At Burnaby Food Matters: Food for Today & Food for the Future you can learn about local programs and projects and be inspired by great ideas and displays for the future of food. You'll also learn about how you can make change where you live, work, play, volunteer and learn, and how food helps individuals and communities stay healthy. You are welcome to register for one or both of the forum sessions and of course, dinner.
Check-in begins at 1:15. Participants can network and visit the Resource Tables.
The event consists of an afternoon session from 2:00 until 5:00. The afternoon will feature five speakers providing brief presentations about the various aspects of the food system and some inspiring stories of local food security initiatives. These presentations will be followed by break-out sessions in a World Café style.
Guest speakers include:
Paul Taylor - Excutive Director, Gordon Neighbourhood House
Gerry Kasten - Public Health Dietician at Vancouver Coastal Health & Sessional Instructor at UBC
Jenny Rustemeyer - Leo Award-winning producer of the film Just Eat It
Corine Singfield - Farm Manager at Kwantlen University's Tsawassen First Nations Farm School
There is a Nourish & Network break from 5:00 until 6:00 that will feature locally sourced food prepared by Ace-It Culinary School. Guests will have another opportunity to network and learn about food resources in their community.
The evening session begins at 6:00 with a brief recap of the afternoon session, followed by two short presentations.
Stephani Lim - Food Skills Specialist at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Julia Smith - Co-founder, Manager & Farmer at Urban Digs Farm in Burnaby's Big Bend agricultural area
Participants will then have an opportunity to choose one of five mini workshops on various aspects of the food system. Each of these fun interactive workshops will include discussions about the barriers and opportuntities that arise in each of these areas.
Container Food Gardening - TBC
Healthy Eating - Public Health Practioner & Instructor Joyce Mackenzie and her Kwantlen University practicum students
Beekeeping and Pollinators - Brian Campbell from Richmond Beekeepers Assoc. and The Bee School
Helping Farmers Put Food on the Table - Leila Trickey from Common Ground Farm, Burnaby
Children and Food Security - Meghan Cooke CookeSimply healthy living cooking coach
The event wraps up at 8:30 with ideas for transfering this new information and taking personal action in our communities.
Burnaby Food Matters: Food for Today & Food for the Future is made possible through generous funding from the United Way of the Lower Mainland, Vancity, and Fraser Health.
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
There are 65 underground parking stalls at the venue. There is additional parking along Beresford Street, a short walk south of the venue. Transit stops are conveniently located on Kingsway at Sperling along the 106 bus route.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and look for udates on our web site or Facebook.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, and please let us know if you are unable to attend and we will contact someone from our waitlist.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can print it and bring it or show us your confirmation on your hand held device.