Mississauga Vegfest is back for another exciting day, celebrating all things vegan, plant-based, and animal friendly.
The second annual Mississauga Vegfest will be held at Port Credit Memorial Arena on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 10am – 6pm. Admission is free! Over 100 vendors will showcase the finest local veg-based food, drink, clothing & accessories, products, advocate groups, and children’s activities.
Veganism has exploded in popularity and the event is dedicated to educating and supporting vegans and the veg-curious about this ethical lifestyle in a welcoming, family friendly environment. Mississauga Vegfest is an inclusive event where anyone can learn about what veganism means, who it affects, how to participate, and then experience it for themselves for an afternoon of food and fun!
Kids of all ages are invited to explore KidSanctuary – a lively, playful, safe space dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of plant based friends in an age-appropriate manner. The Little Sprouts Art Show will exhibit beautiful and creative artwork by JK-grade 5 students from schools across Mississauga. The new Lettuce Learn Academy, hosted by local charity EcoSource, will have drop-in workshops for kids including nature play, cooking, gardening and waste reduction activities.
Mississauga Vegfest, in partnership with the Port Credit BIA, would like to thank their sponsors: Pierogi Me!, Copper Branch and Peas+, thank you for their support.
Port Credit Memorial Arena is located at 40 Stavebank Rd, Mississauga. Parking is located throughout Port Credit. Attendees are encouraged to travel sustainably by taking public transit, taxi, carpooling, etc.
About Mississauga Vegfest:
The Mississauga Vegfest volunteer committee is a small group of women motivated by compassion, sustainability, health, and community. Mississauga is a huge city, yet didn’t have a vegan event of its own so in 2018 Mississauga Vegfest held its first event Mother’s Day weekend and it was a huge success. MVF welcomed over 7500 attendees and hosted more than 80 vendors, making it Ontario’s largest Vegfest.
Founder, Shannon Baldwin, is more than proud to be able to host an event of this magnitude in her home town of Port Credit and to represent something she is extremely passionate about.
“We are bringing a big representation of Veganism to the City of Mississauga and that is something to be proud of.” – Shannon Baldwin (Founder of Mississauga Vegfest)
“We are trying to show the public that veganism isn’t scary. I truly believe that with some knowledge and a lot of compassion everyone can make a big change to how we treat both animals and the planet.” – Shannon Baldwin (Founder of Mississauga Vegfest)
“Mississauga Vegfest is very inclusive event. We welcome everyone to come in, eat some great food, have fun, and experience what we are all about.” – Shannon Baldwin (Founder of Mississauga Vegfest)
In an event survey, 95% of 2018 attendees responded saying they would return in 2019. When asked why they visited MVF 2018, attendees said for the vendors (32%), an interest in veganism (30%), and the free admission (20%).
If you would like more information about this topic please visit our social media links (listed above) or visit our website www.mississaugavegfest.ca. You can also email Shannon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.