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End Of The Year EPIC HOLIDAY VEGAN PRIZE PACKS!!(week three)

Two prize baskets delivered to two lucky VegOttawa Association members (congratulations!). We are now on to WEEK THREE!!!

This basket contains just as many amazing vegan gifts! Check them out below. (We’ll post a picture of the arranged basket soon 🙂 )

Total value of over $250 cdn!!

You just need to be a paid member(link below) and you will be automatically entered in the draw. No strings attached.

This is the final Holiday Prize Basket we’ll be giving away, so if you aren’t a member yet (only $20 per year) or need to renew then head over to our membership page and consider joining before the new year (check out all the member discounts while you’re there). You can also purchase a membership for someone else as a nice holiday gift.

The winner of this prize basket will be selected on Sunday, December 20th, so you have until then to buy your membership and be automatically entered in to the draw.

Ok, Drumrolllllllllllll,

PRIZE PACK #3 includes:

1 x Kyan Cuisine voucher $95
1 x Alice Restaurant gift card $80
1 x Hot For Food “All Day” (Pre-Order recipe book), Lauren Toyota
1 x Strawberry Blonde Bakery Box of treats
1 x Gabrielle Peterka Hair Co. gift card $20

1 x “All Things Holiday” Printed eCookbook, Melanie Boudens
1 x Van Tran Photography gift card $50
1 x Moo Free Holiday Assorted Chocolate Box & Trinket Tray from Feline Cafe and More!

NEW DISCOUNT! Hippie Mylk – Ottawa’s Vegan Mylk Delivery

HIPPIE MYLK is handcrafted with a base blend of organic Canadian oats and Ontario hemp hearts. Our mylk is activated, raw and unpasteurized and is blended without carrageenan, gums, fillers, and preservatives. Hippie Mylk is full of healthy enzymes and is a natural source of vitamins and minerals. Our mylk is packaged in glass jars that you can be reused or recycled, with an incentive discount for every bottle returned. We believe that delicious dairy-free and cruelty-free mylk should be easily available to everyone! *Please note: Our mylks are not fortified and are not meant to be used as a calcium, vitamin d or b12 supplement.

Hippie Mylk will now offer a 10% discount off all online oat mylk orders to VegOttawa Association members!
Check out their delicious flavours on their website (Maple, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt, Turmeric & Black Pepper, Original, & more!)
THANK YOU Hippie Mylk!

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.

End Of The Year EPIC HOLIDAY VEGAN PRIZE PACKS!!(week two)

Week One has passed, we selected a lucky VegOttawa Association member as a winner (congratulations!!), so now… on to WEEK TWO!!

This basket contains just as many amazing vegan gifts! Check them out below. (We’ll post a picture of the arranged basket soon 🙂 )

Total value of over $250 cdn!!

You just need to be a paid member(link below) and you will be automatically entered in the draw. No strings attached.

Next week we’ll be giving away another amazing prize pack similar to this one. So if you aren’t a member yet (only $20 per year) or need to renew then now would be a good time to head over to our membership page (check out all the member discounts while you’re there).

The winner will be selected on Sunday, December 13th, so you have until then to buy your membership and be entered in to the draw.

Ok, Drumrolllllllllllll,

PRIZE PACK #2 includes:

1 x Plant Prepped gift card $80
1 x Saaboon gift card $50
1 x Oh She Glows “For Dinner” (Hardcover recipe book), Angela Liddon
1 x Little Jo Berry’s Box of treats
1 x Chickpeas gift card $20
1 x Gabrielle Peterka Hair Co. gift card $20

1 x Sea Glass Films & Photography gift card $50
1 x Moo Free Holiday Assorted Chocolate Box & Trinket Tray from Feline Cafe and More!

End Of The Year EPIC HOLIDAY VEGAN PRIZE PACKS!!(week one)

It’s here…the last month of 2020! Can’t wait to move in to 2021? Yes, that’s understandable 😉 it was a long one….. BUT, before we get there let’s celebrate a bit and enjoy some vegan goodies!

We put together some prize packs made up of vegan meals, vegan snacks, vegan books, and more.

Total value of over $200 cdn!!

All you have to do is be a member to be entered in the draw. No strings attached.

Next week we’ll be giving away another amazing prize pack similar to this one. So if you aren’t a member yet or need to renew then now would be a good time to head over to our membership page (check out all the member discounts while you’re there).

Ok, Drumrolllllllllllll,

PRIZE PACK #1 includes:

1 x Naturally Vero Meal Delivery gift card $80
1 x Copper Branch gift card $50
1 x “Vegan Bodybuilder’s Cookbook”, Sam Shorkey, Amy Longard(recipes)
1 x Cinnaholic Box of baked goods
1 x Hot For Food Dessert recipe eBook
1 x Gabrielle Peterka Hair Co. gift card $20

1 x Moo Free Holiday Assorted Chocolate Box & Trinket Tray from Feline Cafe and More!

NEW DISCOUNT! Van Tran Photography

Van Tran Photography specializes in Portraiture and Headshots. Based in Ottawa, Van Tran also has a side project called “The Vegan Camera” to raise funds in support of local Animal Sanctuaries. Check out the photos below and visit their website to see more amazing work.

Van Tran Photography will now offer a 10% discount on photography services to all VegOttawa Association members! Members can also choose to have their discount matched for a total of 20% and donated to a local Animal Sanctuary. THANK YOU VAN!

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.

MELANIE BOUDENS TOFU PARMESAN & CHEESECAKE COOKING CLASS | Free Giveaway For VOA Members!

