Veg Out 478: TVA History, with Peter McQueen


August 8, 2020

Veg Fest is just over a month away: what better time to dive into some key moments in the TVA’s history? On this episode, Sweta and Steve chat with Peter McQueen, who has been instrumental to the TVA since 1983. Get inspired by his journey to ethical veganism and hear how the Veg Food Fest has evolved from its humble beginnings as the Vegetarian Information Fair (no, the TVA did not have a marketing expert at the time) to the weekend-long vegan extravaganza at the Harbourfront Centre that you’ve come to love. Plus: hear fun facts about being part of the TVA, including rubbing shoulders with international vegan celebs during Veg Food Fest!


Check out the TVA’s new fitness and fundraising initiative Steppin’ to the Beet and share your own fitness experiences during the pandemic.

Veg Food Fest is coming soon – with a virtual twist. Mark your calendars for September 11 to 13 and get all the details on this year’s event!


Hosts: Steve and Sweta
Guest: Peter McQueen
Show Summary: Sarah Bradley
Editing: Sweta
Theme Music: Matt Judge

Filed under: News News from the Toronto Vegetarian Association Resource Centre Toronto Vegetarian Podcast