2021 Events

October 30th-November 14th, 2021


Presented by the International Vegan Film Festival (IVFF) and Sponsored by VegOttawa Association

Over 30 Vegan-Themed Films selected!
See the full list here.

Visit www.theivff.com for more info.

Sponsored by VegOttawa Association

August 18th, 2021


Hosted by VegOttawa Association

VegOttawa is excited to present a demonstration of three tasty and nutritious summer picnic recipes with Amy Symington.

Learn how to make kid and crowd pleasing lavender lemonade, chickpea salad sandwiches, and chocolate avocado mousse.

When: August 18th, at 11am
Where: Over zoom (the link will be emailed to you the day before)
What you need: Bring yourself, your friends, your kids and any questions you might have about the recipes or plant-based nutrition.

When you get your tickets on Eventbrite, the ingredients, the recipes and a recording of the event will be emailed to you, so you can make these recipes at your leisure after the demonstration.

About Amy:
Amy Symington, M.Sc. is a nutrition professor, researcher and plant-based chef at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She has over 20 years experience in the food industry including in restaurants, catering events large and small, in community kitchens and colleges. She is the culinary nutrition coordinator at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, a not-for-profit organization for those touched by cancer, and is an active Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) volunteer, and also volunteers with the Toronto Veg Food Bank (TVFB) as a chef and nutrition consultant. She actively engages in recipe development and food writing for various publications in Canada and worldwide. Amy focuses on evidence-based health and environmental benefits of plant-based diets and is the author of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-based recipes for optimal health. Her aim is to inspire the public to sound nutrition and good health with practical tools and hearty enjoyable plant-based food.

Learn more about Amy here:

Find The Long Table Cookbook at local bookstores:
Singing Pebble Books
Octopus BooksLearn more about Amy here:

The cost of your ticket goes to help animals. VegOttawa uses donations to educate the public and local community about the many benefits of veganism for our personal health, the health of the planet, as well as the need to end animal exploitation. If you are unable to donate at this time please come anyways, we welcome everyone on their journey towards eating more plant-based food.

Link to Eventbrite: Register here

June 6th, 15th, 20th, 29th, 2021


With Dr. Jennifer Purdy
Hosted by VegOttawa Association

Every week in June, VegOttawa Association will be hosting one of a four-week series about health issues and the benefits of a plant-based diet presented by Dr. Jennifer Purdy.

Each seminar will feature a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute Q&A. ⁣ ⁣

Potential Links Between Chronic Pain & Diet – Sunday, June 6 (10 – 11 AM EDT) ⁣

⁣“Healthy” Fats and the Plant-Based Diet – Tuesday, June 15 (7 – 8 PM EDT) ⁣ ⁣

Cardiovascular Health and Diet – Sunday, June 20 (10 – 11 AM EDT) ⁣ ⁣

Diabetes and the Plant-Based Diet – Tuesday, June 29 (7 – 8 PM EDT) ⁣ ⁣

Admission is by donation. Don’t miss it! For more information and to register, click here (Eventbrite)!

May 29th, 2021

NO GYM, NO PROBLEM! | Online Event

Presented by Kyle Den Bak, Bed, SFG, PTS and Hosted by VegOttawa Association

ALL ages and fitness levels welcome!

– how keeping fit at home can be even more effective than going to the gym
– how to restore reflexive strength, balance, posture and healthy movement while reducing physical pain and discomfort.

– 40-minute presentation with audience participation: 10 mins of movement at the start, plus practising exercises throughout.
– 20 minute Q+A: ask all your plant-based nutrition, health and fitness questions!

– free .PDF handout available which will include a program you can follow at home.

What you DON’T need: tons of time, a gym membership, a large space.

What you DO need: comfortable clothing and some space to move freely.

Tickets are Now Available here
Only $5 general admission or by donation for VegOttawa Association members & PlantKind clients.

The PlantKind website is packed full of information on nutrition and fitness. Find out more here