Inspired by the Vegan Buddy program, in Victoria B.C, this is essentially a mentoring program. We match up experienced vegetarians, vegans or raw vegans with people interested in becoming veg*ns. The goal is to help answer any veggie related questions, share shopping and cooking tips and provide the assistance needed to help others on the veggie path. Mentoring can be done by email, phone, in person or a combination of all three, whatever works best for you and your buddy.

If you’re interested in being a part of this, then click here!

Upcoming VVOA Events

Upcoming Events (outside of VVOA)

Padmanadi: Kasim's Birthday Buffet

Aug 31, 12:00pm - Aug 31, 10:00pm

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

PADMANADI FAMILY INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE KASIM'S BIRTHDAY ! Everyone is welcome to the Buffet to congratulate Kasim on his birthday this year. Stop by and enjoy some delicious vegan buffet or come in and wish Kasim a Happy Birthday. <3 See you there :) "KASIM'S BIRTHDAY BUFFET" Wednesday, August 31, 2016. ALL YOU CAN EAT - ALL DAY BUFFET 12:00 NOON - 10:00 P.M . $ 20.00 INCL. GST VENUE : P A D M A N A D I 10740 - 101 STREET EDMONTON, AB NO RESERVATIONS !!! FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED SEE YOU ALL AT PADMANADI !!! Padmanadi Family Reminder: There will be NO BUFFET in SEPTEMBER. Sorry for the inconvenience :(

Spirit Matters

Aug 28, 7:00pm - Aug 28, 9:00pm

Dance Code Studio Inc

A community for spiritual revolultion. A evening filled with Kirtan, vegan food, and positive vibes. Come by yourself and make some new friends or bring someone. Everyone is welcome! 10 dollar recommended donation to just cover our costs and help towards food for life.

Vegan Bake Sale!

Aug 27, 9:00am - Aug 27, 3:00pm

Earth's General Store - Downtown

Come out and purchase some delicous vegan baking to support your vegan community! Where: Earth's General Store Downtown (10150 – 104th Street) When: Sat Aug 27 from 9am-3pm Hosted by Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta and Voice For Animals Society. Cash only! ____________________________________________ If you are interested in volunteering for this event please email info@vofa.ca There are two shifts available: 8am-11am and 11am-3pm. Please specify which shift you can be available for! Thank-you very much for your time!

2nd Annual Laughs for Lives!

Aug 26, 6:00pm - Aug 27, 12:00am

Boyle Street Community League

We’re excited to announce FARRM’s 2nd annual Laughs for Lives fundraiser! The event will feature music by Albertan folk legend Bill Bourne (www.billbourne.com) and Edmonton’s own Nick Belma, as well as Justin Song and Reece Runco (Bardic Form). We're also pleased to welcome four of Edmonton’s funniest stand-up comics: Underdog Comedy Show host Simon Gorsak, Empress’ Comedy Night host Carina Lauren Morton, and local comedians Toben Spencer-lang and Mohamed Ali! The event will once again be emceed by local personality Garrette McGowan! On top of the awesome entertainment, there will be a huge silent auction, locally crafted wares for purchase, cash bar, and a vegan buffet featuring food from a variety of Edmontonian businesses. Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm! 18+ show Tickets are $35 each, or $245 for a table of 8. To purchase tickets, send an email money transfer to farrmrescue@gmail.com (please put FUNDRAISER in the subject line) or check out the YEG Live link below! All proceeds will go directly towards the care of FARRM’s rescued animals! (please note, there is no on-site ATM, so bring cash for the bar!) The event sold out last year, so buy tickets early!

Calgary Veggie Festival

Oct 1, 10:00am - Oct 1, 5:00pm

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

Welcome to Calgary 1st Veggie Fest 2016, the only one vegetarian food and lifestyle festival in Calgary! Find us this year at the Calgary Chiense Cultral Center. Bring your friends and family, bring your appetite and curiosity, bring your smiles and those dancing feet.

Being Connected

Aug 20, 3:00pm - Aug 20, 8:00pm

The Alice Sanctuary

Have you ever wondered what evenings look like out here at The Alice Sanctuary? Sun setting, the evening feeding and chores, the good nites and bedtime ramblings?? WELL here is your chance to find out, as well as experience a live 7 piece band, and enjoy some incredible food! Tickets are on sell now -- please read on to find out how you can pick yours up Rosalind will play their beautiful sounds described as melodic indie folk Veg-In YYC will provide a fabulous dinner included in the ticket as well as provide burgers for the extra hungry and amazing Veg in YYC appetites (like my own!) arriving between 3-5, our visitors can stroll around, see our ambassadors, chat with our fabulous volunteers all while the chores and evening feeding is taking place, 5-6 have a meal and then park yourself on the grass to listen to some great music 6-8. Dancing is definitely permitted :) Tickets are $25.00 and are limited -- 100 tickets only!!! and we have already begun to sell. How to purchase: Available at Veg-In YYC -- cash only please or you can order them via email+e transfer. Tickets must be paid for in order for them to be held. info@thealicesanctuary.org You will need to leave a name and number of tickets you are buying and they will be available at the front entrance when you come for that evening. or if you are here for a tour or volunteering you can ask me about them :) Ticket cost includes: Chickpea and Bean Salad+samosa and drink, the music and the atmosphere. A beautiful night! Black bean and Veggie Burgers will also be provided at cost - both vegan and gluten free. NOTES: directions will be provided via email info@thealicesanctuary.org any outside food will need to be plant based out of respect for the environment we are in bring a blanket to sit on, and weather related clothing any other questions please feel free to emai

1st Anniversary Sale

Aug 15, 10:00am - Aug 20, 7:00pm

Nabati Foods

Come celebrate our anniversary with us! Our store’s anniversary is on August 21 but we will be celebrating all of next week. We planned a couple of fun online contests and giveaways for next week so keep an eye on our Facebook page. In-store, we will have free samples and some great sales on our cakes and we’re making a game out of it. It’s simple and fun: 1. Bring your own container or use our recyclable containers 2. Choose your slices (many flavours and sizes to pick from) 3. Guess the total weight 4. Take your free cakes home if you guess the correct weight otherwise you only pay 3$/100g which will save you 15 to 40% off regular price (depending on flavours). Thanks again for your support. We would not have made it without you!

What is the VVoA?

Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta (VVoA) is a registered, non-profit society formed in 1989 to serve people who are interested in learning about, adopting and/or maintaining a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. VVoA is a non-political and non-religious organization run solely by volunteers. We strive to be a reliable source of information concerning vegan or vegetarian, health, environment and animal rights issues.

The VVoA regularly organizes social events such as potlucks, diners club meetups, tablings, and bake sales. We also host speakers and films for educational purposes. You do not have to be a vegan or vegetarian to participate in our events; everyone is welcome!

We encourage you to purchase a membership to VVoA, which helps pay for event expenses. In return, your membership card provides you with discounts at many of VVoA’s events, as well as at participating restaurants and shops. For more information, please visit our Diner’s Guide page.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to volunteer with the VVoA.


Want to get involved with the VVoA? Click here to view vacant posts, here for a list of volunteering opportunities, or email info@vofa.ca to learn about the many other ways that you can participate.

21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program

Join the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program! The 21-Day Kickstart is live from the first through 21st of each month! Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet.




Vegan Business Directory

Want to find vegan businesses in our area? Have a vegan business you want to advertise? Please send an email to info@vofa.ca with the following information:

  • Business Name
  • Contact Person
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email
  • Website
  • Type of Business/Institution
  • Products Available
  • Totally Vegan or Vegan Products Available?