Learn about healthy living at the Ottawa Veg Fest
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 29 March 2012 23:57
With all the access individuals have to healthy, hearty and local foods these days, many want to improve their diet and well-being for themselves and their families. If individuals will be heading to Canada's capital city when they travel to Ontario at the end of April, they can learn some new ways to add delicious and fresh food into their daily routines at the annual Ottawa Veg Fest.
Hosted by the National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA), this event will feature dozens of vendors from organisations that support organic cuisine and healthy living. The group embraces vegetarians, vegans and all who choose to live a healthier lifestyle by making good selections about their consumables.
The Veg Fest is in its fourth year and continues to grow in popularity as Canadians from across the country gather to share their healthy experiences. One feature of the event is the array of guest speakers asked to tell their stories about their experiences with this way of life as well as share their expertise on specific aspects of wellness.
For instance, scientist Jack Norris will host a lecture on the benefits of an animal-free diet and how it affects the body and environment, while James McWilliams will give a presentation on sustainable agriculture options in Canada.
Not only will speakers be presenting informative lectures throughout the day, but there are many other things to see and do for those who choose to take part in the festival. Guests can sample some tasty produce grown by local farmers, or see a cooking demonstration by resident chefs that specialise in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. There will also be a silent auction which will include items such as handmade quilts, paintings and handbags.
After the celebration, travellers can take part in the Veg Challenge that will kickoff at the conclusion of Veg Fest. Families, couples and friends are encouraged to try a vegan diet for 31 days, which means cutting out the use and consumption of all animal products. Those who complete the task are eligible for fun prizes and access to a celebratory dinner in Ottawa at the beginning of June.
Travellers can head to the Glebe Community Centre on April 29 to participate in this event. More information can be found on the NCVA website, including an up-to-date list of all vendors and speakers.