2009 Annual Regional Food Forum

March 3, 2009 at 10:52 am (Community) ()

This is coming up fast: March 13th. See Community Council, details posted in PDF here:

Friday March 13, 2009
2:00 – 7:00 pm

Burnside Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Road, Victoria

Parking available at the old Burnside Elementary School on Jutland Avenue

Registration – $15 cash or cheque only

Subsidies available upon request

RSVP by Monday March 9th to info@communitycouncil.ca or tel. 250-383-6166

Program
2:00 – 4:00pm

Simultaneous afternoon workshops (please RSVP for your choice in advance)

* Year round public markets in BC’s Capital Region

1. Plans for North Saanich
2. FoodRoots expansion
3. Possibilities for a downtown market

* Increasing access to food for households living on low income – two models of food distribution.
Brent Palmer, Mustard Seed Food Bank
* Hooking up! Potential in community-university partnerships on food issues

4:00pm
Registration

4:30pm
Welcome – Alice Finall, Mayor of North Saanich, on behalf of the CRD Board of Directors

Keynote speakers

* Tom Henry, Metchosin farmer and author
* Cheryl Bryce, traditional foods and land stewardship
* Diane Bernard, The Seaweed Lady

5:15pm

* Getting to know you – speed dating for Foodies and Friends – Bring your business cards!
* Highlights of regional food security happenings – Thanks for submitting your photos!
* Pot luck supper – We’ll provide the soup and salad; your favourite local dish adds to the flavour and fun
* 2009 Food Security Champions Awards – presentations by Lana Popham. Remember to submit your nominations by March 5th

Don’t forget to bring:

* A dish to share (optional), and
* Some business cards

There will be space for displays – contact info@communitycouncil.ca or 250-383-6166 if your group is interested so we know how many tables to set up.

Funding support provided through:
Financial support for this project provided by Vancouver Island Health Authority’s “Community Food Action Initiative” through ActNow BC – the government of BC’s investment in promoting healthy choices through a partnership-based, community-focused approach to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce tobacco use.

(Aside: When will organizations and publishers and civic groups finally learn not to publish their information solely in PDF??)

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1 Comment

  1. maciefdam said,

    This looks cool so far, what’s up people?
    If there’s anyone else here, let me know.
    Oh, and yes I’m a real person LOL.

    See ya,

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