3rd annual vegan Compassionate ThanksLiving Potluck

Alison asked me to put up this event info so here it is! I will be away so cannot attend unfortunately but you guys have fun! :)

This event is NOT organized by Veg Meetup Vancouver.

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Celebrate a 3rd annual vegan Compassionate ThanksLiving Potluck this year with the Animal Voices radio crew and supporters by partaking in this feast of thanks and bounty. Build community and share delicious nourishment with like-minded people. Socialize with new and old friends over a selection of live musical entertainment. All are welcome to attend!

Date: Monday, October 14th, 2013

Time: 6-8:30pm (doors open at 6, eat at 6:30pm)

Location: Oakridge SDA Hall, 5350 Baillie Street, Vancouver (close to Skytrain & bus routes. Free parking in the back parking lot.)

This is an animal-friendly event, so bring a vegan dish with at least 8 servings (no dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, whey/casein, or other byproducts). Also, please bring a plate, cup, and cutlery for yourself, and a serving utensil for your dish. (a bag for your dirty dishes would be useful, too) If you’re not a cook or are pressed for time, no worries! Sharing store-bought food or a non-alcoholic drink (juice, non-dairy milk, coconut water, etc.) is fine! Please bring an ingredients list for your dish. There will be a 'raw' section on the tables, so raw vegan food is encouraged!

140 people attended each of the last two years, and this year we have a wonderful venue that can accommodate up to 200. It is a family-friendly event, so please bring your loved ones!

This event will feature a fabulous RAFFLE fundraiser. Please bring some $ for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
We suggest a DONATION of $3 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds). All profits go towards supporting Animal Voices.


ACCESSIBILITY
There is a special entrance for wheelchairs leading from the right side of the parking lot straight into the hall. The accessible washroom (doorway measuring 27″ wide) is located one level up. Don't hesitate to ask a volunteer for any assistance needed.

This event can't happen without a big crew of VOLUNTEERS! If you're willing to step up and help out, email Alissa and Cynthia: [masked] Your assistance is very much appreciated.

For updated info, please visit www.animalvoices.org


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Animal Voices is Vancouver’s only program dedicated solely to animal advocacy and compassionate living. Each week on our show, we focus on various animal rights issues, provide tips on making cruelty-free choices, offer updates on animal related news and events, and interview guests who are at the forefront of animal activism and vegan outreach. Animal Voices is part of Vancouver Co-op Radio, a community supported not-for-profit organization. The show airs every Friday at noon on 100.5fm CFRO (www.coopradio.org) and our blog and all our past shows are available from our website www.AnimalVoices.org.

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  • Alison

    November 1, 2013

  • Alison

    Hi everyone,
    Is anyone missing any left behind dishes or a red cardigan from the potluck? I am holding onto some stuff that turned up at the end of the night, so please let me know. Thanks!

    October 18, 2013

  • Mark

    Fantastic food & drinks, super-friendly people, and great performers & raffle prizes....Many thanks to all the volunteers and organizers for a job really well done !!

    2 · October 15, 2013

    • Alison

      Thanks, Mark! It was good to see you there.

      October 15, 2013

  • conroy

    This was an excellent event! Wonderful food and good company. My first time, I was very impressed!

    1 · October 15, 2013

    • Alison

      Thank you. Every year we refine things and it gets better and better! Plus the turnout this year was even more outstanding than the past!

      October 15, 2013

  • Alison

    Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd Annual Compassionate ThanksLiving Potluck Celebration tonight. All the food was amazing, and it was so great to see 210 caring individuals come out to celebrate community and compassion for living creatures with each other. Thank you as well for supporting the Animal Voices radio show. Hope to see you all again next year!

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stupendous all around. Everyone's delicious food and beverage contributions, the great venue, talented performers, super prizes, and of course kick-ass planners Alison, Alissa and Tim; Thank you for another year of ThanksLiving celebration!

    2 · October 14, 2013

  • Alison

    Just a note that we plan to open the doors a bit early at 5:45pm! So, if you want, you can arrive at that time to check in your food and get seated!

    October 14, 2013

  • Timea T

    I'll see of I can make it! I would love to meet some new vegans/vegetarians!

