Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Calgary Economic Development hosts the
Soul of the City speaker series:
Cultivating and Celebrating Local Food in Calgary presented by
The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and fueled by
M2i Development Corporation
|This session will look at the importance of Calgary's local food movement as it relates to community building, place-making, and meaningful opportunities for social gatherings. |
All things 'local' seem to be an increasing consumer trend additionally, citizens are taking to community and backyard gardening in increasing numbers. Local food lends itself to artistic expression, personal health, sustainability and community building. Now is the time to have this conversation in Calgary and showcase the amazing local food scene we have here.
The event is broken into a speakers session and a local food celebration:
|For the speaker session the panelists include: |
• Ron Finley, Artist, Renegade Gardener and popular TED presenter, South Central Los Angeles
• Luke Kimmel, Spin Farmer of the Leaf Ninjas, Calgary
• Eliese Watson, Urban Beekeeper and owner of Backyard Bees, Calgary
• Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, Chefs/Owners Charcut, Calgary
|For the local food celebration we are pleased to host six top Calgary restaurants and their producers who focus on serving the best tasting locally produced food. Join us for a lively evening of local food, wine beer and music.|
Confirmed restaurants are:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Registration and networking
4:15 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
6:15 - 8 p.m.
Celebration and networking
The speaker session:
Central United Church
131 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
The food celebration:
SAIT Culinary Campus
226 230 - 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB (accessible through TD Square Second Level)
Tickets for the speaker session only are $20 (plus applicable service charges) in advance only.
Tickets for both the speakers session and food celebration is $50 (plus applicable service charges) in advance only.
Tickets for the food celebration only are not available.
GST is included (GST # 886398122).
This event will sell out quickly. Get your tickets today! Space is limited, please RSVP by May 3, 2013.
For information on the Soul of City series and to watch videos from past events, click here.
For more information and student/low income ticket pricing, please contact: Michael Fotheringham, Research Manager at Calgary Economic Development: 403.221.7892
Please use this link to RSVP.
Friday, 12 April 2013
The Calgary Food Committee Stewardship Group is now expanded and represents a diverse range of the food system including production, processing, distribution, access, consumption, waste recovery, as well as from the education, charitable, market and community sectors to support the CFC vision.
The Calgary Food Committee is working towards fulfilling the vision and principles established in the CALGARY EATS! A Food System Assessment and Action Plan of creating “a sustainable and resilient food system for the Calgary region so that every Calgarian has access to local, healthy and environmentally friendly food.”
The CFC’s main role will be to:
- Support, monitor and report on progress on action items identified within the Food Assessment;
- Monitor and report on progress for achieving the food Vision and Principles within the context of imagineCALGARY (imagineCALGARY food related targets); and
- Maintain an information base related to Calgary’s food system.
We are still looking for volunteers, so if you are interested in contributing towards the Action Plan and have expertise in a particular area or action item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Steph Gagnon (City of Calgary) at 403-268-1034.
Monday, 4 June 2012
The Calgary Food Committee is please to submit the final Food System Assessment and Action Plan. Thanks to all stakeholder and citizens for their amazing efforts on this is a substantial piece of work.
The final report will be going to Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services this Wednesday June 6th - it is held in the Engineering Traditions Committee Room on the First Floor of Old City Hall. The agenda and reports will be available at: http://agendaminutes.calgary.ca/sirepub/meetresults.aspx
If you have any further questions please contact Rebecca Newlove at 403.268.1034 or by email at email@example.com
Posted by Calgary Food Committee at 09:46
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
· The Final Food System Assessment and Action Plan will be presented to Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services (CPS) on Wednesday June 6th, 2012.
Posted by Calgary Food Committee at 08:17
Thursday, 19 April 2012
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