Meet Barbi: TVA Staff Profile

What do you do at the Toronto Vegetarian Association? Everything under the sun! Communications, donor relations, volunteer coordination, fundraising, office admin, outreach coordination, help with events and the unexpected! How did you become interested in vegetarianism? As a teenager I was listening to punk rock and reading a lot of zines which spoke about vegetarianism. A book I came across in my high school library called Old McDonald’s Factory Farm solidified my commitment. What do you like most about working for TVA? Hearing exciting news about vegetarian restaurants and events, being inspired by the dedication of our incredible volunteers and writing up blog posts like these! What is a hidden talent that people might not know about you? I do cross stitch and quilting when I can find the time. I can also tell you an awful lot about cacti and desert ecosystems. What is your favourite healthy meal or snack? I love roasted veggies, especially cauliflower or brussell sprouts. What is your favourite indulgence? Savoury would be Through Being Cool’s sandwiches (any of them!). If I had to pick JUST one favourite (impossible) sweet, it might be the famous Ronald’s Donuts in Las Vegas. Read More

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Introducing new members of the TVA team!

Summer at TVA means busy days prepping for the Veg Food Fest and outreach events, tripping over boxes of books and last but not least, two new staff people each and every year who join our team as the Festival and Events Assistant and Veg Directory Assistant. This summer, while our Executive Director David Alexander takes some time off to spend with his new daughter Sadie, we also have a new interim General Manager, Lucas Solowey and a new Veg Food Fest coordinator. Before the summer flashes by before our eyes, here’s a chance to get to know a few of the TVA folks a bit better. Kara Webb – Festival & Events Assistant Coffee or tea? I grew up a tea person, but I have also always liked coffee. But since moving to Canada, coffee culture has taken over my tastes and I now probably drink too much coffee and only have a ‘normal tea’ (black tea with milk), maybe once or twice a week. Dog or cat? This is TOO hard. As with coffee v tea, I used to consider myself one way inclined (cats) and am now completely obsessed with the other, dogs dogs dogs! Really I… Read More

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