Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What’s in our regional food basket?

This is another interesting regional food event that I will not be able to make it to - this is the start of spring break and I would like to go somewhere with the family after all of the insanity of the last year to 18 months. If you do go, please drop me a line and let me know how it went.

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.
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