About

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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

Raw Vegan Potluck

Email info@vofa.ca to register and get the location

Bring a raw vegan potluck dish to serve at least six people, your own plate, cutlery, cup, and serving spoon. Location is near downtown - full address to be provided to those who register via info@vofa.ca.


Upcoming Events (outside of VVOA)

Delicious Thai ~ A Vegan Cooking Class

Feb 11, 6:00pm - Feb 11, 9:00pm

703 23 Ave SE Calgary

Join me for a delicious evening in the Thai kitchen, where we will meet new ingrediensts and flavors, prepare a multi-course meal, all from scratch, in a wonderful hands on experience, taste and mix different new spices and learn some helpful kitchen tips. On the menu: Making curry paste from scratch Green papaya salad (Som Tum) Pad Thai Fresh salad rolls with peanut sauce Wholesome curry with coconut rice You will get to learn great recipes, make them from scratch, and of course- taste them! Limited spots available. $60 per person -Fee includes class, dinner and recipes to take home Early bird offer: $55 (Register before February 1st) Special offer: 3 classes for $150 **Pre-registration required. Book your spot by February 8th. payment available via e-transfers as well as online booking. **Minimum of 6 participants Welcome to my kitchen! Roni~~~

In Defense of Food Documentary Screening

Feb 26, 6:00pm - Feb 26, 9:00pm

Trinity United Church - 8810 Meadowlark Road Northwest Edmonton, AB CA

Doors open: 6:00 pm. (Light refreshments will be served). Film: 6:30 p.m. Panel: 8:00 p.m. In the documentary In Defence of Food, Michael Pollan tackles a question many of us have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? The answer turns out to be much simpler than he imagined. Today the typical North American diet includes lots of meat, white flour, sugar and vegetable oils. It's cheap, convenient and tasty. But its effects on health are not so tasty, including alarming increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes.The film follows Pollan on a fascinating journey to discover the truth about food and health. His search for answers takes him from the plains of Tanzania, where one of the world’s last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers still eats the way our ancestors did, to Loma Linda, California, where a group of Seventh-day Adventist vegetarians live longer than almost anyone else on earth, and eventually to Paris, where the French diet, rooted in culture and tradition, proves surprisingly healthy. There is no charge for this event but If you are able, please consider making a donation. You can make a donation when you register online or at the door the night of the screening. All proceeds will support the work of the Westend Food Hub Alliance. Pre-registering will help us plan for refreshments and seating. Thank you to the Organic Box (www.theorganicbox.ca). Their sponsorship has made it possible for us to host this screening.

Raw Vegan Potluck

Feb 13, 5:30pm

Email info@vofa.ca to register and get the location

Bring a raw vegan potluck dish to serve at least six people, your own plate, cutlery, cup, and serving spoon. Location is near downtown - full address to be provided to those who register via info@vofa.ca.

Crafting your own vegan cheese & milk

Feb 3, 6:00pm - Feb 3, 9:00pm

703 23 Ave SE Calgary

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own vegan cheese? I invite you to join me for a fun and tasty evening! We will learn how to make cheese and yogurt too - using nuts & seeds. On the menu: 'Swiss-like' cheese Cashew yogurt Vegan tzatziki Pine nut Parmesan Cashew Mozzarella Mini vegan pizzas (gf) Sunflower seed milk Almond milk We will learn recipes to feature the cheeses we make, and various serving options. Completely plant-based, soy free, and mostly raw. Simple recipes, simple ingredients, delicious flavors. You will learn great recipes, make them from scratch, and of course- taste them! Limited spots available. $60 per person -Fee includes class, snacks, recipes to take home and a yummy jar of your creation! **Pre-registration required. Book your spot by January 30th payment available via e-transfers as well as online booking. **Minimum of 6 participants Welcome to my kitchen! Roni~~~


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