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Celebrate self-love, Victoria!

Next Saturday and Sunday, the Pearkes Recreation Centre will be full of inspirational exhibitors, speakers and entrepreneurs for a the popular two-day event: The Victoria Women’s Expo!

Join like-minded ladies in a celebration of everything that it means to be a woman – with more than 100 exhibitors, you will see a wide variety of booths that are targeted towards all different walks of life.

You can see more event info here, but without further ado, here are 14 reasons why you need to attend this year’s Victoria Women’s Expo!

1. There’s something for everyone

The list of exhibitors for this event is nothing to scoff at, and whether it’s your very first time attending or you’ve been going since the very beginning, you’re sure to find whatever it is that tickles your fancy! Also, it’s the perfect time to do all of your Easter and Mother’s Day shopping – with access to local shops, clothing, jewelry, spa treatments, chocolates, pottery and more.

2. Educating yourself has never been so fun

With everything from self-protection to chair massage to yoga, this year’s expo will have you excited to dive right in to all of the fabulous ways we can learn to love the womanly skin we’re in.

3. Early bird gets the bag

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, on top of the affordable ticket prices the Women’s Expo is offering, there’s another great perk to attending – if you happen to be one of the first 100 women through their doors (both Saturday and Sunday), you’ll earn yourself a super sweet swag bag!

4. Did someone say affordable?

Speaking of, the fact that the tickets are only $8 a piece for general admission ($6 if you’re a senior, student, or military!), and $12 for a two-day pass means that you’re getting a crazy amount of bang for your buck.

5. The list of guest speakers is seriously impressive

From hormone balancing to body-positive models speaking on how to love the body you’re in, each day is packed full of speakers that will leave you feeling motivated and inspired.

6. You’re supporting local

Many of the exhibitors and speakers are residents of our fair city, and as such have some of the best insights and information on exactly what the happenings are in Victoria. Proceeds from The Donut Wall will go towards raising funds for the Victoria Women’s Transition House. Other community organizations helping women Broken Promises Pet Rescue, Bridges for Women and Eco Mamma’s and more.

7. You can be up on the latest trends

With today’s busy modern-day world, it’s hard to keep track of what’s current. With 100+ unique exhibitors on deck, Victoria Women’s Expo is a great look into what the latest and greatest is, from things like essential oils and organics to the newest food crazes and even pet food!

8. It’s the perfect girls-weekend activity

Can you think of a better way to spend a weekend with your closest gal-pals? We can’t! Call your bestie up and grab some tickets – or even win some by entering our contest below – and don’t forget to tag her so you have double the chances to win! And the winning doesn’t stop there – so many contests and prizes on the weekend!

9. You could get yourself a professional headshot

This weekend only at the expo, Tulle & Tweed Photography is offering two professional headshots for only $50 (GST included!) Get there early and come with your hair and makeup done – there are only a limited number available!

11. Did someone say chocolate?

The only thing better than a fun-filled weekend with your gals is the addition of chocolate, and Cococo Chocolatier Bernard Callebaut will be at the entrance to welcome every single lady with a tasty treat!

12. The perfect photo opportunity awaits

Have you ever gazed upon the sight that is the Luxury Flower Wall at the Women’s Expo? Four Frames Photo team will be there all weekend snapping pics – and you can even take a photo and tag to win prizes!

13. Self-care isn’t always chocolate and bath bombs

It’s so important to take care of ourselves, and sometimes that means diving a bit deeper! Join special guest speaker Ashley Leong-Lewer for her informative talk Let’s Talk Pelvic Floor: Chronic Pain, Migraines, Digestive Issues and its Relationship to the Pelvic Floor.

14. You can indulge in relaxation at its finest

There are massages, places to relax and recharge – even charge your phone! You can try a treatment, kick up your feet enjoy and some water from one of Victoria Women’s Expo’s sponsors Simply Pure Canada.

Grab Your Tickets

A Day Pass is only $8 – and even less for Seniors, Students and Military – $6.00 and Senior Rate starts at 55! (and entrance is free for kids 12 and under). Or, if you’d like to indulge in the full weekend experience, you can grab a two-day pass for $12!

** Contest now CLOSED. Congratulations to our winners; Lexy Galego, Kate Worthy and Jasmine Taulu. **

Contest

To enter for your chance to win a pair of passes to the Victoria Women’s Expo (we will draw 3 winners), complete at least one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE the Victoria Women’s Expo on Facebook and comment below to let us know (1 entry)
  2. SHARE this post on Facebook and comment below to let us know (1 entry)
  3. Click ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ on the Victoria Women’s Expo event page and comment below to let us know (1 entry)

 

Victoria Women’s Expo

  • When: Saturday, March 2 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road
  • Tickets: $8 for general admission for one day, $12 for weekend pass and can be purchased online here

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