VegFest returns to UWinnipeg

Winnipeg VegFest poster

Winnipeg VegFest poster

UWinnipeg hosts the second annual Winnipeg VegFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Axworthy Health & RecPlex, 350 Spence Street. This is an all day engaging, family-friendly experience that features a large selection of mouth-watering fare and inspiring speakers  including world-renowned surgeon Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr; Vancouver-based animal rights lawyer, strategist, and activist Anna Pippus; and rising Eski’kewaq academic star and scholar Dr. Margaret Robinson.

Dr. Jason Hannan, © Rachel Berg

Dr. Jason Hannan, © Rachel Berg

“Winnipeg VegFest aims to foster compassion for animals, promote eco-friendly living, educate the public about health and nutrition, and introduce the rapidly growing world of plant-based cuisine,” shared Dr Jason Hannan, Co-chair Winnipeg VegFest, and UWinnipeg Associate Professor, Rhetoric & Communication. “Every major city in North American has an annual VegFest event. Winnipeg has now been added to that list, and it’s happening at the University of Winnipeg.”

Last year’s inaugural festival had 3,000 visitors, and this year the expectation is its popularity  will grow.

Winnipeg VegFest is a volunteer-run event and is currently looking for compassionate volunteers. They have several volunteer positions available. You can apply at Winnipeg VegFest Volunteers.   

This event is free and open to the public.

MEDIA CONTACT
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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