Saturday Vege-Ups are organised to happen every Saturday morning at whichever cafe has been agreed upon through our Facebook page. Since Power Plant Wholefood and Organic Store opened, we have usually been meeting there. All the food is dairy-free and egg-free… as well as meat-free of course!
If you are new to this event, look for us at the long table in the shop, come on up and introduce yourself. We will welcome you with open arms. It’s a casual affair where those who are available and in town, rock up some time after the Growers Market at around 11a.m. and stay until anywhere between 12 noon & 2p.m. At times there can be as little as two people and at other times we’ve had up to seventeen people join our table. In case we are meeting elsewhere on the day you visit us, please check our pinned post on our Facebook page or contact Billy on 027-253-7768.
Potlucks happen when someone decides to organise one. Usually these are held at someone’s house or out in a natural setting. If you’d like to take part in our next one, get in touch with us via our contact page or Facebook and we’ll keep you in the loop.
WORLD VEGAN DAY
|World Vegan Day|
|Date||World Vegan Day, 1 November|
World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated on 1 November, by vegans around the world. The Day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then President & Chair of The Vegan Society UK to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Vegans around the world join together to celebrate animal rights. Animal advocates hold street stalls about veganism, host vegan potluck events, plant memorial trees for World Vegan Day and give away animal friendly vegan baking.
The 2014 WVD was celebrated in Whangarei via a stall at the Artisan’s Fair on the Canopy Bridge at the Town Basin. A group of us provided delicious vegan snacks to share with the public. Those who were available, also donated their time to answer questions and provide information.
The 2015 celebration of World vegan Day was a sit down dinner at a local restaurant.
We always celebrate it in some way. Our three annual vegan expos since 2016 in Whangarei have fallen quite near the day, depending on the availability of the venue.