What inspired you to go vegan and to start up Niche? I was inspired to go vegan by a Youtube video called “Carnism: the Psychology of Eating Meat,” a lecture by Melanie Joy. For the first time veganism became more than “those pushy people judging me” to a real alternative. It wasn’t about the torture […]
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It was an incredible year and we’re just getting started. Vancouver Island Vegan Association had an incredible first year with regular events, fundraisers, demonstrations, outreach and more! Of course, we are so grateful to the Victoria vegan community that supported all these efforts, it doesn’t happen without you! 2015 is almost done and there is […]
A Vegan Community Leader. This past October, Vancouver Island Vegan Association hosted a Green Cuisine 25th anniversary, RASTA Rescue Sanctuary Fundraiser on World Animal Day! It was an all day event with live music, friends, and of course great vegan food all being eaten for a good cause. So many people from the community down […]
During Vancouver Island Vegan Association’s recent visit at the Sunshine Coast Vegfest we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. We recorded his entire presentation to share with all of you who couldn’t make it over the the Sunshine Coast this past weekend. Gene Baur gave an […]
The Vancouver Island Vegan Association had the pleasure of interviewing Lucie of RASTA Farm Sanctuary in the their new home in Chemainus on Vancouver Island. It is so exciting to have them here and we are grateful to have the opportunity to help with the preparing the land and fundraising. RASTA is more than just […]
Like most, I was raised to accept dogmatic beliefs about dietary needs that were birthed by corporations, not truth or actual facts. In fact, I was a crazed carnivore for the first 25 years of my life. However, there was a pivotal moment that revolutionized my life because it was the moment where I was […]
We invited Pat Bastone, the founder of the original VIVA known as the Vancouver Island Vegetarian Association to share her story with the new VIVA community which she is still an active part of. We are so grateful for this rich history that she has shared with us, complete with vintage photos. More history from […]
Vancouver Island Vegan Association interviews Mayank Chauhan about his nutTea: Tea Infused Organic Energy Bar that everyone can enjoy! VIVA: Hi Mayank! Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with Vancouver Island Vegan Association. I hear you have a great new vegan, gluten free energy bar in the works; what inspired you to […]
What can I say, I like wine. Wait…I love wine. Now I hope you’re not expecting a sophisticated post about vintage or bouquet, as all I know is vintage refers to old stuff and bouquet is something I hope to get from my husband now and again! I used to detest wine, but somehow over […]
Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Heather Bolint and Jonathan Rosenberry of The Humane League while they were finishing their tour through Vancouver Island campuses handing out pamphlets on healthy (vegan) living. Heather is the Seattle director of The Humane League and Jonathan is a volunteer with their outreach team. We didn’t know what to expect […]