8:30 a.m., Jan. 12)
learn how to eat right, be fit, think well and go green
at Health and Wellness Expo
By Fred Sherwin
The Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo drew more
than 1500 people to the Shenkman Arts Centre
on Saturday where they learned how to eat
right, be fit, think well and go green. Photo
than 1,500 people braved the freezing rain on Saturday
to attend the 8th annual Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo
where they learned how to eat right, be fit, think well
and go green.
organizer Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp took another giant step
in her quest to make Ottawa Canada's healthiest community
by bringing together more than 110 exhibitors including
several local fitness centres and personal trainers, naturopaths,
alternative medicine practitioners, health food suppliers,
and green product distributers to list just a few.
the end of a incredibly busy day, a midly exhausted Beauchamp
was thrilled that despite the inclement weather the overall
attendance was on par with last year's event.
the weather it went very well," said Beauchamp. "We
started off a bit slow, but by noon we had a steady flow
right up until the end. The feedback has been awesome
and the exhibitors are all really happy."
Santé Chriopractic and Wellness Centre owner was
quick to credit her support team led by Leanne Richardson,Rob
Dale and Chantal Gray for putting together another well
I didn't have the team behind me there's no way I could
do this. They've been amazing and they allowed me to concentrate
on speaking and visiting with the exhibitors," said
main attraction at this year's Expo was keynote speaker
Adria Vasil whose book "The Ecoholic Body" has
become an earth-friendly guide to all things healthy and
new element introduced this year was the Be Fit Challenge
which was won by the team from Greco Lean & Fit Orléans,
led by co-owner Zach Neilson.
year's Expo wouldn't have been possible without the support
of a number of sponsors including Goodlife Fitness, the
Kardish Health Food Centre, the Heart of Orléans
BIA, Simluc Contractors Ltd., Sure Print and Graphics,
Scotiabank, Metro News, Bullfrog Power, the Shenkman Arts
Centre and Dust, Evans, Grandmaitre.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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