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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

viva las veggies!

just found out about the first-ever veggie pride parade, which will be held on april 26th in culver city. if you live the veggie lifestyle (and even if you don't), show your support for those of the veggie persuasion!

for more information, visit the event website at veggiepridela.com

Sunday, April 26, 11 am – 4 pm
Culver Events
11948 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

11:00–12:00 REGISTRATION
12:00–2:00 MARCH! Show your veggie pride for the West Coast’s first 5K VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE!
2:00–4:00 RALLY! Special Guest Presentations, Costume Contest, Great Veggie Food, Veg Bands & More!

Vegetarians everywhere UNITE! Join LA’s first VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE and help make veggie history!

The festivities will begin at 11:00 am at Culver Events, where “veg heads” will register, enjoy a pre-march rally with veg entertainment and a special keynote speaker to rally the veg troups for our historic march. At noon we will begin a 5K walk through Venice with participants adorned with eye-catching costumes and thought provoking signs to educate people about the humane, environmental, and health benefits of a vegetarian diet.

After the march we will gather for a post-parade rally to celebrate the vegetarian lifestyle, with special guest presentations, music & veg entertainment, costume contest, and of course, a smorgasbord of vegan food from our area’s top veg restaurants.

So, come and get your veg on with inspiring guest speakers Karen Dawn, Rory Freedman, and other special guests. You’ll be able to explore great food and cruelty-free shopping with our Veggie Pride Parade Vendors!

The Los Angeles VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE was inspired by Vegetarians Against Animal Exploitation in France who will be celebrating their 9th parade in 2009 and by VivaVeggie Society who organized the first Veggie Pride Parade in the U.S. in 2008.

The Los Angeles event is being coordinated by Animal Acres, the Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center.