Veganism is so much more than merely a diet. It's about putting respect for animals into practice in all areas of our lives. Making simple everyday vegan lifestyle choices is such a powerful yet easy way to make a difference. Not only is it good for animals, it's also good for the planet and even our own health. Veganism has been recognised as the fastest growing social justice movement of our time. We love being vegan, and we think our special day is worth getting excited about. So this year to celebrate World Vegan Day.....
(See bottom of page for more info about the venue, parking, buses, etc.)
A special note about Covid-19 restrictions. DŌVeS will take all appropriate precautions to meet our obligations under the official government covid-19 guidelines. We will maintain appropriate hygiene measures, and provide means for contact tracing and hand sanitiser. We have also chosen a venue which allows for suitable physical distancing. What other precautions we will implement will depend on what alert level we are at on the day.
DŌVeS is combining forces with some of our favourite vegan shops in town, to provide some exciting, delicious FREE vegan treats. The event will also be a huge VEGAN POTLUCK ‘FEASTIVAL’, so please bring along some vegan food to share.
Admission is absolutely FREE. It's a family friendly event and everyone is welcome, vegans and non-vegans alike. So bring along your friends and whanau.
As well as an abundant array of mouth-watering vegan food, there will also be.....
Our Exciting Raffle (*)
(* Keep an eye on our website, email list, Facebook, and Instagram, for the upcoming announcement about our DŌVeS World Vegan Month fundraising raffle and all the incredible prizes to be won.)
Yourself, your friends, and your whanau. Everyone's welcome.
Some Vegan Food! Please bring a vegan dish to share. (See below for more info.)
Some money for the Raffle and the Stalls.
Your own drink/s of choice if you wish. (No alcohol please).
Important! To find out about veganism and what foods are and aren't vegan, check out the About Veganism page on our website.
If you’re unsure what to bring, our DŌVeS potluck page has a great list of websites full of easy, affordable vegan recipes. But vegan food doesn't have to be fancy. It can be as simple as tossing together a fresh fruit salad or a green salad, or a bowl of hummus with corn chips or crunchy vegetables for dipping.
The shared food is what makes these events great, so we really encourage everyone to bring along some vegan food to share. But if you're genuinely unable to, then please come along anyway. It's your company that’s most important.
There are cooking facilities at the venue, but they are limited and will probably be in high demand. If you can bring your food already heated, or something that can be served cold, that will be helpful.
If you have any special dietary requirements, (apart from being vegan of course), you are welcome to bring your own food as well as, or instead of, food for sharing.
The Venue: Our venue this year is the South Dunedin Community Hall at 253 King Edward Street in South Dunedin. We think it's a wonderful space, and absolutely perfect for our event. We appreciate South D is a wee bit out of the way for some people, but trust us, it will be worth your while to get out there!
Parking: Parking is always free on Sundays, and there is plenty of parking in the area.
Buses: The no. 44 bus, the no. 55, and the no. 8 bus all depart from the Central Bus Hub near the police station. They all travel along King Edward Street past the venue. The same buses also go back past the venue for your trip home afterwards. The no. 6 bus, the no. 15, the no. 33, and the no. 50 also get you pretty close. Just get off at the corner of Hillside Road and King Edward Street.