18. March 2018 - 9:00 till 18:00

Healthy Family Expo 2018 | Healthy Family Expo | Sunday, 18. March 2018

Fun-filled day for Metro Vancouver families showcasing small steps & simple solutions to eco-friendly, healthy, active living. Free child admission for kids aged 0-16 this year courtesy of Kiju Organic Juice!

Healthy Family Expo 2018 highlights included with admission:

● Bobs & LoLo concert featuring songs celebrating the natural world
● Jessie Farrell concert with Scout & the Gumboot Kids, Daniel Tiger & SuperWHY joining her on stage!
●35,000 square foot Active Kid Zone with Climb Base5 rock wall, Fun GymBus, Springfree Trampoline, Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, Sportball Vancouver, Pedalheads Bike Camps, bouncy castles for big & little kids and more!
● 200+ exhibitors offering healthy food sampling and eco-friendly products & services with amazing show shopping specials (on-site ATM available)
● Exciting exhibitor areas including the Whole Foods Market Canada Zone, London Drugs Health Zone, Outdoor Living Zone presented by Toyota Canada, Green Living Zone, and Healthy Baby Zone presented by West Coast Kids.
● Interactive stage classes & demos (schedule TBA)
● $15,000 grand prize showcase (including 1 year lease on a Toyota Prius c)
● Comfotable baby feeding & changing lounge
● WestCoast Families Magazine cover family photo contest in partnership with Cultus Lake Waterpark
● Family Rest Stop presented by Love Child Organics
● Stroller parking inside & outside the exhibit hall
● First 200 adults through the door receive a complimentary admission pass to Cultus Lake Waterpark ($30 value)
● Special surprise giveaways at the Expo entrance in celebration of our 5th birthday this year!
● Partial proceeds of ticket sales support Canucks Autism Network

Kids up to 16 get into the Expo FREE!

Adult tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 online in advance.

Only 200 VIP tickets on sale for $44.95 each, including skip the line access at the Expo front door and passes to select local summer attractions (stayed tuned for details).

Tickets available starting January 8th, 2018 online at www.healthyfamilyexpo.com
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  • Only 40 minutes left to grab your 2-for-1 tickets to the 5th annual Healthy Family Expo happening on March 18, 2018! They’re selling like hot cakes - don’t miss out! Available online at www.healthyfamilyexpo.com/tickets
  • As Canada's largest food & health event for families, we love that you love our event! Our team has been hard at work to address the growing popularity of the show & crowding concerns, and we have made the following changes for Healthy Family Expo 2018: - added 25,000 sq ft to the show floor by expanding into a third exhibit hall - capped ticket sales to allow for a maximum of 12,000 attendees (same number as last year in a larger space) - removed certain exhibitor booths to allow for more cross-aisles & improve attendee flow - removed other exhibitor booths to allow for a larger stage & audience area - increased the size of the Active Kid Zone to allow more space between attractions - added a number of new attractions to the Active Kid Zone to allow for shorter line-ups - added a dedicated **** painting area inside the Active Kid Zone to reduce congestion in exhibitor aisles - added an extra hour to the show (ends at 6:00 pm instead of 5:00 pm) - eliminated the CBC Kids character meet & greets (a huge part of the congestion last year), instead the characters will be appearing on stage for two separate Jessie Farrell concerts (maximizing the number of kids who get to see them) Be sure to grab your tickets for Healthy Family Expo 2018 online before they're sold out - and reminder that they're 2-for-1 only until this Friday! www.healthyfamilyexpo.com/tickets
  • THIS WEEK ONLY get 2-for-1 tickets to Healthy Family Expo 2018 (http://healthyfamilyexpo.com/tickets/). Don’t miss Bobs & LoLo, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and SUPER WHY! at the 5th annual Healthy Family Expo the Vancouver Convention Centre on Sunday March 18th, 2018. This week is your only chance to get 2-for-1 tickets online to the Healthy Family Expo, Vancouver’s Largest Food & Health Event for Families! From January 8 - 12 only, you can get 2 tickets for $15, and all kids 16 and under are free! Our 35,000 square foot Active Kid Zone has something for everyone including Springfree Trampoline, Climb Base5 rock climbing wall, a Pedalheads Bike Camps obstacle course, Sportball Vancouver, TumbleTown Movement Education Centre, Vancouver Tumblebus now Fun GymBus, A-Star Art Parlour **** painting presented by The World of Kidtropolis and other fun activities. The stage will be hopping all day long with Bobs & LoLo and Jessie Farrell concerts with Daniel Tiger, SUPER WHY!, Scout & Daisy from the Gumboot Kids on stage, DANCEPL3Y fitness class, seed planting with Envirokidz Nature's Path Organic Foods and so much more! Plus our 200+ exhibitors will have lots of healthy food sampling in the Whole Foods Market Canada and London Drugs zones, sustainable products, great show shopping specials, wellness services for the whole family, and a $12,000 grand prize showcase including a one year lease on a Prius c from Toyota BC! Get your 2-for-1 tickets now at http://healthyfamilyexpo.com/tickets/
  • Hey folks! We're giving away a Crock Pot instant cooker from London Drugs over on our Healthy Family Expo Facebook page! Head over there and you'll find the giveaway post pinned to the top until the contest ends on Monday, December 18th! Good luck!
