Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta

Sam Beckman

Sam will be joining us from Orange Theory Fitness (Jasper Gates) to get us pumped up by leading us through a 45 minute bodyweight workout that can be done anywhere!

Liana Tiriac

As a huge advocate for the Whole Food Plant Based diet, Liana has made it her life mission to master the culinary art of making plant foods taste delicious through various cooking techniques and impressing both vegans and non-vegans. Since following a WFPB diet she has lost 25 pounds, reversed her pre-diabetes, and cleared her skin. In her cooking demo, she will show you some quick and easy recipes that will wow your taste buds on your journey to better health.


DJ Infamous

Johnny Infamous is one of Edmonton’s most sought-after DJs, and popular radio hosts. DJ Infamous is known for his eclectic music mixing style, and has hosted countless events around Edmonton, from weddings to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Currently, DJ Infamous is the official DJ of the Edmonton Elks. Come feel the music for yourself at VegFest Edmonton!

Dr. Ze'ev Gross

Learn from Dr. Gross what a balanced and healthy vegan diet is.
"The TEN Pitfalls Vegans Should Be Aware Of"
During my practice as a family physician and throughout my journey as a vegan I took a special interest in veganism and especially vegans. Though many did very well, I noticed that a fair number of vegans undermined their health by missing few important pieces of information. Adopting a vegan lifestyle can be harmful if it does not apply carefully. The media is full of misconceptions, proprietary interests and at times misleading information. For people who are not close to the health science it might be hard to find the needle in the haystack. This presentation attempts to address this issue and clarify the TEN most dangerous pitfalls I have noticed amongst vegans over the years. Pitfalls that can be easily amended once they are brought to light. I hope that this speech will bring to more awareness, health, and peace in the vegan and vegetarian community.

Alexis Hillyard

Alexis is the creator of Stump Kitchen, her YouTube show that centres disability in the kitchen, gluten free vegan cooking, and the amazing, unique ways we move through the world. In addition to cooking, Alexis loves to play ukulele, have fun with her bionic arm ‘Billie’, and adores being mom to an energetic toddler!

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Isha Foundation

Isha Foundation is a nonprofit, spiritual organisation that was founded in 1992 near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, by Sadhguru. It hosts the Isha Yoga Centre, which offers yoga programs under the name Isha Yoga. The foundation is run "almost entirely" by volunteers. The word isha means "the formless divine".