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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's Happening in October!

Burnaby Neighbourhood History: Stories of the Place we Call Home

Join the Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Public Library and City of Burnaby for a speaker series on a diverse range of local history topics.

For those who have a special interest in Food Security, the Nov. 4th talk about Burnaby's Agricultural Roots would be of interest!

Register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/events to register a spot to attend!

History of Barnet Village - Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street

Burnaby's Rivers & Streams - Wednesday Oct. 14, 2015
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Burnaby Village Museum (Carousel Activity Room), 6501 Deer Lake Avenue

Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby & Beyond - Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bob Prittie Metrotown Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue

People of the Inlet: Archaeology & the Tsleil-Wauthuth Story - Wednesday Oct. 28, 2015
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cameron Library, 9523 Cameron Street

Burnaby's Agricultural Roots - Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway

Walking Tours:
Tour the Masjid Al Salaam Mosque & Islamic Education Centre - Saturday Oct. 17
From 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
5060 Canada Way

Tour the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre - Saturday Oct. 24, 2015
From 3:00 pm to 4;30 pm
6688 Southoaks Cresent

For more information, please visit: http://www.bpl.bc.ca/burnaby-neighbourhood-history.

Nourish: Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network

Throughout October participating businesses across the city are partnering with the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks to raise funds for our work. Participating businesses will be donating proceeds from their special promotions to your local neighbourhood food network and to the citywide Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks.

Participating businesses include:
  • Havana Restaurant: $1 from each dessert throughout the month of October will be donated.
  • The Fish Counter: Partial proceeds on October 17 Pink Salmon Day will be donated with thanks to the FISH counter and the MV Pacific Provider.
  • Nester’s Market Main Street: A Healthy Gift Basket will be raffled off at Garden Fantasies: A Seed to Seed Event, hosted by the Little Mountain-Riley Park Neighbourhood Food Network, in partnership with the Terry Salmon VPL Branch and the Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association, on October 18th from 1-4pm at Hillcrest Community Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way.
More information: http://vancouverfoodnetworks.com/#home check under "Events"

Langley, BC: Heritage Apple Day - Saturday Oct. 3rd

A free family event which includes apple tasting, old-fashioned tasks, fiddling, artists painting, historians, and other fun activities.

Location: Meet at the Heritage Area on Allard Crescent, north of 96th Ave, 4km west of Fort Langley.

From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information, visit: http://drbipa.org/index.html

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival - Saturday Oct. 10th

Along Glover Road in the village of Fort Langley, pick up some fresh cranberries for your Thanksgiving feast and browse nearly 100 vendors’ wares in the village of Fort Langley's biggest event of the year! 
At Fort Langley National Historic Site (23433 Mavis Ave.), watch a barrel-making demonstration, try cranberry bannock, play cranberry-related games, and more. 

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information, visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/activ2015.aspx#a13.

Sustenance Festival Vancouver: Oct. 13 to 25th

"As we are, Together"

Sustenance has been an annual festival of the Vancouver Park Board. Sustenance is all about food, art, sustainability, celebration, discussion, and food security. It’s dynamic, creative, delicious, educating, and timely.

Check out the what is being offered on the Sustenance Festival events calendar: http://sustenancefestival.ca/events-2015/

Eat. Think. Vote. SFU - Oct. 15th

On October 15, 2015, head up to Burnaby Mountain at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and join EMBARK in the Eat Think Vote series of food events across the country to engage citizens and candidates in the upcoming federal election on making a national food policy a reality in Canada.

Our local federal candidates will gather with the SFU community over refreshments, and listen to the community’s concerns around food.
For more information, please visit: http://www.embarksustainability.org/eatthinkvote.

UBC Apple Festival - Oct. 17 & 18th

October 17-18, 2015, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$4 cash entry (Children 12 years and under free)

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia's favourite fruits. From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot of fun doing it!

For more information, visit: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/node/7.

Farmer's Markets in BC

Don't forget to check out all the local farmer's markets in and around BC.

With fall here and temperatures dropping, get as much local harvest from the Burnaby Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at City Hall! Last Burnaby Farmer's Market will be October 24th!

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


Don't forget to check back on our website for our gardening or cooking workshops. We have some great workshops in the works and events will be posted shortly!

If you have a farming/gardening/food security event that you would like to share, please email us with the information to: burnabyfoodfirst@gmail.com. We would be happy to share your events on our blog!

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