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Taste of Health Festival (Vancouver BC - Sept 29 & 30)

I'm volunteering at this festival and I thought some people might be interested to hear about it.  It's going to be aaaawesome!

Taste of Health returns! : Sept 29 - 30th

What you eat can slow down global warming and climate change.

The 9th annual Earthsave Canada Taste of Health Veggie Food Fair includes exhibits, workshops, presentations, a veggie food court, and cooking demonstrations, all designed to showcase plant-based foods and earth friendly products. Be green - bring your shopping bags - there are some great deals to be found in the exhibitor’s hall.  When you are ready to relax stop by the Wellness Stage.

Taste, buy and learn about great-tasting foods and discover products and services that fit a wholesome sustainable lifestyle.  At the same time discover how your eating habits can make a difference to global warming.

Who: There are some great speakers who will be covering a range of topics including health and nutrition, environmental and animal issues; and food and dietary insights.

Speakers include: Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, author/research scientist and a leading animal behaviour researcher; Antonia Demas, PhD, "Making Food Literacy an educational priority" plus host for two fun children's workshops - Mystery Veggies and Vitamin Fruit Tarts; Dr. Douglas Graham, a raw food expert for 27 years, is back with his new book “80-10-10” that was 5 years in the making.

Cooking demonstrations will be presented by raw chef Aaron Ash, Nyala’s restaurateur Assefa Kebede, Radha Yoga & Eatery chef Jill Boadway, popular cookbook author Dreena Burton, and best selling cookbook author Sarah Kramer

Presenters include: Eleanor Boyle: High Steaks: Meat Production as a Contributing Factor in Climate Change; Ben West: Corporations Are The Only People that Eat Money Instead of Food; Gita Vadhwana: Beans, Beans, Beans, Bruce Passmore and Jaye Gruspier: Explore the world of eggs from ChickenOut to Alternatives to Eggs and sessions on Nutrition & Anti-aging and Leaf Protein. 

When:  Sat, Sept 29, 2007  10:30 am – 6 pm    Sun, Sept 30 10:30 am – 5 pm

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4E4. Access by bus, sky train (15-20 minute walk), car (street parking), or bike.

Admission: $7.00 daily. Free for children 12 and under with adult

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EarthSave Canada is a nonprofit, educational organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical consequences of our food choices. We advocate the move towards a plant-based diet for better health, environmental sustainability, and compassion for animals.

I went a few years ago when it was at the round house in Vancouver proper.  There were too many people in too small a space and I kinda got claustrophobic and felt the need to leave in a jiffy  :o 

If I can ditch the twinkies with my hubby I'll see if I can make it out!



This is my first year going, but the Croatian Cultural Centre is a pretty awesome venue so hopefully it won't be claustrophobic!  I hope you can make it.  :)

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