Guest Speakers and Performers
Don’t be fooled by his cuteness cause this kido packs a serious punch when it comes to getting kids to ditch junk and go organic. Have you seen him at Vancouver’s Veg-Expo, Non-GMO Show, or been there for his epic world renowned performances at March Against Monsanto? How about watch his YouTube videos with your kids? This VegFest is your chance to find out just what makes this 10 year-old Vegan activist one of Vancouver’s best loved speakers!
Krista serves as the managing director, Canada, for Mercy For Animals, overseeing corporate outreach, media relations, and MFA’s efforts to help effect governmental policy changes in Canada. Krista has spent over two decades working for large international organizations as a senior human resource strategist, and has more than 10 years under her belt as both a business partner in a Toronto law firm and a founding partner of the firm’s specialized employment and human resources practice.
Registered Dietitian and co-author of 10 best selling books on vegan nutrition and a popular column in Common Ground magazine, will be talking on extending your circle of compassion and creating an optimal plant-based diet. This will provide excellent information on protein, calcium, and healthy delicious and easy food for people of all ages, whether fine tuning a vegan or raw diet, or starting to include more plant foods. Vesanto also will be at a nearby booth to chat, answer questions, and sign copies of the award winning “Becoming Vegan: Express Edition”.
Vegan singer/songwriter Sinéad Sanders joins us again this year for Veg Fest Vancouver. Her music is described as jazz folk infused-rockabilly blues, and you can find her regularly rattling through various pubs, cafes, and cabarets of Vancouver.
Manager and marketing guy at HappyCow.net, the world's largest veg*n restaurant and health food store guide. Ken is a fountain of knowledge who is interested in everything life has to offer, from the psychology of business marketing to organic gardening to website/graphic design. He has consulted for or worked in upper management for numerous companies including Microsoft, Hollywood.com, and Eco Vision Packaging. and has interviewed thousands of celebrities, business executives, and prominent vegans on camera for a variety of outlets including HappyCow. He has been vegan for much of his life, and lives a holistic, sustainable lifestyle.
In addition to our scheduled performances, throughout the day you will hear music sets from DJ Arun and inspirational talks from our vendors.
|Gypsy Trunk, Everyday Superfoods, Indigo Café, Loving Hut, Varinicey Pakoras|
|Hooray Truffles, Hearts on Noses, Nice Shoes|
|1:00pm||Ken Spector (Happy Cow)|
|Plant to Plate, Dard Nashak Oil, Vegan Police|
|1:30pm||Krista Osborne (Mercy For Animals)|
|Pranin Smoothy, Feeding Change, Simply Protein|
|Eternal Abundance, Vervet Monkey, Gillian Walters|
|Sea Shepherd, Fairy Cakes, Lloyd James|
|Chilango Mango, Vegan Pudding, Tantamount|
|Rabitats, Stop UBC Animal Research, Tina Panetta|
|4:00pm||Ken Spector (Happy Cow)|
|Q Nature, Gardein, Synergy Nutrition|
|4:30pm||Krista Osborne (Mercy For Animals)|
|Life Bites, Earthsave, Animal Justice|
|Vancouver Humane Society, Happy Herd, Liberation BC, Field Treats|
|Karina Inkster, Tagulan, Johnny Pop|
|Living Lotus, Zen Organic, Turtle Island|
|6:30pm||Thank you for coming!|