Meatless Monday goes back to school

L to R – Capilano Vegan Club members Maclayne Simone and Breanna Blackwell with VHS Program Coordinator, Emily Pickett

The new school year is off to a great start for Meatless Monday! To date, VHS has worked with students and food service teams at 17 Metro Vancouver secondary and post-secondary schools to bring more plant-based options to cafeteria menus through our Meatless Monday campaign.

We were excited to kick off the 2018-2019 school year by attending and sponsoring Capilano University’s first ever Veg Fest! The event was hosted by the new Capilano University Vegan Club and featured local vegan vendors, including the Green Moustache, Willow’s Wax Bar, United & Free Skincare, Peace People Apparel and Pulse Kitchen, to name just a few. A line-up of compelling presentations touched on topics such as vegan nutrition, fitness, advocacy and what it’s like to be a vegan athlete.

“All summer, a group of a few women have worked so hard to bring this event to life and really kick-start the vegan community at Capilano and motivate others to host similar events at their schools,” said Capilano Vegan Club president, Maclayne Simone. “Our goal is to approach veganism in a way that is inspiring and to demonstrate how easy it is to make such a huge difference in the world!” 

We look forward to continuing to work with the new Vegan Club and the school’s food service provider, Chartwells, to bring more plant-based options to the cafeteria and student dining hall.

We’re also thrilled to be attending, sponsoring and presenting at another upcoming university event, “Compassion Con”, which will take place on October 22nd at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus. The event, hosted by Kwantlen’s “Let’s Be Compassionate” Club, will feature food vendors, cooking demos and guest speakers.

Interested in bringing Meatless Monday to your school or workplace? Contact our Program Coordinator, Emily Pickett, at Don’t forget to take our Meatless Monday pledge! You’ll receive a weekly plant-based recipe to help your start the week off right.