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Sep 13, 2006

SFVS & IDA co-present 2-day event in Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, California -- named for Saint Francis, patron
saint of animals -- is one of the most vegetarian-friendly
cities on the planet, making it a fitting location for a World
Vegetarian Day celebration co-presented by the San Francisco
Vegetarian Society (SFV (www.sfvs.org) and IDA.

SFVS and IDA's World Vegetarian Day celebration will take place
at the San Francisco County Fair Building in beautiful Golden
Gate Park (http://tinyurl.com/pbrzd) on Saturday, September 30th
and Sunday, October 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The North
American Vegetarian Society (NAV (www.navs-online.org), which
started World Vegetarian Day in 1977, declared SFVS's 2005
celebration a winner in their Best World Vegetarian Day contest
(group/institution category). Last year, approximately 3,000
visitors enjoyed SFVS's World Vegetarian Day festival. With IDA
on board, we hope this year's event will be even bigger and
better!

SFVS and IDA's World Vegetarian Day celebration will feature:

- World-renowned speakers John Robbins (www.foodrevolution.org),
Howard Lyman (www.madcowboy.com), Dr. Alan Goldhamer
(www.healthpromoting.com/Articles/articles/meet.htm), Dr. Joel
Fuhrman (www.drfuhrman.com), Dr. Doug Graham
(www.doctorgraham.cc), Dr. Milton Mills
(www.pcrm.org/magazine/gm06winter/mills.html), Kenneth Williams
(www.idausa.org/kgw_frame.html) and more

- The OrganicAthlete (www.organicathlete.org) Conference on
Saturday, September 30th with speakers and presentations from
top vegan athletes

- International vegan cuisine and healthy food demos

- Vegan vendors and non-profit booths

- A fabulous eco-fashion show

- Live entertainment, including a performance by acclaimed
musician Nellie McKay (www.nelliemckay.com)

- A catered vegan dinner (Saturday at 6:00 p.m.) for $12

World Vegetarian Day is free to kids, students and seniors. It
is also free to everyone who comes before 10:30 a.m., after
which a $5 donation is suggested.

What You Can Do:

Take a vacation in the City by the Bay -- America's top tourist
destination -- during this special two-day event. San Francisco
experiences its famed Indian Summer in September and October, so
expect to enjoy some comfortably warm, sunny weather. Here are
some essential veggie visitor tips and resources for your West
Coast adventure:

- Vegan Dining: San Francisco boasts over 20 vegetarian and
vegan restaurants (and about 90 in the greater Bay Area) that
run the gamut of cuisines, from the culinary stylings of
Millennium (www.millenniumrestaurant.com) to Café Gratitude's
(www.withthecurrent.com/cafe.html) exquisite raw foods and
Golden Era's (www.goldeneravegetarian.com) vegan Vietnamese.
Consult Bay Area Vegetarians' "Ultimate Guide to Veg Living in
the Bay Area"
(www.bayareaveg.org/ug/index.htm?city=-1&cat=1&veg=1&sort=4) to
read reviews of the Bay Area's array of vegan restaurants.

- Visit an Animal Sanctuary: There are two farmed animal
sanctuaries within driving distance of San Francisco: Animal
Place (www.animalplace.org) and Farm Sanctuary
(www.farmsanctuary.org). Please go to their websites for more
information on planning visits to these wonderful places where
rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep and
rabbits live naturally in peace and harmony without fear of
abuse or slaughter.

- Travel & Tourism: Visit the San Francisco Convention &
Visitor's Bureau (http://onlysf.sfvisitor.org) for more
information about planning a trip to the Bay Area, from finding
an affordable hotel to exciting sights and activities that you
and your family can enjoy during your stay.

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Posted: Wednesday September 13, 2006, 11:19 pm
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