My teeth ached just looking at it: nearly 20 local supporters provided a plethora of goodies; some gluten and wheat-free, some raw, and all vegan, for a fundraiser for Friends of Animals to print more of our Vegan Starter Guides for local distribution.

We had cupcakes, brownies and Better Than Buttertarts. There was cake, rumballs and lemon squares. And cookies, so many different types of delicious, irresistible cookies. And all made without hurting any animals. How wonderful!

The amazing Sarah Kramer (How It All Vegan fame) emailed me suggesting a fundraising event, and offered her partner’s downtown, waterfront shop as a venue. Soon there were posters around town encouraging people to visit Tattoo Zoo on May 1st for FoA’s bakesale.

The local group of sporty vegans, OrganicAthlete Victoria, also helped out, organizing a raffle with more than $700 in prizes. Items included gift certificates to vegan restaurants (Green Cuisine and Lotus Pond), vegan cookbooks, gifts from several eco-shops, and a grand prize of a tandem paragliding flight with Vancouver Island Paragliding.

All this came together for an amazing event that raised over $1,000 for Friends of Animals. A big thank you to Sarah for making this all happen, visit her blog for more details and pictures. Gratitude is owed to the wonderful bakers who whipped up a wide range of incredible food. Thank you to OA Victoria for help with the raffle, and to our two super-star volunteers Scott M and Mary P, who have been incredibly generous with their time, both baking, and helping with this and other FoA activities.

Friends of Animals in Victoria will press forward with local and national campaigns, and likely more bakesales. To keep up-to-date on Victoria activities, be sure to bookmark