VAO April 9th March/Protest

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Over the last year and a bit, the vaping community in Ontario has been hit hard by the Ontario Government position with vaping. Bill 45 is a constant reminder that they do not understand that vaping isn't smoking!

On December 5th 2015, hundreds of Ontario citizens stood at Queens Park and demanded that vaping should not be regulated without broader consultation with its stakeholders. 

On March 10th of this year, the government announced new regulations, this time offering a "consultation process" open to all Ontarians.  These regulations do not include exemptions for vape shops.

If the regulations go through as is, will not be able to vape in any public spaces including vape shops.

Over view of proposed regulations click here

VAO, has decided that it's time once again to exercise our democratic right to protest against our governments stand on vaping! On Saturday, April 9th, vapers from across Ontario will be taking to the streets  and letting everyone know that

VAPING ISN'T SMOKING!

Our goal is to be bigger, louder and have a wider media reach then before.

The money we are trying to raise is to cover the number of costs associated with an event this size. Here is a quick overview of what we are raising money for (prioritized)

1. Staging & sound
2. Press release - to be distributed across the wire
3. Insurance
4. Protest signs
5. Subsidizing for transporation (outside of Toronto)
6. Other items

All money that is collected and used will be accounted for and a cost and balance sheet will be made public on the VAO Website 3 weeks after the event.  Any additional funds will be donated to CVA for the Ontario Fund.

In the words of David Sweanor on the Ontario Governments proposed regulations:
"We're almost guaranteeing that people who are trying to get off the product that is our leading cause of preventable death are going to fail"


#vapingisntsmoking
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We have collectively surpassed our goal by over 100% The money raised will ensure that we will be able to contribute significantly to buses bringing vapers in from across Ontario! The trust that the community has instilled in VAO is humbling! We look forward to seeing everyone at Queens Park as we raise our voices against current proposed regulations or Bill 45!
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It's amazing what a community can do in such a short period of time. We have surpassed our goal!! And what this means is that we can focus on ensuring more people can make it to the event. Thank you for each and every donation!!
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We are 24hrs in and over half way to our goal! It's amazing how our community is banding together to get the message out that #vapingisntsmoking
Every donation counts and will be used to fight the Ontario Liberal Government!
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Kristen Beermann
29 months ago
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#VapingIsNOTSmoking - Stand up and fight for our rights to healthier alternatives now, so we aren't fighting for our lives later!

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$23,170 of $8,500 goal

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GE
$100
George Erotokritou
28 months ago
1
1

Savour The Vapour says no on 45!!

SO
$1,100
Sir Vape-A-Lot Ottawa
28 months ago

Thank you for continuing the fight. From everyone at team Sir Vape-A-Lot team in Ottawa.

$250
Nabi GTA VAPES
28 months ago

Everyone is doing a great job! 100 % support.

$1,000
Terry Ozon
28 months ago
SE
$50
sherwin Edwards
28 months ago
1
1

Donation by Vapselect inc.

LF
$500
Linda Fawcett
28 months ago
2
2

Vape Solution Distribution Canada Inc.

1000's of vapers have a story that needs to be told. We hope to raise awareness about these products, bringing truth to the public. Over a billion lives at risk in this century alone from deadly tobacco. We must change the ideology behind the vape, vapour, and fiction that has been created. Want a smoke free life? Ask us how.

UA
$200
Umer Awan
29 months ago
1
1

United we stand, together we can win. Thank you to the organizers.

Kristen Beermann
29 months ago
3
3

#VapingIsNOTSmoking - Stand up and fight for our rights to healthier alternatives now, so we aren't fighting for our lives later!

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