August Events Guide – Vancity 2013

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Find out what’s happening in and around Vancity for the month of August!

Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, August 4

Wanderlust Festival

Whistler (various venues and times)

Advance tickets: http://whistler.wanderlustfestival.com/

Music, performance and yoga festival. Visit our friends from VEGA at the Kula Marketplace, who will be providing your nourishment and hydration needs for the entire weekend!

Friday August 2, Saturday August 3, Wednesday August 7 and Thursday August 8:

The Ghosts In Our Machine Screening (includes Q and A session)

Vancity Theatre, 8:30PM

Advance tickets: theghostsinourmachine.com/Vancouver

The Ghosts IN Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows McArthur over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Research; Food; Fashion and Entertainment. The question is posed: Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

Sunday, August 11:

Festival of India & Vegan Feast

Second Beach (Stanley Park), 1:00PM

Complimentary

The day features a free vegan feast for 10,000 (!) people, cooking demos, music and dance, 2 stages, a market bazaar and mendhi tattoos.

Friday, August 23:

RAW ARTIST hosted by Bambii Clothing

Gossip Night Club, Doors 8:00PM

Advance tickets: rawartists.org/Vancouver/enmasse/?artist=142134

40 artists displaying talent within fashion, film, music, hair, makeup, photography and art. Featuring our friends Bambi, representing their vegan clothing line.

Saturday, August 24:

Will Tuttle (California) Presentation, Discussion & Earthsave Fundraiser

Oakridge SDA Hall, 6:00PM

Entry by donation

The World Peace Diet, which became a #1 Amazon best-seller in March, 2010, offers a compelling and liberating new understanding of our food and our culture. It has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. It is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives.

Weekly, Sundays:

Food Truck Fest

215 West 1st Avenue, 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Complimentary admission

Weekly summer festival featuring Vancouver’s wide variety of food and beverage trucks, including several vegan options: visit Culver City Salads and The Juice Truck!

Weekly, Sundays:

Summer Sunday Sundae Specials

Karmavore (New Westminster)

Prices varying

A summer treat, featuring a new vegan, staff-designed sundae every week! Choose from flavours such as peanut butter bar blaster and organic chocolate fudge.

Written by Zoe Peled

Instagram: @zoemarg

~The Vegan Project

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