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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What's Happening in June

Burnaby Environment Week 2015

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz_ws5wgzA5fM3R2RFM2aEJnM1k/view?usp=sharing Mark your calendars for week-long fun and festivities!

Burnaby Environment Week is an annual week-long program of environmentally-themed community activities held end of May/early June to coincide with Canadian Environment Week.

The main environment festival:
Date: Saturday, May 30
Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Burnaby City Hall, in the outer courtyard, 4949 Canada Way / Burnaby - map

‘Burnaby Food First’ will be there! You are invited to kick off the environment week by joining in for some interesting activities and information.

The celebration also offers an opportunity to visit the weekly Burnaby Farmers Market  as well as enjoy some live music, face painting and other kids activities and prize draws.

Detailed event and registration information is listed on the City of Burnaby's event website. All activities and events are offered free to the public. A variety of events are planned through the week such as a nature walk to explore the ecology of the Central Park, guided Canoe trips on the deer lake and many more.

Hats Off Day

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz_ws5wgzA5fdF9xNzFXaUU3bnc/view?usp=sharingDate: Saturday, June 6
Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Hats Off Day celebration features a street parade beginning at Beta Avenue and proceeding down Hastings Street up to Boundary Road. This is a fest held on the first Saturday of every June when Heights merchants ‘take their hats off’ to their community and customers.

Come and visit the ‘Burnaby Food First Stall’ to learn about food security in Burnaby. Join us for some kids activities, free seedlings and learn more about our upcoming free workshops.

More information about the Hats Off Day can be found online: http://www.burnabyheights.com/events/hats-off-day/

17th annual BC Food Systems Gathering

Dates: June 25 to June 28
Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Camp Friendship, Prince George, BC, in the traditional territory of Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

The BC Food Systems Network is a project of the Tides Canada initiatives with over 300 members including farmers, health practitioners, educators, and consumers across BC. It links and facilitates food security activities between over 20 community-based food security organizations and Food Policy Councils. 

This annual gathering will be about sharing knowledge, experience, and the celebration of food systems as well as traditional and indigenous food skills. Registration and call for workshops is now open. More information is available on the website including rates, workshop plans and other details.

GardenSmart Workshops

GardenSmart Workshops is a program of the North Shorth Recycling Program, the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the North Shore Neighbourhood House's Edible Garden Project, and Cultivate Projects. 

The Edible Garden Project works on creating edible gardens and landscapes across the North Shore to grow and share fresh local produce with the community. They support enthusiastic gardeners and teach farming/gardening/food preparation skills through their various workshops.

Workshop: Fantastic Ferments
Date: Wednesday, June 3
Hours: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: St. Andrews United Church, North Vancouver
Cost: $8.25

Learn about how fermentation works to preserve food and the nutritional benefits of fermentation. Registration is required. 

To register or for more information, please visit the workshop Eventbrite page here.

Workshop: Daily Eggs 101, Keeping chickens in the City
Date: Saturday, June 6
Hours: 10:00am - 11:30 am
Location: Queensbury Gardens, North Vancouver
Cost: $8.25

This workshop covers the basics of chicken care, safe coop construction, chicken nutrition, review of the by-laws. Registration is required. 

To register or for more information, please visit the workshop Eventbrite page here.


Farmers Markets

The Burnaby Farmers Markets offer a wide range of fresh local produce. Visit weekly to enjoy locally grown and/or freshly prepared food such as jams, honey, salsa and a varied selection of BC crafts including jewellery, pottery and much more.

Also visit the Coquitlam Farmers Market weekly on Sundays

Poirier Street Farmers Market (Website)

Date: May 10 to October 25
Hours: Sunday 9:00 am

Each week a wide variety of vendors gather to showcase their products – made, baked, grown, or raised in BC.