Another Naturopathic Medicine Week Success!

BC Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014

This year’s Naturopathic Medicine Week was May 12-18. Naturopathic Doctors and clinics held special events across British Columbia, including an open house at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, a Health Fair and Speaker Series in Nanaimo, and free seminars and consultations in Vancouver and Abbotsford.

GMO OMG Movie Screenings

This year the BCNA featured 3 screenings of the movie GMO OMG in Richmond, Victoria and Kelowna, with proceeds going to the Family Naturopathic Clinic – a naturopathic teaching clinic providing free care to young low income families.

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BCNA Hosts a Government Lunch in Victoria

As part of Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014, BCNA hosted a government lunch in Victoria.  Pictured standing, left to right, MLA Richard Lee, MLA Jackie Tegart, MLA Linda Reimer, Dr. Kulwinder Sraw, MLA Simon Gibson, Dr. Deborah Phair, MLA Doug Bing, MLA Jane Thornthwaite.  Seated, MLA Linda Larson, MLA Mike Morris receiving a heart rate variability test, and MLA Michelle Stillwell.

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Offical Recognition in Kelowna

The mayor of Kelowna officially recognized naturopathic medicine week this year:

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Naturopathic Medicine in the House of Commons
“I ask everyone here to recognize Naturopathic Medicine Week.” -Colin Carrie at the House of Commons.

Another successful year, and we are looking forward to Naturopathic Medicine Week in 2015!

It’s Official! Naturopathic Medicine Week May 12-18, 2014

Today is the first day of Naturopathic Medicine Week across Canada.

Check out this official recognition from the mayor of Kelowna, BC:

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Naturopathic Medicine Weeks across Canada: cand.ca

Special Movie Screenings of GMO OMG in select cities in British Columbia: bcna.ca

Other events across the province, including free doctor visits, talks, and more: click here

 

New Westminster Naturopathic Clinic – Open House

The Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic is celebrating the start of Naturopathic Medicine Week with an Open House! Drop by between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, May 10 for a range of free services including:

  • -spinal assessments
  • -blood glucose testing
  • -15-minute health consults
  • -blood pressure testing
  • -blood typing
  • -and more

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boucher-institute-naturopathic-medicineDate: May 10, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic, 435 Columbia Street, New Westminster

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Thank You For Making This Event A Success!

Over 50 Events Across BC

By the end of BC Naturopathic Medicine Week last night, members of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association had held over 50 events across the province.

“I had a great time at my presentation at Gaia Herbal Dispensary. Very interactive group with great discussion.”

Dr. Mélanie DesChâtelets ND

Thank You!

Thank you for making our events so successful! We hope you had fun and learned a lot – and we hope to see you next year! Also a big thank you to the local businesses who opened their doors.

Upcoming Events – we have two more events in May below:


Natural Health Q&A in Burnaby BC

Dr. Charlene Chan, ND of Ray Clinic is available for free 15 minute consults at the Choices in Burnaby (Crest location) on May 24 4:00 – 6:00pm.

Visit the event listing for more information or call Choices to book your sesssion: 604-522-0936.

 

 


Health Fair in Surrey BC

On Saturday May 26, 2012 Avisio Naturopathic Clinic is holding its 5th annual free Health Fair from 12:00 – 4:00pm.

The Health Fair features samples of natural and organic products and foods personally selected by award winning Naturopathic Doctor and Whole Foods Chef, Cindy Quach BSc. ND. Also, attendees will be able to taste Dr. Quach’s fall season cooking class meals and recipes!

Please visit the event listing or blog post for more information.


BC Naturopaths Get Social

This year, events were promoted at the BC Naturopathic Week’s Twitter @bcnaturopath and Facebook page – please stay tuned to those pages or subscribe to this blog to receive updates about an even bigger BC Naturopathic Medicine Week in 2013!

Many BC naturopathic doctors, clinics and schools are active on Twitter – here are links to the Twitter lists:

BC Naturopathic Doctors on Twitter

BC Naturopathic Clinics on Twitter

Naturopathic Schools on Twitter

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) promotes events across the country at their Twitter account:  @naturopathicdrs.

Naturopathic Medicine Week Starts Monday!

