Last night saw the creation of TEAM POTLUCK, our secret committee tasked with finding the best way to hold and promote potlucks for the KVN! Their identities and methods are a secret so far, but watch for news from TEAM POTLUCK in the coming weeks!
February 14th to some may be the day to shower their loved ones with heart shaped boxes of chocolates, cards and flowers, and other tokens of a persons love and appreciation.
But for some of us it’s a day to show our love for the animals.
February 14th is National anti-Fur Day.
And as it is such, Kingston Vegetarian Network and allies suited up in their warmest synthetic winter clothes and wore their hearts on their sleeves for the animals once again.
Many of the KVN and friends struggled through blowing winds, terrifying driving conditions and uber cold temperatures to join together and March from Confederation Park, up Ontario St on to and up Princess St Then back down again.
No cold weather or insufferable conditions would keep us down.
We can’t rest comfortably until the animals can.
Our turn out was great for such a horrible day weather wise. There was about 30(+) people come out to support (Educating about the horrid conditions animals are treated and kept in to obtain their furs/feathers and advocating the stopping of these barbaric practices) the cause and try to spread the message of compassion for our furry friends.
We had megaphones! We had chants! We had pamphlets and literature! We had our hearts in the right place! We also had positive media coverage from CKWS and The Kingston Whig Standard. Which is always nice.
We also had to cringe when about 6 out of every 10 people we passed was wearing Canada Gross coats. This is the reason we do this. To help those fur clad individuals make the much needed connection to what it is they are wearing, or should I say ‘who’ they are wearing.
All in all it was a great event. Very positive and hopefully for some, very impacting.
After the march was all said and done, we retired to the Duke on Wellington to partake in some vegan fare and much needed beer to warm ourselves.
It is my hope that next year we do just as well in volume of participants and perhaps reach more people.. We encourage you to join us On our next National Anti-Fur march February 14th, 2016.
– Star ^_^
Join us from 11-2 for the Eco-Feminist Exchange at the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship; a clothing swap for women, children and teens! Bring your own bag and fill it for a toonie. Drop off donations between 9 – 10 am., clean stain/hole free and max 2 garbage bags. All leftover clothes will be donated to Kingston Interval House.
Join Kingston Vegetarian Network as we meet and mingle with other veggie lovin’ fun folks! Leave your labels at the door, as all are welcome here! Whether you’re Veg or Veg-Curious, join us as we take the Meat out of Meet. The Duke will ensure they have delicious Bevies & Bites to make this monthly meet-up the best veg*n mixer Kingston can handle. See you the Last Tues of every month from 5-7pm at The Duke. We can’t wait to welcome you to the new and improved KVN!