Tickets on Sale Now for the Ottawa Premiere of Maximum Tolerated Dose

For those who’ve already heard about the film, and just want to buy their tickets without hearing me go on and on about how important it is that they see it, all the event details are on the poster below. As a *pretty please* from the organizers, I ask that you click here to buy your tickets in advance, and also that you click “join” on the Facebook event page to let all your FB friends know you’re going (’cause then they’ll want to go too, of course!).

For those who haven’t yet heard of the film and want to know more, tune in tomorrow to listen to me…well, go on and on about how important it is that you see it…Or just check out the film’s website, as well as that of Quebec’s Fauna Foundation Chimpanzee Sanctuary, to which Decipher Films and the NCVA will be donating 50% of the evening’s proceeds.

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Want a Veggie Dog? Don’t Forget Our Vegan Dog Food Tasting Event this Saturday!

I love vegan dog food!

Just a reminder about the NCVA’s vegan dog food tasting this Saturday! Click here to see the original blog post and here to go to the facebook event page.

For those hearing about it for the first time, this events invite veg-curious dogs to come and sample three different kinds of vegan dog food: V-dog, Ami Dog and Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Vegan Formula.

The event will take place at Reid park (dogs allowed off-leash!) on Saturday, August 11th, between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

There will be vegan treats for the  humans as well, and we invite those who have the time and inclination to bring some of their own vegan finger foods to make the event a mini-potluck.

There’s no official cost for attenting the event, but we’ll have a donation jar there for those who wish to contribute to the NCVA’s efforts to promote plant-based living.

Everyone welcome, dogged and dogless!

Contender #1: V-dog
Contender #2: Ami










Contender #3: Natural Balance. Spike says he's not eating it.

Ottawa’s Wurm Gallery to Showcase the Whimsical Works of Vegan Artist Lindsay Campbell.

What: Exhibit of Lindsay Campbell’s Canis Flora collection of artwork.
Where: The Wurm Gallery at the Invisible Cinema; 319 Lisgar St., Ottawa, ON, (613) 237-0769.
When: Opening night reception August 10, 8 pm. Show runs until September 12th.

Ottawa’s Wurm Gallery is gearing up for the opening night of its exhibit of Canis Flora, a lighthearted and fun series of artwork by Montreal-based artist and animal liberationist Lindsay Campbell.

The series depicts strange hybrids of dogs and flowers. In the artist’s own words: “I drew some characters after I was approached for this show; one of them being a spaniel surrounded by blossoms. I pushed it further and suddenly the flowers were an extension of her fur, and quickly became ears. I loved it and started drawing dog-flower hybrids. Boxers with clumps of cacti growing from their backs…Newfoundlands sprouting water lilies while they swam…even a bouquet of Chihuahua hydrangeas. The best part was pairing up different dog breeds to species of flower. I tried to match up similar shapes, textures, and personalities. I saw pansies in the flat faces of Shih Tzu and bunches of lilacs in the curly coat of a Poodle. The possibilities were endless and addictive. All species, be it plant or mammal, share a collective heart and spirit under God…so it wasn’t difficult to find similarity and flow between them.”

The show runs for a month, but we encourage everyone to drop in for the opening night reception on August 10th. Chat with Lindsay while enjoying some drinks and delicious vegan treats!

More details can be found on the facebook event page!

from Lindsay Campbell's Canis Flora collection

NCVA annual general meeting on Sunday, Aug.12

Want to have a say?  Get involved, and attend the NCVA’s Annual General Meeting.  As a 100% volunteer-driven organization, our activities depend on your involvement.  Details are below.

Note: This was sent out by email to our membership on June 14 (and by snail mail to members without email).

The National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA) will be holding its fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, August 12 at 2 p.m. It will take place at 134 York St. (Condo building) in the Common Room (press separate “common/party room” buzzer when arriving to gain entrance). We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of the NCVA.

All people who have purchased NCVA memberships between August 13, 2011 and August 12, 2012 are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at You may still become a member between now and August 12 and attend the AGM.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election of the board of directors and nominations are currently being accepted. Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m., August 5. Only NCVA members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You may not nominate yourself. There are up to five director positions open, all of which are one-year terms.

It is strongly preferred that only those who have experience volunteering with the NCVA be nominated for board positions.  (NOTE: The deadline for nominations has passed, and we are no longer taking new nominations).

It would be very helpful if you RSVP’d your attendance to, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum.

Thank you for supporting the NCVA’s efforts to make Ottawa a more veg-friendly place.


The NCVA Board