BC Naturopathic Medicine WeekJoin us and celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week in British Columbia next week, May 7-13 2012.

Naturopathic clinics are opening their doors all over BC with open houses, free seminars, and complimentary consultations and testing. The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (New Westminster) is also opening its doors to the public. There are also movie screenings (Richmond and Kelowna), a radio show, and there’s a special event at a community center in Nanaimo.

Some Naturopathic Doctors are even cooking up their favorite recipes; others have teamed up with other local healthy businesses to provide samples. Naturopathic Doctors will even be at your favourite stores for free consultations or seminars.

Event Listings

Today we posted a complete list of events by city. You can also plan your week with our calendar, which lists events by day. Please note, some events are by appoinment only or require pre-registration – call now to reserve your spot!

5 New Events

Here are 5 new events just listed today:


Complimentary Health Checks in Langford

In celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Hadikin ND is offering complimentary 15 minute health checks by appointment for new patients at West Shore Family Naturopathic.

This includes a blood pressure check or Chinese tongue and pulse check as well as a chance to ask questions about Naturopathic Medicine. By appointment only, visit the event listing for more information.

 


Open House in Gastown in Vancouver

Dr. Angèle Besner, B.Sc. ND is celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week at her clinic. Join her on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at The Tea Room at Gastown Wellness for an open house, with free body composition analysis, herbal tea tasting, Q&A and 20% off initial consults booked at the event. Please visit the event listing for more information.

 

 


Forks Over Knives Movie in Kelowna

The Core Centre of Health Presents a Movie Screening – Forks Over Knives to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week, May 10th.

Forks Over Knives is a film that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. There will be a brief Intro on Naturopathic Medicine presented by Dr. Emina Jasarevic, ND, prior to film viewing. Please visit the event listing for more information.


Free EMI Tests in Vancouver

Electro-meridian Imaging examines the meridian system of the body through electronic measurements. According to acupuncture these meridians are invisible channels through which Qi (pronounced “chi”) circulates throughout the body. The EMI machine will assess and give a report how each organ system is functioning.

Dr. Sandeep Sangra invites you to set up your appointment for a Free EMI test, May 10 and 11, 2012, at the Naturally Well Health CentrePlease visit the event listing for more information.

Free EMI Tests at Famous Foods Vancouver

Dr. Sangra will also be at Famous Foods conducting EMI testing on May 13, 2012. Please visit the event listing for more information.


Free Blood Typing in Victoria

Dr. Penny Seth-Smith is offering free blood typing at Ingredients health Food Store and Café on May 13, 2012.

Summary sheets of foods considered beneficial, neutral and harmful for your blood type according to the “Eat Right For Your Blood Type” theory will also be provided. On a drop-in basis, please visit the event listing for more information.

Grand Opening Event – Vernon BC

Okanagan Natural Medicine is celebrating the grand opening of their new location in Vernon BC during Naturopathic Medicine Week.

Join Dr. Shelby Entner, Dr. Chris Spooner and Dr. Tina Garrison for the grand opening of their new clinic, there will be refreshments, tours of the new clinic, as well as mini-talks about colonics, thermography and nutrition.

Date: May 9, 2012

Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm


Okanagan Natural Medicine
2915 28th Avenue
Vernon, BC
250-275-1672
www.oknaturalmedicine.com/

See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.


Victoria Events – Open House

Join Doctor Kellie Ferguson at Koru Health Centre on May 11, 2012 to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week. There will be lots of gluten and casein free local products for tasting, free tongue and pulse diagnoses with our acupuncturist and demo’s by our RMT.

Date: May 11, 2012

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm


Koru Natural Health Centre
103 -3581 Shelbourne Street
Victoria BC
(250) 598-3718

www.koruhealth.com

Check out all of the events in Victoria here.

See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.

2 Free Events In Nanaimo

Open House, Free Doctor Visits and Blood Type Testing

Come celebrate naturopathic medicine week with Dr. Luterbach, at the Reed Family Wellness Centre on May 8, 2012 for brief complimentary appointments with our naturopathic doctor Dr. Luterbach (15 minutes), as well as blood type testing for those interested.

