Changing Seasons But Not Desserts

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Six months ago, we introduced you to a new staff team at the Toronto Vegetarian Association. With the end of the summer, the TVA is once again going through a transition. Our two summer assistants, Charlotte and Kara, have now completed their contracts, and the office has become a much quieter place (which also means I no longer have enough people around for bringing in weekly batches of baked goods to share; sad face). David, our Executive Director, has just returned from paternity leave, which means our Interim General Manager Lucas, is completing his contract as well. Never ones to pass up an excuse to go out for a celebratory meal at one of Toronto’s many amazing vegan restaurants, the current TVA staff team decided to visit the newly opened Cosmic Treats in Kensington Market to thank Lucas for his great work over the past 6 months and to welcome back David to the office. Before stepping out of Cosmic Treats after our meal I literally uttered “my life just got so much better”, and I meant it. I was literally giddy with excitement like a kid in a candy store, except that I… 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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Introducing TVA’s Interim General Manager

The Toronto Vegetarian Association is pleased to announce that Lucas Solowey will be joining our team as Interim General Manager for the spring and summer of 2015. Lucas brings experience coordinating outreach and public relations efforts in over twenty cities worldwide and has worked with celebrities, politicians, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to promote vegetarian food and ideas. He has been interviewed by local, national, and international media outlets, most recently as outreach coordinator for Mercy for Animals Canada. Lucas begins this month and will be responsible for operational planning and management from May through September, corresponding with our Executive Director’s five-month parental leave. Read More

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