Veganuary: Events, Potlucks & More
Veganuary – If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start eating more veggie/vegan meals or you want to make a difference and change your habits to help the environment, taking part in Veganuary is a great way to start. Veganuary consists of eating veggie/vegan meals every day during the entire month on January. Usually, it takes about 30 days to break a habit or start a new one, so what better way to quick off 2018 with a new resolution which will not only make a difference to the environment but also to your well-being. Here are some events going on in Montreal to help you with Veganuary this year.
Projection of the film “Empathy”
MVPE and Regard Animal is organising a completely FREE projection of the Spanish documentary “Empathy” (subtitled in English). The film has already won an award from the Greeenpeace film festival last Summer. The documentary poses questions on our relationship with animals while never showing shocking images. It will shine light on the abuse and misinformation we have on how animals are raised for meat and their byproducts. The projection will be held at YUL Vegan Co-Op on January 18th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event.
“Montreal Animal Save” is an non-profit organisation which helps report animal abuse which happens in slaughterhouses across Quebec. On January 16th, they will be organising a vigil to report the violence inflicted on the animals in a slaughterhouse a few hours away from Montreal. They will have placards and loud speakers to spread the awareness on the way animals are poorly treated. “Montreal Animal Save” encourages participants to bring camera to photograph and film what really goes on in slaughterhouses and to later share it accrues various social media platforms. For the exact location and for more information, click here to access the official Facebook event.
The Herbivore Society is organising a vegan potluck open to anyone who wishes to attend. The potluck will take place on January 30th to mark an end to Veganuary. Of course, you don’t have to be vegan or even vegetarian to attend this potluck, however, your food contribution should be. If you wish to attend, make sure to bring your own plate and cutlery and RSVP to their Facebook event by posting what food you’ll be bringing to this vegan party. The exact location for this potluck is on their Facebook event.