Plant Based Lifestyle Trend Growing in 2019
Plant Based Lifestyle Trend Includes Veg, Vegan and Zero-Waste
There are now more plant based lifestyle events in Vancouver than ever. There are six upcoming events on Facebook and over a dozen Plant based / Veg / Vegan / Zero-Waste Meetups in Vancouver alone!
It’s not just Vancouver, but the plant based trend is global. Beyond Meat is an example of the plant based lifestyle trend growth locally and internationally.
Beyond Meat Inc., the company created by vegan Ethan Brown in 2009, raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to grow its line of plant-based meats, with shares rocketing in their public debut.
The maker of the Beyond Burger, which is sold at Whole Foods and restaurant chain TGIF, among others, priced its initial public offering at $25 a share Wednesday evening, raising at least $240 million at a valuation slightly shy of $1.5 billion.
Brown argues that humans do not need to fully abandon meat, but to change the definition to one that considers composition and structure — amino acids, lipids, trace minerals, vitamins and water. Those core elements are not exclusive to animals, but exist in the plant kingdom too, he says.
Plant Based Vancouver Facebook Events
May 5, 2019: Veg Expo 2019
Celebrating the 6th annual Veg Expo – presented by Choices Markets
A day of celebration where we introduce new, innovative, inspiring products and services that you can implement into your lifestyle and to meet others that share their passion.
VEG EXPO is a day for the entire family. Enjoy cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, explore innovative sustainable transportation options on the market, take a break in our ‘vegetation lounge’, enjoy free samples and giveaways plus get inspired by a natural vegan body builder showcase.
May 9, 2019: Vegan Film Festival: OIVFF x VVF
Vancouver Vegan Festival is honoured to bring the Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival to Vancouver!
The Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival is a trailblazing event dedicated to celebrating the vegan ideal: a healthier, compassionate, environmentally friendly lifestyle that can be achieved through the consumption of plants and animal-free alternatives.
Join us for a night of award-winning film viewing surrounding veganism, with vegan snacks available for purchase from Urban Leaf Plant Based Foods + Eat The Dishes + Blue Heron Creamery, Say Hello Sweets, Beer + Wine service, and guest speakers Indian Rock Vegans (who are featured in Eating You Alive, one of the festival films).
This event is a fundraiser for Vancouver Vegan Festival 2019 and ticket sales will go towards ensuring that VVF is always FREE to the public, and providing low cost booth space to sanctuaries and non-profits.
Please BYOCs (containers, cups and cutlery) so we can aim for a zero-waste event 🌎
VIEW THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/QQBKyWnUJ40
Runtime: 14m, 59s
Directed by: Alex Lockwood
Produced by: Alex Lockwood
Country of Origin: UK
Beef farmer, Jay Wilde, struggles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to be slaughtered. Feeling trapped within an industry he no longer believes in, Jay decides to do what no beef farmer in the UK has ever done before – saving all of his cows from slaughter.
Runtime: 5m, 37s
Directed by: Jan Sorgenfrei
Country of Origin: Denmark
Behind the closed doors, in the dark and out of human sight, Jan Sorgenfrei and award-winning Toronto based photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, conduct an investigation into the industrial farming of chickens.
Runtime: 3m, 33s
Directed by: Kelly Guerin
Produced by: We Animals
Country of Origin: USA
Undercover reveals the stark, mechanized workings of the slaughterhouse, offering an unflinching and intimate look at the animals caught in this system.
Patrik Babounian, BUILT BY PLANTS
Runtime: 6m, 27s
Directed by: Jonathan Rosenberry
Produced by: Compassion Over Killing
Country of Origin: USA
Patrik Babounian, one of the strongest men in the world, isn’t called “Vegan Badass” for nothing as he speaks about his plant-based diet and his compassion for animals.
Eating You Alive
Runtime: 1hr, 48m
Directed by: Paul David Kennamer, Jr.
Produced by: Merrilee Jacobs
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.
A MOTHER’S MONOLOGUE
Runtime: 8m, 12s
Directed by: Marzieh Kamyabi & Mehdi Shaafi
Language: Persian (with English subtitles)
Country of Origin: Iran
A documentary about people volunteered to watch a film about animal industries and eat meat at the same time. They did not know anything about the content of the film they had to watch.
EVAN’S VIDEO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Runtime: 5m, 30s
Directed by: Paul Magee Berry & Ray Kowalchuk
Produced by: Shannon Blair
Country of Origin: USA
Evan is seven, and that’s not too young to understand climate change, and the impact of animal agriculture on the whole carbon cycle — including the part Big Business doesn’t want you to know about.
FOR THE VOICELESS
Runtime: 13m, 17s
Directed by: Jordan Owens
Produced by: Jordan Owens
Country of Origin: Canada
The story of professional hockey player Jordan Owens and his transformation from meat eating athlete to vegan activist.
