Toronto’s Raw Vegan Festival Is This Weekend



This Saturday and Sunday, June 78, Healthy Festivals Corp brings us the 4th Annual Toronto Raw/Vegan Festival, a two-day event that celebrates and champions the raw/vegan movement as a lifestyle choice. Located at the Culture, Arts, Media and Education Centre at 918 Bathurst Street, the festival features a variety of speakers, food demos and samples from Toronto’s leading raw/vegan chefs, a demonstration of acro –yoga, ( the combination of circus movements and partnered yoga positions) a sustainable fashion show and a myriad of activities and tastes that bring together a community that offers a healthy, enviro-friendly and cruelty-free lifestyle. In all, over sixty exhibitors and at least two world-class international endurance athletes will be strutting their stuff in a fun, informative two-day event.

“The raw/vegan lifestyle is a movement becoming the latest trend of well-being,” says festival co-founder, Patricia McAllister. “A number of celebrities in all areas of life swear by the high energy and lightness they feel daily—some of whom will be at the festival.”


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Here are some of this year’s “must sees”:

Ultra-Endurance Runners: World-record winning, ultra-endurance runners, Janette Murray-Wakelin & Alan Murray, share a special session with information on how raw cures cancer. Tim Van Oeden shatters misconceptions surrounding a plant-based diet and talks how to be successful as a raw/vegan athlete.



Food Talk: Detoxing is demystified with TEDx speaker Natasha Kyssa, Canadian bestselling author of “The Simply Raw Living Detox Manual” and founder of Simply Raw 

Vegan Cheese Making: Imagine making cheese using no dairy, creating it entirely from raw organic nuts and other wholesome ingredients. Carolyn Allgeier, from Matthew Kenney Raw Vegan Academy and Raw Chef Certification classes in Santa Monica, California shows us how!

Natural Survival: Toronto native and Survival Warrior Garry Tibbo discusses what nature teaches; how nature eats by seasons, the food that we can eat on a regular basis straight from nature, and things that we can do to improve our food supply and become self-sufficient.

Fashion: See the new technology in cotton that pulls moisture from the skin for more comfort and breathability, called active cotton. Meet the creator, Regg Miller, a former professional athlete.                      

Subtle Physical Wellness: Dr. Ted Savenchenko, S.C., shares Siberian Quiet Qi-Gong Healing, a breathing technique capable of safely healing about 150 diseases from which 90% of humanity suffers.

Eyesight Improvement: Author Jane Kabargruina teaches how to improve eyesight naturally with heightened nutrition and enhanced brain function.

It all gets underway on Saturday, and it’s FREE! For more information, including timetables and event schedules, please check here!

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