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[BC] Enjoy Quality Food and Music at Vancouver Vegan Festival

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The first-ever Vegan festival of Vancouver is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on this festival if you are looking for good vibes, food, and music all in once place. There are lots and lots of vendors, live music and guest speakers planned for this event so make sure you keep your day free. What’s more, the festival’s admission is free for all ages! Read more for additional information.

If you also want to find top-notch vegan food spots, check out our article on Vancouver’s best vegan and vegetarian restaurants.

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 11 am-7 pm
Where: Creekside Park – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Cost: Admission is free

What To Expect

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There are around 150 vendors coming to Creekside Park so everyone is expecting lots of tasty vegan food. There are no specific details on what foods are going to be available. But vegan desserts, soups and hot dogs will definitely be available. Moreover, the organizers of this event also hold the popular Vegan Night Markets which are known for incredible vegan eats and vibes. And that’s why the expectations and anticipation are quite high for this festival. In addition to all the food, there are also DJ music, inspiring guest speakers and yoga sessions scheduled.

Main Stage Schedule

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The main stage events kick off with Ohana Yoga delivering lively yoga practices for all levels.  Following up, Asha Wheeldon of Kula Kitchen will demonstrate a mouth-watering cooking demo Kula Kitchen. Then you’ll have a chance to prepare and cook your own plant-based food without any waste at the Waste Vegan Workshop. To top it all off there will be two renowned guest speakers, James Aspey and Anna Pippus, discussing animal rights and food policies. When you start something off with yoga, you have to finish it up with some yoga, that’s why the Ohana Yoga will be back to wrap up the main stage event with another yoga session.

Schedule:

  • 11-12 pm: Hatha Flow with Moni ElBatrik of Ohana Yoga (BYO mat)
  • 12-1 pm: Cooking demo with the local chef and business owner Asha Wheeldon of Kula Kitchen
  • 1-2 pm:  Zero-Waste Vegan Workshop with Tosha Lobsinger of Peace People Project (BYO jars for DIY oat milk and toothpaste samples)
  • 2-3 pm: Internationally-renowned animal rights activist James Aspey
  • 3-4 pm: Vegan food policy and activism with Anna Pippus of Easy Animal-Free
  • 4-5 pm: Peace Yoga with Moni ElBatrik of Ohana Yoga (BYO mat)

DJ Lounge Schedule

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//A MOTHER'S MONOLOGUE// .. Directed by Marzieh Kamyabi & Mehdi Shaafi, A Mother's Monologue is an Iranian documentary about people who volunteered to watch a film about animal industries and eat meat at the same time. They did not know anything about the content of the film they had to watch. —– This film is so powerful and haunting, capturing real emotions, in real time.. —– Can't wait for you all to see the selection of vegan documentaries tonight!. —– Doors open at 6pm, ticket sales will be available at the door (cash/credit), and don't forget to bring your own containers for ALL THE SNACKS!. . ✨Thank you to our sponsors: @earthsavevancouver + @urbanleafvancouver + @eat.the.dishes for supporting this event✨ .. The Vancouver Vegan Festival Squad xx . . . . . #vanveganfilmfest #veganfilmfestival #oivff #amothersmonologue #veganfilm #veganmovie #vegandocumentary #veganvancouver #VVF2019 #vancouverveganfestival

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Shawna Barker, an infamous vegan nutritionist, raw food educator, college instructor, and an expert in plant-based nutrition will hold a speech and discussion from 11-1pm. Followed by a speech by Andrew Pacey, a successful health consultant, and manager. Later in the day, you’ll get to enjoy Chachøu’s DJ music pumping you up till the very end of the festival.

Schedule

Don’t miss out on the biggest Vegan festival of Vancouver coming up on the 27th. From the tasty food, live music, yoga sessions and guest speakers what’s not to like? And hence the admission is free of any charge, bring your friends and family as well!

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