We had a great meeting last week, lots of people turned up! It’s amazing how much we miss each other after no meetings for two months. And what a potluck!
We heard from Jen Casorso from the City of Kamloops about the Green Living Expo coming up on April 29 looking for more groups to reserve booths, from Lindsay Harris (see her presentation below). We also learned more about the Oncore Seniors Society and all of the important work they do to support seniors in the community, and their interest in partnering with other food groups to get seniors eating better! We also heard some exciting news from Gardengate and their new building they got approval for, and that the Farmers’ Market is running again starting Feb 15. Hooray! Check out our KFPC Minutes February 1 2017 for more details.
PhD Research from Lindsay Harris: Feb 1 2017 KFPC
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We had a more relaxing December meeting, with an educational theme of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, or the SDGs. We reflected on the work that the KFPC and its member organizations are doing already, and thought about how we could frame our work inside the SDGs for a more consistent narrative of non-profit work.Read More
We had a blast at our AGM back in May, and realized we had forgotten to post it on our website, so here are the minutes and a few photos!Read More
We had a great meeting on Nov 2, as we learned more about the GE Free group, how ICS has purchased the Mt Paul United Church and will be converting it to a Good Food Center, and did a short exercise about how people use our website. We also learned about how JUMP has a new home at the old Cost Savers building and will be working with Ask Wellness, and a bit about how the organization started all of those years ago.
– Indoor Farmers’ market runs every Wednesday at the Sandman Center from 9:30am-1pm
– Breastfeeding Matters is having a milk drive on December 1st
– Mt Paul Fall Tea November 19th, served by Community Kitchens
– First Nations Agricultural Conference on Nov 16-17 at The Coast, call Grace 250-828-9844, or email@example.com to register, entrance is free
Thanks to all who attended our networking meeting on October 5th. Dede Bone, Sandra Frangiadakis, and Addie de Candole presented the work they’ve been doing with CFAP, the Community Food Action Program.
We were lucky enough to have a tour of the canning room and it was lovely to see all of the goodies that are in store for the winter months.
Check out the minutes for upcoming October events:
September 7th was a great meeting, we tested out a new meeting format that went pretty smoothly, thanks to everyone’s patience as we smooth out the wrinkles!
The groups that we heard from included the Kamloops Makerspace and their beautiful chicken coop (link to CBC story), Marcia Dick asking the KFPC to host Just Eat It at the January Films for Change and asking for volunteers to help organize it, and from Krista and Jenn from TRU talking about IDays in March, and asking for ideas to showcase food to students. We also learned about Gardengate from Rob, it was an awesome presentation, and very cool to learn about the program.Read More