Vegan Ice Cream Bingo

Is there anything better than a good vegan scoop? We don’t think so. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best vegan ice cream options in Ottawa, but made it BINGO! Make sure you check out the incredible options below, and scroll all the way down to read about our giveaway!

Moo Shu Ice Cream – Scoops, Bars & Pints. Vegan Chocolate, Vegan Dalgona & Coffee & Others on Rotation

Lois N’ Frimas – Scoops. Mint chip, espresso/peanut butter, salty caramel, pistachio, and cookie dough

Dairy Queen – Non Dairy Dilly Bars

Beachconers – Scoops & Pints. Varies with flavours like vegan maple walnut or  vegan chocolate orange.

Menchies – Scoops. All sorbet options (up to 15) are vegan.

The Merry Dairy – Scoops & Pints. Flavours like Coffee or Hibiscus Passionfruit.

La Diperie – Scoops & Bars. Raspberry Soft Serve, Cookie Dough. Vegan Bars: Vanila, Chocolate, Mango, and Raspberry.  

Cinnaholic – Pineapple Dole Whip

Carp Custom Creamery – Scoops & Pints. Flavours like chocolate mint oreo, peanut butter chocolate, vanilla, strawberry sorbet, peach sorbet and more.

La Cigale (Chelsea, QC) – Scoops & Pints. Banana Oreo or Chai Almond flavours. 

Oat & Mill – Scoops & Pints. Scoops available at Little Jo Berrys & Jojo’s Cremeria.

Chocolat Favoris – Scoops. Vanilla or Raspberry Soft Serve. Chocolate dip and topping varieties.

Marble Slab Creamery – Scoops & Pints. Chocolate, Coconut milk, Strawberry Banana or Pina Colada.

Ikea – Strawberry Softserve

Pascales – Scoops, Bars & Pints. Scoops available at Carlington Coffee House pop-ups. Flavours like Vanilla Coconut, Dark Chocolate Cashew and Tahini Caramel.

Strawberry Blonde – Coming soon! Pints. Flavours like vanilla, chocolate, brownie fudge.

Baskin Robbins – Scoops & Pints. Strawberry Streusel.

Thimble Cakes – Coconut Scoops. Flavours like cherry mint chip, cookie dough, and more.

Chris’ Ice Cream –  Pints available upon request. Flavours like maple oat milk, oat milk latte, strawberry coconut milk and roasted peach sorbet.

Mantovani 1946 – Gelato & Sorbetto Scoops. Flavours like Vegan Hazelnut, Tropical Sorbetto and dark chocolate gelato.

Heritage Hemp (PlantX Market) – Vegan Vanilla Hemp Iced Pints.

Farinella – Gelato Scoops. Flavours include Dark Chocolate, Mango, Pear, Strawberry, Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Mint, Dark Chocolate Cookies & Cream & Grapefruit.

Honey -Various gelato scoops.

Piccolo Grande – Sorbet Scoops. Flavours include Lemon, Lime, Mango, Passion andFruit. Grapefruit and Cherry available seasonally.

GIVEAWAY!
Share your ice cream posts with us on Instagram and Facebook by tagging us at @vegottawa and your next cone might be on us!  Every post that tags us and uses #vegottawa will be entered to win a $10 gift card to Cinnaholic to try their delicious dole whip!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Liz Wheeler is the current President of VegOttawa Association. She is passionate animal advocate who is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community. She has completed a certificate in Animal Welfare from Thompson Rivers University and a certification in Anthrozoology at the University of Windsor. Liz is a philanthropy officer for a national animal protection organization, the founder of Secondhand Stories, and creator of Ottawa For The Animals. She is a cat mom and dedicated feline enthusiast. When she’s not busy advocating for animals, she enjoys snacking on delicious vegan food.

VegOttawa Seeking New Board Members!

VegOttawa is committed to raising awareness and providing resources for vegans and transitioning vegans throughout their journey to improving personal health, protecting the environment and ending animal exploitation. However, we can only do this with the help of volunteers. As a non-profit we are operated entirely by a team of dedicated board members, advisors and volunteers who generously donate their time to our organization. VegOttawa Association is looking to find a Vice President & Treasurer for our board!


