2012 EPIC – The Sustainable Living Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre – May 11 – 13, 2012


2012 EPIC - The Sustainable Living Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre - May 11 - 13, 2012

Discover how exciting the sustainable consumer world can be, from disposable bowls and plates made from pressed palm leaves to handbags made from recycled seat belts. Enjoy locally made organic beers/wines and fair trade coffee/chocolate, admire stunning eco-friendly fashions and local west coast art or test drive a hybrid Toyota or Lexus.

For the young ones is our Kid Zone, where fun and learning go hand in hand. Children will learn about the values of organic food and farming through entertaining and hands on activities. For mom and dad, check out the EPICurian Corner for mouthwatering gourmet foods from world class chefs. Don’t forget to stop by the Stanley Park Brewery booth for a nice cold beer on your way out.

Be a part of the solution, and love it.

MAY 11-13, 2012 at the new Vancouver Convention Centre

  • Shop and learn from hundreds of EPIC Exhibitors
  • Get inspired by truly amazing individuals on the EPIC Main Stage
  • Enter the EPICurean Corner to sample from BC’s finest restaurants and wineries
  • Be fashion-forward at the EPIC Catwalk to watch designers strut their stuff
  • Test drive a Toyota or Lexus hybrid at the Ride’n Drive
  • Play and learn in the EPIC KidZone with the Granville Island Toy Company

Event Highlights

Shop Smarter at EPIC

EPIC is about inspiring more ethical consumer behaviour – so bring your reusable shopping bags and browse our exciting promenade of exhibits that reflect this EPIC concept. With 300 earth-friendly companies on the floor, you can marry value with your values and simply shop smarter.

Bring Your Mom on Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day, treat the mom in your life to an afternoon of pampering, food and beverage sampling, healthy shopping and downright fun! There will be loads of special prizes to be won specifically with mothers in mind (and there’s plenty of activities for kids and grandkids too!).

All Things Food

Learn a little about everything, but lots about one thing. “All Things Food – Local. Organic, and Healthy” is the theme of EPIC this year.

From cooking and composting to organic and fair trade, EPIC will leave you with food for thought.

EPIC Experts on the Main Stage

The EPIC Main Stage will feature a number of leading visionairies, green gurus, and super special guests over the weekend. Guaranteed to be informative, inspiring and entertaining on a truly “EPIC” scale!

EPICurean Corner

Taste and sip from BC’s finest artisan food providers in EPICurean Corner. With a wine glass and a plate in hand, sample local farmgate wines and tasty bites from an assortment of restaurants and caterers. Admission by donation, proceeds benefit the non-profit Green Table Network. Ages 19+ only (ID required).

Whole Foods EPICurean Stage

Learn from the best chefs and masters of food on the Whole Foods EPICurean Stage. See culinary experts and guest speakers demonstrate their favourite recipes, techniques, and inventions. Sponsored by Whole Foods and presented by the Green Table Network.

EPICurean Marketplace

Sip, sample and stroll! The EPICurean Marketplace is a feast for the senses, featuring artisan food producers, complimentary food & beverage sampling, and the Whole Foods EPICurean Stage. Learn about buying local, seasonal and organic foods as you shop for gourmet edibles; and take in a sustainable cooking demos.

EPIC Fashion Marketplace

Feel like a smarty pants while you shop for fabulous finds from fashion’s finest designers. Clothing, bags, and accessories are always popular, but at EPIC the basics are just the beginning. Shopping and shows from over 40 exhibitors this year.

Wedding Showcase

Admire the view of the catwalk as you gather with girlfriends around our eco-chic Wedding Showcase. This one-of-a-kind luxe bridal boutique will show off the finest gowns from BC’s best designers. Green your special day with everything from locally-made jewelry, to organic cakes and fair trade flowers.

EPICatwalk

EPIC has reached a new benchmark for fashion stage design every year since 2007. 2012 will be no different thanks to Julnes & Sons Constructors. When you see the stage, it might be tough to keep your eyes on the models.

Enter to WIN!

With an event name like EPIC, you know our prizes have to be BIG! Enter to win amazing prizes like a $4400 Obasan bed, a $2000 E-Cycle and a $1500 weekend for 4 at The Reo Rafting Resort! You can only win if you enter, and you can only enter at EPIC.

Toyota & Lexus Hybrid Ride’n Drives

Considering a greener ride? Come view the complete line-up of Toyota and luxury Lexus hybrids – but don’t just browse, get behind the wheel! Experience first-hand what it’s like to drive a hybrid.

Stop by the Toyota and Lexus exhibits to enter contests and learn more about hybrid car technologies.

EPIC KidZone

Join the Granville Island Toy Company in the KidZone where fun and learning go hand in hand. Demo the latest eco-toys and green thumbz young and old will have a chance to plant veggies in a raised bed or just take one home instead.

Fair Trade Pavilion

Visit the EPIC Fair Trade Pavilion to learn about ‘fair trade’ and buy unique products that support producers in developing nations from exhibitors including Choices Markets, Ten Thousand Villages, Level Ground Trading Company, African Fair Trade Society, and many more. In partnership with Fair Trade Vancouver.

Stanley Park Brewery Tasting Lounge

Visit the Stanley Park Brewery Tasting Lounge for a sample of their Noble Pilsner or 1897 Amber Ale. Also one of the best seats in the house to watch our presenters on the EPIC Main Stage.

Salt Spring Coffee Café

Everyone loves a fantastic cup of coffee, so come enjoy a complimentary cup in the Salt Spring Coffee Café. Located near the Main Stage on your way into the Fair Trade Pavilion.

Tickets: At the door. General (Adult) $15 – Students/seniors $12 – Children under 12: Free. Full weekend passes. General $23 – Seniors/ students $ 19 – Children under 12: Free.

Buy your tickets online and save $3 off the price at the door

When: May 11 – 13, 2012 (Friday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5::00 pm)

Location: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

For more information, please visit: http://vancouver.epicexpo.com


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James Chung

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