- Game changers movie
Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan and directed by Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyos, the documentary focuses on the rise of plant-based eating in the professional sports world, combining groundbreaking science with stories of struggle and triumph. Each showing of the film will also be accompanied by exclusive pre-show content and never-before-seen bonus footage. The movie is 1 hr 58 minutes plus possibly commercials etc and the pre show. Tickets cost $11.75. PLEASE PRE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A SEAT. EACH PERSON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TICKET PURCHASE. We can go for a drink or food after to discuss what we thought about the movie :-) F&D
- Snackluck. Keeping it Simple!
The event is held at Vancouver Co-housing, an intentional co-housing community. Please bring some vegan snacks to share. We ask for a loonie or twonie to cover Vancouver Cohousing's cost of hosting us (hot water, soap, TP etc.). Registered Dietitian and Award winning author Vesanto Melina will talk about how to make plant-based eating healthy, delicious, and easy!!! Also those attending are invited to add their ideas and tips about how to keep it simple. Take note: While we are big fans of the plant-based diet, everyone is welcome at our events, from omnivore to vegan. What to bring? Anything you enjoy eating as a snack but please make sure it contains no animal products--that means no meat, dairy, whey, gelatin, eggs, and seafood--so that everyone can partake. And if you have an example of some simple vegan foods that you enjoy, please bring these?
- Visit to Bellingham Veg Fest
Join us for a morning out at Bellingham VegFest! The first annual Bellingham VegFest will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at Downtown Bellingham's Depot Market Square. Vendor details and event information will be posted here once they are available. In the meantime, you can follow Bellingham VegFest on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BhamVegFest/ We will meet in front of Starbucks at 11:00am and walk down the street to the market from there. Please look for Izzy who will be wearing a bright pink coat! Please give yourself adequate commuting time from the Vancouver area to be on time so that we can visit the market as a group.
- Vegan Chinese Dinner at Po Kong
Join us for a vegan Chinese dinner to pay tribute to someone who has done more to educate the public about a shift towards a plant based than anyone we know. You do not have to know her to attend, but perhaps you have read her books or seen her speak. We ask those in attendance to sign a memory book with a message of thanks for the ways in which her work have touched your life. Scroll down. Cost: $17 including tax and tip per diner, to be paid in CASH to table representatives upon arrival. Menu: • Spinach Thick Soup • Veggie drumsticks • Chili and pepper deep fried tofu • Hot and spicy wontons • Colourful pan fried mixed vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, gailan and other veggies) • Spicy Kung - Po Diced Veggie Chicken • Tasty Fresh Shitake Mushrooms • Bean Curd Skin Rolls in black bean sauce • Spicy Green Beans • Orange Cutlets • brown rice NB. Those not answering the RSVP question will be removed from the event but are welcome to reregister if space remains. Also your YES RSVP is your commitment to attend. If you find you can no longer make it, don't email the host, just adjust your RSVP to NO. Those cancelling with less than 24 hours' notice may be asked to pay the cost of their meal. This dinner is in honour of Vesanto Melina.
- Bowen Island Hike and Tacos
Join Diane for a hike on Bowen Island. You won't need a car. The 20-min. ferry ride to Bowen Island (Snug Cove) costs $10.45 plus tax / passenger, round trip. You can take bus 250 and 257 from downtown to get to Horseshoe Bay. (This is our last chance to visit the Branch cafe for their delicious vegan taco's as they close for the season Oct 1st) We'll meet at the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal on the benches in front of the ticket wicket at 8:40 am to catch the 9:05 am ferry. We'll take the 1:10pm ferry home. **Purchase Ferry Ticket first then come meet at the benches** Hike: Dorman Point Look-Out Time & Elevation: One hour , 300 ft. Difficulty: Easy Access: Easy, right from the ferry terminal Main Attraction: Viewpoints Please wear hiking shoes or runners. ***If you don't hike or are not very active this might not be the hike for you. We will be hiking at a moderate pace.*** Right from the ferry dock, hiking up to Dorman Point is a great way to get a sense of Bowen Island’s geography. The 2.5km/1.5mi hike takes about 1.5 hours return. While there are some steep climbs, reaching the summit of this arbutus tree-strewn plateau offers a striking view of Whytecliffe Park in West Vancouver across the Queen Charlotte Channel. Also visible to the southwest is the University of British Columbia (UBC). Vegan Lunch: Branch on Bowen Cafe. Vegan tacos (1 FOR $5, 3 FOR $13) and vegan ice cream (1 scoop 5.25 | 2 scoops 7.50). ***We are asking everyone to order vegan food items*** ***Will be cancelled if it rains***
- Annual Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck Celebration
Join us for a vegan compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck and partake in this feast of thanks and bounty with fabulous prizes! Most attendees may not be vegan, but please be sure to bring a vegan dish. We expect over 200 for this annual event so this is your chance to build community. This is a family-friendly event, so please bring your loved ones young and old, veg or non. Entry is by donation. Doors open at 4:30. We will also have musical entertainment at the beginning and end of the event, but not during most of the eating time, so you'll have lots of time to socialize. Stay tuned for updates. This is an animal-friendly event, so please bring a vegan dish, cut and portioned for serving, with at least 8 servings (=8 big scoops). Vegan means no dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, whey/casein, or other animal byproducts. You don't have to cook, though--food from a deli is A-OK. Please bring an ingredients list for your dish. 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) This event will feature a fabulous RAFFLE fundraiser. Please bring some $ for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5. Proceeds from this event will go to cover Meatless Meetup costs. Here are SOME of the FABULOUS PRIZES we had in 2018: • Ten $20 gift certificates for Po Kong vegetarian restaurant • Ten $20 gift certificates for Sun Bo Kong vegetarian restaurant • $50 gift certificate to Indigo Age Cafe • $50 gift certificate from Blue Heron Dairy-Free Cheese Shop • Two $25 gift cards for Buddhafull • Two $20 gift cards for MEET • Gift Card from Green Moustache in Lonsdale • $40 gift certificate from Eternal Abundance • $20 gift certificate from PureBread • Two $15 gift certificates from Bandidas Taqueria • Gift certificate for 2 dinners at veg All India Sweets & Restaurant • 5-class pass from Unity Yoga • A month of personal training/ coaching services from Lift Performance • Gift Basket from PlantBase Food & Natural Products • Gift Basket from Herbaland • Gift Basket from Spent Coffee Roasters • Gift bag of loose teas from Unity Yoga • 200-g pouch of organic turmeric powder from Quidditas • set of water bottles "Voluptuous Vegan" cookbook "Cheesy Vegan" cookbook "The Plant-Based Journey" by Lani Muelrath "The Plant-Based Power Diet" by Leslie Beck, RD "Healing the Vegan Way" by Mark Reinfeld "Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style" by Kim Barnouin "Quantum Wellness" by Kathy Freston "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen" by Ani Phyo "Naturally Lean: 125 Nourishing Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Recipes" by Allyson Kramer "The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter" by Peter Singer and Jim Mason "Green for Life" by Victoria Boutenko