The theme for International Days at TRU this year was “The International Language of Food: Food for Thought, Food for Life, Food for Fun.” This exciting event always brings students, faculty, and staff together with the general community to celebrate culture, diversity, and learning. I personally think food couldn’t have been a better theme, as it is often the glue that holds people together.

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Checking out seeds at our Staff Meeting.

Enjoy the March Newsletter:
– Summary of the March Network Meeting
– Launch of the Wild Salmon Caravan 2017: Honouring the Matriarchs video
– Event Listings
– Job Postings
– Pics of the Month

Join us for our monthly Network Meeting, where we will provide Kamloops Food Policy Council & Interior Community Services updates, feast together, share event announcements, and hear about what the Young Agrarians has been up to recently. Read more

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

We are happy to once again be able to offer a fruit tree pruning workshop with Greg Houghton this Sunday, March 18, from 1-4 pm. Come out and learn the basics and practice under Greg’s expert supervision.

** This workshop is FULL **

March 7, 2018 Network Meeting Summary

Board Update
– We are celebrating our biggest group yet at 45 people today!
– The new strategic plan is being operationalized in purposeful and concrete ways. It is exciting to have a strong document to guide us through the next five years.

Staff Update
– Expect to see monthly newsletters after the inaugural launch in February.
– March was the first of what will be monthly articles in the Connector (page 3), providing a regular feature on food security. Rotating guest writers will provide the articles each month.
– The most recent world cuisine workshop was full and focused on Indian dishes. Keep your eyes open for upcoming cooking sessions!
– Bonnie is in the thick of grant writing season and several applications have been submitted in partnership with the City of Kamloops and Interior Community Services, in addition to the grants solely submitted by KFPC. Read more

March truly feels like the month where life re-emerges from the hibernation of winter and this means reveling in rejuvenation and participation. This is also a time when the KFPC begins our monthly column in the Connector! KFPC is excited to be able to share stories about our vibrant food community and the ways in which this community is impacting food sovereignty in the region. The inaugural KFPC Connector article (see page 3) offers three ways that people can be a part of co-creating a thriving food system.

Also of note is the United Way’s Public Policy Institute, a six-month leadership program covering topics such as: policy options, evidence, engagement and implementation. We’re so pleased that Bonnie Klohn is one of 25 non-profit leaders from across the province who is attending these sessions. To learn more about the Institute, you can read their recent post about their leadership program.