As a volunteer board member you will gain valuable experience, meet like-minded people, and support VegOttawa’s work to promote plant-based lifestyles in the Ottawa area! This is a great opportunity for Ottawa residents who are passionate about growing veganism in the nation’s capital. No experience is necessary and, although Board Members are expected to be dependable and have enough time to contribute, the specific time commitment can vary depending on your own availability. On average our board volunteers between 2-5 hours per week.

The ideal candidates should:

  • be able to commit to a one-year term as director
  • be living a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle
  • be able to volunteer approx. 2-5 hours per week
  • be able to attend the majority of the VegOttawa’s monthly meetings with other Board Members (time mutually decided on by all board members) and respond to e-mails in a timely manner

Vice-President Role Description:

  • monitor email and reply to inquiries in a prompt manner;
  • acts as the President in his or her absence;
  • is responsible for coordination of the Volunteer Committee including overseeing the social media team (including reviewing strategy, goals & content calendar);
  • and assists president in creating strategic development campaigns.

Treasurer Role Description:

  • monitor treasurer email and reply to inquiries in a prompt manner;
  • oversees the finances and budget of the Association;
  • keeps full and accurate accounting records of all receipts and disbursements;
  • under the direction of the Board, controls the deposit of money, the safekeeping of securities and the disbursement of the funds of the Association; 
  • renders to the Board an account of all transactions and of the financial position of the Association upon request by the Board; 
  • prepares or ensures that the Annual Financial Statement is prepared in accordance with applicable laws; and
  • liaises with an Auditor if required.

If you are interested in joining the VOA board, please email us at vegottawa@gmail.com with a copy of your resume!


Notice: As per the VegOttawa Association non-profit bylaws, board members must be a member in good standing of VegOttawa Association. Membership is $20 and is considered a financial investment in the organization. Previous membership not a necessity and purchasing a membership will only be required by the selected candidate.

NEW DISCOUNT! Secondhand Stories

Secondhand Stories will now offer a 20% discount off all book orders for VegOttawa Association members!
Check them out on facebook or their website. Get your discount code from your Cardskipper discount app.

Secondhand Stories is a registered non-profit online book shop based out of the Carlington neighbourhood of Ottawa that donates all profits to local farm animal rescue, The Sweet Sanctuary. They accept donations of gently used books and post them for sale here, always for only FIVE ($5) dollars each! Since being established in November 2020 Secondhand Stories has donated over $17,000 #fortheanimals.

NEW BOOKS ADDED EVERY SATURDAY


In 2019 my partner and I had the opportunity to visit the sweet sanctuary and meet the animals. It was life changing. We immediately fell in love with Pippa, Ellen (in the picture to the left) and all the animals and knew we wanted to support this sanctuary.

We learned that piggies like belly rubs, chickens are soft and, most importantly, that the owners of the sanctuary are the most caring, selfless and compassionate people we’ve ever met. Over the years we’ve seen how their compassion has known no limits.T hey’ve taken in new animals and provided them safe refuge.They’ve done everything they can to improve the lives of the animals in their care – like finding new and better feed for the piggies – like constantly expanding the meadows and pig forests for their animals. 

We are so proud to support The Sweet Sanctuary and every penny of profit we earn will always be raised #fortheanimals 

-Secondhand Stories Founder & Director

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! MORE DISCOUNTS ON THE WAY!

If you are not a VOA member yet or need to renew your membership, click here.

NEW DISCOUNT! Soungui Fitness

Soungui Fitness will now offer a 15% discount off of new gym memberships, personal and partner training, virtual classes, and their awesome Soungui Fitness apparel to VegOttawa Association members!
Check them out on facebook, instagram or their website for information on services offered. Sign up or add a hoodie to your cart, enter the VegOttawa discount code and save!

Soungui Fitness is a medium focused on getting people from where they are to where they would like to be or have the potential to be.


At Soungui Fitness we aim to motivate you to maintain an active lifestyle through personalized training and the development of long-lasting, healthy habits. Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey, or you’re a disciplined athlete, you’re in capable hands with Soungui Fitness’ holistic approach to wellness. Healthy living doesn’t just mean fitness, it also means promoting mental and spiritual wellbeing. Our fitness philosophy is centred around vigorous activity, a careful diet, mindfulness and promoting mental health.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! MORE DISCOUNTS ON THE WAY!

If you are not a VOA member yet or need to renew your membership, click here.

UPDATED DISCOUNT! | saaboon 15% Off!

From saaboon.com,

SAABOON is an all-natural, vegan soap boutique based in Ottawa, Canada. 

