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A day of education and inspiration

September 23, 2018

Shatford Centre

760 Main Street, Penticton

 9:30 a.m.

Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian

 Unleashing the Power of Plant-based Diets

  • Keynote or featured speaker for medical and nutrition conferences in over 20 countries around the world. 

  • Prolific writer, co-authored 10 books with over 1 million copies in print and 13 languages. Most recent books include The Kick Diabetes Cookbook and Becoming Vegan (Comprehensive and Express Editions).

  • Lead clinical nutrition specialist for a diabetes intervention project in the Marshall Islands, and 10-day intensive lifestyle intervention demonstrations in Lithuania and the United States.

1:00 p.m.

Sonya Looney, Professional Cyclist

Plant-based Path to Becoming World Champion,
Creating Positive Change


  • Outdoor adventure athlete, American Pro Mountain Biker becoming   World Champion in 2015.

  • A passionate mountain biker who’s raced in the Sahara Desert, Himalayas, tropical jungles & mountain ranges in 25+ countries.

  • She thrives on the adventure & mental aspect of endurance racing with her favorite distances the 75-100 mile days.

  • Sonya hosts the Sonya Looney Podcast that focuses on how to live a high-performance life.

2:30 p.m.

Dan & Sheanne Moskaluk, Lifestyle Coaches

Obesity & Cancer:

Our Plant-Based Journey to Recovery


  • Affectionately referred to as the Canadian content in the critically acclaimed documentary film “Eating You Alive”.

  • Sheanne and Dan, also known as Indian Rock Vegans on social media, share their remarkable story of how a change in their diet changed their lives.

  • As Plant-Based lifestyle coaches and speakers, featured on many podcasts, interviews and at Vegfests, their hope is to inspire others to make the plant-based paradigm shift for optimal health and longevity.

Bonus Features

8:00 a.m.

James Chicalo

You Can Do It-Fitness with James


  • As a professional party facilitator, James knows how to make things fun.

  • As a fitness trainer, he has the skills to adapt any exercise to the level of each participant and to encourage even the most reticent.

  • You’ll want to join us and kick-start your day with Fitness with James.  Watch for James later as he uses his party facilitation skills to MC the day.​

11:15 a.m.

James Johnson

Secrets to Hacking the Vegan Lifestyle

featuring the World Record Balloon Stunt


  • A world-class variety prop comedian, James has performed hundreds of shows in China, the South Pacific, Mexico, Dubai and all over Canada and the United States.

  • Author of a 2 in 1 book called "How to Cook Without Having a Cow" and "What the Health are you Eating?"

  • James uses comedy to weave his personal story of successful weight loss by switching from a standard American diet (SAD) to a plant-based diet.  



Real Things Pizza &

The Naked Cafe

will have lunch

options available!


Bonus Pricing 

Full Day Pass (includes all presenters) $ 20 

Available on EventBrite 


Remaining tickets available at the door - First come, first served 

$ 10 per speaker (Cash only)

08:00 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:00

12:00 - 01:00

01:00 - 02:15

02:15 - 02:30

02:30 - 03:45

03:45 - 04:00



James Chicalo - "I Can Do It" - Fitness for All - Shatford Centre Lawn           


Welcome & Introductions - James Chicalo

Brenda Davis - Unleashing the Power of Plant-based Diets                                               


James Johnson - Secrets to Hacking the Vegan Lifestyle



Sonya Looney – Plant-based Path to Becoming World Champion 

+ Creating Positive Change



Dan & Sheanne Moskaluk - Obesity & Cancer:

Our Plant-Based Journey to Recovery

Wrap up & Door Prizes