The Vegan Project: March Event Listings

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Event listings for March 2014…

March 5, 2014 The 2nd Annual Eastside Beer Fest Wise Hall, 7PM to 9PM

Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 2nd Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, which helps provides food for up to 25,000 people in need each week. All proceeds from both ticket sales and draw prizes directly support the GVFBS. The evening will feature craft beers from all over the world along with tasty samplings from Commercial Drive food purveyors. It’s the perfect Spring event! Tickets are $24.99 plus a non-perishable food donation to the GVFBS and are available at all Liberty Wine Merchants locations. For more information on this and future events, please visit http://www.libertywinemerchants.com Remember to check out our friends at http://www.barnivore.com/, for a complete listing of your vegan beer options!

March 11, 2014 Chocolate Tasting Class Modern Pantry (West Vancouver), 6:30PM to 8:30PM

This class is all about cocoa growing regions, single origin chocolates, and processing techniques. Eating our way around the globe, we will discuss flavour profiles of different beans and what texture you can expect from different methods of production. Also what you should be on the look-out for when it comes to high quality chocolate. The class will be lead by Kendall, who has a Masters degree in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences.If you have any questions or concerns leading up to the event, please email kendall@themodernpantry.ca. (The class will feature primarily dark chocolates, thus vegan-friendly!)

March 17, 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Irish Pub Style Irish Heather Pub at Rainier Provisions (2 West Cordova)

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Irish pub style with a VEGAN! pot pie and a pint of beer or other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink of your choice. Rainier Provisions is located in a beautiful heritage building on the corner of West Cordova with 16 ft ceilings, big period windows with hardwood and original tiling floors. Equipped with it’s own bar, this space often opens as a “Baby Heather” to accommodate guests celebrating on St. Patrick’s day. Menu ($15 cash/diner includes tax and tip). Details: http://www.meetup.com/MeatlessMeetup/events/152747292/

Viva la Vegetarian: The Art of Vegetarian Cooking The Dirty Apron Cooking School, 5:30PM to 9:30PM (with David Robertson OR Takashi Mizukami)

Join us for a celebration of all things vegetarian. Learn to cook inspirational vegetarian dishes to wow even the most hardened of carnivores! The days of mushroom risotto being the only vegetarian option are long behind us. Vegetarian cooking is not only a healthy life-style choice but chefs from all disciplines have also embraced cooking without meat and fish to bring new and amazing flavours and combinations to the table. This class celebrates the vast array of flavours and colours available to the modern vegetarian cook. Starting with a caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese & Walnut Tart with Arugula Pesto followed by a sumptuous main of Artichoke, Ricotta & Pine nut Tortellini with Pan Roasted Sultanas finished with a 10 Year Old Balsamic Vinegar. Finally, your meal will end with a delicious Chocolate Lava Cake. Sign up at www.thedirtyapron.com

March 21, 2014 Secrets Album Release and ‘ The Owl’ Music Video Party Buddha-Full Fresh Juices & Smoothies (North Vancouver)

Celebrating community and the “real” new year Spring Equinox! A night celebrating the release of “Secrets” by Discreet Da Chosen 1 Album release + “The Owl” Music Video Party, live performances by: Kyla Rawlyns, “Team Gollum Allstars” “Hardtrixx”(Heath Cherry) & “Tunnel Vision”(David Tunold)

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March 22 to 23 , 2014 Animal Advocacy Camp feat. Jo-Anne McArthur and Sara Dubois Croation Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, 9AM to 6PM (both days)

Two days of learning about taking effective action for animals. Bring your valuable skills, experiences, and ideas. The Camp will be a practical, attendee-led event, where YOU get to set the agenda and host discussions about what YOU want to talk about. Share your stories, ideas, and experiences, learn from the experiences of others, discover the wealth of resources available, host dialogues, and create and strengthen existing relationships. All details available online here: http://animaladvocacycamp.ca/

March 25, 2014 Dining Out for Life (various locations)

On Tuesday, March 25, dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants, and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home.From Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, participating restaurants will contribute 25% of their food sales to registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful. All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services they provide free-of-charge. The full list of participating restaurants is extensive, and includes many vegan/vegetarian-friendly options: http://www.diningoutforlife.com/vancouver/restaurants

March 29, 2014 Masquerade Ball for the SPCA Fairmont Hotel Georgia, 7PM to Midnight

Support the SPCA during a night of mystery and allure! Wear your favourite mask and best formal attire, for a night of live music, dancing, drinks, hors d’ouevres, prize draws, and a huge silent auction. Hosted by local CTV personalities. Details: ball4spca.com

March 30, 2014 Olive Oil Tasting Modern Pantry (West Vancouver), 4PM to 5:30PM

Kendall will guide you through a tasting of three unique presses from different olive growing regions which will develop your palate. You will learn about the flavour profiles of various olives and the influence of climate on the final product. You will also take away some important information on when it’s worthwhile to spend money on oil and what characteristics to look out for in a quality EVOO (and how to point out a bad one!!!), as well as storage practices for keeping optimum quality. This class includes a take-home of a multiple-gold medal award winning Californian Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the famed Tres Osos farm. Details: kendall@themodernpantry.ca

If you’re interested in including your event in the monthly listings, please contact Zoe:

e. zoe@theveganproject.ca

ig. @zoemarg

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