The Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is turning 75 this month, and while an in-person celebration isn’t an option right now, a three-course meal delivered to your home is!
As part of a celebratory, virtual fundraising gala, you can enjoy a luxurious vegan meal alongside a Live Zoom party, running from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on June 19.
The event will feature a Facebook Live pre-show just before the party, with appearances by Peter Katz and other vegan celebrities. Those interested in attending — with dinner delivered or without — can snag tickets online until June 16, but don’t sleep on it — there are only 100 reservations available.
If you opt for the dinner option, you’ve got a real treat to look forward to. The meal is being prepared by the local vegan chefs at 852 Curbside Collective, a group of female entrepreneurs who pivoted their business to boxed meal deliveries amid the pandemic.
And, in addition to the gala, a silent auction that will feature prizes from more than 30 local businesses will run on Facebook from June 15 to 20.
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“The TVA was founded in 1945, at the tail end of World War II” said Denyse Mehta, executive director at the Toronto Vegetarian Association, in a release.
“Vegetarianism was just emerging then, but the organization helped support vegetarian soldiers, the founders themselves and their growing local community despite the challenges of being vegetarian at that time. Seventy-five years later, we face different challenges, but we’re committed to providing a fun event for our supporters to celebrate all that we’ve achieved in Toronto through our events and outreach.”