It all started with…
a group of passionate vegans who wanted to create a positive and welcoming space for celebration and education around vegan living in Calgary. Three years later, VegFest Calgary is the largest outdoor 100% vegan food and lifestyle festival in Western Canada which saw over 15,000 attendees through its gate at VFC 2019!
The VegFest Foundation of Calgary was incorporated in 2017 which has evolved to include other events including YYC Vegan Week, VegFest Holiday Market, and several movie screenings, cooking demos and other community events. The VFoC is committed to hosting accessible, educational, fun, and community focused events and programs, that will: support local businesses, encourage inclusivity and compassion within our community, and ultimately strengthen the growing movement for conscious living in our city.
We BELIeVE IN…
Inclusivity & accessibility
Sustainability & food justice
Compassion & kindness
Consent culture (that’s why we don’t ever show graphic images)
Multi-faceted activism & standing in solidarity with all oppressed groups (human & non-human animals)