Vegetarian? Vegan? You've come to the right place! We are a social group for people who have committed to a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan diet. Join us at as many or as few events as you like!
*************Required reading for all members*****************
Profile Guidelines: All members profiles must have:
- real first name
- an identifiable photo on their profile
- fully answered questions.
Why? We are a real group that meets in real life. You can't meet new people using a fake name and no photo. Answering the questions helps people get to know you a little before you meet, so fill them out openly and honestly.
Do I need to be a vegetarian/vegan to join?
Whether you are a seasoned veg-head, beginner, or just looking to eat healthier every once in awhile, you are welcome here.
We ask that if you are not vegan or vegetarian, that you come to our events with an open mind and keep strictly vegetarian or vegan (meaning no flesh of any animal whether from the land, the sea, or the sky) while in our company, out of respect for the fact that this is a meat-free group.
Volunteer organizers devote their personal time to keeping this group active and fun. Strong attendance is the key to the success of our events! This Attendance policy applies for ALL events except those labelled "Open Event":
1. If you sign up, show up! Any event that you've RSVPed 'Yes' for is one we are expecting you at! Not sure what your schedule will be like that day? Don't RSVP 'Yes', until you can commit to attending.
2. If you need to cancel less than 24hrs before an event, please give immediate notice by updating your RSVP and leaving a comment explaining why. This helps us keep accurate reservations.
Failing to update your RSVP will make you appear to be a 'No Show' at the event.
Changing your RSVP to 'No' hours before the event without alerting the organizer will also qualify as a 'No Show'.
Please be respectful and give adequate notice of your absence to avoid immediate removal from the group.
3. When RSVPing with a +1, you are responsible for this person's attendance and conduct.
We take attendance at our events and track last minute cancellations and no shows.
If you break the Attendance Policy, you may be removed from the group.
We don't enjoy having to monitor adults, but this is the internet and people can be really flakey about keeping plans with people they've never met. Since instituting this policy, attendance has been strong at all our events.
What is an Open Event?
An open event means there's no meetup and this is not an event TVVM has planned, rather an event that we are cross-posting and encourage members to attend.
Fees? What fees? We don't charge fees to attend our meetups because we have great sponsors who cover the cost of running this group! All the organizers volunteer their time.
*If you are joining the group to market a product, you need to contact organizers first for approval. Group sponsorship opportunities are available. We do not allow members to direct market to the group using our events and anyone attempting to spam the group will be removed.
The $2 Donation.
We ask members attending some of our events to make a donation of $2 or more for charity. Please bring a toonie, we cannot make change! So far, our toonie collections have raised money for Toronto Humane Society, Snooters Farm Sanctuary, Toronto Wildlife Centre, and Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary totalling more than $1000. All very worthy groups working to help animals in the GTA.
This way we have good fun and for a good cause!
Support our Sponsors because they are awesome and keep our group free!
Check out www.MettaMeals.com for healthy meal planning.
Not a member of the Toronto Vegetarian Association? Join the TVA to get a Veg Discount Card and the support the work they do promoting vegetarianism at the Annual Veg Food Festival in September and the many other great events throughout the year.
Check out www.RawConvenience.com for more on Meal 53 meal replacement.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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