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
Like last year’s inaugural fest, the 2013 edition will take place in downtown Victoria’s Market Square (560 Johnson Street). The historic shopping mall is home to Green Cuisine, a vegan buffet restaurant. (Sarah’s Place, a vegan curio shop in the square, closed on June 1.)
This year’s speakers will include dietitian and Vegan for Her coauthor Ginny Messina, vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, Lesley Fox of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, and Dave Shishkoff of Friends of Animals and The Victoria Vegan. There will also be cooking demonstrations featuring local chefs, such as Danielle Arsenault of Pachavega. Continue reading
We all know Sarah Kramer as the coauthor of How It All Vegan! and The Garden of Vegan, and the author of La Dolce Vegan! and Vegan à Go-Go! If you follow the vegan cookbook author and entrepreneur on social media, then you also know she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Since revealing the news on March 14, Kramer has continued to blog about her experiences dealing with infiltrating ductal carcinoma, and become the inspiration for the awareness-raising hashtag #feelyourselfupforsarah on Instagram. She’s scheduled to undergo surgery on April 9.
Of course, Kramer has many friends and admirers who want to help. On her blog, she notes that the best way to support her during this challenging time is to shop at her vegan store, Sarah’s Place (106-560 Johnson Street) in Victoria. Continue reading
New season, new shoes. I don’t get a kick out of shopping for footwear, but I had little trouble picking out this pair from England’s Vegetarian Shoes.
The X Trainer is made in Portugal with a vegan material called Vegetan Bucky. It’s a breathable microfibre that resembles leather but isn’t derived from animal skin. These men’s casual shoes feature padded collars, tongues, and insoles, so they’re very comfortable. Despite their name, they’re really for walking, not running. Continue reading
Vancouver’s first vegan shoe store plans to party on April 5 with a fundraiser in support of the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. Tickets for the evening event are $35 and include dinner catered by Loving Hut Express. Continue reading
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