2011 Walk for Farm Animals!

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2011 Walk for Farm Animals!

The 2011 Vancouver Walk for Farm Animals

Wow, what a busy weekend!  Liberation BC held our 5th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary on Saturday, October 15th, and thanks to many, many caring people, it was a major success.  Every year I end up saying that our most recent walk was the best one yet, but it’s only because it always is!  Tons of great photos are available here and here.

This year’s Walk had been planned since May or so, but a couple of weeks ago we discovered that Occupy Vancouver had also chosen October 15th for their protests.  Everything went wonderfully and it also turned out to be a great opportunity for outreach.

Photo by Tanya Halvorson

2011’s Walk saw pleasantly warm, sunny weather–perfect for a celebratory march through the downtown area.  About 75 people took part, not including the local musicians from the Carnival Band who decided to march part of the way with us.  Their music was so fantastic and festive and really added another level of fun to the event.

Speaking of music, we were lucky enough to have local musician Sinead Sanders perform for us during the post-Walk festivities.

Sinead rockin' out.

Many thanks go to our amazingly generous sponsors! Nice Shoes held a bake sale for us on October 14th and raised about $400 for the Walk.  (They are also in the midst of a campaign to raise money for rescued battery-caged hens in Abbotsford.  More details on that soon.)

Thanks, Nice Shoes!

We are also very grateful to Colourful Grass, Arbonne, Vegetarian 3G Restaurant, Bandidas Taquerias, Gorilla Food, Lush, Faery Cakes, Capers Whole Foods, and Edible Flours.

As soon as everything is finalized, we will let you know the total amount of money that you raised for Farm Sanctuary.  Let’s just say for now that we know that it’s the most yet!

Update: We raised $11,679, almost twice as much as last year, and managed to come in #1 of all Canadian cities!

Good question!


6 Comments

Joanne

October 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I believe it’s the 7th year we’ve organized it! The first one was in 2005!

Joanne

October 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

oops, right, we didn’t do anything in 2006. But people REALLY wanted it back, so due to popular demand we brought it back in 2007. So it’s the 6th year.

Isla

October 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

What a special day!

Sinead

October 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Thanks so much for inviting me out to play, it was a super huge honor and a fantastic time!

Tatiana

October 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm

it was a great day. so nice to see so many people come out. great time and great cause 🙂

Walk for Farm Animals: the last 5 years | Liberation BC blog

May 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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