Ginny Messina

Ginny has written extensively on vegan nutrition. Her books include; Never Too Late To Go Vegan, Vegan For Life, Even Vegans Die, and Vegan For Her. She is also on the board for VegFund and One Step for Animals to name a few!

Learn more about who she is and what she does at www.theveganrd.com

We are honoured to have her at VegFest 2018!


Genesis Butler

Age is not an issue for this vegan activist! Since the age of 8 years old, Genesis has been actively promoting the vegan lifestyle.

She has been known worldwide by her TEDx Talk, “A 10-year old’s vision for healing the planet”, and has been featured in the documentary “Vegan: Everyday Stories” alongside other influential vegans including Russell Simmons, Neal Barnard, and David Carter to name a few! If this doesn’t inspire you, she also is starting a non-profit organization called, “Genesis For Animals”. We cannot wait to hear her speak at VegFest 2018!

Click here to watch her TEDx Talk.

Go to genesisforanimals.org to learn more about her non-profit.


Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack

VWPA is a podcast that focuses on ATTACKING a variety of issues through an intersectional feminist, anti-oppression, anti-capitalist, anarchist, and of course vegan perspective.

Nichole and Callie are two unapologetically angry yet hilarious women who examine media, news, and self-advocacy through specific topics in each episode. 

Click here to check out their podcast!

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Georges Laraque

Georges is a former NHL player, turned author, business owner, and humanitarian. In his best-selling autobiography, “The Story of the NHL’s Unlikeliest Tough Guy”, he shares his story of being a former hockey player, childhood, racism, politics, veganism and more.

In July 2010, this man of many talents stepped in as deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada. George is the son of Haitian immigrants and he campaigned for World Vision to help with Haitian relief and the rebuilding of the Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince.

He also is co-owner of raw food restaurant, Crudessence, and Rise Kombucha, a raw and organic fermented drink company. From athlete to humanitarian, we can’t wait for him to speak at VegFest!