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32nd World Vegetarian Congress 1996
[Vegetarian Summerfest '96: A World Vegetarian Congress]

Some VUNA Councillors
Pictures and Comments from the Cybercafe

Hi there! I'm having a great time at my second World Vegetarian Congress (the first one I attended in 1984, when I had just started to get involved in the vegetarian movement). Now I am past president of the Toronto Vegetarian Association and president of the Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) which is the North American regional arm of the IVU. The best thing for me about this congress has been meeting all the great people from all over North America and around the world. The second best is that at this congress the Toronto Vegetarian Association has been chosen as the host for the World Vegetarian Congress in the year 2000!

[Peter McQueen]
Peter McQueen
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

[Kevin Pickard and Gwyn Treharne] Summerfest/World Vegetarian Congress is wonderful!! Learning so much, meeting great people and eating amazing food.

Kevin Pickard and Gwyn Treharne
Kevin is president of the Toronto Vegetarian Association, vice president of VUNA and an IVU Councillor.
Ajax (near Toronto), Ontario, Canada

Having a great time at the congress! Wish you were here... It's a thrill to see so many people - from past conferences and now - who live life in this wonderful way.
Cheers!

Saurabh F. Dalal
Lanham, Maryland, USA

[Saurabh F. Dalal]

[JoAnn Farb] Hi Grandpa Bernie!

Past president of vegetarians of Kansas City, member of VUNA board.

Shifted to a purely plant-based diet after 3 years working in the pharmaceutical biz, and learning how consuming meat, dairy and eggs supports lab animal research. Willing to share ideas for raising vegan kids, setting up kitchen, and motivate. E- mail me!

Favorite cook books:
The High Road To Health, by Lindsay Wagner
The Uncheese Cookbook, by Joanne Stepaniak
Ecological Kitchen: Now and Zen Epicure, by Miyoka Mishimoto
New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook (I sub whole wheat for white and trim fat)

JoAnn Farb
Kansas City, Kansas, USA

NAVS has done a wonderful job in welcoming the world to Johnstown.

Scott Williams
Executive director of Farm Animal Reform Movement, VUNA council member.
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

[Scott Williams]

[Maynard S. Clark] The World Vegetarian Congress attendance was about 800 persons for the entire week. Each WVC becomes bigger and better.

I'm Founder and Co-President of the Boston Vegetarian Society, and Founder and Director of the Vegetarian Resource Center, which organizes the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival (3500 attendees our first year) and the World Vegetarian Day on the Boston Common.

I'm a Regional Council member of VUNA (Vegetarian Union of North America), North American regional arm of the IVU, and past Vice President (8 years). Although I was Program Planner for the 8th International Vegan Festival in San Diego, California in 1995, this World Vegetarian Congress is far larger, and NAVS has done an outstanding job.

Maynard S. Clark
Somerville (Boston area), Massachusetts, USA