Get Connected to Food for World Food Day 2010
World Food Day is fast approaching and this year in the spirit of World Food Day I challenge you all to get connected to food. This of course can be done in many different ways, but in case you are at a loss as to how to start I will make a few suggestions for you. Please feel free to comment and share stories or suggestions about connecting to food.
World Food Day Celebration at Ellice Theatre.
On October 16th at 7:30 pm in the Ellice Theatre there will be a World Food Day Celebration put on by MAFRA and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank!! Mama Cuttsworth will be there as MC and DJ!!! The evening begins with a 10x10x20. This represents 10 presentations, with 10 slides each with 20 seconds per slide. The topic of discussion will be “What does food justice look like?”
Topics will include urban-rural connections, encouraging young farmers, cookbook Culinary Consciousness: A Prairie Guide to Thoughtful Eating, alternative food systems in the north, food policy, conservation farming and agriculture in Haiti. Organizations represented by presenters will include the Manitoba Farm Mentorship Program, Food Matters Manitoba and Farm to Fork Research.
After the presentations are done there will be an opportunity for everyone who attends to be involved in a community art project where they will be asked to show what food justice looks like to them. At the end of the evening we will announce the first location where the community art project will be displayed!!
The free event will be rounded out by delicious food and wandering minstrel musical acts that will help to create the party atmosphere.
All are welcome!!
Golden Carrot Awards
Every year Food Matters Manitoba celebrates World Food Day by awarding Golden Carrot Awards to winners in of the following categories: Rural Community Food Champion, Urban Community Food Champion, Northern Community Food Champion, Media Community Food Champion, Business Community Food Champion, and Education Community Food Champion. The awards will be presented and all nominees recognized on October 15, 2010 in celebration of World Food Day.
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