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For the planet, for your health, and for the animals—these are the top reasons to move towards a plant-based diet. Deborah and Gerry Pageau, long-time Sunshine Coast residents and educators, share their passion and expertise at a free online and in-person presentation, “How to Eat a Plant-Based Diet,” at St. Hilda’s Church on Friday, May 20 at 7pm. 

The 45-minute illustrated talk is part of St. Hilda’s Green Forum series, which creates opportunities for discussion of environmental issues and how individuals and communities can take effective action. 

The Pageaus will take on a topic we can all relate to—at least three times a day! “Many people aren’t actually aware,” notes Deborah Pageau, “that the latest version of Canada’s food guide, which was revised in 2019, focuses on a plant-based diet. While it’s not 100% vegan, it does recommend plants as the primary food source.” 

The Pageaus’ presentation will help those who are curious about greening their eating habits or are just starting to incorporate more plants into their meals. They will address practical questions around plant-based eating, such as where do you get your iron and protein if you’re not eating meat, and how do you bake successfully without using eggs?  They will also answer questions and share helpful tips gleaned from 35 years of eating a whole-food and plant-based diet.  

 “If people can take away one thing from our presentation,” says Pageau, “it would be to walk away feeling confident that they can eat a plant-powered diet and that they are armed with the resources that will help them do it.”

Deborah Pageau BSc. (Kin) & Gerry Pageau BASc., P.Eng., M.Eng., each have over 40 years’ experience in adult education and are certified with the e-Cornell Plant-based Nutrition program. They assist people around the world to improve their quality and quantity of life by embracing a plant-powered lifestyle.

St. Hilda’s Church is located at 5838 Barnacle Street in Sechelt. COVID-19 protocols are still in place and masks are required at the event. To attend the presentation by Zoom, please register by emailing to receive the event link.

The next Green Forum, “Connecting the climate crisis and social justice: in search of a moral infrastructure for engineers,” featuring Alice Pawley, is scheduled for Friday, June 17 at 7pm.


Deborah Pageau BSc. (Kin) & Gerry Pageau BASc., P.Eng., M.Eng


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