Schedule of Events
9:30AM – TOFURKY TROT 5K RUN/WALK START and OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL
11:00AM – TOFURKY TROT 5K AWARDS
EMCEE – DECHANTELL LLOYD
DeChantell “De” Lloyd is an energetic, yoga loving, juicing fanatic vegan, and the owner of Buffalo’s Code Blu Juice Bar (CBJB). She is also self-proclaimed health enthusiasts who loves food and just so happen that life inspired her to be a health coach, yoga teacher and to pursue her next chapter in Ayurveda Medicine. So amazing!
Her healthy lifestyle is prevalent in all that she does. DeChantell’s initial lifestyle change began when she made the conscious decision to eliminate certain foods from her diet. She abstained from red meat and pork for ten years before transitioning into the vegetarian lifestyle. While the vegetarian lifestyle agreed with her for two years, she decided to take on yet another challenge. With the support from dear friends and a desire to eat even “cleaner”, she embraced the vegan lifestyle and has been loving it ever since.
Her work on living a healthy lifestyle has been featured on “KimberlyElise.com” and shared by various sources. This inspired DeChantell to launch her own wellness site “LivingWellwithDeChantell.com”where she inspires people globally to connect the mind, body and spirit in order to live collectively.
You can connect with her and find out more at www.DeChantell.com
12:00PM – EMILY WOOD, RD, CDN
Plantiful Power Mom: How to nourish and flourish a plant based family (while keeping your mommy sanity!)
Emily Wood is a Registered Dietitian, wife, and mom of 2 young boys. She helps moms who are feeling depleted trying to do it all, take control of their life from the inside out, by modeling the powerful and plantiful family lifestyle they crave (while saying good-bye to mom guilt forever).
She owns and operates a health coaching business here in Buffalo, NY. She has been a Registered Dietitian for the past 10 years, helping thousands of people transform their lives through the power of food and positive mindset. She is on the team working with Dr. Tom Campbell, co-author of the worldwide best-seller ‘The China Study’, to organize and launch the first ever Lifestyle Health program here in Buffalo, NY.
1:00PM – TWO REASONABLE VEGANS
Revved-up by politics and socio-economics and focused on challenging the status quo of eating and living, these two thought-provoking and dynamic men are joining their voices in the hopes of invoking change. London marketer and restaurateur Glenn Whitehead and Fanshawe professor Marty Menard, better known together as the Two Reasonable Vegans, advance the vegan conversation to the next level with their exciting—and sometimes controversial—approach to tearing into a topic with passion and some spice! They are driven by ideas and opinions that are raw, honest, unapologetic, and totally engaging. When these two take the stage, the energy is palpable, and audiences are totally captivated.
2:00PM – DR. MOE
Mohamed attended Lackawanna school district, where he excelled academically as well as was on the football and wrestling teams. Moe was a member of the National Honors Society, as well as participated in various school clubs!
SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY
As a student, Mohamed served his country as a member of the Army and Army National Guard. He showed great excellence and leadership while serving in the military. Moe earned Soldier of the Year for two consecutive years.
He has been very active in his community by volunteering at the Veterans Hospital, as a wrestling coach and as a member of Kiwanis Club West Seneca. Dr. Moe gives back to the community by hosting in house events on health and wellness at his clinic monthly. His staff and him also sponsor a dragon boat for Hope Chest each year, by raising money during Breast Cancer Awareness month!
HELPING OTHERS AND STAYING HEALTHY
Dr. Moe carries that same commitment and dedication to his patients by helping them live and maintain their health at their optimum potential. His goal is to continue to spread the word about chiropractic to inspire and help people achieve their health goals.
On a personal level, Dr. Moe is a family-oriented person. He loves spending time with his wife and five kids. Dr. Moe is an avid athlete and enjoys playing football, basketball and doing martial arts. He believes life is a
EXPERIENCING EARLY CHIROPRACTIC SUCCESS
Dr. Moe’s personal experience with chiropractic has had a huge impact on his life at a young age and motivated him to pursue a
career in the profession. After completing his degree in Exercise Physiology at the University at Buffalo, he went on to earn both his Doctor of Chiropractic and Master’s in Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College.
3:00PM – TATIANA AMICO
Just think of me as your straight-talking-faux-leather-pant-wearing-guacamole-loving-green-smoothie-sipping-cheerleader who’ll always believe in you – even on the days when you don’t. As a successful Health Coach, I work with women who want to:
- Stop talking about their problems and actually start doing something about them
- Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting and start fueling their bodies with the goodness they deserve
- Look in the mirror and love what they see
- Feel amazing in everything they wear – not just yoga pants
- Get dressed up and go out dancing, knowing they look totally hot on the dance floor
- Love posing for the camera and having their picture taken
4:00PM – TRACY MURPHY
Albert’s Creamsicle Cheesecake Dreams
Albert the Super Cow has movie-star looks, a charming personality and one curious and mischievous mind. And at 1,400 pounds, he has a big appetite too!
At this year’s WNY Vegfest, his mom will bring Albert’s Super Kitchen to you sharing her secret recipe for his favorite dessert. The Creamsicle Dream is a decadent vegan cheesecake with hints of orange and covered with rich, chocolate ganache, all on top of a chocolate cookie crumb crust. Albert’s mom will select audience members to help whip up his cake and even share samples!
Albert the Super Cow lives at Asha Educational Center and Farm Animal Sanctuary in Newfane, New York. He has been featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine, The Dodo, WGRZ Day Break, and major newspapers throughout our communities. Albert’s ‘Snow Day’ video alone received hundreds of thousands of shares, tweets, and likes across the world. As the charismatic ambassador at Asha, he has drawn thousands to the sanctuary and helped to show people that a cow is really no different than a big dog with a sloppy kiss!
Albert’s Super Kitchen is the place for those at the Fest that can’t get enough of this adorable cow and for anyone seeking non-dairy alternatives.
5:00PM – YOGA
More speakers and performances coming soon!
Sand art bracelets
Rock out Buffalo rock painting
WNY VegFest is happy to sponsor a Vegan Food Drive at the festival to benefit Buffalo Food Not Bombs, a group which gives free healthy food to anyone who is hungry. Please bring any non-perishable vegan food items to the event. FNB has suggested rice, canned or dry beans, lentils, whole grains, pasta, olive oil, balsamic or apple cider vinegar, flours, teas, coffee, sea salt, or other vegan items.
Items will be collected at the Food Not Bombs booth throughout the day!
Join us at the Festival! Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion, and plant-based eating over the last few years. With the creation and growth of groups like Buffalo Vegetarian Society, WNY Vegans, Animal Advocates of WNY, and ASHA Animal Sanctuary, the local community is eagerly anticipating WNY VegFest.