Vancouver Vegan Festival acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations.
All areas but the balconies are wheelchair accessible. You can purchase tickets at the lowered counters outside, then enter the main space via wide automatic doors. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and bar service provided. Staff are friendly and able to assist in a variety of ways. There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, but there is street parking around the neighbourhood.
Sponsored by Earthsave Canada + Urban Leaf Plant Based Foods + Eat The Dishes.
Hosted by The Vegan Project + Peaces + Peace People Project.
May 18, 2019: Zero-Waste Vegan Market
The #zwvMarket is designed to bring both zero-waste and vegan shopping and education to the community. This is a free public event!
→ Food + bath and beauty products + market bags + crafts + apparel + workshops + demos
→ Nothing packaged + nothing new
→ Vegan apparel swap + shop
→ Live music + cozy lounge spaces
→ Community building
→ Good food
→ Good times
→ The benefits of the #zerowastevegan lifestyle
→ How to implement zero-waste + vegan habits into your life
May 18, 2019: BC Vegan Magazine Lunch & Launch
BC Vegan Magazine is excited to announce the official Lunch & Launch Party Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2pm!
Buy lunch and celebrate our magazine launch with us at Vegan Cave and meet the team – Nia, Anna, Gillian, and Kingston!
Lunch Specials to be announced soon!
May 19, 2019: Zero-Waste Vegan Hot Luck
Hot tub + pot luck
Gastown rooftop + DJ
Sunset + moonlight
Friends + foooooood
Official afterparty of the #zwvMarket!
Our goal is to bring people together to share beautiful food and uplifting music without hurting animals or the environment. We also want to give back!
We will have a guest list at the door for entry based on pre-purchased tickets, with 100% of the proceeds supporting animal rescue.
Stock up on zero-waste vegan produce, baked goods, dips, soups and eats on Saturday, May 18 (the day before our hot luck!) at the very first:
Zero-Waste Vegan Market!
TAG YOUR FUN TIMES:
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring a zero-waste vegan dish to share (no single use packaging! no animal products!)
BYOB (bathing suit), towel, flip flops
BYO plate, cup, cloth napkin, silverware, serving utensils
There is a $12 minimum donation fee to attend this event (with option to top it up for the animals). If you’d like to attend & cost is a barrier, please send us a message 🙂 Get your tickets here:
Each #zwvHotLuck will raise awareness and funds for rescued animals. All proceeds from this event will go to Shanae’s Animal Rescue. This organization rescues cats and dogs from high kill shelters across the world. In some cases, the animals require medical care in order to make the journey to find their furrrever home in Vancouver.
Peace People Project apparel will be at the paartay with 50% going to Shanae’s Animal Rescue. There will also be silent auction items and a 50/50 draw to support their work, too!
If you can’t attend, but would like to support this organization, please contribute here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/383920662445026/?fundraiser_source=external_url
There is a fridge, oven, microwave and BBQ on the roof if you need to store or heat your dishes. There are also change rooms with showers. The rooftop is wheelchair accessible.
Being on the roof comes with some awesome privileges that include sweeping views of the city, pool tables and quite a few indoor and outdoor lounge areas – including the HOT TUB!
A FEW RESTRICTIONS:
NO ALCOHOL, PETS or SMOKING on the premises. Glassware is permitted everywhere except in close proximity to or in the hot tub.
There’s a security guard that constantly monitors the premises and imposes fines if the rules are broken. We’d like to continue to use the space throughout the summer so please abide by the rules otherwise we will kindly ask you to vacate the premises.
June 6, 2019: The Vegan Night Market
We’re back for our first #vnm summer edition!!!
We want to see your lovely faces at the next instalment of
The Vegan Night Market on June 6th at The Waldorf Hotel!
Happening inside and outside, join us for another fun-filled evening of Vegan Food from Vancouver’s best, Drinks, Music, Shopping, Connecting + Giving Back.
We LOVE how much you LOVE supporting vegan business all while giving back to our local NPO’s and sanctuaries. It’s a beautiful thing!
This time we’re raising funds for The Save Movement at the door with a $2 min donation OR canned food, clothing or pet food for the WISH Drop-In Centre Society.
**This is a 19+ event**
The Vegan Night Market acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations.
Accessibility: A portable ramp will be on site. Accessible washrooms are located on the street level inside Nonna’s.
Brought to you by Peaces + The Vegan Project xx
July 27, 2019: Vancouver Vegan Festival 2019
Coming to #Vancouver this summer!!!!
VANCOUVER VEGAN FESTIVAL
An all-ages celebration of vegan food & culture located at the beautiful, waterfront and mountain-view, Creekside Park
This is a FREE community event brought to you by The Vegan Project + Peace People Project + Peaces + Earthsave Canada.
