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“Stay Healthy, Eat Well” & Other Lessons from Vancouver’s Cultural Food Communities

“Stay Healthy, Eat Well” & Other Lessons from Vancouver’s Cultural Food Communities

Written by Sophia Nguyen Photos by Erica Isomura & Amber Heckelman  Whenever my parents come to visit, I know for certain that my fridge will fill to the brim with nostalgic foods and flavours I remember from home. “Stay healthy, and eat well,” my parents tell […]

Storied Cuisine

Storied Cuisine

By Gisele Uhomoza Angeles: “Sorrow with bread is less” On the night of the 27th, Oct 2018, I attended the storied cuisine event held at the massy books in China town that is dedicated to selling indigenous and immigrant books. The event was organized by the Flavors of hope which is […]

Food Insecurity Lecture

Food Insecurity Lecture

By Ruochen You I have attended a lecture held by Stephanie Godrich, who has been doing research on food insecurity in Australia. Defining Food Insecurity can be hard, but this lecture just inspired me a lot. What does “food security” mean to you? Usually, we […]

Indigenous Culture and Traditional Food Celebration

Indigenous Culture and Traditional Food Celebration

By Ruochen You On October 27, I attended the Indigenous Culture and Traditional Foods Celebration workshop held at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, which was lead by Shaniece Angus from Nisga’a&Tsimshian Nations and Jessica Savoy form RISE (Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment). The workshop consisted […]

Kits Community Potluck and Seed Saver

Kits Community Potluck and Seed Saver

By Madison Dennis On October 17th I had the privilege of participating in the Kits Neighborhood House Monthly Community Potluck. Additionally we heard from Ross Moster, on behalf of Village Vancouver, who introduced seed saving to us and provided steps to get involved. The potluck was […]

Senior Social

Senior Social

By Ruochen You I have attended an event called “Senior Social” last weekend, and it was a meaningful experience which inspired me a lot. The event was held at the Hastings Community Center, and senior citizens were invited to make dumplings alongside the facilitators. During […]

Coast Salish & Syrian Community Celebrate

Coast Salish & Syrian Community Celebrate

On November 1, RayCam Community Centre hosted Coast Salish and Syrian community members’ cooking skills for a sold-out dinner event. Taking over the RayCam gym, music and protocol were presented, and a delicious meal was shared. Members of Indigenous and Syrian communities came together for […]

Ethiopian Food Tasting

Ethiopian Food Tasting

By Gisele Umuhoza During the night of the 13th Oct 2018, I had the pleasure attending the Ethiopian food tasting event organized by Hibret Amharic and Cultural School, dedicated to teaching Amharic (native language in Ethiopia) to young children in the Vancouver Area. From a […]

Apples You And Me – “From apples in the backyard to apple chips at home”

Apples You And Me – “From apples in the backyard to apple chips at home”

By Jessica (Yan) Lu This morning (October 20, 2018), I attended Apples You And Me, a family-friendly event held in the Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, and offered in the partnership with the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project. The Lead Picker Leader, Tiger Lilly from Vancouver Fruit […]

Book Launch – “Big food ‘feeding the hungry poor?'”

Book Launch – “Big food ‘feeding the hungry poor?'”

By Maddison Dennis On October 2, 2018, I attended a triple book launch entitled “Big food ‘feeding the hungry poor?’ Economic, Democracy, Food Justice and Human Rights.” It was moderated by Laura Violante, a PhD student of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and hosted by […]



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