The Invercargill Vegan Society won best stall at the 2014 DRC Health and Disability Expo! Out of 67 exhibitors, we were judged by Venture Southland’s Angela Newell as being “full of enthusiasm, innovative and bright green with passion for animals” :-)
Held at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club, Jordan and Jen spoke to thousands of people during the expo. We met people on a plant based diet, vegetarians and people really interested in veganism. Most knew how a vegan felt about harming animals, and many said they had family members who were vegan or vegetarian! One of the most interesting conversations was with a slaughterhouse worker…..who *also* worked in a vegetarian cafe during the slaughter “off season”! He currently “leaned towards vegetarian”. It’s great to get out there and ask people to share their stories, and we were thrilled to win Best Stall at the DRC Health and Disability Expo 2014 :-)
Information about the expo in “The Southland Express” newspaper.
Health and Disability Expo exhibitors. We were thrilled to be voted Best Stall among such great charities and care organisations.
We had “Forks over Knives” playing on our computer, New Zealand Vegan Society magazines, recipes from the weekly Invercargill vegan cooking classes, and information to join our monthly Invercargill Vegan Society potlucks!
Jen at our stall, as “Forks over Knives” plays.
Our favourite entry in the Scarecrow competition! Manawanui In Charge
Jordan at the Invercargill Vegan Society stall
We met John, a “Born Again Atheist”
Jen at the Invercargill Vegan Society display
We had a lovely time at the DRC Health and Disability Expo 2014, thank you to everyone who made this event a big success! And thank you for voting us Best Stall, we look forward to seeing you at the next event where we’ll be bigger and better than ever :-)