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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.

MELANIE BOUDENS BURRITO MAC & CHEESE COOKING CLASS | Free Giveaway For VOA Members!

Melanie Boudens has another delicious online vegan cooking class this Sunday January 17th, 2021. We are giving away free admission passes to 4 lucky VegOttawa Association members.

If you are already a VegOttawa Association member and interested then just send us a message at vegottawa@gmail.com, and we will send the first four to reply a free promo code. As simple as that!

If you are not a member yet, then now could be a good time to sign up/renew for a chance to get a $25 value right back off your $20 annual membership cost.

"We'll jump on a live ZOOM class together on Sunday the 17th at 345PM (just in time to have your dish ready for dinner!) to learn how to make several elements that will make up a delicious Burrito Mac & Cheese & an easy Tropical Bar dessert recipe! 
All Vegan/Gluten Free Recipes Included in the class
Vegan Ground 'beef'
Fresh Pico de Gallo 
Queso (cheese sauce)
Tropical Treat Bars 
Cooking Class is approxiamately an hour and a half long
If you can't make the class last minute you will also have the option to notify me and I can send you the recording after the class is complete (only available 24 hours after)" 

OK, LET’S SEE THE COOKING CLASS PAGE. Sign up/Enter Promo code here, https://www.melanieboudens.com/product-page/burrito-mac-cheese-cooking-class

OTTAWA FOOD BANK HOLIDAY DONATION | 300 Tofurky Roasts!!!

We are very happy to be able to announce that for the second year in a row we’ve partnered with the Ottawa Food Bank to help feed 300 families who are looking for a plant-based holiday meal this month.

The Ottawa Food Bank has been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing this partnership into next year and beyond. Last year we made a donation of 114 Tofurky roasts. We’re thrilled that the feedback received was all positive and that the demand for plant-based options has increased (almost tripled!).

If you’d like to make a contribution towards the cost of the roasts, then you can send an etransfer with comment “Tofurky 2020” to etransfers.vegottawa@gmail.com.
Each roast had a cost of $12 cdn

A special thank you to Mark(VegOttawa VP) & Dean(VegOttawa Secretary) and their partners, Erika & Victoria for helping make this possible this year. And of course, to the Ottawa Food Bank, the rest of the VegOttawa Association Board of directors and all organization members, well done and Happy Holidays. Let’s celebrate and then get out of this thing known as “2020”! 😉 Onwards and upwards. 💚💚

Stay safe,
VOA Team

Thank you video and warm wishes from our Vice President, Mark Petersen, https://fb.watch/2rss_gfRiL/

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.