In the lead-up to Niagara VegFest 2015 on June 7, we’d like to introduce you to some of our wonderful vendors, exhibitors and volunteers who make the festival happen. In this Q&A, Volunteer Coordinator Kristen Oprendek tells us about her history with the festival and why VegFest matters to her.
NVF: Tell us about your work with Niagara VegFest.
KO: I have been a volunteer since the first festival, working at speakers’ booths. This year I have taken the role as Volunteer Coordinator.
NVF: What are you most looking forward to at Niagara VegFest 2015?
KO: My favourite part about VegFest — and what I am excited about — is being around like-minded people; meeting incredible powerhouses in the fight for health of people, animals and our planet. Listening to the surprise and interest of non-veg people. And of course the incredible food 🙂
NVF: Why is Niagara VegFest important to you?
KO: Community, changing the way we think about food and saving lives. Spreading love in Niagara.