There’s something special about Veg Festivals around Ontario; it’s a chance to get together with like-minded people and share stories, enjoy food where you don’t have to ask 100 questions like “What’s in this?” or “Was it cooked on a separate grill?”, talk to people about becoming active on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves and, of course, purchasing apparel and other merchandise with a message.
Such was the case last weekend at Niagara VegFest and Cedar Row was incredibly pleased to be present. We had the chance to talk to people about our sanctuary and the work that happens there, we sold a number of items where the proceeds will directly benefit the work we do, and we had the chance to hear some really kind comments from people about our animal care and rescue. Anyone who works in this field doesn’t do it for the glamour or to be praised but when it does happen, you can’t help but smile.
It was wonderful to hear form different speakers like Greg and Sheri from Birds of a Different Feather Microsanctuary and Gene Baur from Farm Sanctuary. Seeing these festivals grow in popularity is a sign that the world is attempting to become a more compassionate place; we are happy to be a small part of it.
With Hamilton Veggie Fest happening on June 13th and several festivals coming up in Toronto, Guelph and London, we look forward to attending and engaging with more people on making compassionate choices and having more volunteers out to our sanctuary.