We had a wonderful experience hosting Vancouver's first all vegan market at the infamous Waldorf Hotelin East Van. We successfully raised over $800 towards The Happy Herd Sanctuary and donated heaps of canned goods, clothing and pet food to The Wish Foundation. Thank you to everyone who came to support this wonderful event...We are excited to announce the date for our Holiday Market at The Waldorf on Thursday December 13th!!
Good friends substitute the floating V when needed...
Our wonderful volunteer Michelle, you're amazing!
Bridget, (founder of The Vegan Project and co-host to The Vegan MarketPlace) and I chillin out in our donation pile...
Meghan from Liberation BC sharing her love.
The hit of the event David, founder of Plant Base sampling some vegan bacon bites!
Our good friends at Bloke gave us a place to call home for the next couple months...Here is a recap of our first Night Market at 401 King St.W.
Literally in the heart of Toronto's Fashion District.
Surrounded by beautiful people, chill tunes and awesome local brands.
Every market we host we raise money for different non for profits...This specific market was a little different.. We raised money for a strong individual who was on her 5th year battling cancer.... Unfortunately it took her life in early August.
The worst feeling is to feel powerless. We see hate, blood and people being taken advantage all around. We get so caught up in the abundance of negativity pressing down on our souls that we forget why we were put on this planet.
You and the person beside you do not deserve a life of cruelty, a life without hope...We as much as our future children deserve a life lived to its fullest...a life surrounded by happiness, good health, good morals, fair laws, safety. Our Government no longer works to provide a sustainable life for the people. Our Government is fixated on a War that they DO NOT want to end. They are fuelling a fire that is being lit by what is being taken from the people which is our money.
We do not want war to continue. Soldiers should be with their family.
We do not need guns. Guns should not be legally accessible to anyone.. they cut, wound & kill.
At a time in history where we are loosing faith in mankind...the only act of change is buried within us...we must unite.
We the people are so very powerful.
Love lies within us.
The love for Humanity is stronger then any machine man with machine minds and machine hearts.
There will be peace.
THE FINAL SPEEH OF THE GREAT DICTATOR
BY: SIR CHARLES CHAPLIN
I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible- Jew, Gentile, black men, white…
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others’ happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way
Greed has poisoned men’s souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery ,we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.
Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say “Do not despair.”
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men—machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate!
Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural.
Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!
In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it’s written “the kingdom of God is within man”, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power.
Let us all unite.
Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!
Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance!
Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!