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I'm in Calgary too.<br><br><br><br>
Nice to see a few more Alberta veggies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> *happydance* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm Lacykitten, aka Lacy (how mundane!) and I'm the freaky orange-haired chick that harasses Calgary groups to come to the dang vegan/vegetarian meetups. *twitch*<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Look me up if you're in town. Or live here. I want to meet more veg*ans because I know.. like.. none, socially, except my best friend who lives in Sylvan Lake. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I meet a couple via Meetup and at Soar/CARC events but.. that just doesn't cut it. I wanna socialize! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Peebs</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why exactly is that odd?</div>
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...Can't remember.<br><br>
Sorry, it was rude. Just to clrify, there is nothing wrong with Calgary. It's a wonderful city.<br><br><br><br>
Here is a site for us Albertan veggies!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.planet.eon.net/~voa/" target="_blank">http://www.planet.eon.net/~voa/</a>
 

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Hey Dan!<br><br>
Hey Lacy!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Wow vegetarians and vegans everywhere! It's time for me to do a happy dance too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br><br><br>
Dancing broccoli...only on a veggie board <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hump.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hump:"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the input on the stickers...i keep seeing too many "I still love alberta beef" stickers on people's cars. Ugh!! You know, everyday I go to the U of C and I see this van parked in one of the lots. It is one of the vans for this group called Active Living or something like that and on one side of the van they have an Alberta Cattle Commission advertisement professionally sprayed/mounted/whatever with the same message as the stickers you see on cars.<br><br><br><br>
It just makes you wonder what people are thinking when they do things like try to promote a healthy lifestyle whilst maintaining (what appears to be) a very healthy relationship with a biased and incredibly unhealthy interest - the Alberta Cattle Commission. Obviously they care little about people and more about keeping their wallets filled with a healthy stash of cash. Poor, poor fools <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dunce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dunce:"><br><br><br><br>
I'll let you all know when the stickers are done. Sorry that I can't make it to any of the vegan meet-ups. I work on the weekends during the day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Take care all,<br><br>
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Hi Beth,<br><br><br><br>
I like those ones.<br><br><br><br>
Also maybe "I (Heart) (Alberta Map) (Cow Head)" and the under the whole thing it could say "so I stopped eating them!"<br><br><br><br>
~Dan (yeah, me from SOAR)</div>
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I love Alberta Carrots too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">I have often thought about that bumper sticker!<br><br><br><br>
So, yeah, I've started a new veg group here in the city. Our first event is at Mt. Everest Nepalese restaurant on Nov. 5th. We have just formed and are in the infant stage. We're just letting things go as they go and taking it one event at a time. There are a lot of ideas floating around. I know we will be successful. Our vision is to create a group based in education, support and community. Non-judgement is key too. Different people become veg for different reasons and they are all good reasons!<br><br><br><br>
If you'd like to be on our mailing list, please e-mail me and it shall be done!<br><br><br><br>
Hoping to see you and all your veg mates soon!!!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"><br><br>
Peace.
 

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Hellloooo! Yes, in the heart of cattle country, there ramains a few vegans and vegatarians..... I live in Wetaskiwin, its 40 minutes outside of Edmonton, and i have not met one person thats vegan that lives here. So if your from wetaskiwin, contact me!! my msn is <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> and my email addy is <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>! hope to hear from ya'all! xoxo
 

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i know a couple people that are veganish, but not strict, hardcore about it.<br><br><br><br>
Did you know that 4% of Canadians are vegan?!?! Last year, CTV ran a special on "what Canadians eat" and that'w hat they said. Lots of vegans around hehe.
 

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Seems way too high a figure.</div>
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Not to me. Most of them live in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Victoria, though. Not a lot live in Alberta. Gee....I wonder why <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sheep.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sheep:">
 

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I've started a new forum for Calgary and area Veggies.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.lacykitten.com/vego/board/" target="_blank">http://www.lacykitten.com/vego/board/</a><br><br><br><br>
If you're interested, there's also NewCalgVeg, the new vegetarian group of Calgary.. which has it's own section of the board. You can join that group by sending an email to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
There are various groups and events in Calgary, I'm hoping to get them all on board with this so it ends up a big community board!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

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I thought I posted here before, guess not...<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I live in Calgary... =)<br><br><br><br>
my friend has an I heart AB beef sign, I just wrote "cows" below the beef head.
 

