July’s volunteer night

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July’s volunteer night

For July’s volunteer night, eight of us met up in downtown Vancouver to do some summer outreach in the sunshine.  Armed with our Eating the Planet and Dairy: What you need to know leaflets, our volunteers spread out and began to work their magic. We started the evening with 1000 leaflets… …and ended with exactly


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June volunteer night

For June’s volunteer night, we gathered to make posters for our weekly chicken vigils!  (The vigils are held every Friday morning from 7 to 9 AM at Commercial Drive and Hastings Street.  Get more details.  We’d love to see you out there!) Soon things started happening… Thousands of chickens are slaughtered at Hallmark Poultry Processors


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Cow Ribbon mania at April Volunteer Night!

At April’s volunteer night, we put together ribbons for our Mother’s Day Cow Ribbon campaign. The campaign is meant to bring attention to the suffering of mother cows in the dairy industry.  Artificially inseminated year after year, dairy cows exist in a state of almost constant pregnancy so that we can drink their milk.  Despite this, they


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March volunteer night: T-shirt party!

Did you know that the first Saturday of every month is Vegan T-Shirt Day?  Well, for March’s volunteer night on Wednesday, we all gathered at the Oakridge Library for a t-shirt decorating party! Take a look at some of the brilliant designs our volunteers came up with: April’s volunteer night is on Wednesday the 10th


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January volunteer night

Another month, another night with the best volunteers in all of BC! For January’s volunteer night, we stamped literally thousands of Vegan Outreach leaflets, cut up sticker sheets, and organized pins.  Our amazing team of 13 whooshed through these tasks at lightning-fast rate. As always, we had lots of interesting conversations, too: from advocacy tactics


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Sign-making fun at November volunteer night

At November’s volunteer night, we had a great time preparing signs for our upcoming outreach blitz at Paul McCartney’s concert on the 25th.  (Get all the info about it here. We’d love for you to come on out!) Taking inspiration from a handful of Paul’s quotes about his vegetarian lifestyle, we set to work: Due to


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October volunteer night with John Oberg of Vegan Outreach

We had a special guest for October’s volunteer night: John Oberg, one of Vegan Outreach‘s regional coordinators, came to Nice Shoes to speak and offer tips as to how to be a more effective leafleter.  John is in the midst of a leafleting tour, travelling around the continent as part of Vegan Outreach’s Adopt-a-College program.  As


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Helping Animals 365 Days a Year

Towards the end of 2011, I went through a period of discouragement. I suppose it had something to do with the holidays and the focus on food traditions like turkey and general gluttony. I began to feel that making any changes to the world view of using animals for food and other products was impossible.


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Volunteer night: making it easy to get involved

Last night we had our second ever volunteer night. It was a lot of fun. About a dozen people came to help with stuffing envelopes, stickering and stamping leaflets, making cow ribbons, writing letters, and a few other miscellaneous jobs. Volunteer nights are a great opportunity to come out and get involved in a very


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