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)

Raw Vegan Chilli Demo and Raw Vegan Talk: Melissa Raimondi

Oct 22, 1:00pm - Oct 22, 2:30pm

Planet Organic Market

The Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta are excited to announce our first raw vegan demo and talk by the captivating and inspiring Melissa Raimondi of Raw Food Romance! She will be demonstrating her raw vegan chilli recipe and talking about traveling as a raw vegan, what to do in the winter months and holidays as a raw vegan as well! Location: South Side Planet Organic (7917 104th Street NW Edmonton, Ab) Date and Time: Sat Oct 22, 1pm-2:30pm Cost: FREE!! Specifics: Must call 780-433-6807 to register! Space is limited! You really don't want to miss out on this amazing event! If you are not convinced, let me suggest for you to check out her social media accounts: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/raimondiphotography Instagram: www.instagram.com/rawfoodromance/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/rawfoodromance/ Twitter: twitter.com/rawfoodromance Snapchat: Lissarawvegan Her 30 day recipe book and 52 steps to a new you book: payhip.com/rawfoodromance

Vegtoberfest: Social Club Brunch at The Clever Rabbit

Oct 23, 10:00am

The Clever Rabbit Vegetarian Cafe

Vegtoberfest VVoA Social Club brunch at The Clever Rabbit! Join the Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta at 10am when The Clever Rabbit opens for a delicious brunch! If unsure of which table to go to, ask the staff for the table booked under Monique. It should be the tables that are pushed together. The Clever Rabbit offers home-made foods, including their faux meats and bread being made in house. Their menu is all vegan with the exception that some dairy creamers are offered for coffee. Enter to win a free VVoA Membership card at this event! I will see about getting a hold of one card to bring there; that way I can do the draw there and give to the winner! Usually we mail them out but this way sounds easier. :)

Vegtoberfest Events in Edmonton!

Oct 1, 9:00am - Oct 15, 9:00am

Edmonton, AB

I'm creating this event to inform everyone of all the fantastic veg events that will be going on throughout the month of October in Edmonton for Vegtoberfest! Be sure to like the Vegtoberfest Edmonton page and subscribe to the events so that Facebook will notify you whenever a new event is posted! Don't miss out on all the Veg Excitement happening this year in Edmonton! Vegtoberfest Edmonton: www.facebook.com/vegtoberfestyeg/?fref=ts Facebook is only allowing me to create a 2 week event, which is why this isn't showing for the entire month of October! ;) CALGARY!!!: PS: Calgary has their first Veggie Festival happening on Oct 1: www.facebook.com/CalgaryVeggieFestival/?fref=ts

Bootcamp Fundraiser for FARRM Plus Supper at Loma House!

Oct 20, 6:30pm - Oct 20, 8:30pm

VEGTOBERFEST: 'QUICK AND DIRTY' MINI BOOTCAMP FUNDRAISER FOR FARRM + SUPPER AT LOMA HOUSE!!: Join Personal Trainer Lorelei Maher and Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta at WeVive Fitness for a 'Quick and Dirty' mini Bootcamp session from 6:30pm-7:00pm. Location: WeVive Fitness (8632 53 Ave NW) Then join us at Loma House (9142 23 Ave NW) for supper at 7:30pm! Enjoy delicious vegan Asian cuisine and ask Lorelei any fitness or health questions! Cost: There will be a donation box at the door of the class for FARRM! **The Bootcamp is optional but definitely recommended! Going to be a lot of fun!! You can come out to just the supper at 7:30pm if you cannot make it to the Bootcamp!** --There is the slight chance that we may get to Loma House a bit earlier as it is only a 10 min drive from WeVive Fitness. However, in case the class takes extra time and to allow people to change out of their gym clothes if they wish, we are giving extra time! (I, Monique can offer to drive 2-3 people from the gym to the restaurant if you are bussing so we can still arrive as a group)-- ____________________________________ About Lorelei: Welcome to Wevive; We're Family � When you walk through our doors, you'll know I'm not tooting my horn when I speak about our sense of belonging and community. This isn't the first time we've found opportunities to get involved and connect; Oct 1 we are hosting our 3rd annual Paint with your Heart fundraiser for the WIN House (Edmonton women's shelter). We are thrilled at the opportunity to connect further with our community during the Vegtober event. What a way to celebrate lifestyle choices! My name is Lorelei Maher. If you haven't met me or heard of me (through six degrees of separation, I mean): I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. My niche is people with chronic conditions and disabilities. I emphasize the things we can do so that our studio is a place where people come to enhance their lives and celebrate! I started my journey at NAIT 6 years ago after being inspired by a friend in the program who- you know, ran and stuff. I realized how I (coming from a sedentary family and never setting foot in a gym) could relate so many people like myself. Ultimately I wanted to make the gym something we look forward to (for myself also) rather than dread. My experience with disabilities started with having Deaf parents and my experience has expanded: I learned how to work with biomechanics and injury management; I opened a gym with the Canadian Paraplegic Assn and worked with people who have spinal cord injuries; I became an activist and met my clients with chronic conditions. I give them a safe space to feel strong and push boundaries. It is my honour to invite you all to what I like to call a "quick and dirty" workout on Oct 20 from 630pm - 7pm followed by dinner and mingling at Loma's from 730 pm - 830 pm. All fitness levels welcome, waivers will be provided at the door, no cost to you. Bring a water bottle and workout gear!

Vegtoberfest Sale for Vegan and Vegetarian Members

Oct 2, 11:00am - Oct 2, 2:30pm

Earth's General Store

This is the fourth year that Vegtoberfest has been held at Earth's General Store and it will be the biggest and best one yet. Not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy some great food and talk with people from a variety of local groups you will also be able to get a 15% discount if you are a member of Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta (www.vofa.ca/). you will be able to sign up as a member for only 25$ for the year. That means that if you spend 167$ you get to support an organisation for free since you will be saving 25$ on your purchases. Winning all around. www.facebook.com/events/1617886225177751/

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?