Jul
31
Fri
Camping Trip with VAST @ VAST Camping Trip
Jul 31 – Aug 3 all-day
Camping Trip with VAST @ VAST Camping Trip | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

DESCRIPTION:
Jim Szeto has graciously offered to plan the camping trip this year, however he is not on Facebook…. so, specific questions need to be directed to him through his email account: jim_szeto@yahoo.com

If for some reason you don’t receive a response from Jim, please don’t hesitate to contact me via Facebook at Tara K.

He wrote the following information about the trip:

SITES AND WHEN:
“A group site and an adjacent normal site have been reserved for us for July 31-Aug 3 (in on July 31, leave Aug 3).

TENTS:
The number of tents depends on how many will fit so the size of the tents matters. Larger tents will sleep more people per tent area vs smaller tents which sleeps fewer per tent area. If I recall, the last time I was there we had a larger tent and 3 or 4 small tents. Then we had 2 or 3 small tents on the adjacent site.

COST:
I calculated just under $37.50 per person for camping only for the 3 night weekend including HST assuming 16 people. Food and other expenses not included.

LOCATION:
The campground is called Harmony Acres (website: harmonyacres.ca).

Harmony Acres is on the east side of Hwy 6 about half way between Cyprus Lake Provincial Park and Tobermory (i.e. about 12km from each). The showers are free (i.e. no additional cost) and not time
controlled. Recommended activities for the weekend
include:

ACTIVITIES:
1) Hiking on Bruce
Trail – typically we would enter Cyprus Lake Provincial Park
and hike to the Bruce Trail from there. The hike passes
Cyprus Lake itself which is shallow for quite a distance out
(chest height about 40m from shore) and is a comfortable
temperature for splashing around after the hike. The Bruce
Trail goes along Georgian Bay where there are cliffs along
most of the trail that drop right into the Bay. In other
places the trail brings us down to the level of the Bay.
Terrain is similar to elsewhere on the Bruce Trail. The
shore of Cyprus Lake is pebbly so sandals or similar
footwear is recommended for the less foot hardy. There is
a cost to enter Cyprus Lake Provincial Park (approx.
$10/person)

2) Take glass bottom boat to Flower Pot Island – The glass bottom boat will take us over some shipwrecks in the area. The views through the glass bottom are narrow (i.e. not wide view) so are not that impressive. There is hiking on Flower Pot Island mostly along the shore similar in terrain to Bruce Trail. Flower pots are rock formations left behind by erosion. The ferry costs about $30/person although we may be able to save a few bucks if we have enough people for the group rate.

3) Visit
Tobermory. Gift shops, ice cream (for non-vegans), bars,

***No more than 16 people may join this trip.

Satisfy Your Desires? Or Just Some of Them? @ Bhakti Lounge
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Satisfy Your Desires? Or Just Some of Them? @ Bhakti Lounge | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us this Friday with our world-renowned, special guest speaker Laxmimoni Devi Dasi as we dive inward and discuss the depths of desire and satisfaction’s factual resting place.
Also enjoy a soul-stirring kirtan and a tantalizing vegan feast!

About the theme:
Desires are the gas that fuel the fire of our motivations and pursuits. They are our drivers, leading us in our quest for satisfaction and fulfillment. They can empower us to do virtually anything!
Why is it, though, that though we ride the wave of daily endeavour for satisfaction, working so hard to get our way, we end up either having to act to fulfill someone else’s plan, or just plain lost or disappointed?
Society propagates that satisfaction lies in its best offerings – clubs, bars, restaurants, movies, candy, Starbucks, Apple products… you name it. – and we buy into that. However, without fail, we experience the disappointment brought to us by the flickering happiness we find in the latest iPhone, the best burger, the best film, and so on.
So we continue our search, thinking that perhaps it is in the next advertised item, activity, etc. that we can find satisfaction.

Where IS IT that ultimate satisfaction lies!?
Could it be that though we constantly look outward, it might turn up when we look in?

Aug
1
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Aug
5
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Aug
8
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Aug
10
Mon
Delicious Kid’s Summer Camp @ Marni Wasserman's Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm
Delicious Kid's Summer Camp @ Marni Wasserman's Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop

Get your kids cooking at our Delicious Summer Cooking Camp!
Cook. Create. Explore!

Let your little chefs shine in the kitchen during our half-day kid’s camp. Every day will be filled with new recipes and interactive activities, to give your child delicious and nutritious knowledge. 4 days in the kitchen, a lifetime of knowledge!

Dates: Monday, August 10th – Thursday, August 13th, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$199 for all 4 days.

Day 1: Hearty Breakfast Treats
Menu: Homemade Granola, Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes, Tofu Scramble, Breakfast Smoothie.

Day 2: Lovable Lunches
Menu: Minestrone Soup, Quinoa Surprise Salad, Avocado Maple Salad, Nori Rolls.

Day 3: Delicious Dinner
Menu: Black Bean Burgers, Yam Fries, Stri Fry, Mashed Potatoes

Day 4: Snacks & Desserts
Menu: Banana Bread, Rice Pudding, Jam Dot Cookies, Rice Krispy Squares + Pasta Lunch

Plus, parents will receive a copy of Marni’s Plant-Based Diet For Dummies book!

Aug
12
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Aug
13
Thu
Sides and Specialties-Savour The Summer Week 4 @ Marni Wasserman's Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sides and Specialties-Savour The Summer Week 4 @ Marni Wasserman's Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop

Week 4: Sides and Specialties

Snack on Sides and Specialties. When it comes to summer parties and entertaining you want that extra edge to bring a meal to life. This class will leave you with some new ideas to round out your menus and complete any meal.

Sample menu: Quinoa Tabule Salad, Edamame Soba Noodle Salad, Green Beans Almondine, Black Bean Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries.

Or, join Marni for all 4 weeks of the Savour The Summer Series beginning on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015!

Aug
15
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Aug
19
Wed
Wednesday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide:

Aug
20
Thu
Dinner Social Group @ Green Earth Vegetarian Cuisine
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food at our upcoming dinner. All members and non members, veg, vegan and transitioning are welcome! Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited.

Aug
22
Sat
Saturday RC Hours @ TVA Resource Centre
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

resource centre volunteersThe TVA Resource Centre is located 17 Baldwin St on the second floor, and is open to the public on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We regret that the RC is not wheelchair accessible.

If you’d like to come by outside of scheduled RC hours, phone the office at 416-544-9800 to make an appointment.

Visit TVA’s Resource Centre (RC) and find:

  • A lending library – Browse over 500  books and cookbooks, plus magazines, DVDs and videos available for viewing or loan. A refundable $20 deposit is required when borrowing.
  • A store – We have one of the largest selections of vegetarian books for sale in Toronto – over 100 titles. Toronto Veg Card holders receive 10% off retail prices.
  • Lots of free literature – We offer a variety of fact sheets, recipe booklets and Vegetarian Starter Kits for free. Grab our latest Vegetarian Directory, and back issues of TVA’s Lifelines newsletter.
  • And the smiling vegetarian faces of the RC Crew – The RC centre is run by dedicated volunteers who are happy to answer questions and help you find the resources you need!

If you can’t make it to visit the Resource Centre in person, here are some other resources we provide: