Vegan bake sale at Nice Shoes to benefit Liberation B.C.

Poppy seed and raspberry muffins

Freshly baked poppy seed and raspberry muffins. (Stephen Hui)

Vegan bake sale alert!

Vancouver’s only vegan footwear store plans to hold a holiday bake sale on December 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Here’s what Nice Shoes (3568 Fraser Street) says about the event in its latest e-newsletter: Continue reading

Nice Shoes holds vegan food drive in Vancouver

Nice Shoes

A box at Nice Shoes waits for donations of vegan food. (Nice Shoes on Facebook)

There are plenty of ways to help people in need this holiday season—and, more importantly, all year round. Here’s one that doesn’t involve a publicity-seeking meat shop and paternalistic sandwich tokens.

During the month of December, Nice Shoes (3568 Fraser Street) is holding a vegan food drive. You can drop off nonperishable items at Vancouver’s only vegan shoe store, and they’ll be sent to the local food bank. Continue reading

Vegan bake sale in New West to benefit Earthsave Canada

Vegan mini chip butter crisp cookies

Unfortunately, these vegan mini chip butter crisp cookies won’t be at the bake sale. (Stephen Hui)

If you’re looking to score some homemade goodies, you might want to check out the vegan bake sale on December 11 in New Westminster. The proceeds will go to Earthsave Canada, which is going through some funding challenges. Continue reading

Vegan author Vesanto Melina to give holiday talk in Vancouver

Vesanto Melina

Vesanto Melina has some tips for surviving the holidays. (Stephen Hui)

As a registered dietitian and coauthor of such books as Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw, and Raising Vegetarian ChildrenVesanto Melina knows a ton about vegan diets and what many omnivores think of them. On December 2, the Langley resident is slated to give a timely talk at Eternal Abundance (1025 Commercial Drive), an organic, vegan café and grocery store in East Vancouver. Admission is $10. Continue reading

Vancouver Meatless Meetup plans big vegan potluck for the holidays

Vegan Cape Breton pork pies

Did somebody say “potluck”? (Stephen Hui)

Nothing brings vegans together quite like a potluck. While a typical vegan potluck involves a dozen or so people, up to 150 may attend one such event this holiday season. Continue reading