Walk for Farm Animals
Our 2013 Walk took place on October 5th. What a day! Nearly 150 walkers came to support the compassionate work done by Farm Sanctuary and to speak out for animals. As in past years, the Carnival Band marched us down the street, and local musician Sinead Sanders entertained us during the post-walk festivities. To learn more and see lots of photos, check out our blog. Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: $17,157!
Wow, what a day! On September 29th, about 115 compassionate people met at the Vancouver Art Gallery to march for some of the most abused and forgotten beings on the planet and to raise awareness while having a great time. There was pre-walk yoga, face-painting and balloon sculptures for the kids, tons of free vegan goodies, a raffle and more! Festive music from the Carnival Band and Sinead Sanders and kept spirits high and feet moving. Read all about it and see more photos on our blog. Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: a record-breaking $12,823!
Another year, another amazing Walk for Farm Animals! On October 15th, about 75 of us met at the Vancouver Art Gallery to walk through the downtown area with a collection of fantastic homemade signs and decorations. The Carnival Band, a group of talented local musicians, spontaneously decided to walk with us, providing an unexpected boost with their festive marching music and showing everybody that an animal-friendly lifestyle is a cause for celebration! This year's walk also coincided with the Occupy Vancouver protests, creating wonderful opportunities for outreach. Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: $11,679, the most of any Canadian city and one of the top cities overall! Read all about it on our blog.
On September 26th, 2010, more than 70 participants showed up for our most exciting walk yet. With costumes and noisemakers, we marched through the busy downtown area to show our support for a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle. Check out our blog post with additional photos and video here. Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: $6,632!
2009's Walk for Farm Animals was on October 4th, and the unseasonably warm weather brought out about 75 people. (Check out our blog post with additional photos and video here. ) After that we had a wonderful potluck Thanksliving dinner at UBC, featuring guest speaker Jon Camp of Vegan Outreach. Almost 100 people attended this fantastic meal, which was only made possible with the help of the many caring people who prepared food! Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: $6,480.63 !
On September 20, 2008, 50 animal lovers came out in the pouring rain to walk and raise money for Farm Sanctuary. We walked along the seawall at English Bay and then met up at 2nd Beach for cookies, a trivia contest, and a barbecue with delicious veggie dogs donated by Tofurky. Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: $5,608.50!
On October 15, 2007, the weather was pleasantly warm and sunny. 47 of us met at 2nd Beach for the Walk as well as a barbecue of veggie dogs donated by Tofurky. Grand total raised for Farm Sanctuary: over $6,500--we came out at #8 out of 46 participating cities!