  • It is time to celebrate…. we have our WINNERS of the Indoor Birthday Party Facebook Flash Giveaways! A big congratulations to: Fun GymBus - Hannah Johnson Maplewood Farm - Sean Sanders Rocky Mountain Flatbread - Mat Boyer 6 Pack Beach Vancouver - Indoor Beach Center - Frederique Le Bihan BrainSTEM Learning Canada - Melissa Sherwood Sportball Vancouver - Pandora **** Climb Base5 - Jennifer Ward Parsons Artmania - Brittany Plummer Please complete this prize claim form no later than Monday, December 11th, 2017 FORM LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/wN51PAwhoZ1MGWjl2 If any prizes are unclaimed by Monday at 12:00 noon, we will draw and announce new winners for those ones. If you know any of the prize winners, please tag them below or sent them a message! Facebook wouldn't let us tag everyone. Thank you so much to everyone who entered, as well as our generous party sponsors!! Don’t forget to use our Metro Vancouver Indoor Birthday Party Guide the next time you’re planning a party! http://healthyfamilyexpo.com/vancouver-indoor-birthday-party-guide-2018/
  • *THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED* THURSDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #2 - ARTMANIA Artmania offers fun and exciting art classes for children & adults, and their birthday parties are a blast! Their home base is their storefront studio and gallery in the heart of West Vancouver’s beautiful Dundarave Village. Their studio provides the creative setting for a hands on art experience through classes and workshops, and their gallery showcases and supports local Canadian artists. Artmania birthday parties at their studio or in your home are custom designed to suit your needs, and options include printmaking, painting, wacky crush t-shirts, funky sculptures, cool screen-printed bags and more! Today you could win a 2 hour party for 8 children including a 90-minute art class with high quality art supplies, plus 30 minutes of parent supervised snacks, cakes and presents - a $260 value! Parties may be held at the Artmania Studio in West Vancouver, or at your home or other location of your choice for children 4 years and older. To enter, simply Follow Artmania on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @artmaniabc on Instagram (http://instagram.com/artmaniabc) 2. Comment below with why your kid(s) would love to have a birthday party at @artmania. Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full contest rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • *THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED* THURSDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #1 - CLIMB BASE5 With over 16000 square feet of climbing space, a 1000 square foot “Tsunami Wall” for bouldering, and custom programs for kids, groups and adults, Climb Base5 is committed to educating, inspiring and connecting people to have a healthy lifestyle. Their friendly and enthusiastic staff are always ready to make birthday parties ROCK! They manage the ropes and provide movement coaching while you take your party to the next level. After some big renovations, their brand new party room is finally open – just in time for some active, indoor fun for your child’s birthday party! Today you could win a Climb Base5 Birthday party for up to 8 children including 1.5 hours of climbing, all required equipment, experienced staff at a 4:1 ratio, Climb Base5 sticker & washable tattoo for each climber, and 1 hour in party room for presents, snacks & cake - a $279 value! Parties are avaiable at Coquitlam location, for children 6 years and over. Parents should bring snacks and cake, or cake may be arranged through Climb Base5 for a fee. To enter, simply Follow Climb Base5 on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @climbbase5gym on Instagram (http://instagram.com/climbbase5gym) 2. Comment below with why you kid(s) would love a birthday party at Climb Base5! Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full contest rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • **THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED** WEDNESDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #2 - SPORTBALL Sportball Vancouver offers high-energy, action-packed birthday parties! Kids enjoy a variety of sports and supervised games in a fun, structured and safe environment; festivities finish off with a traditional birthday celebration. The kids will need to catch their breath before they blow out their candles! Party times are flexible and experieneced coaches bring all the equipment to play the sport of your child’s choice, leading parties from 1.5 to 2 hours long – make your party planning easy! Today you could win a Sportball Vancouver Offsite Birthday Party for up to 15 kids - a $175 value! Offsite parties are held at the location of your choice in Vancouver, North Shore, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, and