Written By Sophie MacKenzie Events / Places Aug 4, 2014 Victoria Vegan Festival 2014 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAmidst the ruckus of Canada Day celebrations and nestled in the heart of Market Square, was the Victoria Vegan Festival. In its third year, the free festival—put on by the volunteer-based, non-profit Victoria Vegan Festival Society—continues to draw both longtime vegans and those curious about the life style to its wide array of activities. Hundreds came out to partake in the festivities, and over the course of the afternoon recipes and vegan-cooking tips were shared, connections and friendships were made, and in the spirit of Canada Day, prizes were won. Of course, veganism is more than just a dietary choice; it’s a growing political and cultural ideology that is integrally connected to slow-food, whole-food, animal rights, and local economic movements. The vegan lifestyle has steadily grown in Victoria over the last couple of decades, due in part to the information received at events like the Victoria Vegan Festival, and its campaign to motivate and inspire would-be vegans. To better understand who vegans really are, and why they choose the lifestyle, the Victoria Vegan Festival features a “This is what a vegan looks like” campaign, with short bios featured on their website.Dispelling the myths that all vegans are hippies or undernourished, here vegans are shown to be strong athletes, health-minded individuals, and people just like you and me. This year, the festival brought a myriad of speakers, cooking demos, and great samples of vegan food, including delectable tacos from Diablo’s Vegan Tacos, products from Beanfields Snacks, Fairy Cakes, Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauces, The Edge Food Company, The Good Seed Hemp Company, Pure Lovin’ Chocolate, and Rawthentic Eatery Victoria.Victoria Vegan FestivalFacebook More photos belowPlaces that took part:Diablo’s Vegan TacosMarket Square, v8w 36c250-812-9828@DiablosTacos Beanfields Snacks@BeanfieldsSnack Facebook Fairy Cakes3586 Fraser Street, V5V 4C6604-442-9866@FairyCakes_yummFacebook Dad’s Westcoast Awesome Sauce Facebook The Edge @food_energy Facebook The Good Seed Pure Lovin’ Chocolate102-3 Fan Tan Alley, V8W 3G9250-590-0414@Pure_Lovin Rawthenic Eatery108 – 4440 West Saanich Road, V9K 1S7778-432-4800@eatrawthentic Facebook vegan SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Sophie MacKenzie Sophie MacKenzie is a food enthusiast through and through. When she isn't busy working early mornings shifts at a local bakery, she can be found creating and photographing original recipes for her wholefoods centred blog. Her ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Events / Food & Wine Pairing / Food Events / Places / Victoria February 25, 2020 Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner: Canoe Brewpub & Unsworth Vineyards Multi-award winning Unsworth Vineyards and Canoe’s Chef Kyle Dampsy joined forces on Wednesday, February 19, in Canoe’s upstairs Dining ... Read More Beer / Events / Food Events / Places / Spirits / Victoria February 25, 2020 11th Annual Island Beer and Spirits Festival The Strathcona Hotel has long brought together BC brewers and distillers in its multiple taprooms but rarely is the brewing craft celebrated so much ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Events October 30, 2019 Eat the Future Victoria’s food community came together this week at Boom + Batten restaurant for Eat the Future, a tasty event to raise money for future chefs ... Read More Drink / Events / Food / Food Events October 30, 2019 Fifth annual Stein and Dine in the Victoria Public Market It's such a festive and fun way to celebrate craft beer and our ... Read More Comments are closed.