The Vancouver Gluten Free Expo is back for 2015 and bigger than ever. You can check out all the gluten free goodness on January 17 and 18, 2015 at Canada Place. “We’re so thrilled to be back at Canada Place this year,” says event organizer Margaret Dron. “This nationally recognized venue is the perfect place for people from across the lower mainland to come together to learn about the best way to live a healthy gluten free lifestyle.”
Get Up-to-Date Gluten Free Info
Whether you or someone you love has celiac cisease, or you’re just curious about a gluten free lifestyle, there’s something for you at the expo. This year’s event includes 120 exhibitors who can help you out. There’s also a brand new Kid’s Fun Zone just for the little ones. Plus, with free admission for kids 10 and under you can easily bring the whole family.
In addition to the exhibitors, you can enjoy the speakers, which include some of the most informed and influential people in the gluten free community. Nutritional researchers, registered dieticians and media personalities like Patricia Chuey and Desiree Nielsen will be on site giving cooking demonstrations, and offering invaluable advice and tips for living the best gluten free lifestyle. The Vancouver Gluten Free Expo really is the best place in the city to get the most up-to-date information on everything gluten free.
Gluten Free Living on the Rise
This rise in interest in gluten free products and events is understandable when you consider the number of people that are moving to a gluten-free or gluten-reduced lifestyle. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation estimates that there are over 330,000 Canadians affected by celiac disease with only approximately 110,000 diagnosed. It’s no surprise, then, that more and more Canadians are looking for the best way to reduce their gluten intake.
As always, the Gluten Free Expo will be accepting donations of gluten free foods for the food bank. To date, over 10,000 pounds of food and $22,000 in cash donations have gone towards buying gluten free foods for food banks across Canada. These foods are not cheap, and those in need who can’t tolerate gluten shouldn’t have to choose between eating and their health.
Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 in advance if you buy them online by January 16, 2015. As we mentioned, kids 10 and under are free.