Third Vegan Festival set for November 4 | THE DAILY HERALD


 BELAIR–Vegans or people seeking an alternative healthy food or lifestyle choice can find options at the third annual Vegan Festival slated for Belair Community Centre from 10:00am to 3:00pm Sunday, November 4.

The programme, put together by The SXM Vegans, includes a documentary on veganism, a talk by an environmentalist who supports a plastic-free lifestyle and long- term sustainability, cooking demonstrations, Dr. Frits Bus speaking about preventative medicine, Zdenka Kiric on living the healthy way, and announcement of the winner of the vegan burger competition held on World Vegan Day, October 1.

Several booths will be erected on the community centre lawn to promote and sell vegan food and products for a vegan wholesome lifestyle. Products will include fresh juices, condiments, sweets, savouries, soups, salads, lunch snacks, and bags. Nature Foundation and Animal Defenders will also have booths, as will people selling plants and promoting house gardening projects.

A vegan line of natural cosmetics called “Raw Beauty” will be launched at the festival.

“Interest and awareness on the benefits of a plant-based diet to our health and environment are growing and in view of the need to create more awareness in our community we initiated this event two years ago on a smaller scale,” said The SXM Vegans.

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.

A pop-up four-course vegan dinner with wine or mock-tail pairing is also organised to promote this alternative way of healthy eating. The dinner is set for Mandarin Panasian restaurant, Princess Port de Plaisance, starting at 7:00pm November 1. Chefs are Jenny Budhrani, Jackie Sattler and Marianne Marchant. The cost per plate is US $50. Tickets are only available in advance by calling +1-721-580-6946 or e- mail .

All proceeds from this festival will be split between Animal Defenders and Nature Foundation to aid their community activities.

Source: The Daily Herald