Langley for children 2 - 12 years old. To enter, simply follow Sportball Vancouver on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @sportballvan on Instagram (http://instagram.com/sportballvan) 2. Sign up for e-newsletter Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full contest rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • **THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED** WEDNESDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #1 - BRAINSTEM LEARNING BrainSTEM Learning Canada offers great options for your child’s birthday parties, where the kids have a lot of fun and learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Through fun birthday party activities using rockets, roller-coasters & robots, kids always use their creativity, curiosity, and learning concepts to **** amusing challenges. Using team work and the engineering design process, kids have a blast building, testing and improving their projects! Parties run from 1.5 to 2 hour including instructor-led science experiments and 1/2 hour of refreshment time. Today you could win a BrainSTEM Learning Canada Birthday Party for up to 15 kids (up to $550 value). Parties are hosted in your home or other location of your choice across the Lower Mainland, or at the BrainSTEM centre in North Vancouver for children 4 - 14 years old. To enter, simply Follow BrainSTEM Learning Canada on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @brainstem_learning on Instagram (http://instagram.com/brainstem_learning) 2. Comment below why your kid(s) would love a BrainSTEM Learning birthday party! Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full contest rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • {THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED} TUESDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #1 - ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD COMPANY Rocky Mountain Flatbread is a family-friendly gem of a restaurant that prides itself on providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family and community. And their birthday parties are awesome, because every child loves to be a chef! At a birthday party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, your personal host guides young chefs in creating juice cocktails, hand crafted pizzas (rolling out their organic dough & adding their favourite toppings) & creamy frozen yogurt from scratch. Leave the mess to your host and just enjoy the celebrations – what more could you ask?! Today you could win a Rocky Mountain Flatbread Birthday Party for up to 6 kids that includes chef hats, fresh juice, pizza making, frozen yogurt, and platters of warm double chocolate brownie with a birthday candle (or serve your own nut-free birthday cake!) - a $111 value! Parties available at Kitsilano (1876 W. 1st) & Main (4186 Main St), Vancouver locations for children 2 years and up. To enter, simply follow Rocky Mountain Flatbread on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @rockymountainflatbread on Instagram (http://instagram.com/rockymountainflatbread) 2. Comment below with the element of Rocky Mountain Flatbread birthday parties your kids would love the most - making fresh juice cocktails, pizza or frozen yogurt! Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full contest rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • {THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED} TUESDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #2 - 6PACK INDOOR BEACH Do your kids miss playing at the beach during our long & rainy fall, winter & spring seasons? 6 Pack Beach Vancouver - Indoor Beach Center has you covered for birthday parties with non-stop indoor fun! At their 18,000 square foot indoor facility in Richmond, you can choose between a beach party (with 2600 sq ft of real sand!) (for ages 1-18) or an archery tag party (for ages 12-18), and both options are a blast. You can customize your booking to include optional food & drinks, a counselor for coordinated activities, table settings, balloons, invitations, and even inflatable bouncers! Today you could win a 2 hour long Beach party for up to 12 kids with a coordinator - a $282 value! Parties available in Richmond for children 1 - 18 years old. To enter, simply Follow 6 Pack Beach Vancouver - Indoor Beach Center on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @6packbeach on Instagram (http://instagram.com/6packbeach) 2. Comment below with why your kid(s) would love a birthday party at 6Pack Indoor Beach! Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full contest rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • **THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** MONDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #1 - FUN GYMBUS The Fun GymBus (formerly “TumbleBus”) is the only mobile Fun & Fitness birthday party option that caters to multi-ages. Two energetic instructors lead the kids through fitness/tumbling activities, age appropriate games, lively music and more! The kids jump for joy when they see the Fun GymBus coming down the street and have tons of fun on the monkey bars, balance beam, incline, rings, trampoline, ball pit slide and the oh so popular ZIPLINE, and parties close with a medal ceremony where the birthday child gets on the pedestal and receives a medal and a certificate! The Fun GymBus comes rain, snow or shine, and the bus is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. Optional party add-ons include **** painting, balloon twisting, spa manicures, and princess or hero of your choice. Today you can win a Silver Basic Birthday Party for up to 12 children including 2 instructors, t-shirt, Fun GymBus medal & certificate & ceremony for birthday child. - a $294 value. The Fun GymBuscovers party locations in Metro Vancouver for children 2 - 9 years old. To enter, simply Follow Fun GymBuss on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @fungymbus on Instagram (http://instagram.com/fungymbus) 2. Follow @fungymbus on Twitter (http://twitter.com/fungymbus) Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full content rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • **THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** MONDAY FLASH GIVEAWAY #2 - MAPLEWOOD FARM Maplewood Farm offers a unique and enjoyable time for all ages in a rural heritage setting on 5 acres in North Vancouver, with a wonderful collection of over 200 domestic and friendly farm animals and birds. Families can host outdoor birthday parties at the farm year round using the covered picnic table area for the cost of general admission per guest, and their new reservable function room provides a fantastic indoor option for rainy season birthday parties! All packages include a one-hour room booking for food, cake, presents & games, and endless free time to roam the farm. Optional pony rides can also be booked in advance for an extra special treat at your party! Today you can win a Bronze Birthday Party Package for up to 8 children including an hour in the party room, unlimited time on the farm and 8 bags of birdseed - $154 value. Parties available in North Vancouver for children aged 1 year and up. To enter, simply Follow Maplewood Farm on Facebook. *BONUS ENTRIES* 1. Follow @maplewoodfarm on Instagram (http://instagram.com/maplewoodfarm) 2. Follow @maplewood_farm on Twitter (http://twitter.com/maplewood_farm) Don't forget to come back here and comment below, writing a separate comment for each entry completed! Make sure you have liked Healthy Family Expo and marked yourself as "GOING" to this event (Healthy Family Expo 2018 - https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/) to be qualified to win any of the amazing daily Flash Giveaways! Full content rules are pinned to the top of the event page, for reference.
  • We are so excited to get started with our Metro Vancouver Indoor Birthday Party Flash Giveaways tomorrow! We have a few important housekeeping items before everything gets underway. HOW TO WIN!! Please read carefully so you understand how you can possibly win one of our amazing prize packages this week. To qualify to win any prize, you need to have clicked the "GOING” button on this Healthy Family Expo 2018 Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/227789491029666/), and LIKE the Healthy Family Expo Facebook page. Each weekday from December 4 - 7, there will be 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS posted at 8am that will each be open for 24 hours. For each prize giveaway, there is 1 mandatory entry and up to 2 bonus entries containing actions that you can complete to be eligible to win. Complete as many or as few as you like, just make sure you post a SEPARATE comment for each entry, otherwise all of your entries will count as one. We will be confirming all entries, so if it involves another social media platform such as Twitter or Instagram YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR CORRESPONDING ACCOUNT HANDLE IN THE COMMENT to be eligible to win. Please note that these giveaways are in no way sponsored, administered, endorsed by or associated with Facebook. All winners will be drawn by random.org and announced here on Friday, December 8th. You must be a Lower Mainland or Sea to Sky Resident age 19+ to be eligible to win any of the prizes. You cannot have won another prize from a specific sponsor within the previous 12 months (e.g. if you already won a prize from Sportball, you cannot win another Sportball prize from this week's giveaways) . Each entry is for the prize in that specific Flash Giveaway and cannot be exchanged for another prize. Please like and comment on this post so we know you're on board and ready to win!
