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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 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.

VVoA Social Club: Meditation and Brunch at Padmanadi

Sat July 2 9am start time for meditation, event ends around 12 noon. Did you miss out on the last meditation and brunch at Padmanadi? There is another one! Meet in the yoga studio next door to Padmanadi for 9am. Meditation will last for one hour and will be followed by everyone eating together in the restaurant! Just like last time, we will be collecting everyone's info that would like to enter to win a free VVoA membership! (name, phone number, email and mailing address). Once a month I will be drawing from the names of the people who came out to the VVoA Social Club events to win a free membership! :) Here are some awesome perks of your VVoA membership: ◾A subscription to The Leading Veg email newsletter ◾Discounts at many local veg-friendly restaurants (click here for details) ◾Discounted admission to VVoA potlucks ◾Discount at VVoA Diner’s Club outings ◾Access to the extensive VVoA Lending Library (located at Earth’s General Store) ◾Feeling good about supporting vegan and vegetarian education initiatives Current rates for a one year membership are: ◾15 dollars for a Student or Senior ◾25 dollars for an Individual ◾30 dollars for a Family Or take the plunge and go veggie for life: ◾150 dollars for an Individual lifelong membership ◾175 dollars for a Family lifelong membership You can purchase one : *in person at Earth's General Store on Whyte: 9605 Whyte Ave NW, * by printing out this form and sending it in by mail: www.vofa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/VVOA-Membership-Application.pdf *by visiting our booth when we are at the farmers markets/ Taste of Edmonton / etc, *or soon to be online at www.vofa.ca (Will post the direct link when it is made available.)

VVoA Social Club: Davinci Gelato Meet Up

12 C Rayborn Crescent in St Albert

Sat July 2, from 3pm-6pm At Davinci Gelato: 12 C Rayborn Crencent, St Albert Come on out and have a Vegan Gelato or Sorbetto with us between 3pm-6pm! A group of the VVoA have had a taste testing and it's fabulous food! This event will either be inside in their newly renovated cafe or outdoors in a makeshift cafe. Dress for the weather! We look forward to seeing you there! They have two vegan gelatos available and all of their sorbettos are vegan! You can enjoy a sorbeto made from wine too if you desire! ;) Currently Davinci Gelato supplies all the Famoso's across Canada with their sorbetto and they supply Padmanadi with their chocolate sorbetto!

FARRM Group Volunteer #2: July 9

Sat July 9 Meet at FARRM for 11am. Contact people on the event page for this to carpool or email moniquevvoa@outlook.com 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: Davinci Gelato Meet Up

Jul 2, 3:00pm - Jul 2, 6:00pm

12 C Rayborn Crescent in St Albert

Sat July 2, from 3pm-6pm At Davinci Gelato: 12 C Rayborn Crencent, St Albert Come on out and have a Vegan Gelato or Sorbetto with us between 3pm-6pm! A group of the VVoA have had a taste testing and it's fabulous food! This event will either be inside in their newly renovated cafe or outdoors in a makeshift cafe. Dress for the weather! We look forward to seeing you there! They have two vegan gelatos available and all of their sorbettos are vegan! You can enjoy a sorbeto made from wine too if you desire! ;) Currently Davinci Gelato supplies all the Famoso's across Canada with their sorbetto and they supply Padmanadi with their chocolate sorbetto!

Spirit Matters

Jul 3, 7:00pm - Jul 3, 9:00pm

Lumiere Creative Incubation Space

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

VVoA Cook Out and Potluck

Jun 25, 5:00pm - Jun 25, 3:00pm

William Hawrelak Park

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.

Spirit Matters

Jul 3, 7:00pm - Jul 3, 9:00pm

Lumiere Creative Incubation Space

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

VVoA Social Club: Davinci Gelato Meet Up

Jul 2, 3:00pm - Jul 2, 6:00pm

12 C Rayborn Crescent in St Albert

Sat July 2, from 3pm-6pm At Davinci Gelato: 12 C Rayborn Crencent, St Albert Come on out and have a Vegan Gelato or Sorbetto with us between 3pm-6pm! A group of the VVoA have had a taste testing and it's fabulous food! This event will either be inside in their newly renovated cafe or outdoors in a makeshift cafe. Dress for the weather! We look forward to seeing you there! They have two vegan gelatos available and all of their sorbettos are vegan! You can enjoy a sorbeto made from wine too if you desire! ;) Currently Davinci Gelato supplies all the Famoso's across Canada with their sorbetto and they supply Padmanadi with their chocolate sorbetto!

VVoA Social Club: Meditation and Brunch at Padmanadi

Jul 2, 9:00am - Jul 2, 12:00pm

Sat July 2 9am start time for meditation, event ends around 12 noon. Did you miss out on the last meditation and brunch at Padmanadi? There is another one! Meet in the yoga studio next door to Padmanadi for 9am. Meditation will last for one hour and will be followed by everyone eating together in the restaurant! Just like last time, we will be collecting everyone's info that would like to enter to win a free VVoA membership! (name, phone number, email and mailing address). Once a month I will be drawing from the names of the people who came out to the VVoA Social Club events to win a free membership! :) Here are some awesome perks of your VVoA membership: ◾A subscription to The Leading Veg email newsletter ◾Discounts at many local veg-friendly restaurants (click here for details) ◾Discounted admission to VVoA potlucks ◾Discount at VVoA Diner’s Club outings ◾Access to the extensive VVoA Lending Library (located at Earth’s General Store) ◾Feeling good about supporting vegan and vegetarian education initiatives Current rates for a one year membership are: ◾15 dollars for a Student or Senior ◾25 dollars for an Individual ◾30 dollars for a Family Or take the plunge and go veggie for life: ◾150 dollars for an Individual lifelong membership ◾175 dollars for a Family lifelong membership You can purchase one : *in person at Earth's General Store on Whyte: 9605 Whyte Ave NW, * by printing out this form and sending it in by mail: www.vofa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/VVOA-Membership-Application.pdf *by visiting our booth when we are at the farmers markets/ Taste of Edmonton / etc, *or soon to be online at www.vofa.ca (Will post the direct link when it is made available.)

Tour of Sparrow's Nest Organics + Veg Picnic

Jun 19, 11:00am - Jun 19, 2:00pm

Sparrow's Nest Organics

June 19 from 11am-2pm. Please come on out and tour Sparrow's Nest Organics with other members of VVoA! We will meet there at 11:00 am and should be able to car pool if people need rides. Please bring out your stuff for a picnic and join us for lunch. There may be plants for sale so bring cash if you'd like to buy anything while there. Everyone welcome! For directions, people should be able to find Opal, AB on their maps app. I'm four miles north of Opal. There's a big hill coming up to my Township Road 584, and there is a sign "Operating Engineers Training Centre." Turn left (west) there, and come 1.4 km -- just past the crossroad at one mile. It's all forest for that one mile on both sides. I'm the first farm on the RIGHT. There's a huge stone, and a small blue-and-white Environmental Farm Plan sign at my entrance.


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