Using the traditional cold-process soap-making method, our handcrafted soaps are made from scratch in small batches to ensure consistent quality. We use only the best natural oils and do not use synthetic chemicals or foaming agents, artificial fragrance oils, artificial colourings, or any preservatives. And we are 100% against animal testing!

saaboon will now offer a 15% discount off all their beautiful soaps, balms, face oils, deodorants, bath salts,… to VegOttawa Association members! (This replaces the previous discount of 10%)

Why buy handmade soap vs. commercial soap? The answer is very simple, with handmade soap, you get exactly that – soap. Commercial soap are not always true forms of soap – they are often detergents. Detergents are petroleum-based products, filled with synthetic, harsh chemicals that will leave your skin feeling dry, itchy, and irritated. Most manufacturers also remove a large percentage of the glycerin from their soap because glycerin contains a high resale value. The glycerin is sold to other companies to make lotions and creams. Glycerin is the natural by-product in the soap-making process. It is a humectant (helps moisturize your skin). With handmade soap, all the glycerin is retained. Whereas with commercial soap the ingredients consists of animal fats and other chemicals that will often leave your skin irritated, our handmade soap are made with all-natural vegetable and fruit oils that not only cleanse but leave your skin nourished and moisturized.

We use only the best oils and butters to make our products — these include olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, and avocado Oil.

Your satisfaction is extremely important to us. Our mission is to provide great quality products and excellent service.

Come visit our brick and mortar shop at 595 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Canada.

FOR DAILY UPDATES, NEWS AND FUN BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS, FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK :: @SAABOON

ON BEHALF OF THE ORGANIZATION, THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! MORE DISCOUNTS ON THE WAY!

If you are not a VOA member yet or need to renew your membership, click here.

NEW DISCOUNT! PlantEd Project

PlantEd Project will now offer a 15% discount off of their Community and Private plant-based cooking workshops to VegOttawa Association members!
Check out their beautiful website (linked above) for more info. about PlantEd Project, their workshops, recipes, blog posts and more!

PlantEd Project is a women-run small business in Ottawa. Co-founders Jackie and Georgia are dedicated to making vegan cooking fun, easy, and accessible.

PlantEd Project provides the tools and resources to help you incorporate plant-based cooking, eating, and living into your daily life.

We offer Virtual Cooking Workshops where you can learn new plant-based recipes, pick up some vegan cooking tips and tricks, and spend time with like-minded people – all from the comfort of your own home.

Join us for a bi-weekly community session or book your very own private session with a group of friends, family, or colleagues. Join us in our journey and discover just how easy it can be to make sustainable choices three times a day.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! MORE DISCOUNTS ON THE WAY!

If you are not a VOA member yet or need to renew your membership, click here.

NEW DISCOUNT! PLANTKIND: FITNESS. NUTRITION. LIFESTYLE.

PlantKind: Fitness. Nutrition. Lifestyle. will now offer a free consultation ($90 value) to VegOttawa Association members! This 1 hour consultation will include a health history, review of goals, movement assessment, & baseline fitness testing and can be done virtually or in person (not during lockdown however). You can fill out the consultation form here or from your Cardskipper app.

Check out the website (linked above) for more info. about PlantKind, the training programs offered, blog posts on fitness, nutrition, recipes and more.

PlantKind is about lifelong fitness – helping you discover the strong, resilient and capable body you were born to have. PlantKind Fitness is for real people who want to live a full life. You don’t need tons of time, a gym membership or a large space. All you need is consistency and some guidance! PlantKind is for busy parents and professionals, elderly and athletes and anyone that can benefit from moving with more skill and strength!

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! MORE DISCOUNTS ON THE WAY!

If you are not a VOA member yet or need to renew your membership, click here.

AGM 2021 ELECTION RESULTS

Thank you to all who attended our 11th Annual General Meeting. This year was the first year the Association held it’s AGM via ZOOM. We reviewed our accomplishments and sponsored events of 2020 and held our annual election welcoming a new volunteer board of directors.

We would like to send a huge thank you to exiting board directors, Mark Petersen, Susan Macfarlane, Adam Nephin, Dean Tester, and Marie-Pierre Theoret-Pilon for all of their hard work and time committed towards furthering the organization’s progress.

