NEW FESTIVAL: Vegans of Victoria unite

First ever Vegtoria features all things vegan, July 21 in Centennial Square

The vegan community will be celebrating all things plant-based when Vegtoria comes to Centennial Square on Saturday, July 21.

This will be the first year for Vegtoria: Victoria’s Veg Fest, organized by the Vancouver Island Vegan Association. The local event is just one of many happening across Canada and around the world to celebrate vegan culture and community, and will feature vegan food, informative booths, local vendors, contests and speakers.

Everyone from the converted to the curious are invited to learn about the values of the vegan movement, which promotes not consuming or using any animal-based or created products, from meat to dairy to honey to leather and more.

Organizers describe the event as being open to “everyone who cares about animals, who wants to try delicious new food, live healthier, protect the environment, or who just wants to come and enjoy the festivities.”

A diverse group of vendors will be providing goods and services described as “compassionate, cruelty-free products that consider the well-bring of non-human animals as well as our own.” Alongside will be a host of non-profit organizations working in the field of animal advocacy.

The mainstage speaker for the day will be Earthling Ed, an online activist who has devoted his life to animal rights. His talk will focus on the morality of eating animals, in the hopes of encouraging positive discussion and debate.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vending and volunteer opportunities are still open. For more information visit vegtoria.ca.

– Monday Magazine staff

Just Posted

VicPD notify public of sexual assault with weapon in Esquimalt

Officers ask residents to be vigilant while investigation continues

Man dies after fall from Johnson Street Bridge

Man climbed railing of the Johnson Street Bridge, lost his balance and fell into the water below

VIATEC’s 2018 “Startup of the Year” heads to Vegas for global spotlight

Victoria-based boat security company Barnacle Systems set for Consumer Electronics Show

Surprise coming to elderly Esquimalt woman who had $1,100 stolen from purse

Man had bumped into her while she was shopping, next thing she knew, the money was gone

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Santa is real

The holidays are a truly magical time of year

Langford elementary school kids test their hand at entrepreneurship

Students sold their own products at a Young Entrepreneurs Fair Friday

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 11, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Boeser has 2 points as Canucks ground Flyers 5-1

WATCH: Vancouver has little trouble with slumping Philly side

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

‘Ghost bikes’ installed to remember teen cyclists who died in Port Alberni

Cycle Alberni installs memorials to remember teens, remind all about road safety

Most Read