Guests at the the sold out July 2017 Vegan Social Event enjoyed delicious food + beverages, musical entertainment, a raw cooking demo by Chef Doug McNish, interactive demos and good vibes all around!
On July 16, 2017, Vegan Social Events, by Love Wild Live Free, hosted a vegan food + drink tasting and yoga event in partnership with Tiké, benefiting Community Living Ontario, a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities. The venue was presented in partnership with Shecosystem Coworking + Wellness, a coworking community and event venue where feminist entrepreneurs can succeed in business without compromising their wellbeing.
This incredibly well received and sold out event brought together influencers, media makers and the local vegan and yoga communities for a celebration of Toronto’s thriving vegan scene! What made this Vegan Social Event unique to the Toronto vegan scene was that tickets not only included admission to the event, but also complimentary food + beverages, PLUS a swag bag with an estimated value more than $170!
Special guest executive vegan Chef Doug McNish presented a cooking demonstration featuring a delicious raw Pad Thai dish! (To see footage of his demo check out the Two Market Girls video below at the 1:25 point). The event also featured a live musical performance by the talented singer, songwriter and entertainer Alexandria and DJ set by Syrus. Tiké founder and yoga instructor Tania Koulakian also lead a wonderful, by-donation gentle flow yoga class prior to the social portion of the evening.
The evening included interactive and complimentary demos for guests to enjoy. Shelby of Shelby Naturals hosted a beautiful spa station featuring her vegan skincare line made with ultra-pure, organic ingredients. Fruit and Vegetable Floral Artist Beets & Roses set up a unique interactive demo where guests created the most adorable veggie boutonnieres. We also had Mukta Being join us in showcasing their line of socially responsible, eco-friendly cork yoga mats and yoga accessories.
The event also featured early bird prizes, generously provided by Ambrosia Natural Foods, Manitoba Harvest Hemp and Shirt Activism Apparel. In addition, we teamed up with Kupfert & Kim for a giveaway leading up to the event and they featured the event (and some sweet photos we took together) on their Instagram page which you can check out here!
View the full photo album on Facebook here!
Guests mingled with inspirational, vegan influencers who are all game-changers, trendsetters and leaders in our local vegan scene! We were very excited to have had the following influencers in attendance at this event: Anne-Marie Campbell AKA the Meat Free Athlete and creator of Shirt Activism Apparel, vegan influencers Maddie Lymburner and Kyle Fraser, Devin & Katherine of Two Market Girls, Kristy LaPointe AKA Plant Based Kristy, Vegan Eats Toronto, Stacey Ottman of Cured By Plants, Jazmin Aron of Kai Vegan TV and Veganthropologie, Toronto-based animal rights activist Alex Bez of See Behind Walls Photography, professional vegan makeup artist Danielle Schleese and Lara Alice of Lara Alice Yoga.
The Food and Drinks
The food and drink offerings exemplified just how satisfying and flavourful vegan options can be. Guests enjoyed a variety of delicious vegan cheeses, healthy bites, guilt-free treats and thirst-quenching beverages too.
Food + Drinks Curated by:
(In no particular order!)
These are just a few of the photo highlights. You can view the full photo album with more of our vendors on Facebook. Please credit the individual photographers (noted in the description of each photo) when sharing and/or using these photos.
All of the guests went home with incredible swag bags, jam-packed with vegan goodies and valued at over $170! The swag bags included food, beauty and skincare products, fitness class passes, product vouchers, and more.
Here's what the generous Swag Bag Sponsors provided:
Graydon Skincare - Full Size Face Foam Scented Cleanser with Willow + Bamboo
Sweets from the Earth - S'mores Cookies
Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix
Koukla Delights - Matcha and Cacao Macaroons
Natur-A Foods - Almond (original + chocolate) and Chocolate Soy Beverages + Promotional Offer
Bounce Canada - Berry Coconut Energy Ball
Cha's Organics - Assorted Organic Spices
Foodora - Bags + $10 Promotional Offer + Bicycle Seat Covers
Rawcology - Smoky Cheeze Superfood Coconut Chips
The Fix + Co. - Energy Ball Bites
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods - Hemp Protein Smoothie + Toasted Sriracha Hemp Seeds
Province Apothecary - Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum and a how-to booklet with 2-Step Natural Facelift Ritual
Sweat Equity - Copies of their latest Magazine
VeganSmart - All-In-One Nutritional Shake in assorted flavours
Cocovie Naturals - Chocolate Coconut Chips
Garden of Life - Chocolate Raw Organic Fit
Shelby Naturals - Face Cream, Day + Night (sample size) + Exclusive Promo Offer
Sudsatorium - Assorted Lip Balms (in delicious flavours!) + Exclusive Promo Offer
Yoso - Complimentary Full Size Product Voucher
Liberty Movement and Wellness - Complimentary Class Pass
Mind to Body Yoga and Fitness - Complimentary Class Pass
The Imperative - Assorted Stickers (with awesome vegan messages!)
Jewels by SJB - Stickers + Exclusive Promo Offer
Serendipity Yoga & Pilates - Complimentary Class Pass
SPINCO - Complimentary Spin Class Pass
Shockingly Healthy - Fully Loaded Cookies
Field Roast - Promotional Coupon
Chic Made Consciously - Exclusive Promo Offer
NONA Vegan Foods - Recipe Card
KOYA Natural Skincare - Exclusive Promo Offer
(In no particular order!)
Photographers + Videographers
Snapd Annex/Yorkville - Zolen Georgievska
Photo highlights have been included above. You can view the full album on Facebook. Please credit the individual photographers (noted in the description of each photo) when sharing and/or using these photos.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success! I love and appreciate all who were involved. It was so inspiring to see so many great people from our vegan community come together for the evening. Stay tuned for details on the next Toronto Vegan Social Event, scheduled for September 7, 2017.
Please feel free to get in touch via my Contact page for inquires regarding upcoming events.
This Toronto Vegan Social Event and this post was in collaboration with all of the companies and individuals listed above. All of the products were kindly gifted for the event. I only share products that I personally use and that are made with the highest integrity.
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