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Sunday, June 28, 2015

What's Happening in July

Happy Canada Day!

All the things happening in Burnaby for July 1st!
Check it out: http://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Festivals-and-Events/Canada-Day.html 

Burnaby Village: Indigenous Flora and Fauna Tours

Credit: Rebekah Mahaffey
Head out to Burnaby Village to check out the Indigenous Flora and Fauna tours presented in partnership with Takaya Tours.

Tours are offered every Fridays during the months of July and August. It is a great opportunity to learn about local foods you can find growing naturally within your community. 

You will get to learn about Tsleil Wauthuth Nation's traditional methods for identifying and harvesting local plants on this 45 minute tour.

When: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, and 28th
(every Fridays during the month of July and August)
Time: 12 noon, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 3:15 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum

For more information: http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/EN/main/visit/events/events/july-3.html

Also, Burnaby Village has their Homegrown Harvest workshop series. For the month of July, they have the following free workshops:
  • Summer Container Gardening
  • Bee Talk and Honey Tasting
  • Jam Tasting and Making
  • Seasonal Meal Planning
For more information:  http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/EN/main/programs/by-series/public-programs/homegrown-harvest-workshop-series.html

2015 BerryBeat Festival

It's the 34th Annual BerryBeat Festival in Historic Downtown Abbotsford.

Music, dancing, food and fun will be had by all.

When: July 4 & 5th
Where: 2615A Montrose Ave., Abbotsford, BC

More information: http://www.downtownabbotsford.com/event/2015-berrybeat-festival/

Five Hole for Food

Five Hole for Food’s sixth annual coast-to-coast tour. Join them in playing ball hockey for local food banks.

All you need is a hockey stick and a can of food.

When: July 18, 2015 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm
Where: Granville Street

To get tickets, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479725322248210/ 

Farmer's Markets in BC

Don't forget to check out all the local farmer's markets in and around BC. July is #meetymymarket month at participating Farmer's Markets. Don't forget that every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, at City Hall in Burnaby, there is a Farmer's Market as well!

More information for Burnaby Farmer's Markets and events, visit http://www.artisanmarkets.ca/

Don't forget to check our website from time to time! We will be listing some Burnaby Food First -- yes, they are free -- gardening or cooking workshops soon!

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