The wonderful Melanie Boudens (Grow Your Roots) is offering an online vegan cooking class this Thursday November 5th, 2020. We are giving away free admission passes to VegOttawa Association members. This should be fun!

If you are already a VegOttawa Association member and interested then just send us a message at vegottawa@gmail.com, and we will send you a discount code. As simple as that!

If you are not a member yet, then now could be a good time to sign up/renew to get a $16 value right back off your $20 annual membership cost.

"Join me virtually to learn all about Tofu! How to properly prepare it, bake with it and cook with it so you can LOVE tofu too! Class begins on ZOOM at 1100AM on Thursday November 5th 2020. 
Class is approximately an hour and a half (little less time or maybe a little more, but you can leave whenever you want!) 
Price includes the virtual cooking class as well as four recipes crafted by Chef Melanie: 
Tofu Chick'un Marinade, Tofu Parmesan, San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Cheesecake. 
All recipes are vegan and can be modified to be gluten free. None of the recipes contain nuts." 

OK, LET’S SEE THE COOKING CLASS PAGE. Sign up/Enter Promo code here, https://www.melanieboudens.com/product-page/tofu-cooking-class-2-thursday-nov-5

INTERNATIONAL VEGAN FILM FESTIVAL DEAL!

Good news if you are a VegOttawa Association member… you will be receiving a discount code via email offering you 20% off a ticket or pass to the 2020/2021 virtual International Vegan Film Festival(IVFF)!

If you have already purchased a ticket or pass, just send us an email with your receipt and we will reinburse you:)

As you may have heard, the International Vegan Film Festival is running it’s 3rd annual event online this year and it starts this Saturday, October 10-17th. VegOttawa Association is sponsoring the event.

Over 25 vegan-themed films have been selected this year, ranging in topics from health and fitness to environment to animal advocacy. The films include Intros and there are a handful of filmmaker Q&As included.

Earthling Ed, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Torre Washington, Paul Watson, Elizabeth May, Jerome Flynn, George Monbiot, Regan Russell and many more are featured in the films.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO SEE A COMPLETE LIST OF THE FILMS BEING PRESENTED, https://www.theivff.com/

If you are without a membership, now would be a good time to renew or sign up for a VegOttawa membership. You can save over half the cost of a $20 membership right off the bat, as well as supporting VegOttawa and the IVFF. https://vegottawa.org/membership/

NEW DISCOUNT! Gabrielle Peterka Hair Co.

Bottom half of your face covered up with a mask, while the top half is covered in neglected pandemic hair that is now in need of professional help? Don’t feel shame. Life is full of ups and downs, just like your hair.

So anyway…there is a new vegan salon in town and we’re happy to announce a partnership with them!

GABRIELLE PETERKA HAIR CO. will now offer a 10% discount to all VegOttawa Association members on all in-store services! Here’s a list of the services you’ll save on. The salon is located at 195 Clearview Ave. in Ottawa and is totally vegan.

To celebrate this new partnership we will be giving away 3 GIFT CARDS (value-$20ea. That’s the full cost of an annual membership!) to 3 lucky VOA members. If you don’t have a VegOttawa Association membership card or just have to renew, then sign up today to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced tomorrow(Saturday September 5, 2020). All members will be automatically entered into the draw!

Sign up for/renew your VOA annual membership here.

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

NEW DISCOUNT! Sea Glass Films & Photography

Hello VegOttawa members,

We hope you are doing well/hanging in there during these challenging days. Looking forward to a time, hopefully in the near future, where we can all enjoy each other’s company again.

In the meantime we have a cool new partnership to announce.

Sea Glass Films & Photography has agreed to offer a discount to VegOttawa members for their range of film and photography services.  Check out all the awesome work they’ve completed so far on their beautiful website (link above).

If you are a VegOttawa member and are planning a vegan wedding/event, or have a plant based business in need of some promotional material, contact Lexie through their site and provide your membershipID# for a discount. The discount will depend on the services required.

Visit them on facebook to see their latest video work done with The Sweet Sanctuary (we love this!),

If you need to renew or would like to purchase your own VegOttawa membership, then you can do so here, where you can also see our current list of local discounts on offer, with the new addition of the Sea Glass logo.

Stay safe everyone.  More VegOttawa news on the way.

Let’s stick together, we can do this 🙂

VOA Team

Dr Greger LIVE at Algonquin Commons Theatre | ‘How Not To Diet’

Wow that was fun!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out on Monday evening (especially our members who helped make this a possibility). There are 700 seats at Algonquin Commons Theatre (ACT) and you filled them right up.

We’d also like to thank the staff at ACT. They were all perfectly helpful throughout the process. We can recommend the venue without hesitation to anyone looking to book a spot that size.

And of course last but not least, a galactic thank you to the incredible Dr Greger who somehow manages to entertain like a stand up comedian and educate like a master despite travelling non stop from city to city on his How Not To Diet speaking tour. He was in Toronto the day before and in Winnipeg today!

Before he headed out the door he made sure everyone in line got their books signed and pictures taken.

As much as we loved Dr Greger and NutritionFacts.org before, we love and respect him even more now. We hope everyone had as much of an inspiring and entertaining evening as we did.

And don’t forget to check out Dr Greger’s newest best selling book How Not to Diet. https://nutritionfacts.org/how-not-to-diet/…

VOA Team

Susan Macfarlane introduces Dr. Greger who takes the stage to a full house.  Presold books, and finally at the end of the night when everyone has left, Dr Greger plans for his next busy day in Winnipeg where he continues his speaking tour.