Written by Ania Szneps on 02.11.16

This Friday, November 4th, will mark the third edition of the Montreal Vegan Festival, which will continue over Saturday and Sunday – a Vegan Festival first! Following the event’s great success in 2015, attendees may be enticed to leave any cozy home and stop by Bonsecours Market to take the advantage of this year’s speaker line-up, bilingual activities (including cooking demonstrations), and food selection that caters to every palate.


The festival’s first night will begin with a special launch screening of Jo-Anne McArthur’s documentary Ghosts in Our Machine at 7pm followed by a question and answer period with the lady behind the lens herself.


The festival is to be filled with over 40 exhibitors, conferences, thematic workshops, cooking demonstrations, and a new and improved library section where there will be over 150 different works to chose from. In addition to learning about all the fun aspects of vegetarianism and veganism, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the health, ethical, and ecological aspects of this lifestyle.


There will also be a number guest speakers, including Dr. David Jenkins, the man whose studies led to the creation of the glycemic index; Seba Johnson, the youngest alpine ski racer in Olympic history; the aforementioned Jo-Anne McArthur, a photojournalist, author, and educator; the hockey legend and animal rights activist Georges Laraque; and Alister Gardner, mountain running champion and ultra marathon runner.


So if you’re looking for something interesting and out of the ordinary to do, the Montreal Vegan Festival will have plenty of activities centered around veganism, lots of treats and much to think about.


Location: Bonsecours Market, 350 Rue Saint Paul Est
Date: Friday, November 4 until Sunday, November 6
Price: Free!

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