Following the success of its third edition in the fall of 2016, which, with over 15,000 visitors enjoyed a 50% increase on its 2015 attendance, the Montreal Vegan Festival is back! With a packed weekend program, visitors will have ample opportunity to discover exciting new products while learning about the health, ethical and ecological aspects of veganism.
Once again, the Montreal Vegan Festival will offer a multitude of bilingual activities that are open to everyone and cater to all tastes. Due to the year-on-year growth of the event the organisers have opened the floor to even more exhibitors of delicious vegan products. This year visitors can try food, clothing, beauty products and more from over 70 exhibitors, and check out conferences, thematic workshops, cooking demonstrations, and the hugely popular library section where there will be over 150 different titles to peruse and buy. Guests will also be able to have their books signed on-site by their respective authors.
As part of this fourth edition, the festival will once again welcome a number of special guests, including: your vegan guide to surviving the apocalypse Vegan Zombie; Brigitte Gothière, co-founder of the French Association for the Defence of Animals L214; top Montreal triathlete Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches; Will Kymlicka, co-author of “Zoopolis”, a book that significantly contributed to the political turn in animal rights; vegan activist and co-author of “Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism and Black Veganism” Syl Ko; and Toronto’s Sam Turnball, the creative voice and vision behind the popular blog It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.
The first day of the festival will enjoy a cinematic finale, on Saturday, Nov. 4, Montreal Vegan Festival 2017 presents a special Quebec premiere screening of Le Temps des Betes, a new documentary by Quebec director François Primeau at Bonsecours Market, 6:30 pm. Entry is free and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
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—Montreal Vegan Festival