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OUR WONDERFUL SPEAKERS

At our Vegfest, you will have the opportunity to meet and listen to some amazing individuals that influence the vegan community and the animal liberation movement! Hear some informative and inspiring talks.

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ANITA KRAJNC

Anita Krajnc is co-founder and organizer for Toronto Pig Save and Animal Save Movement. The group's main strategies are bearing witness at animal vigils at slaughterhouses using love-based community organizing. Anita holds a PhD in Political Science, and has taught courses on social movement strategies.

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DANIEL MAMAN

Daniel Maman is an online fitness coach for vegans and those looking to transition, and is an animal rights activist that thrives off street activism. He’s traveled the world to compete and represent Canada in Judo and now focuses on helping other vegans reach their fitness goals.

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AMY SYMINGTON

Amy is a nutrition professor, researcher and plant-based chef at George Brown College in Toronto. Amy believes in the evidence-based health and environmental benefits of plant-based diets and is the recent author of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-based recipes for optimal health.

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JENNY HENRY

Jenny Henry is an animal rights activist and the founder of Nation Rising - a nonpartisan political advocacy group calling on the government to end animal agriculture subsidies, and redirect that funding to help farmers transition to plant-based farming for the benefit of the people, the planet, and the animals.

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NAT ERSKINE-SMITH

Liberal Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York. Throughout his time in parliament, he has consistently advocated for improved animal rights in Canada by tabling numerous bills, collaborating with animal welfare organizations, and sponsoring several petitions on the topic.

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GABRIEL NADLER

Animal Rights-dedicated hip-hop artist and activist Gaia's Eye will be sharing some new music, and speaking on behalf of the Slaughter-Free Cities campaign in collaboration with the Animal Save Movement. 

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MICHELLE LABROSSE

Personal Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist and Vegan Lifestyle Coach & founder of Eye Love Balance, a one-stop destination that guides you how to live a healthy, happy and holistic vegan lifestyle, through accessible home workouts, meditations and mindfulness classes. 

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DR. SARAH DODD

Dr. Sarah Dodd is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist working privately with pet parents and within the pet food industry to bring plant-based diets to the menu for companion animals. In addition to her clinical nutrition practice, Dr. Dodd’s research has focused on plant-based diets for companion animals.

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JOSH POWELL

Joshua Powell is step-son of Regan Russell, killed while exercising her right to protest - sadly while advocating for the rights of activists which are now restricted under Bill 156. Joshua will be discussing the concerns and implications of Regan's death and Bill 156.

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