the Shenkman Arts Centre this
past weekend was off the chart as the attendance was by
far the best theyve ever had.
was a constant stream of people from the moment they opened
the door until well into the afternoon, with the peak
period being from just before the appearance in the main
theatre of keynote speaker Lorna Vanderhaeghe, and right
after when the theatre was emptied.
turnout was so great that many of the exhibitors ran out
of hand-out material by the early afternoon.
years attendance was hampered by freezing rain,
which kept many people at home. This year the weather
was perfect for getting out and going to the Expo to see
the latest in health and wellness products, services and
event is organized every year by local health and wellness
guru Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp, owner of Sante Chiropractic.
Expo has come a long from its humble beginnings at the
MIFO Cultural Centre which started out with about 30 exhibitors
and attracted fewer than 500 people. This years
Expo had over 95 exhibitors and guest speakers, with over
3,000 in attendance.
of the highlights of this years event was the Leadership
in Health Awards. The Be Fit Award went to zumba instructor
Carmin Rosillo. The Eat Well Award went to Chef Justin
Scott from Kudos Cuisine. The eco-friendly store Terra
20 picked up the Go Green Award. Author and facilitator
Cindy Teevens received the Think Well Award; and Dr. Joel
Villeneuve was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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