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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

VVoA Social Club: Padmandi Meditation and Brunch!

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant
10740 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5H 2S3 Map

Come out with some fellow vegans and vegetarians for meditation right next door/part of Padmanadi for 9am. Meditation will go from 9am-10am and then we will have brunch afterwards at Padmanadi! Address: 10740 101 street, Edmonton Ab Plus!!: We will be doing a draw each month from those that come out to our Social Club events to win a free VVoA membership! Memberships allow for you to get a discount at potlucks, a 10% discount at a variety of businesses within Edmonton and more. We aim to have 1-2 social club events per month and will draw a name each month to select a winner. At the social club meet ups we will get everyone's name, email and phone number for this purpose. Normally memberships are $25 for a year or $15 for a student or senior. You may purchase your membership today at Earth's General Store or online at www.vofa.ca Hope to see a lot of you there!

VVoA Cook Out and Potluck

William Hawrelak Park
9930 Groat Rd NW
Edmonton, AB   Map

JUNE 25TH 11am-3pm at Hawrelak Park, look for our banner. If you end up arriving a bit later or wish to stay longer, you may. 3pm is a general end time. We will find a fire pit and set up there. (We won't be setting up at a shelter, so no need to pay!) This event is happening in good weather only. If it's raining we won't be there. Please bring a vegan dish to share, your own dishes, cutlery, cup, beverages, veggie Burger or sausage. Everyone welcome. Come out to hang and meet some great people! Please share this with your friends and family! If anyone is able to bring firewood, please let us know in the comments or by messaging the page.

FARRM Group Volunteer #2: July 9

This is the 2nd group volunteer event for FARRM with the VVoA community! We aim to leave Edmonton by 10am again and arrive for around 11am. You are welcome to stay and volunteer for as long as you like but last time most people stayed until about 3pm. Please pack a lunch, water bottle(s), long sleeve shirt and work gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and if you have a blanket or lawn chair consider bringing one for the lunch break. Be mindful of the farm rules for your safety as well as the consideration of the animals. Do not type in the address into your GPS as it won't take you there. Follow these directions from Edmonton: Get onto highway 2 headed south towards red deer. As youre driving past the city of Leduc you'll go over an overpass and you'll see an exit for Wetaskiwin (hwy 2A) on your right. Take that off ramp. It'll take you thru a set of lights and you'll take it straight into Wetaskiwin. Once you're in Wetaskiwin continue on 2A until you hit 40ave (husky gas station on left hand corner). Take a left on 40ave. From here you drive straight to my house. From the outskirts of town we are about 11km east. Once you hit gravel you'll pass a big red house on your left. We are 1.5km past that on the left. Sign out front says 230002 Hwy 822. Any issues or if you miss the exit just call Melissa from FARRM: 780-717-2813.


Upcoming Events (outside of VVOA)

VVoA Social Club: Padmandi Meditation and Brunch!

Jun 4, 9:00am

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

Come out with some fellow vegans and vegetarians for meditation right next door/part of Padmanadi for 9am. Meditation will go from 9am-10am and then we will have brunch afterwards at Padmanadi! Address: 10740 101 street, Edmonton Ab Plus!!: We will be doing a draw each month from those that come out to our Social Club events to win a free VVoA membership! Memberships allow for you to get a discount at potlucks, a 10% discount at a variety of businesses within Edmonton and more. We aim to have 1-2 social club events per month and will draw a name each month to select a winner. At the social club meet ups we will get everyone's name, email and phone number for this purpose. Normally memberships are $25 for a year or $15 for a student or senior. You may purchase your membership today at Earth's General Store or online at www.vofa.ca Hope to see a lot of you there!

FARRM Group Volunteer #2: July 9

Jul 9, 10:00am

This is the 2nd group volunteer event for FARRM with the VVoA community! We aim to leave Edmonton by 10am again and arrive for around 11am. You are welcome to stay and volunteer for as long as you like but last time most people stayed until about 3pm. Please pack a lunch, water bottle(s), long sleeve shirt and work gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and if you have a blanket or lawn chair consider bringing one for the lunch break. Be mindful of the farm rules for your safety as well as the consideration of the animals. Do not type in the address into your GPS as it won't take you there. Follow these directions from Edmonton: Get onto highway 2 headed south towards red deer. As youre driving past the city of Leduc you'll go over an overpass and you'll see an exit for Wetaskiwin (hwy 2A) on your right. Take that off ramp. It'll take you thru a set of lights and you'll take it straight into Wetaskiwin. Once you're in Wetaskiwin continue on 2A until you hit 40ave (husky gas station on left hand corner). Take a left on 40ave. From here you drive straight to my house. From the outskirts of town we are about 11km east. Once you hit gravel you'll pass a big red house on your left. We are 1.5km past that on the left. Sign out front says 230002 Hwy 822. Any issues or if you miss the exit just call Melissa from FARRM: 780-717-2813.