Have you ever considered consulting with a naturopathic physician? Have you ever wondered what naturopathic medicine is about and how it can help you optimize your health?  Now is your chance to bring your questions and meet your local naturopath!

Special Offer

15% discount off natural body care products and supplement refills for new and existing patients on May 8th only.

Open House 10:00am – 1:00pm

No registration necessary, we will be giving away gifts, providing snacks and having a naturopathic bash!

Call ahead to make your appointment,  these complimentary consults are booking up fast: 250-729-7411.

Reed Family Wellness Centre
3-2145 Bowen Road
Nanaimo BC
250-729-7411
reedfamilywellness.com


A Special Event At Oliver Woods Community Center

Learn more about naturopathic medicine and how it can benefit your health and well being at a free special event at Oliver Woods Community Center on May 9, 2012. There will be door prizes, snacks, beverages, and these special guest speakers

Dr. Clare-Craig: Food As Medicine – Naturopathic Nutrition

Dr. Tonia Winchester: Building Immunity

Dr. Carmen Luterbach: Getting a Good Night Sleep, Naturally

Dr. Stacey Neilson: Stress – Its Impact on Adrenals

Dr. John Yim: Healthy Digestion – The Cornerstone of Good Health

There will also be a question period and an opportunity to speak with each of the doctors.

Door prizes provided by EcoTrend, Beth Hendry-Yim, and Promedics.

Snacks and beverages provided by Island Natural Markets.

Primary Care Providers Caring For Your Health, Naturally!

Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Everyone is welcome but preregistration is required: 250-755-1930

Oliver Woods Community Center
600 Oliver Road
Nanaimo, BC


See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.

Events in Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino

In celebration of BC Naturopathic Medicine Week, Dr. Jeannie Doig, Dr. Nathan Gagne and Dr. Andrea Rayburn are offering FREE 15 minute meet and greet consults, 20% off supplements discounts, draw prizes, refreshments, and samples.

Port Alberni Open House – Dr. Jeannie Doig and Dr. Andrea Rayburn

Date: May 5, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-723-9888.

Family Chiropractic Clinic
4574 Elizabeth St.
Port Alberni, BC
250-723-9888
drjeanniedoig.com
drrayburnnd.com


Tofino Open Houses

There are two open house events in Tofino at the Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic.

Open House – Dr. Jeannie Doig

Date: May 7, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm

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Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-522-0033.

Open House – Dr. Nathan Gagne

Date: May 9, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-725-2588.

Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic
318 Main St.
Tofino BC


Ucluelet Open Houses

There are two open houses at the Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic in Ucluelet.

Open House – Dr. Jeannie Doig

Date: May 8, 2012

Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm

drjeanniedoig.com

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-522-0033.

Open House – Dr. Nathan Gagne

Date: May 10, 2012

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Call ahead to book your FREE 15-minute consult at 250-725-2588.

Pacific Rim Chiropractic and Naturopathic Clinic
1636 Peninsula Rd
Ucluelet, BC


See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.

Free Health Fair Surrey BC

5th Annual Health Fair at Avisio Naturopathic Clinic, Surrey, BC

We are pleased to announce this exciting free event in Surrey, BC which takes place after BC Naturopathic Medicine Week.

Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 – 4:00pm

Avisio Naturopathic Clinic has announced the dates and special guests for its 5th annual free educational health fair. On Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 12noon – 4pm, the clinic will open its doors to patients, students, customers, and their friends and family. Last year, they had over 400 attendees and they are expecting another great year in 2012.

The Health Fair features samples of natural and organic products and foods personally selected by award winning Naturopathic Doctor and Whole Foods Chef, Cindy Quach BSc. ND. Also, attendees will be able to taste Dr. Quach’s fall season cooking class meals and recipes!

Gardening for Beginners and Local Weather Extremes

Tatiana Kouchnareva of TatianasTOMATObase.com will present ongoing lectures and question & answer sessions during the Health Fair. Tatiana is a wonderful source of information for heritage tomatoes and gardening in the Pacific Northwest.


Avisio NaturopathicAvisio Naturopathic Clinic
101-8501 162nd Street
Surrey, BC, Canada
778-218-3111
www.AvisioNaturopathic.com 

See all events details, including maps when you use the event calendar at the top right of this web page.