Animal Voices Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck & Variety Show

October 3, 2012
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Celebrate a 2nd annual compassionate, vegan Thanksgiving 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. All are welcome to attend!

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Date: Monday, October 8th, 2012

Time: 6-9pm

Location: St. James Community Square Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver (between Blenheim & Trutch). 1 block from the Broadway bus route. Free parking behind and beside the building, as well as on the street in front.

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This is an animal-friendly event, so please bring a vegan dish to share (free of any animal products, including dairy, eggs, honey, gelatin, whey and casein), serving 8, plus a plate, cup, and cutlery for yourself, and a serving utensil for your dish. If you’re not a cook or are pressed for time, no worries! Store-bought food is perfectly acceptable, as is bringing along a non-alcoholic beverage to share (ie. juice, non-dairy milk, coconut water). Please bring an ingredients list for your dish! 140 people attended last year, so this year we have rented a larger venue that will seat at least 150! It is a family-friendly event, so please bring your loved ones!

We are pleased to announce that Turtle Island Foods will be co-sponsoring the event again this year, which means that Tofurky roasts will be served for all!

This year we are also hosting a variety show during the dinner, showcasing the entertaining talents of our guests! So if you sing, play an instrument, tell jokes, or perform magic tricks, and would like to perform at the show, please pre-register your act by emailing radioanimalvoices@gmail.com

There will also be a raffle fundraiser with many great prizes to be won (see more below).

Tickets are $5 at the door for this fundraising event. Profits will go towards supporting Animal Voices, part of Vancouver Co-operative Radio, a not-for-profit organization. Animal Voices Vancouver is a weekly radio show airing every Friday at noon on 100.5fm CFRO, Vancouver Co-operative Radio, reporting on and delving into animal rights issues and the vegan lifestyle.

Please note that the venue is wheelchair accessible (just notify one of the event volunteers, when you arrive, that you will need access to the chair lift).

This event is all volunteer run, so we will need some great volunteers to help run the show! If you would like to help out, please email Alissa at radioanimalvoices@gmail.com

To rsvp for this event, please do so here or here.

Thank you to our event co-sponsors, Vancouver Meatless Meet-up, STOP UBC Animal Research and Turtle Island Foods.

Here are the prizes that we will be drawing for at our raffle fundraiser, so please remember to bring your $$ to win some great stuff!

  • Grand Prize: A $395 value gift certificate for a Feed Life Starve Cancer plant-based cooking workshop
  • Secondary grand prize: a gift package of Vega health supplement products, valued at $200
  • Tertiary grand prize: A KatKabin – a beautiful pink cat house for your feline friend, valued at $99
  • Fro Bo cold dog water dish
  • Brandenburg “White Wolf” framed 32” X 24” photograph
  • Gift basket of assorted vegan food
  • Gift basket of a variety of vegan health & beauty products
  • 8-piece Lavendar Bath & Body Collection set
  • Healing Spa bath products set
  • Eggplant quilted tote bag made of recycled materials
  • Vegan belt, by Held Vegan Belts
  • Blue Guess wallet
  • 100% Organic Cotton t-shirts by Adorned Precision Body Art X2
  • $25 gift certificate for Eternal Abundance restaurant
  • $10 gift certificate for Gorilla Food restaurant
  • Gift certificate for vegan cupcakes at Fairy Cakes
  • Hand-painted ceramic bracelet
  • Red Jasper Pendant and Earrings
  • RCA Digital Clock Radio with mp3 player input
  • Set of kids’ walkie talkies
  • “Electric Green”, a vegan music CD by the band “Green Beings”
  • “A Fall From Freedom” dvd
  • “Forks Over Knives” dvd
  • “Chloe’s Kitchen” book by Chloe Coscarelli
  •  “Vegan Pie in the Sky” book by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
  • “Eat Vegan on $4 A Day” book by Ellen Jaffe Jones
  • “Let Them Eat Vegan” book by Dreena Burton
  • “Veganist” book by Kathy Freston
  •  “Change of Heart” book by Nick Cooney
  • “Vegan Is Love” book by Ruby Roth

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

  • Adorned Precision Body Art
  • Book Publishing Company
  • Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Edward & Sons
  • Eternal Abundance
  • Fairy Cakes
  • Feed Life
  • Free Press
  • Gorilla Food
  • Green Beings
  • Held Vegan Belts
  • The Impetus Agency
  • Lantern Books
  • Nice Shoes
  • North Atlantic Books
  • Sequel Naturals

5 Responses to Animal Voices Compassionate Thanksgiving Potluck & Variety Show

  1. jj
    September 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    will there be a clothing exchange like last year? I thought that was a great idea…

  2. Alison
    September 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Great question. No, we are not doing a clothing swap for the Thanksgiving event this year (but maybe could for a future event?). Instead, we’ll be making use of the wonderful stage we have at this new venue to do the variety show!

  3. Amanda
    October 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Love the idea of the variety show. Sounds like fun! Will there be tofurky served there, like last year, in addition to the dishes brought by guests?

  4. Alison
    October 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Yes! Tofurky will be served for all again this year!

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