Your 2021 VegOttawa Association Board of Directors:

NADIA MOHABIR
Director | President

KAREN FAIRHOLM
Director | Vice President

NATHALIE C. HOULE
Director | Secretary

DAVID EDELSTEIN
Director | Treasurer

DEE CAMPBELL
Director | Membership Coordinator

EMILY MANUEL
Director | Social Media

2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS & EVENTS REVIEWED AT THE AGM

  • Sponsored IVFF (International Vegan Film Festival) screening of 4 short films at Copper Branch Barrhaven.
  • Hosted Dr. Greger speaking tour, “How Not To Diet” @Algonquin Commons Theatre | March 9
  • Member Draws! Gave away gift cards to some of our favorite local plant-based businesses including SaaboonCopper BranchCinnaholicGabrielle Peterka Hair Co.The Table
  • Donation to Feline Cafe gofundme | COVID help
  • Donation to Chickpeas ‘Pay It Forward’ providing 25 meals to health care workers | COVID help
  • Donation to NutritionFacts.org (VegOttawa Association added to supporter wall as “Champions”
  • Sponsored IVFF event – We Animals Media screening of 5 short films with live Q&A (J. McArthur, K. Guerin)
  • Sponsored IVFF Virtual Festival 2020| Over 25 vegan-themed films shown
  • Melanie Boudens online cooking class | Pass giveaway to lucky VegOttawa members
  • Sara Galipeau online Meal Prep workshop | Pass giveaway to lucky VegOttawa members
  • Holiday Prize basket giveaway x 3 | vegan items and gift cards valued at $250+
  • Donated 300 Tofurky roasts to fulfill Ottawa Food Bank request for people in need of plant based holiday meals
  • Zengarry Veganuary recipe ebook & product discount provided to VegOttawa members
  • Melanie Boudens online cooking class #2 | Pass giveaway to lucky VegOttawa members
  • Added Ottawa Vegan & Vegan Friendly Business Directory to website
  • Added Vegan Transition help page to website
  • Added new discount offerings: Sea Glass Films & PhotographyGabrielle Peterka Hair Salon, Hippie MylkVan Tran PhotographyWuxly Movement (increased discount from 10% to 20%)

On behalf of the organization, thank you to all association members for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you all live and in person sooner than later.


VOA TEAM

2021 VEGOTTAWA ASSOCIATION AGM

VegOttawa Association will be holding its 11th Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:30pm on ZOOM.  We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of VegOttawa.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election for 7 board of director positions.  Director positions have a one-year term.  This is a great opportunity for Ottawa residents who are passionate about growing veganism in the nation’s capital.

Nominations are currently being accepted.
Nominations must be received by March 12, 2021. Only VegOttawa Association members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations must be made in writing and be signed by the nominee.  Nominations or questions about the process can be e-mailed to: secretary.vegottawa@gmail.com.

VegOttawa Association members will have an opportunity to appoint an auditor at the meeting. The auditor will audit the accounts of the Association. The term of the auditor runs until the following annual meeting. Remuneration will be set by the board. 

All members in good standing are entitled to attend the AGM. In order to vote in the election, you must have been a member at the time this meeting was announced. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at: memberships.vegottawa@gmail.com.

You may still become a member between now and March 21, 2021, and be able to attend the AGM.  Purchase your VegOttawa Association membership here.

Please make sure to RSVP your attendance to secretary.vegottawa@gmail.com, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum. You will be provided with a ZOOM meeting link and a reminder before the meeting date.

On behalf of the organization, thank you for supporting VegOttawa’s efforts in making Ottawa a more veg-friendly place.

UPDATED DISCOUNT! | WUXLY MOVEMENT 20% Off!

From Wuxly.com,
1. Made In Canada,
2. Animal-Free
3. Using Sustainable high-quality materials. 
To this day these values are at our core the Wuxly Movement and we are committed to leaving our planet better than what it is. 
Over the past few years our community has spread to encompass a team of people who are dedicated to living warm everyday. Our team is made up of 25 experts who are passionate about helping everyone #livewarm.

Wuxly Movement will now offer a 20% discount off all online outerwear orders to VegOttawa Association members! (This replaces the previous discount of 10%)
Check out their high quality canadian made, cruelty free parkas, mid-lightweight jackets, hats, vests, masks and more on their website. Wuxly offers free shipping on all orders over $250.
THANK YOU Wuxly!

ON BEHALF OF THE ORGANIZATION, THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! MORE DISCOUNTS ON THE WAY!

If you are not a VOA member yet or need to renew your membership, click here.