  • Metro Vancouver Indoor Birthday Party Guide is live! Check it out online: http://healthyfamilyexpo.com/vancouver-indoor-birthday-party-guide-2018/ This year's guide includes great options like Rocky Mountain Flatbread, 6 Pack Beach Vancouver - Indoor Beach Center, Fun GymBus, Maplewood Farm, BrainSTEM Learning Canada, Sportball Vancouver, Climb Base5 and Artmania! Best of all, we're giving away birthday party packages from each venue on this event page daily from December 4 – 8, 2018! Check out the guide for info on our favourite indoor party picks, plus over $2000 in amazing prizes you can win, and then check back here next week to enter to win big!
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  • WE HAVE WINNERS!! We had so much fun partying with you all at our Holiday Facebook Party last night - what a great time! Big thank you to our generous partners for the amazing prizes! Drum-roll please...the winners are: BC Playthings (Magna-tiles) - Kerry Graham SheWolf designs (gift card)- AJ Ivey Bright Nights in Stanley Park (tickets)- Julie-Ann Calamunce Maplelea Girls (doll) - Danielle Kruper Crockett Mia's Moccs (baby shoes) - Dawna Chow Grouse Mountain Resort (tickets) - Yannaka Forster Whole Foods Market Canada (gift card) - Martina Versteeg Toyota BC (Juice Truck gift card) - Queena Wong Sea To Sky Gondola (tickets) - Annie Tomljanovic West Coast Kids (diaper bag) - John Kenneth Rogelio Smallprint Vancouver North (necklace) - Jenise Tinoco Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (tickets) - Linda Kathleen Schmidt Tender Leaf Toys Canada (play kitchen) - Candice Funston Active Baby (bike/scooter) - Erica Nordman Little Bean + Co (gift bag) - Jeanne-Marie Owens Cypress Mountain (snowshoe tour) - Leanna Hall West Coast Railway Heritage Park (Polar Express tickets) - Liz Squires Healthy Family Expo (VIP tickets) - Matt Coppin London Drugs (television & DVDs) - Myra Jung Springfree Trampoline - Quanah Weedon To claim your prize, winners must fill out our prize claim form online by Monday, November 20th at 12:00 noon. FORM LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/wN51PAwhoZ1MGWjl2 If any prizes are unclaimed by Monday at 12:00 noon, we will draw and announce new winners for those ones. If you know any of the prize winners, please tag them below or sent them a message! Facebook wouldn't let us tag everyone. Thanks again! Happy Holidays!
  • Thank you for being such engaged participants at last night's Holiday Facebook Party! If you were overwhelmed by the volume of notifications on your phone during and after the party, we believe it's related to the high volume of post comments. For our next party we suggest that after you've commented on each giveaway post, you click on the button with three dots at the top right-hand corner of the post and select "Turn Off Notifications For This Post" (see screen shot in comments below). This should override Facebook's default setting of notifying you of further comments left on each giveaway post. Hope this helps! Stay tuned for our winner post shortly!
  • It would be rude of us to not say goodnight to everyone here and to the amazing team at Healthy Family Expo :) Good luck and we hope to see all of you at the 2018 Healthy Family Expo!
  • Thanks so much to all the participants and to the team at the Healthy Family Expo! Good Luck and thanks for all the amazing comments and support! Little family owned stores live for these types of interactions! Hugs, Donna
  • Thank you everyone! We hope to see you at one of our events around town. Just reminder if you want to have Santa🎅 make his deliveries on time, please make sure your place your order before the 5th of December!🎄🎁💓 Thank you and good night Smallprint Vancouver North
  • Good night everyone! We had so much fun and we can't wait for Healthy Family Expo. See you all there!
  • Thank you everyone for coming by and for such a great time! Good luck to all!
  • Thanks everyone for coming to the party!!! Don't forget our coupon code (20% OFF everything): HealthyFamilyExpo www.tenderleaftoys.ca Expires on Nov 26, 2017.