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Plant Seeds and So Shall We Grow

As we extend into week six of this period of physical distancing, here is an update on how the Toronto Vegetarian Association is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and information about the new online programming we are offering to the veg community. First of all, everyone at the TVA is doing well. We hope that you and your family members are also doing well and practicing safe distancing. This pandemic was caused by a coronavirus of animal origin, which shifted to a human host and has spread rapidly, as there is no natural human immunity. In this context, we know that the TVA’s work has never been so important. We have been thrilled to meet many members of the community during our weekly virtual lunch club and the Instant Pot cooking demo that was held on Facebook Live. Our virtual TVA Facebook cookbook club has over 50 members who are eagerly sharing recipes and photos of the amazing dishes they have prepared. Our Instagram stories showcase food stories and news about open restaurants. At the beginning of April, we moved the Veg Spring Market online, showcasing online offerings from 13 veg businesses and non-profits, and broadcasting five free online workshops including… Read More


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Promote Vegetarianism Through Mainstream Media

On September 9th thousands of Toronto Star readers opened up the front section to discover that vegetarian Patrick Baboumian broke a Guiness World Record for the heaviest yoke-walk at the Annual Vegetarian Food Festival. Media success stories like this demonstrate that vegetarianism is a healthy and delicious choice to make, and your donation today will enable more success in 2014. Professional media relations from qualified experts gets results. In addition to the Toronto Star feature and Global TV coverage of the Vegetarian Food Festival, generous donors engaged media to broadcast the incredible array of vegetarian dining options in Toronto through substantial coverage of Veggielicious, including a live interview on CBC radio. Please make a year-end, tax-deductible donation today to build momentum and make 2014 the year we put vegetarianism on everyone’s radar. Simply select “Make a one time contribution” and enter “media” as the campaign code. We want to get the word out about the benefits of vegetarianism in mainstream newspapers, on radio and on TV throughout the year, and plaster Toronto with stories that engage audiences in our events and campaigns like the 7-Day Veggie Challenge. Read More


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