Animal Justice Vancouver celebrates the holidays with a vegan feast

The animal law-advocacy group is hosting a party featuring food from dozens of local vegan restaurants

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      Animal Justice is getting into the spirit of the season with its 2019 Vancouver holiday party. The bash is the biggest annual benefit on the West Coast for the not-for-profit organization, which is Canada’s only animal law advocacy organization.

      Besides a cash bar, live music, and silent auction, food will be a major draw at the public fete, with numerous local vegan eateries contributing to the spread.

      Vancouver vegan chef Kadieann Tighe is collaborating with Blue Heron Creamery's Karen McAthy on a meat- and dairy-free charcuterie board.

      Chickpea, the Acorn, the Arbor, Buddha-Full, Bonus Bakery, Chomp Vegan Eatery, Livvy's Bakery, Pizza Castle and Indian Curry, Vogue Cakes, and Umaluma Dairy-Free Gelato are among the participating purveyors.  

      Suzanne Goodwin.

      Other vegan businesses are taking part, like Line Spa and Polish, the city’s first fully vegan and cruelty-free nail salon, and Willow's Wax Bar, Vancouver's only all-vegan, cruelty-free spa.

      Look, too, for Native Shoes and White Rhino Bags.

      Headquartered in Toronto, Animal Justice consists of a team of lawyers that work on the humane treatment of animals, animal protection legislation, and the prosecution of animal abusers.

      The November 29 party takes place at Westside Grand (1928 West Broadway). Admission is by donation, with a suggested minimum of $50 per person. Animal Justice fundraising parties are also going down in Toronto and Ottawa.

      More info is here.