Vaisakhi Mela- all vegetarian festival with free food!

May 22, 9:45am

Gurudwara Singh Sabha Edmonton

Join meetup groups !Club Veg! And !dace Desi American cultural experience! For this awesome vegetarian festival with free food! Check out and join the meet up groups: meetu.ps/e/zKWfp/pnjnd/a meetup.com/ab-desi If anybody has any more links to any sites with the festival details, please post them in the comments. Enjoy Edmonton's largest all vegetarian festival where over 10,000 people are expected to attend. This festival celebrates one of the Indian New Years, the spring harvest, and also coincides with the founding of the Sikh brotherhood in 1699. Vaisaki and its various forms/names is celebrated by a wide variety of different ethnic & faith communities throughout India and SE Asia. The parade starts at the Millwoods Gurdwara, 2606 MillWoods Road East NW and works its way in the southwesterly direction towards the main festival site at Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha at 4504 Mill Woods Road South (Gurdwara Road) which is served by Bus # 63 from Mill Woods Town Centre. At the main festival site as well as all along the parade route there should be dozens of tents and food stalls set up (sponsored by local businesses and community groups), all serving up (FREE) different North Indian foods and sweets of all varieties. For more details & updates: meetup.com/ab-desi gurdwaramillwoods.com/Page.php?id=7 facebook.com/Official-Nagar-Kirtan-Sikh-Parade-of-Edmonton-104753272902889/ Meeting at 9:45am if you wish to meet with the meetup groups! 4504 Mill Woods Road, Edmonton, AB Best to arrive at the main festival site around 10 am before it gets too crowded after 1pm! FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MEETUP we're meeting 9:45am-10:00am at the flagpole in front of the Temple. If you arrive later look for a small group of "Europeans"!!!

Opening Hearts & Minds

May 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 8:00pm

Stanley A. Milner Library / Edmonton Room, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB

In the past few years, Mercy For Animals has opened the hearts and minds of millions of Canadians to the plight of animals who suffer behind the closed doors of factory farms. From historic, unprecedented criminal prosecutions of animal abusers, to major corporate animal welfare policy changes, to educating caring consumers across the nation, MFA has successfully pushed for breakthrough changes on behalf of the terrified cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals trapped in the dark confines of factory farms. Join former investigator Lindsay Wolf for an exciting, FREE presentation about the power of undercover investigations to change the world for animals.

Vaisakhi Mela- all vegetarian festival with free food!

May 22, 9:45am

Gurudwara Singh Sabha Edmonton

Join meetup groups !Club Veg! And !dace Desi American cultural experience! For this awesome vegetarian festival with free food! Check out and join the meet up groups: meetu.ps/e/zKWfp/pnjnd/a meetup.com/ab-desi If anybody has any more links to any sites with the festival details, please post them in the comments. Enjoy Edmonton's largest all vegetarian festival where over 10,000 people are expected to attend. This festival celebrates one of the Indian New Years, the spring harvest, and also coincides with the founding of the Sikh brotherhood in 1699. Vaisaki and its various forms/names is celebrated by a wide variety of different ethnic & faith communities throughout India and SE Asia. The parade starts at the Millwoods Gurdwara, 2606 MillWoods Road East NW and works its way in the southwesterly direction towards the main festival site at Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha at 4504 Mill Woods Road South (Gurdwara Road) which is served by Bus # 63 from Mill Woods Town Centre. At the main festival site as well as all along the parade route there should be dozens of tents and food stalls set up (sponsored by local businesses and community groups), all serving up (FREE) different North Indian foods and sweets of all varieties. For more details & updates: meetup.com/ab-desi gurdwaramillwoods.com/Page.php?id=7 facebook.com/Official-Nagar-Kirtan-Sikh-Parade-of-Edmonton-104753272902889/ Meeting at 9:45am if you wish to meet with the meetup groups! 4504 Mill Woods Road, Edmonton, AB Best to arrive at the main festival site around 10 am before it gets too crowded after 1pm! FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MEETUP we're meeting 9:45am-10:00am at the flagpole in front of the Temple. If you arrive later look for a small group of "Europeans"!!!

Opening Hearts & Minds

May 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 8:00pm

Stanley A. Milner Library / Edmonton Room, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB

In the past few years, Mercy For Animals has opened the hearts and minds of millions of Canadians to the plight of animals who suffer behind the closed doors of factory farms. From historic, unprecedented criminal prosecutions of animal abusers, to major corporate animal welfare policy changes, to educating caring consumers across the nation, MFA has successfully pushed for breakthrough changes on behalf of the terrified cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals trapped in the dark confines of factory farms. Join former investigator Lindsay Wolf for an exciting, FREE presentation about the power of undercover investigations to change the world for animals.


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?

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.


Volunteering

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.

http://support.pcrm.org/site/PageServer?pagename=21day_vegan_kickstart