SAT. JULY 27, 2019
Over 70 vendors + Live Music + Inspiring Speakers + Free Yoga + Views + Good Vibes ☆
⇾ vegan food, apparel, activism and more!
Our inspiring guest speakers:
⇾ Internationally-renowned animal rights activist James Aspey
⇾ Local chef and business owner Asha Wheeldon of Kula Kitchen
⇾ Animal rights lawyer and vegan food activist Anna Pippus of Animal Justice
⇾ Zero-waste vegan apparel maker and activist Tosha Lobsinger of Peace People Project
TELL YOUR HUMAN (and dog) FRIENDS!!!!
Hosted by: The Vegan Project + Peace People Project + Peaces
Sponsored by: Earthsave Canada
VENDOR INQUIRIES: email@example.com
Vancouver Vegan Festival acknowledges that this festival takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations.
We have a no-tolerance policy for any prejudice based on gender identification, sexual orientation, cultural and/or racial background, religion, level of ability, and/or financial status.
Accessibility information will be available once the site map is finalized. Thank you for your patience!
August 9 to 12, 2019: Canada Fruit Festival
The 2019 Canada Fruit Fest is back for it’s 2nd annual 4 day event in the Okanagan. Don’t miss this JAM PACKED weekend with social media super stars, live performances by Canada’s best artists, and an all-you-can-eat raw vegan buffet!
Day 1: Diet & Lifestyle Fundamentals
The first day of the Canada Fruit Fest lays the foundation for the rest of the event. Lectures are focused on educating you about the fundamentals of the healthy, sustainable Vegan diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, vitamins & minerals. You’ll know exactly what foods to eat and which to avoid. We’ll cover all of the BEST foods to eat. Lectures will also cover the healthiest lifestyle habits, like sleep, meditation, gratitude, goal setting, and others.
Day 2: The Body & Mind of Your Dreams
The second day of the Canada Fruit Fest is all about building a strong, healthy body, and backing it up with a clear, positive mind. On this day, you’ll learn the fine art of fitness and meditation. You’ll feel more comfortable in your body as your mind opens up and allows your body to release any stress or tension that it may have been carrying up until August 10th.
Day 3: Lifestyle Freedom & Loving Relationships
The third day is where you’ll learn how to live a life of complete financial freedom. You’ll learn the process of earning all of your income entirely online, even if you don’t have a big social media following. Top experts will show you exactly how to craft a message and create products that sell. They’ll also teach you how to team up with the right people to get things moving, and how to delegate all the stuff you don’t like doing so you can transition from a 9-5 job to an online life of freedom and total creativity.
The other part of Day 3 is about attracting and maintaining loving relationships into your life, whether it’s with a soulmate, twin flame, child, parent, or other person in your life. You’ll learn the best ways of connecting physically, mentally, emotionally, and sexually… not just with your partner(s), but with yourself as well.
Day 4: The Power of Team Work & Collaboration
You become like the 5 people you hang around most, so the last day of the festival is all about connecting with those 5 people that you most strongly resonated with throughout the festival. Workshops and activities will be structured around building lasting friendships that carry you through the year and help spread the Vegan message across the world and boost the local Vegan community right where you live.
Plant Based Vancouver Meetups
If you look up Veg or Vegan Vancouver Meetups, there are many groups to choose from.
Socially Active Vancouver Vegans & Vegetarians
This group is for everyone interested in delicious plant-based meals with like-minded people! We will be picking restaurants, meeting often and enjoying all the veggie deliciousness Vancouver has to offer! We can do potlucks too! Looking forward to exploring all the vegan food here with all of you.
Celebrating Plant-Powered Business, People, Lifestyles!
VEGAN Vancouver is an exciting new community and network of people and businesseswho have set out to fill a vegan and vegetarian community void in Vancouver area.
The vision of VEGAN Vancouver is to bring together the voices, people and businesses, locally and internationally who celebrate a plant-based lifestyle for the health benefits, the love of animals or the future of our planet. From the ‘veginner’ to the seasoned vegan to vegan businesses, VEGAN Vancouver is a community that includes everyone who aspires to live and support vibrant, veg-conscious lifestyles.
Organic Vegan Living
Get great bulk Organic foods at the best prices around. Meet fellow Vegans near you! Come to a local Vegan Market and discuss living a healthy vegan lifestyle. Have delicious snacks, share your favorite vegan recipes and make new friends!
Raw, Organic and Vegan Food Community
Raw, Vegan Food Community for people who are passionate about share enthusiasm and power of Raw Food and Holistic Living.
Let’s explore together the fabulous world of Raw Food!
Any meal that you enjoy cooked -can be made RAW.
