Past Meetup

Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck & Variety Show

This Meetup is past

91 people went

Price: CA$5.00 /per person

St. James Community Square

3214 W. 10th Avenue · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

We'll be in the St. James Hall, and you'll see the Animal Voices banner at the front of it from the street.

Location image of event venue


This is an annual fundraiser for the Vancouver Co-operative radio show Animal Voices. Last year's event was jam packed because 140 people, way over the anticipated number, showed up. So, this year, they have rented a larger venue to make it more comfortable and we are taking part. Should be lots of fun.

Celebrate a 2nd annual compassionate, vegan Thanksgiving 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. All are welcome to attend!

This is an animal-friendly event, so please bring a vegan dish to share (free of any animal products, including dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, whey and casein), serving 8, plus a plate, cup, and cutlery for yourself, and a serving utensil for your dish. If you're not a cook or are pressed for time, no worries! Store-bought food is perfectly acceptable, as is bringing along a non-alcoholic beverage to share (ie. juice, non-dairy milk, coconut water). Please bring an ingredients list for your dish! It is a family-friendly event, so please bring your loved ones!

We are pleased to announce that Turtle Island Foods is co-sponsoring this event, which means that there will be Tofurky roasts served for all!

This year we are also hosting a variety show during the dinner, showcasing the entertaining talents of our guests! So if you sing, play an instrument, tell jokes, or perform magic tricks, and would like to perform at the show, please pre-register your act by emailing [masked]

There will also be a raffle fundraiser with many great prizes to be won (see below).

Tickets are $5 at the door for this fundraising event. Profits will go towards supporting Animal Voices, part of Vancouver Co-operative Radio, a not-for-profit organization. Animal Voices Vancouver is a weekly radio show airing every Friday at noon on 100.5fm CFRO, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, reporting on and delving into animal rights issues and the vegan lifestyle.

Please note that the venue is wheelchair accessible (just notify one of the event volunteers, when you arrive, that you will need access to the chair lift).

Here is a list of the raffle prizes we will draw for:

Grand Prize: A $395 value gift certificate for a Feed Life Starve Cancer plant-based cooking workshop
Secondary grand prize: a gift package of Vega health supplement products, valued at $200
Tertiary grand prize: A KatKabin – a beautiful pink cat house for your feline friend, valued at $99

Fro Bo cold dog water dish
Brandenburg “White Wolf” framed 32” X 24” photograph
Gift basket of assorted vegan food
Gift basket of a variety of vegan health & beauty products
8-piece Lavendar Bath & Body Collection set
Healing Spa bath products set
Eggplant quilted tote bag made of recycled materials
Vegan belt, by Held Vegan Belts
Blue Guess wallet
100% Organic Cotton t-shirts by Adorned Precision Body Art X2
$25 gift certificate for Eternal Abundance restaurant
$10 gift certificate for Gorilla Food restaurant
Gift certificate for vegan cupcakes at Fairy Cakes
Hand-painted ceramic bracelet
Red Jasper Pendant and Earrings
RCA Digital Clock Radio with mp3 player input
Set of kids’ walkie talkies
“Electric Green”, a vegan music CD by the band “Green Beings”
“A Fall From Freedom” dvd
“Forks Over Knives” dvd
“Chloe's Kitchen” book by Chloe Coscarelli
“Vegan Pie in the Sky” book by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
“Eat Vegan on $4 A Day” book by Ellen Jaffe Jones
“Let Them Eat Vegan” book by Dreena Burton
“Veganist” book by Kathy Freston
“Change of Heart” book by Nick Cooney
“Vegan Is Love” book by Ruby Roth

Thank you to our prize sponsors:
Adorned Precision Body Art
Book Publishing Company
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Edward & Sons
Eternal Abundance
Fairy Cakes
Feed Life
Free Press
Gorilla Food
Green Beings
Held Vegan Belts
The Impetus Agency
Lantern Books
Nice Shoes
North Atlantic Books
Sequel Naturals