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20th Anniversary AGM and Celebration May 6th

agmJoin us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Kamloops Food Policy Council on Wed, May 6th.  See the poster for further details  AGM_Poster15

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Draft Strategic Plan for the Kamloops Food Policy Council – Your input is requested!

To further strengthen the governance of the Kamloops Food Policy Council, a strategic plan is being developed.  This plan articulates who we are as an organization, what we wish to accomplish, and how we wish to undertake our tasks.  This document will provide a general guide to our organization for the next 5 years.  In addition, it will provide the context for more detailed annual plans which will guide our activities on a year to year basis.

The KFPC board has drafted a Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals for our organization.  Now we need to hear from KFPC members.  Are we on the right track?  Did we leave something important out?

Please review this document kfpc_strategic_plan_nov14_draft and provide comments by email to dave.whiting@shaw.ca by November 28.  It is the intent of the board to bring a strategic plan to the membership for approval at a general meeting in 2015.

Laura Kalina receives national award!

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Laura Kalina, the current president of the Kamloops Food Policy Council has received a national innovation award from the Dieticians of Canada.  See this link for more information.

Congratulations Laura!  Your leadership and innovation has long been recognized in Kamloops and region.  Nice to see you being recognized at the National Level by your professional organization.

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Thank You, City of Kamloops Social Planning Council!

In November, members of the Kamloops Food Policy Council put together a grant proposal on behalf of the Public Produce Project and submitted it to the City of Kamloops Social Planning Council. We recently received the good news that we have been allocated $3,000 to go toward running the Public Produce Project in its second year!! Yahooo!!

Laura Kalina receives our ‘big cheque’ from Jen Casorso, the City of Kamloops Social and Community Development Committee’s Recreation Supervisor

This next phase of the project will involve more partnerships with community groups; educational workshops about gardening and related topics; more ‘Adopt-an-Edible’ plants at local businesses; and hopefully a re-planting and continuing care for the garden at 121 Victoria Street.

We are so excited to have this financial support from the city along with the support of many partner community groups and enthusiastic individuals.  If you would like to volunteer with the Public Produce Project in any capacity, or if there is a workshop topic that you would like to see offered this year, please contact us at publicproduceproject@gmail.com.

See you in the garden!!