When I was first asked to host Montreal's World Vegan Fashion Show, the first thing I said was..."But I'm not a vegan!" Then I found out that every last penny from the event this year is going to the SPCA's fight against puppy mills in Quebec. How could I say no?
If, like me, you are sickened by Quebec's reputation as the Puppy Mill Capital of North America and disheartened by the negligible punishment that offenders get - it's time to come out and show your support!
The night is not to shove some extremist animal rights mandate down your throat. Don't worry, no one's gonna throw red paint on you. The night is to demonstrate that there ARE alternatives to the way we live right now. Easy, accessible, beautiful, environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free alternatives! Whether you make the choice to not wear fur or leather. Whether you buy cruelty-free make-up. Whether you eliminate meat products. There are small things we can do every day to make our world a better place for all it's living creatures. You don't have to change your entire life!
Bottom line is: I've always loved animals. I feel outraged when I know they needlessly suffer in the name of profit - such as with fur or puppy mills or to make a stupid tube of lipstick. I want to learn about what's going on out there and how I can use my dollar to make a difference when it comes to the purchases I make. I want to be informed. And if I can make some small change, then that's cool.
It's going to be a fun night of fashion, food, music and fun baby!
Georges Laraque from the Habs will be there!
Lucy Decoutere and Sarah E. Dunsworth from The Trailer Park Boys!
Brad Pattison from the Slice TV show "At The End of My Leash" is also an invited guest - so look for him!
My mom, sister and aunt! (ha!!!)
There will also be a silent auction onsite with a ton of great stuff to bid on (think holiday shopping!). And you can be secure in knowing that every dime you spent is going to the SPCA to help fight puppy mills in this province.
K - this has been long winded. But I'm so excited to be a part of this event. And so psyched to be able to help a cause I feel so passionate about. Hope to see you on Sunday, November 1st! Vegans and non-vegans, alike - you're all welcome! :)
WHAT: The Montreal World Vegan Day Fashion Show (and silent auction!)
WHY: The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of animal protection issues, while promoting cutting edge cruelty-free fashion and raising funds for charity. This year proceeds will go to benefit the SPCA fight against puppy mills.
WHO: Companies like Macbeth footwear, Lady Crossbones, Pretty Things Boutique, Healing Heart Designs, Cherry Berry and more! Canadian Celebrities Georges Laraque from the NHL team the Montreal Canadiens, Lucy Decoutere and Sarah E. Dunsworth from the Showcase television show Trailer Park Boys will be a part of the fashion show, and all doing their part to show their support for animals.
WHERE: LaTulipe, 4530 Papineau
Students 20.00$ (25$ at the door)
Adults 30.00$ (35$ at the door)
Doors open at 7:00pm
*Ticket includes gourmet thai cuisine from ChuChai and caterer Marie-Genevieve Lamothe.
TICKETS SHOULD BE ON SALE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK - I WILL LET YOU KNOW ASAP!!