April 30, 2013
April 30, 2013
April 26, 2013
This Saturday is our 4th Annual World Wide Vegan Bake Sale Day event!
This is one of our primary fundraisers, so we hope you’ll join us and load up on vegan goodies, dontcha dare miss it!
January 23, 2013
TONIGHT we are having a meeting for the 2013 Victoria Vegan Festival located in Market Square and we would love to have you attend. The meeting will be at Green Cuisine at 6:30. Come early at 6 and have dinner with us.
We’re looking for people to join our amazing team for the Second Annual VVF, in Market Square on July 1st (Canada Day) – we’re looking for people who want to help promote veganism, and have several hours they can spare each month leading up to the event.
Nearly all our organizing team from the 2012 are returning, but in order to make it even bigger and more successful, we’re hoping to draw in a few more people so that we can accomplish even more!
If you’re keen, or would like to find out more about what’s involved, come to our first planning meeting, this Wednesday (Jan 23rd), 6:30pm at Green Cuisine (join us at 6pm if you’d like to get a bite to eat and chat a bit first.)
Hope you’ll join us in making this one of the best vegan festivals in North America!!
January 16, 2013
We’re getting the ball started for 2013! Once again, we’ll be on July 1st, Canada Day in Market Square, and hoping to make it bigger and better, with your help – the first year was incredible thanks to many of you!!
Our first meeting will be on Wed, January 23rd (at Green Cuisine) at 6:30pm – to brainstorm ideas, and figure out what needs to be done sooner-than-later, and all that fun jazz. Please let me know if you can make this, we’ll begin meeting once a month starting then. Once again, we’re going to need a team of Captains, and hope you’ll take that on. =)
June 28, 2012
Vegan Fest to Take Over Market Square on Sunday
June 13, 2012
For Immediate Release – June 13th, 2012
Introducing Victoria’s First Ever Vegan Festival
Vegans up-front and center on Canada Day
Vegans in Victoria, British Columbia, will never be so visible as on Canada Day, July 1st, as the first annual Victoria Vegan Fest will be held downtown in Market Square from 12 noon to 5pm. The event is a celebration of veganism, and will feature over two dozen tables from vegan businesses and non-profits, as well as numerous activities for kids and a full schedule of speaker presentations, cooking classes and fun entertainers.
“We’ve assembled a crack team of amazing local vegan volunteers to organize this most fantastic festival” explains famed local vegan celebrity and event co-organizer Sarah Kramer, author of seminal vegan cookbook masterpieces like How It All Vegan and La Dolce Vegan, as well as running Sarah’s Place, a cool vegan boutique located in Market Square.
“It’s going to be an amazing day for adults and kids,” Kramer continues. “Our presenters cover a wide range of topics, from vegan nutrition, cooking classes to activism, and we have some really fun activities lined-up for kids of all ages. Greg, a vegan juggler, will be on the main stage entertaining the crowd and later in the day will teach a class on how to juggle! The Ukabellas (a local Victoria ukulele trio) will also be performing and I’ll be hosting a game show called Canada’s Next Top Vegan. It should be lots of fun! We’re also thrilled that Shannon Mann from Sea Shepherd (and TV’s Whale Wars) is able to join us to do a presentation.”
“It’s amazing it’s taken this long to see this type of festival here, as Victoria is known as being a top vegan-friendly city in North America, and I’m very excited to help bring it to light with Sarah,” says Dave Shishkoff, co-organizer, and Canadian Correspondent for Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization that has been promoting veganism and animal rights in Victoria for the last six years.
“Victoria has a total of four vegan shops,” Shishkoff highlights, “two of which came about in the last year (Vshoen and Sarah’s Place) with long-standing icons Green Cuisine and Lotus Pond holding the front for the last decade. Considering that cities like Portland have a whole strip mall of entirely vegan shops, there’s no reason we can’t accomplish that here. An event like this proves that Victorians are progressive and forward-thinking, and concerned about animal issues and willing to act on that concern, and I’m looking forward to speaking more on this at the event as well.”
Please join all of us from the Victoria Vegan Festival Society on Canada Day to celebrate our vegan Victoria! Visit www.VictoriaVeganFest.com for more information..
June 7, 2012
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June 2, 2012
May 31, 2012
We are so busy right now.
First – let me (Sarah) say THANK YOU to everyone who donated an item for the online fundraiser. Please check out our “Sponsor” page and visit each and every one of them. Buy something. Shop vegan. Support vegan!!
And a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated their cold hard cash and helped us reach our goal of $1000. Your support means the world to me and I appreciate it very much.
Dave, the volunteers and I have been working tirelessly to organize the Victoria Vegan Fest – but Friday night we are going to let our hair down and get our salsa on!!
8:30-9:30pm is a lesson and 9:30pm onwards is dancing!
Sarah’s Place will be giving away a prize for “best dressed” so dress to impress!! Hope to see you there!!
May 29, 2012
The new #VVF2012 poster is done!! Designed by the talented Kelly at Thinking Cap Design.
If you would like to help us get the word out about the festival by postering at your work or your local cafe – you can grab a poster at Sarah’s Place (533 Pandora Ave) on Thursday.
We also have them available for download…