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Challenge 22+ Tutorial, Nutrition Workshop and Book Fundraiser

February 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us for our first event…which is also our “coming out” reception! We are a new non-profit, but comprised of old familiar faces. If you enjoy delicious vegan food and hearing information on how to be a better advocate for animals, then this workshop is for you!

The main focus of this event is to promote and raise funds for the magical children’s book, “Kiss Or Cook?”, written and illustrated by LuLu Lotus. We believe the future of veganism is through the youth of this world, and one of the keys to advancing this movement is to get publications like this on school, daycare, and public library shelves. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Whether it be at a Cube of Truth or just in our everyday dealings with friends, family, neighbours, and workmates, we all want to be more effective in our efforts to promote veganism. One tool is the Challenge 22+ initiative. Karen Leeson Upshaw, a senior mentor with Challenge 22+ and organizer for the Barrie chapter of Anonymous for the Voiceless, will give us insight into how the Challenge works, why it’s so successful, and maybe even offer a few tips and tricks on how to handle some of the more common questions and issues that always seem to come up.

Dr. Julie Chan, well-known Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist from Liberty Wellness Clinic, coordinator of the Toronto chapter of Animals Asia, and founder of the animal activist organization, Peace Fur Paws, will discuss the merits of naturopathy and expound on the many benefits of a natural and holistic diet, so that we are better equipped to inform the non-vegan world.

Most of us are guilty of not always making the best food choices, so activist, Cathy Stableford-Jaaj, will be bringing along some yummy delights and and will be talking about overall wellness, including raw, healthier food choices. She will help us improve our knowledge and better equip us to discuss what we learn with others. Sampling will definitely be encouraged!

LuLu Lotus, a local vegan and author of the aforementioned “Kiss Or Cook?”, a children’s story embracing the principles of veganism and animal rights, will be in attendance at this event to do a reading from her book and to sign copies available for purchase. Donations will go towards buying copies of her book to distribute to libraries, daycares, schools etc.

We are all aware of how we have to work with government, at whatever level, to effect positive permanent changes for animals through laws and policies. We are also aware of how painfully slow and frustrating this process can be. That’s why it’s vital for animal rights to be represented from within by vegan candidates…and how very important it is that we support these individuals. Vegan and animal activist, Mike Gallay, former — and future — candidate for Mayor of Toronto, will be on hand to discuss his own experiences on running for office, to answer your questions on his very solid platform, and to talk about his plans to rally a strong team to make this goal a reality. And if we ask him nicely enough, maybe he’ll talk to us about the book he’s writing and….potatoes.

Ultimately, we want to help our vegan activist community find our next steps and amplify our “voice” moving forward…and support those efforts. Please click “Going” so we know how many people to plan for, because…..food. Thank you!

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February 9, 2019
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
627 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G3 Canada
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