The Vegan Project: October Events Guide

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What’s going on this October…Friday, October 4

Gala Apple Sale

Whole Foods, Robson Location

Apple pie season is here – and gala apples are $1.49 a pound, for one day only!


Through The Portal: A Woman’s Journey with the Sacred Mushroom

Eternal Abundance, Commercial Drive, 8PM

This is a special evening with Shonagh Home author of ‘Love and Spirit Medicine,’ which chronicles her monthly shamanic immersions into the sacred mushroom realms. She practices an ancient form of plant shamanism whereby the user allows the medicine spirits to animate her, bringing forth wisdom and healing information for the community. This is a form of medicine oracle work, which was practiced in the Mediterranean by the priestesses of Delphi and other temples, as well as the Volva in the Norse traditions, the Celtic Druids, and many other ancient cultures that honored the feminine wisdom. As a result of her explorations, she now works with these powerful plant medicine guides to induct students into a deeper relationship with themselves and nature. She is sought after as a mentor and guide, assisting others to access their own gnosis and healing abilities.


Saturday, October 5, check-in begins at 10AM

Vancouver Walk For Farm Animals (benefitting Farm Animal Sanctuary)

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Walk for Farm Animals raises vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving work and brings together thousands of people to change hearts and minds about farm animals. Join us on Saturday to raise awareness about compassion for all living beings. The Vegan Project will be walking, and are aiming to raise $1500. All support is much appreciated, and you can donate online:


Monday, October 7, 7:00PM

‘Eat Like You Care’ Reading Group- Week 1

Central Library, 350 West Georgia

Eat Like You Care is a new book by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton about the morality of animal use. It is written for the general public and shows that what most people already believe compels them to be vegan. Many of the reviews say that it is a very useful book for animal advocates to read because it gives great responses to people’s questions (and excuses!). For more information on the book, go here:

Let’s read the book together and discuss how we can use these arguments in our advocacy. All are welcome.


Monday, October 14, 6PM to 8:30PM

3rd Annual Vegan Compassionate Thanksliving Potluck

Oakride SDA Hall, 5350 Baille St

Celebrate a 3rd annual vegan Compassionate ThanksLiving Potluck this year with the Animal Voices radio crew and supporters by partaking in this feast of thanks and bounty. Build community and share delicious nourishment with like-minded people. Socialize with new and old friends over a selection of live musical entertainment. All are welcome to attend!

This is an animal-friendly event, so bring a vegan dish with at least 8 servings (no dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, whey/casein, or other byproducts). Also, please bring a plate, cup, and cutlery for yourself, and a serving utensil for your dish. (a bag for your dirty dishes would be useful, too) If you’re not a cook or are pressed for time, no worries! Sharing store-bought food or a non-alcoholic drink (juice, non-dairy milk, coconut water, etc.) is fine! Please bring an ingredients list for your dish. There will be a ‘raw’ section on the tables, so raw vegan food is encouraged! It is a family-friendly event, so please bring your loved ones!

This event will feature a fabulous RAFFLE fundraiser. Please bring some $ for a chance to win some amazing prizes! We suggest a DONATION of $3 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds). All profits go towards supporting Animal Voices.


Tuesday, October 15, 8PM

Andean Wisdom Teaching with Traditional Curandero

Eternal Abundance, Commercial Drive

Sacred Plant Medicine Masters with traditional Andean Wisdomkeeper Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta from Cusco, Peru. This intimate evening will be a sharing of the history and context of working with plant masters and the different approaches used for healing and personal transformation through this work.

Understanding the protocol, process and discernment needed when seeking these Master teachers will be an important part of the conversation as well as allowing time for questions and answers with Jhaimy. A special focus will be given to understanding the energy and intention of working with the Andean plant medicine San Pedro/Wachuma and the sacred Coca Leaves, both of which have been used by traditional healers for thousands of years in the Andes. If you have been drawn to discovering more about plant medicine this evening will provide a beginning foundation for that journey grounded in traditional knowledge and respect for these great master teachers

Tickets are $30 at the door or $20 online at (Our Events tab)


Thursdays, monthly, 8:30AM to 9:30AM

Gentle Morning Yoga

Whole Foods, West Vacouver Location

Great for all ages, and levels of experience.


Zoe Peled | @zoemarg |

~The Vegan Project

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