2012 Walk for Farm Animals a major success!

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2012 Walk for Farm Animals a major success!

On Saturday, September 29th, about 115 people came to the Vancouver Art Gallery to participate in Liberation BC’s 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary, showing support and raising awareness for some of the most abused and forgotten beings on the planet.  The Walk for Farm Animals is a celebration of kindness, showing everybody that a compassionate lifestyle is reason to rejoice!

The total funds raised for Farm Sanctuary will be announced soon, but in the meantime I can tell you that we already know that it beats all previous records for Vancouver.  What can I say?  You guys are amazing!

The day began with some energizing pre-walk yoga, courtesy of local instructor Yasmin Ali:

Yasmin leading yoga.

Streeeeeetch...

And as we prepared for the walk to begin, some of us headed to the kids’ table.

at the kids' table

Kim, Lex, Angela, and Elektra showed off their face-painting skills and made fun balloon sculptures.

woman fitting child with large balloon hat

A perfect fit. (Photo: Tatiana Bobko)

At 11:15, we set out into downtown Vancouver with the incredibly talented folks of the Carnival Band setting the pace…

the carnival band marching

Here we go! (Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

front of the parade

(Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

walkers with banner

(Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

marchers carrying signs

(Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

marchers holding signs

(Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

People were lining up on the sidewalks to watch and take photos as we marched, and enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers handed out hundreds of informational leaflets.

cow, chicken, duck, and friends with leaflets

Have you ever received a leaflet from a cow, a chicken, or a duck? (Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

After the walk we had tons of yummy (and free!) vegan pastries provided by Edible Flours, Fairy Cakes, and Whole Foods, as well as live entertainment from local musicians Sinéad Sanders and John Federico.  Loving Hut Express parked nearby to sell their unbelievably delicious gourmet sandwiches, fries, onion rings, and more, delighting vegans and non-vegans alike.  (The gluten-free burger with yam fries and chipotle sauce is my personal favourite…I swear I dream about it at night.)

cupcakes

Delicious little cupcakes from Fairy Cakes

Sinead and John

Sinead and John entertaining us post-walk. (Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

And then…a raffle, with great prizes and gift certificates donated by brewed awakeningsColourful Grass,  Nice Shoes, Vegetarian 3G Restaurant, LUSH, and Loving Hut Express.

One of the lucky winners collects her prize!

One of the lucky winners collects her prize.

You can see many more pictures on facebook courtesy of our official walk photographer, Tanya Halvorson of Dazey Dog Photography.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated and helped make the Walk for Farm Animals such a huge success.  Your efforts make a world of difference!  We are so grateful to have such a caring and generous community of animal advocates!

post-walk group shot

See you next year! (Photo: Dazey Dog Photography)

 


6 Comments

Maureen

October 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

These are fabulous pictures and what great work!

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Lisa Pons

October 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Thank you for such an unforgettable day and for all you do.

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