Vegan Festival also Announces New Dates for 6th Edition:
Sat 21 & Sun 22 September @ Palais des congr s de Montr al
Following its biggest event to
date, when nearly 20,000 visitors descended upon Palais des congr s last
October, the Montreal Vegan Festival (MVF) is delighted to announce exciting
news for its 6th edition.
On the all-new dates of September 21 & 22, MVF will
wrap up Montreal’s 2019 summer festival season in sporting style with official
spokesperson former Montreal Alouettes star Marc-Olivier Brouillette.
Currently a game analyst with TSN 690, the 2016 CFL East All-Star safety
is a passionately plant-powered pro athlete, and was recently the face of a
hugely successful Copper Branch restaurant chain promotional campaign.
am absolutely thrilled to be this year’s ambassador for the MVF. I relish the
opportunity to be part of such a positive and uplifting event,” states
Marc-Olivier Brouillette, MVF 2019 Spokesperson.
look forward to meeting and interacting with people who share the same values
as my family and I, as well as having the chance to introduce the vegan
lifestyle to people who are curious and looking to see if it is something they
can incorporate into their own lives!“
Most commonly associated with
compassion for animals and animal welfare, the vegan boom has led to fewer animals being bred into animal agriculture
year-on-year. But the vegan lifestyle is now also known to be the healthy
choice for people and the planet; in January, Canada’s food guide 2019, the first rewrite in more than a
decade, recommended Canadians choose proteins that come from plants — not
animals — more often. And in February, a major scientific report stated: “A global
switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could
save eight million lives by 2050 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two
you’re already vegan, interested in knowing more about veganism or being
introduced to it for the first time, the Montreal Vegan Festival is the place
to be!” explains St phanie Plamondon, MVF Coordinator.
goal is to democratize veganism and make it accessible to everybody by offering
a large selection of food, beauty, and clothing products, but also
through lots of thematic conferences, workshops, and culinary
demonstrations taking place during the Festival. This year’s
edition will especially focus on how to veganize meals for toddlers and
athletes of all levels. The Montreal Vegan Festival groups everything vegan
under the same roof!”
Run by a passionate team of volunteers dedicated to helping the public discover
the multi-faceted aspects of veganism, MVF will once again offer visitors of
all ages and from all backgrounds a multitude of bilingual
activities that are open to everyone and cater to all tastes.
In addition to vegan products from more local and national producers than ever
before, as well as conferences, workshops, and demos by leading
experts in the industry, the hugely popular library section
is back with a multitude of different titles to peruse and
purchase. Guests will also have the chance to get their books signed on-site by
some of their respective authors.
The full event schedule, guest speakers, and more will be announced soon.
For more information, follow the
Montreal Vegan Festival on the various social media!