Event Schedule

VegFest Windsor 2017 is going to be unbelievable – and there’s something for everyone! Here’s a sneak-peak at what will be happening on October 1st.

dogbun2Kids Zone:

Free face painting and balloon animals.

Fun games to play.

The “Cruelty-Free” Bunny and “Adopt, Don’t Shop” Puppy mascots will be roaming around VegFest throughout the day.





11:15 – 12:15: Cooking demonstration by Chef Erika Boyd of Detroit Vegan Soul, Detroit’s first 100% vegan soul food restaurant.

Located just across the river, Detroit Vegan Soul is an experience you don’t want to miss.



LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk arrives at the grand opening of PETA's new LA building "The Bob Barker Building" at The Bob Barker Building on March 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

1:00 – 2:30: Talk by Ingrid Newkirk, president and cofounder of PETA.

Click here to learn more about this amazing voice for animal advocacy.

Ms. Newkirk will be giving her “Unstoppable” talk. Individuals whose freedom have been taken from them—a hen in an egg-factory cage, an elephant in a circus boxcar, a monkey in laboratory restraints—have no recourse but to rely on compassionate people to say, “This must stop.” Filled with humour, inspiring videos, and remarkable stories and lessons from history, Ingrid’s presentation and her spirited optimism will motivate you to take action in manageable but powerful ways.



2:45-3:30:  Talk by Dr. Linda Plowright, Psychiatrist.

Food For Thought: The Importance of Nutrition for Mental Health

Most of us are aware that what we eat is important for the health of our bodies and the prevention of disease; but we may not be aware that nutrition is also an important factor in the health of our minds and the prevention/treatment of mental illness. In this talk, Dr. Plowright will explore the scientific evidence which demonstrates a connection between our food choices and our mental wellness and will teach us how to eat for a healthy brain.



3:45-4:15: Talk by Hillary Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservationist.

Ms. Watson will be giving a brief history about Sea Shepherd, an overview of what Sea Shepherd is today and a look into the campaigns that Sea Shepherd is involved with now. She’ll also share some of her experiences with Sea Shepherd and the campaigns she’s been involved with. She’ll also delve into ways everyone can get involved!”



4:30-5:00: Gary Grill, Lawyer. Talk will focus on his involvement in the iconic 2017 Pig Trial case, where Anita Krajnc was ultimately found not guilty of mischief charge for giving water to pigs headed to slaughter.