Past Events

New Tastebuds Youth Food Share

New Tastebuds Youth Food Share

“I got a behind the scenes look at all the hard work going into the chopped salad and “to die for” baba ganoush. …Most apparent of all, was the sense of synergy and warmth, not from the oven, but radiating from the youth,” shares Kelly Bateson.

The New Tastebuds Youth Food Share was hosted in Hastings-Sunrise. This event was supported by the Sustenance Festival’s Community Fund.

Intersecting Food, Culture, and Community

Intersecting Food, Culture, and Community

“I was surprised to find that a group of strangers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences would learn and bond over their love for food!” writes Rebecca Suen.

A recap of the Sharing Food, Sharing Culture event in Grandview-Woodlands. This event was supported by Sustenance Festival’s Community Fund.

Feasting For Change

Feasting For Change

“Food can represent life, as with the salmon, or it can represent struggle. Foods can carry the memory of hard times and rations, or worse. …But food can also represent healing,” writes Payge Dirk.

Feasting For Change was a featured exhibit at Roundhouse Community Centre.

Riley Park Apple Festival

Riley Park Apple Festival

The amount of joy visible on the faces of people describing apple dishes they grew up with or how their family cooked it was evident, shares Nico Starink.

Riley Park Community Garden’s Apple event was supported by Sustenance Festival’s Community Food Fund.

Cool Food Stories

Cool Food Stories

“Food…is a storyteller; it recounts pride, struggles, and traditions passed down through generations.” Veronica Henriquez recaps Cool Food Stories at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex.

Cool Food Stories was supported by Sustenance Festival’s Community Food Fund.

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

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

“For me, food has always been an expression of love and care. For all that can go unspoken between people, food holds within it the powerful ability to connect and share stories.”

Sophia Nguyen reflects on the Sustenance Festival Storytelling Feast and Exhibit at Roundhouse Community Centre.

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 […]

Britannia Sukkot Festival

BRITANNIA SUKKOT FESTIVAL Join us for an intercultural feast to celebrate our appreciation for the harvest, community connections, and the Coast Salish land we call home at the innaugural Britannia Sukkot Festival. Sukkot is the Jewish harvest festival, held each autumn to celebrate the bounty […]

Wild Salmon Caravan 2017

The Wild Salmon Caravan will launch its third annual journey with a Rainbow Parade in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Caravan will then make several stops as it follows the wild salmon from the Salish Seas to Secwepemcul’ecw territory. The Caravan will be led […]


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