    October 13, 2013

  • Alison

    (prizes cont'd)

    • Giant Brown Cuddly Teddy Bear
    • Pastel Designs Ceramic Tea Pot
    • Ceramic Rooster Cookie Jar & Planter Set
    • ‘Sweet’ gift card for Fairy Cakes with 4 coupons for: 6 cookies, 1 slice of cheesecake, soy latte, and fairy cake or sticky roll
    • $30 gift certificate for Café by Tao Organics raw vegan restaurant
    • Two $30 certificates for Graze upscale vegan restaurant
    • Gift certificate for a vegan Chi Cake (vegan cheese cake)
    • Two $10 gift cards for Gorilla Food raw vegan restaurant
    • $20 gift certificate for Tera V Burger vegetarian fast food restaurant
    • Gift Package of Zimt Artisan Chocolate Double Chocolate Vegan Macaroons
    • Food Fight Grocery! tote bag of vegan snack foods
    • Vega One All-In-One Nutritional Shake French Vanilla Powder + Shaker Cup
    • 2 Assorted Vegan Food Gift Baskets
    • “High Steaks: Why and How To Eat Less Meat” book
    • “Gorilla Food” cookbook
    • “Vegan for the Holidays” cookbook
    • “Practically Raw Desserts” cookbook

    October 13, 2013

  • Alison

    As part of our fundraiser for Animal Voices, we will be having a raffle again and drawing for 25 fantastic prizes! So please do bring your change to help support the show and win something nice for yourself. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. Here are the prizes:

    • A 2.5 hour nutrition and cooking workshop by FeedLife - $250 value
    • Gift certificate for 2 nutrition consultations by vegan Holistic Nutritionist Cynthia Ganatra - $200 value
    • Lavishy wallet and coin purse made with biodegradable vegan leather, plus 2 $10 coupons for Nice Shoes
    • Two Fur Bearer Defenders Gift Bags, each including a Fur Bearers’ t-shirt, membership to Fur Bearer Defenders, Lush beauty products, and other various goodies
    • $50 gift certificate for yoga classes at Open Door Yoga Studio
    • Lush Cosmetics Vegan Bath Product Gift Package – value $60
    • Vegan Body Scrub and Soothe Massage Oil gift package
    • Brandenburg “Arctic Wolf” Framed Poster Print
    • Fro Bo Dog Water Dish with additional Freeze Core
    ....

    October 13, 2013

  • Alison

    Remember to come on time to avoid disappointment! Don't forget:
    - ingredients list, + cut your food into small servings as necessary
    - label your serving dish & serving utensil
    - bring a plate, cup, cutlery, and bag to take home your dirty dishes

    We will have live entertainment throughout the event while you eat! We will have 4 musical performers throughout the evening, who will include: Brittney Grabill, Risa, the band Hello Harmless, and Sinéad. It's going to be a lovely festive atmosphere for this *compassionate* holiday :)

    October 13, 2013

  • Alison

    We are excited to have a craft table at our potluck this year! It will be fun activity for kids and adults! At the table you will have the opportunity to make a turkey either using a potato stamp or drawing it on the paper provided. You do not have to be an artist to participate. The turkeys will be submitted to the 46 Million turkeys project (www.46millionturkeys.com). They are collecting turkeys to honour each of the 46 million turkeys that are killed at thanksgiving every year in the USA. In Canada a further 3 million are killed during this "holiday". So come by the table and make as many Turkeys as you can!

    October 13, 2013

  • Timea T

    Do people bring guests? Or everyone comes solo?

    October 11, 2013

    • Alison

      both! I am going by myself, but I'll have 150 other people, or so, to keep me company :)

      October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this one, would love to see the pictures afterwards, Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    October 11, 2013

  • Alison

    Volunteers for this event are no longer needed - thank you to everyone who contacted us to offer your assistance!

    October 10, 2013

  • Mani R.

    I'll try to as the date draws closer due to my work schedule...cheers

    October 1, 2013

  • John B.

    ...wouldn't miss this for the world!... the annual highlight of the Van Vegan social calendar.

    3 · September 30, 2013

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