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Rich Roll
Roll once found himself 50 pounds overweight, depressed and staring at a certain heart disease. Adopting a 100% plant-based diet, Rich resumed a fitness regimen and just two years later competed in the Ultraman World Championships.
12-1pm | Studio Theatre
Caroline Dupont – Enlighted Eating
Join Caroline, an expert on fitness, nutrition, yoga and meditation and the best-selling author of The New Enlightened Eating for a vegetarian and raw food preparation presentation 
12-1pm | Lakeside Terrace
"Kirtan Yoga" by Guara Shakti Band, ISKCON
Chanting the ancient Maha Mantra, the transcendental vibration for mediation. This is an interactive form of music performance.
12-1pm | Redpath Stage
Main Street Vegan with Victoria Moran
Whether you're considering the vegan life, or you're a vegan already and wish everybody was, this funny, inspiring, and content-packed presentation will answer your questions and cheer you on.
1:30-2:30pm | Studio Theatre
Larra Skye 
Skye is a singer/songwriter from Toronto. Her album of original music, The World Disappears was the #1 bestselling independent jazz album of 2006 for national retailer HMV. She’s working on the follow-up.
1:30-2:30pm | Redpath Stage
Free Vinyasa Yoga Class with Duncan 
Duncan Parviainen loves yoga. His classes are accessible to all levels, light-hearted, have a pinch of yogic wisdom, and are full of strength, sweat and totally rad fun. We can't wait to have you on the mat! 
1:30-2:30pm | Miss Lou’s Room
Spicy Chocolate: Luscious, Gluten-Free Chocolate Torte with Ethiopian Spices
Spicy chocolate desserts are a new classic. Terry Hope Romero will show you how to make a deep and delicious flourless chocolate torte spiked with Ethiopian spices.
2-3pm | Lakeside Terrace
Being a Joyful Vegan: Experiencing the Benefits of Living Compassionately and Healthfully
Calling on people to align their daily behaviour with their deepest values, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau empowers people to make healthful and compassionate choices in this moving talk.
3-4pm | Studio Theatre
Positive Advocating with Holly Larson & 2012 Compassion Award Presentation
In this presentation, we identify and discuss the principal benefits of being compassionate in our activism for the animals, the non-vegans, and ourselves.
3-4pm | Miss Lou’s Room
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Toronto
Join Isa Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero and six of Toronto’s top vegan bakeries go head-to-head in a Cupcakes Wars-style battle to find the answer to the question everyone wants to know: Who makes Toronto’s best vegan cupcake? 
4-5pm | Lakeside Terrace
Raga-based mind and mood altering instrumental music.
4:30-5:30pm | Redpath Stage
The V Word: Media Representations of Vegetarian Diets 
With Linda Woolven & Ted Snider. This talk looks at the media’s under- and misreporting of very recent landmark studies of vegetarianism and at what those studies really show.
4:30-5:30pm | Miss Lou’s Room
The Power of a Plant-Based Diet 
John Pierre discusses why plant foods are optimal for health, fitness and well-being, how to make the plant-based diet work and how to address unique challenges and concerns that people encounter with switching to a plant-based diet.
4:30-5:30pm | Studio Theatre
Peaceable Kingdom Screening
Harold Brown will be in attendance for this special screening.
6-7:30pm | Studio Theatre

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

September 9, 2012



The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine. Discover new products and ideas from more than 100 exhibitors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations, cooking demos and music.

Whether you're looking for new ideas to add colour and variety to your meals or you're a "seasoned" vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you.

For further information on the festival visit

Click HERE for Friday's events.

Click HERE for Saturday's events.


Everyone: FREE
Sun, September 9
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
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