This year’s Toronto Veggie Parade is brought to you by our tenacious and dynamic executive team. Check out their bios and personal veg stories below!
Kaylah Krajnc – Team Coordinator
Hello amazing veggies! I’m super excited to be coordinating this year’s Veggie Parade – I’ve been in the parade three times, and it was actually the first veg* community event that I was ever involved in, so it feels extra special to me. This year, I’ll be leading the coordinating team in planning the parade – I’m looking forward to working with a great team to plan an amazing event!
Jenny McQueen – Deputy Team Coordinator
I’ve been so lucky to have been on the Veggie Parade coordinating team or a participant since year 1 and this is now the 8th year! What I love about the parade is that it allows everyone to come together and celebrate – whether you’re an animal rights activist like myself, or you’re just veg curious :). The community organizations bring tons of information and their voices – which makes this one heck of a fun outreach event.
Nicole Ada – Community Liaison Coordinator
Hello everyone! I am very excited and honoured to be part of this team for a second year! I have the pleasure of connecting with various groups throughout the vegan, environmental and animal rights communities and hope to have them join us in our parade! Last year’s parade was a big success and brings so many different groups together which represent veg in so many ways – for the animals, the planet and our health! I am thrilled to be able to bring my passion for veganism and community to this parade this year and I can’t wait for the high-energy and enthusiasm on event day in June!
Akemi Liyanage – Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
Hey Veggie Lovers! My name is Akemi and I’m super thrilled to be this year’s Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for the Toronto Veggie Parade! Last year I had a blast and I can’t wait to celebrate #VegParadeTO this year too! I get to do super cool things like web design, social media management, creating print materials, photography and videography in my role. Also, I get to work with some of the nicest, most passionate veggites in Toronto on our executive team!
Emma Griffiths – Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator
As a longtime lover of animals and total Veggie convert, I am so thrilled to be part of this year’s Veggie Parade! As a Brit living in Toronto I am struck by how the Veggie lifestyle has been embraced by so many here, and it’s events like these that help to spread the love! My job will be to secure entertainment for the parade, and to handle some of the ‘nitty gritty’ behind the scenes logistics. I’ll also be working directly with our wonderful volunteers who are offering up their time and energy for this great cause.