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Happy happy Alberta <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"></div>
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kinda random... but I second the motion!
 

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FYI<br><br><br><br>
Full Vegetarian/Vegan<br><br>
Calgary: Buddha Veggie, best in the province<br><br>
Edmonton: Padamandi, full on VEGAN<br><br>
Edmonton: Oriental Veggie House, great meat analogs<br><br><br><br>
Good veggie offerings can be found at:<br><br>
Edmonton: Tropica on Calgary Trail<br><br>
Edmonton: Jaipur Palace on 34th street<br><br>
Edmonton: Haweli, Downtown near the Boardwalk Market<br><br><br><br>
Veggie Groceries and cool soy products can be found at (I might have this wrong) East China Market, on 101st avenue and ~65th street. I can check this for sure if anyone wants.<br><br><br><br>
I am trying to find more, but pickins are slim in Cattle Country (yee-haw!)<br><br><br><br>
If you know where to go, tell us. If I see enough I'll put up list on the web of friendly places.
 

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A new veggie restaurant opened in calgary in november called 'The Coup'. It's on 17th ave.<br><br><br><br>
Anyone tried it?
 

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FYI<br><br><br><br>
Full Vegetarian/Vegan<br><br>
Calgary: Bhudda Veggie, best in the province<br><br>
Edmonton: Padamandi, full on VEGAN<br><br>
Edmonton: Oriental Veggie House, great meat analogs<br><br><br><br>
Good veggie offerings can be found at:<br><br>
Edmonton: Tropica on Calgary Trail<br><br>
Edmonton: Jaipur Palace on 34th street<br><br>
Edmonton: Haweli, Downtown near the Boardwalk Market<br><br><br><br>
Veggie Groceries and cool soy products can be found at (I might have this wrong) East China Market, on 101st avenue and ~65th street. I can check this for sure if anyone wants.<br><br><br><br>
I am trying to find more, but pickins are slim in Cattle Country (yee-haw!)<br><br><br><br>
If you know where to go, tell us. If I see enough I'll put up list on the web of friendly places.</div>
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I've found that almost all places in Edmonton are extremely accomodating and often have very good offerings. Vegan is a bit harder, but vegetarian? No excuse here at all.<br><br><br><br>
In Edmonton, you can purchase many vegan and vegetarian things at the standard grocery stores - Safeway, Save on Foods, Sobey's. For nutritional yeast, you have to go either to Planet Organic near Whyte or The Big Fresh on Jasper and ~120 st. Beyond that, I buy Braggs, Bob's Red Mill items, vegetarian appetizer platters, and more at Sobey's.
 

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For nutritional yeast, you have to go either to Planet Organic near Whyte or The Big Fresh on Jasper and ~120 st.</div>
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they also sell nutritional yeast at Roots Organic market, on the corner of 112 st and whyte.<br><br><br><br>
i agree edmonton is a very veggie friendly city. went to oriental veggie house not too long ago and was pretty disappointed with the food though, so i'd have to agree with the original poster that buddha's veggie in calgary is the best in the province. although there's also a veggie house in china town in calgary that is pretty good. padmandhi in edmonton is also great.
 

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Padmandhi is one of the better restaurants I've gone to. Their sweet and sour "chicken" is great. I don't know what's in it and I don't care; all I know is that it's good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am from Montreal. Just have some curious questions here. Surprised to hear about Vegetarians/Vegans in a province where Cattle Industry is very strong. Are there a lot of Vegans/Vegetarians in Alberta and sorrounding Provinces ? Why do people in these Provinces giveup meat ? Do they get enough support for going meatless ?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks.<br><br><br><br>
Vijay
 
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