20th Anniversary Media Release

CO-FOUNDER JASON WATKIN AMONG OPTIMYZ TOP-100 INFLUENCERS AS PURICA KICKS OFF 20TH ANNIVERSARY

…Canadian owned and operated natural wellness company celebrating myriad milestones since being founded in December of 1999

DUNCAN, B.C (Tuesday, February 12th, 2019) – PURICA, a Canadian-owned and operated whole food and natural supplements company, is marking its 20th Anniversary in the natural health industry with a year-round celebration at PURICA.com and on social at @puricawellness and Facebook.com/purica.

Among the milestones is the second consecutive inclusion of PURICA Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Formulator Jason Watkin on the OptiMYz Magazine Top-100 Influencers in Canadian health.

“We’re just so grateful to have the opportunity to serve active living Canadians and all of those who have come to rely on our products for results that they can feel,” said Jason Watkin, who teamed up with his brother Trevor Watkin, Chief Operating Officer at PURICA, to create the company in December of 1999.

“We are of course pleased to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and proud to be part of a natural health industry that is manifold larger than it was when we started,” said Watkin. “The most important thing for us is to say thank you to the customers, retailers and suppliers who have made PURICA what it is today. That will be the single biggest theme in our 20th Anniversary celebrations throughout the year ahead.”

Watkin is once again among 100 natural health industry entrepreneurs, professionals, trainers, media personalities and celebrities on the OptiMYz Top-100.

“The members of this elite group are connected by a single passion: improving the long-term health and wellness of people in Canada,” said David Holt, Editor-in-Chief of OptiMYz Magazine. “They represent the five brand pillars of OptiMYz Magazine: health, fitness, nutrition, adventure and mental wellbeing. Put them together and you will see the direction of women’s health in Canada.”

Also on the list in recent years are Canadian Health Food Association President Helen Long, golfer Brooke Henderson – Canada’s female athlete of the year in 2018 – tennis player and social media personality Eugenie Bouchard, actress Kim Cattrall of the iconic television series Sex in the City, health and women’s rights advocate Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Canadian Olympic Committee President and former Olympic rower Tricia Smith, Canadian Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Clara Hughes, Hayley Wickenheiser, Heather Moyse, Rosie MacLennan, Karen Furneaux and Ellie Black, Canadian Paralympic Committee CEO Karen O’Neill, Paralympian and cabinet minister in the Canadian federal government Carla Qualtrough, and Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of “Body Break” fame.

For a glance at the full list, visit https://www.optimyz.com/optimyz-top-100-health-and-fitness-influencers-2019/

“It’s such an honour to be included in the company of so many of the transformative people who have made it their personal mission to help Canadians lead healthier and happier lives,” said Watkin. “That notion is central to our company philosophy and our mantra of Nature. Science. You.”

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Contact: Tawnya Ritco, Content & Education, PURICA

tawnya@purica.com 1-604-649-8445 OR 1-877-746-9397

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