WEEACÂ in MelbourneÂ is an annual event that raises awareness of the suffering animalsÂ endureÂ every day.Â Events are held worldwide and yesterday Melbourne held its WEEAC gathering at CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick. There were stalls, speakers, music and of course lots of food with perfect weather to top it off!
I didn’t stay for the whole day so there aren’t any pics of the evening fun (bonfire!). It was a great family friendly event with dogs (on leashes) allowed. I got some nice big canine smiles too and you may spot your best buddies here!
I hope you enjoy this look at Melbourne’s WEEAC for 2015. Many thanks to all involved with putting on the event and a special thanks to stall holders at the activism and rescue stalls– so many people doing such amazing work here and around the world. Atrocities against animals takeÂ place every minute of every day, but we have the power to choose kindness and to show compassion.
Von’s Vegan Bake House with an array ofÂ amazing cakes. AndÂ LAMINGTONS!
OMV Bakery with lots of sweet lovely sweets– piggy biscuits are a must in my house:
AVS Organic Foods make excellent vegan cheeses (and a variety of other products) here in Melbourne. There’s a new Blu Style cheese (yessss!) by AVS which I really liked:
Woking Amazing and their woking amazingÂ food– over 1200 dimmies rolled and sold out:
Fresh cold pressed organic juices from Babou:
I got to try the new vegan souvlaki by Vegan Pop-Ups. It’s as good as it looks in the photos (top and middle left)! Also shown below is the crispy noodle salad from Jerry’s VegiburgersÂ and on the bottom left is Chili Express:
I love Dosa Joy and stand there like a food nerd watching them make dosa; hot weather meant I got to cool off with 100% fruit sorbet from Smooth As Fruit; Simply Vegan Cuisine with Dolly the bus serving up their tasty vegan meals:
More cooling off with Zebra Dream icecream (the strawberry boab flavour is really good. So is everything else); Pura Veda and Coyo yoghurt from the Conscious Foods stall; The Good Brew Company Kombucha with quite a few great flavours; a fine selection of teas were at the One Leaf Organic Tea Blends stall:
SO MUCH GREAT VEGAN FOOD:
Presentations by activist James Aspey, Matthew Bate of 365 Days of WholenessÂ and conservation activist Vincent Burke. Tahel from The Nourished Chick gave a raw food workshop. There were more presenters and musicians during the day but I couldn’t stay for the whole day so my apologies to those I have left out:
Beautiful animal art atÂ For The Love Of Wildlife; hand painted brooches by Melbourne designers Heidi & Gretel at the Vegetarian Victoria stall; organic spelt milk (never tried it before and it was quite nice– sweeter than I thought it would be) from the Classica International stall; personal care items from The Personal VeganÂ ShopÂ (who were also collecting donations of goods for The Vegan Op-Shop); jewellery (some sweet animal designs!) from Tina’s Treasures; colourful heat/cool bagsÂ and more fromÂ Vegan Aroma:
Happy faces and lots of colour! See you all at next year’s WEEAC!