All foods are organic, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free they contain no sugar and most important – Uncooked!
Together we will discover the magic of creating fabulous organic RAW VEGAN Foods for optimum health and rejuvenation!
We will Learn and share with world greatly improved health by utilizing unprocessed green foods.
Think Green Supper Club – Vegan Food
Taste: Healthy, Delicious, Vegan Foods
Learn: Watch Live Cooking Demos & and Learn About Nutrition, Labels, Shopping
Share: Recipes and Ideas
A group committed to learning about better, healthier, plant-based eating choices.
Vancouver Vegan Sisterhood
Our mission is to create a supportive, compassionate, accepting, and strong community of vegan and aspiring vegan women. We will support each other in finding our own truth and inner guidance so that we may clearly see the path to a healthy life. We aim to create a culture of courage as we support each other in taking action/steps towards our most radiant self.
We’re foodies with an environmental conscience & concern for animal welfare.
Meatless Meetup is run by a group of volunteer hosts who believe it to be of critical environmental importance that we drastically reduce our meat and dairy consumption.
Food at our events is vegan but we’re not a vegan club. Anyone interested in lowering their carbon footprint by eating more plant based meals, even if never planning to go vegan, is welcome.
We ask members to use a real first name and face photo so we can recognize each other at events. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us, from collecting cash at restaurants to helping out at potlucks. If you want to meet more people at events, get in touch.
N.B. As your volunteer hosts can be asked to pay for no show diners, we ask that you be willing to pay for your meal at our events if you cancel without adequate notice.
VEG MEETUP VANCOUVER – since 2002
Veg Meetup = Veg Socializing Group! The original/oldest veg group on Meetup.com in Vancouver 😀
This group gives great opportunities for vegan and vegetarian adults to socialize with other veg mates, make friends and have fun! Those who are interested in the veg lifestyle or food are also welcome as long as they are veg-friendly and respectful.
At our dining events, we enjoy tasty vegan food at a reasonable price! (The main purpose isn’t judging/criticizing restaurants nor getting the biggest bargain in town, though.) Let’s veg out and have fun!! 🙂
BY JOINING THIS GROUP, YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH OUR GROUP POLICY.
Vancouver Veg-Friendly Hiking & Activities
This group is inspired by the immensely popular Veggie Hikers Meetup groups in Los Angeles, California (started by Manish) and Portland, Oregon (started by me, Natalia). The idea is simple: we meet up to enjoy a hike (or a walk) in the Vancouver area, then we top off the experience with a delicious meal at a nearby vegetarian, vegan or veggie-friendly restaurant. Beautiful nature, time outdoors and delicious vegetarian or vegan food! We are friendly and easy-going, and we love it when veggie hikers propose and organize events.
This is a group for positive people, who love the outdoors, want to meet wonderful people and want to bring their best self to the hikes.
Vegan/Raw/Organic – Classes/Films/Community Events
This group is to promote on-going events related to health, environmental issues and community.
The purpose of this group is to provide easy access to seminars, lectures, workshops, film screening and other events on all aspects of health including cooking, uncooking, beauty, home brewing, spirituality, environmental issues, community and education with films, classes, workshops and meetings.
Anyone interested in longevity, optimal health, environmental issues and community should join.
Vancouver Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking
Are you curious to know how a plant-based diet can improve your life and that of your loved ones? Do you want to make sure that you are nourishing your body so you can be your best every day? Would you like to learn more about making great plant-based food at home for yourself and your family every day, without spending all of your free time in the kitchen?
Some of our members are already vegetarian or vegan. Others just have a feeling that eating more plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and pulses, while consuming fewer animal products (meat, eggs, dairy) is the right things to do for their own health and that of the planet. What we all have in common is our desire to learn more about how to thrive thanks to plant-based foods.
Green Gourmet Supper Club
Welcome to Green Gourmet Supper Club! Plant-based eating is no longer considered a ‘trend’ but is now being called a ‘global shift that’s here to stay.’ Yaaaay!
Many people who desire to move towards a more plant-based way of eating often are not sure where to begin, if the food will taste good, how to proceed, what to do. At Green Gourmet we help to answer these questions. At our events you’ll have the opportunity to taste the food, learn how to make it, receive recipes, and more.
Come and enjoy the food and fun!
Vancouver Raw Food Potlucks & Other Events
Do you love eating raw, adding raw into your diet when you can or are you curious about the benefits of eating raw? Potlucks are the perfect place to learn through experience by eating, bringing your favorite raw food dish or dessert, and by meeting other enthusiastic people. We are so much more than what we eat, but it sure helps to eat healthfully!
So where’s the raw food potluck? For now, we’re having a monthly potluck at Eternal Abundance – last Sunday of each month at 7.30 PM. See you there!