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                  E-Newsletter September 2014

The West End Prepares for the Second Annual West End Food Festival

From September 18-22, Gordon Neighbourhood House will host a series of food and drink focused tastings, events, workshops, movie screenings and community discussions at 1019 Broughton Street, produced in collaboration with a broad group of partner organizations, with the objectives of building community through food, and introducing people to some of the issues in food access that we face in our society.  

For more information or to register for workshops, please contact Gordon Neighbourhood House at 604 683 2554, or welcome@gordonhouse.org.


Schedule of Events


Thursday, Sept. 18th

Community Lunch

12:00—1:00 pm

Join us for pizza and a fresh salad, featuring ingredients from Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Urban Farms.

Cost: $5

 

Brews and Chews

7:00—9:00 pm

A West End Pop-up Pub Night, is the official launch event for the 2014 West End Food Festival. The event will highlight craft beer and food pairings and will feature local DJ Teyshan spinning 90s hip-hop. 

Tickets available at Gordon Neighbourhood House front desk.

 

Friday, Sept. 19th

Butchery Basics

2:00—4:00 pm

Breaking down a whole chicken into retail cuts is a fast, easy way to save money, and opens up a whole new range of culinary possibilities. 

Suggested Donation: $5

 

Native Edibles

6:30—8:30 pm

It can be easy to forget about the wealth of food that grows all around us. Come out and learn about edible plants that call our region home. Lori Snyder from the Métis Nation will discuss how to identify and harvest wild, edible, and medicinal plants in an ethical way. Weather permitting; most of the workshop will be outside. Wear comfortable walking shoes and, if possible, bring a flashlight.

Suggested Donation: $5

 

Saturday, Sept. 20th

Farmers' Market Tours

10am

Join local nutritionist Lisa Halliwell and West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert for a tour of your Farmers’ Market! Meet vendors and learn about the health benefits and environmental impact of buying locally produced food. Lisa and Spencer are available for any questions you might have about your market. Scavenger hunt and prizes included in every tour! All ages.

Cost: Free
 

The Suppermobile

10am

Is produce at the Farmers’ Market unaffordable for your family? Want to introduce your kids to new foods, while supporting local farmers? Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Suppermobile program works to mitigate physical and financial access barriers to fresh, healthy produce. Please phone 604 683-2554 for more details.

Cost: Free
 

Healthy Eating

1:00—3:00pm

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive. Discover how affordable and delicious meals can be with a few pointers from our local nutritionist. We’ll learn some tips and tricks to help navigate the aisles and our kitchens. Join us for “Eating Well on a Budget”

Suggested Donation: $5
 

Homemade Mozzarella

1:00—3:00pm

Join Rick Havlak from Homesteader’s Emporium to learn how to make fresh cow’s milk mozzarella at home, with only a few, simple ingredients and tools. 

Suggested Donation: $5
 

Family Movie Night: Ratatouille

6:30—9:00pm

Join other West End families for popcorn and a Saturday night screening of Ratatouille. Everyone is invited to come dressed up as mice in pajamas to cheer for Remy, the little rat with big culinary ambitions. 

Cost: By Donation


Sunday, Sept. 21st

Community Finger-Food Potluck and Food Assets Showcase

12:00—2:00pm

Try new foods, make new friends, and learn about your community’s food assets at the GNH finger-food potluck. A variety of West End food organizations will be in attendance to share how they contribute to the community’s food assets. Please bring shareable finger foods that can be eaten without cutlery.

Cost: Free
 

Urban Farming Initiatives Tour

2:00—4:00pm

Join local urban farmers Susanna Millar and Nathan Saade on a tour of 4 urban farming sites in the West End. Visit the Davie Village Community garden and three other sites tied to food security programs at Gordon House. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

Cost: By Donation

 

Monday, Sept. 22nd

Creative Playtime Goes to the Farm

9:00am—12:30pm

Join us on a trip to Westham Island Herb Farm. We will learn about farming, vegetables, and the animals that live on the farm. Each child will also get to pick a pumpkin to take home from the pumpkin patch. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!

Cost: $10/Adults, $6/Kids
 

A Place at the Table Screening and Discussion

6:30—9:00pm

Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. A facilitated discussion will follow.

Cost: By Donation

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