Buy tickets for the “Vegan around the World” event at the Taste of Edmonton Festival!

Click here for an updated PDF copy of the Diner’s guide (last updated October 2015)

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

Fun, FREE Food Workshops for the Kids at Taste of Edmonton!

Churchill Square
9930 102 ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0K1 Map

On July 23rd at Taste of Edmonton we will be talking about protein in the FREE kids Veggie Patch located beside ToE ticket box. Come talk to our friendly volunteers and dietitian about veg friendly protein options for you and your families. Kids get to make a take home yummy snack as well as some recipes to try out yourself! Keep an eye out for our friends Apple and Carrot who will be out in the crowd; they can help direct you to our tent! 11 – 12pm Power Up with Little Balls of Energy - Food sponsored by Blush Lane. Kids get to squish together their own yummy and healthy ingredients to make protein power balls. These bites make a great snack for school! 2 – 3 pm Taco Talk (Let’s Talk about Proteins) - Food sponsored by Planet Organic. Kids can come get a small taco or wrap and choose from different protein fillings that are all veg friendly. Learn how to make your next taco night a veggie protein filled success! Make sure to share this event with your friends and have tonnes of fun! Hope to see you all there! More info: tasteofedm.ca/taste-4-kids

Evening Veggie events at Taste of Edmonton

Churchill Square
9930 102 ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0K1 Map

Join the Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta in a full day of veggie fun including workshops and culinary adventures. There will be 7 local businesses in the Sip 'N Savour popup: 'Vegan Around the World'. This is happening from 6pm-10pm. 1. YEG Snacks 2. Tamiri Bites 3. Earth's General Store 4. Bloom Cookies 5. The Clever Rabbit 6. Noorish 7. Mini Kitchen Also, Padmanadi will be at the Taste of Edmonton at booth 23! They are not in the Sip 'N Savour tent though so be sure to look for their booth in addition to getting your 'Vegan Around the World' Sip 'N Savour tickets. Noorish will be in both the Sip 'N Savour tent as well as at booth 33. Purchase your 'Vegan Around the World' tickets here. This $15 tickets allows you admission into the Sip 'N Savour tent for the evening of July 23. (You will need to purchase food tickets as well to buy food from the vendors.) : tasteofedm.ca/tickets/sip-n-savour-tickets Purchase food tickets here: Purchase them EARLY to save 20%! They are on sale up until 6pm on Wed July 20. boxoffice.tixonthesquare.ca/auxiliary/PSDetail.aspx?psn=2431 Culinary Adventure: Taste of the Market Vegan Edition 12:00pm-4:00pm $65 before tax. This Includes admission into the evening pop up of 'Vegan Around the World' into the Sip 'N Savour tent. If you purchase this adventure, you do not need to purchase the Vegan Around the World ticket as well. New for 2016, join Angela Devarennes from Allwaysangela for a vegan-inspired walking tour and shopping in City Market Downtown on 104th Street. Meet some of our great local vegan producers and growers as you experience the Market in its entirety. You will then head back to Sip ‘n Savour to have a hands-on workshop creating your very own vegan dishes while using the product purchased from City Market. This workshop includes the guided walking tour to and from City Market along with an all-inclusive ticket into the Sip ‘n Savour Pop Up that evening. Limited availability. Tickets here: tasteofedm.ca/tickets/sip-n-savour-tickets Workshop: Introduction to Raw Food 11:00am-12:00pm $30 before tax. Learn how to make a vibrant meal full of flavour and nutrients using simple ingredients and basic equipment. In less than an hour, you will prepare the most satisfying and delicious Rainbow Salad and have fun creating Fruit Sushi as a dessert. This light yet filling meal will give you the energy boost you need to continue your food adventures at Taste of Edmonton. Afaf Miri, Chef and owner of Tamiri Bites, will provide you with the recipes and additional variations and tips so you can easily recreate these raw vegan and gluten-free dishes at home. Tickets here: tasteofedm.ca/tickets/sip-n-savour-tickets Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for the Taste of Edmonton here: tasteofedm.ca/about/frequently-asked-questions

Upcoming Events (outside of VVOA)

FARRM Volunteer Day!

Aug 6, 10:00am - Aug 6, 3:00pm

230002 Hwy 822 near Gwynne, AB

***READ THOROUGHLY*** ALL EVENT ATTENDEES MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE CARPOOL (unless for some reason you actually can't). Sign up here! www.groupcarpool.com/t/cn204w If you have a vehicle, please sign up at the link above, including how many seats you have available. IF YOU HAVE FAMILY OR FRIENDS ATTENDING, ONLY INCLUDE THE FREE SEATS NOT OCCUPIED BY THEM. If you don’t have a vehicle, sign up at the link above using the Join Car or Waitlist option. You will be assigned a seat on a first come, first served basis. ACTIVITIES: You will have a chance to meet the animals and learn about FARRM.. Please bring appropriate attire for the weather. Keep in mind that you will probably get dirty. Come prepared to do physical volunteer tasks (to be determined by Melissa based on what is needed). You are still welcome to attend if you are unable to do physical work. For more information, visit the FARRM website: www.farrmrescue.org/what-to-expect/ COST: We ask that you contribute $5-10 to your driver for gas if you aren't driving. In addition, we are raising money to donate to FARRM, with a suggested minimum donation of $10 (however, give what you can - you are not obligated to donate). FOOD: Please pack a picnic lunch for yourself, as we will be eating at the sanctuary. LOCATION: We will be meeting in the Earth Sciences Building parking lot at the University of Alberta North Campus (off Saskatchewan Drive) at 10:00 a.m. Departure time is 10:15, so please be on time! Contact Kassidy if you need directions to the parking lot. FARRM - Directions from Edmonton: 1. Get onto highway 2 headed south towards Red Deer. 2. As you’re 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. 3. It'll take you through a set of lights and you'll take it straight into Wetaskiwin. 4. Once you're in Wetaskiwin, continue on 2A until you hit 40th Ave (Husky gas station on left hand corner). Take a left on 40th Ave. 5. From here you drive straight to my house. From the outskirts of town we are about 11 km east. Once you hit gravel you'll pass a big red house on your left. We are 1.5 km past that on the left. Sign out front says 230002 Hwy 822. Any issues or if you miss the exit just call Melissa at 780-717-2813

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!

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.


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.