4th annual Britannia School Garden Film Fundraiser

Funds raised will help to support youth, children and families food gardening at:
Britannia Secondary School
SEGA Girls School in Tanzania (Britannia’s twin garden)
Eastside Family Place Summer Garden Program (at Britannia)

Friday, April 4th, 6pm. Films start at 7pm
Astorino’s Hall, 1739 Venables St.
$10 – $20 suggested donation
Silent auction, food, wine and beer for sale,

View two outstanding new films:
A River Changes Course  – Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance 2013, A River Changes Course tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them

Dancing Salmon Home  – Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at the American Indian Film Festival, 2012, Dancing Salmon Home tells the story of the Winnemem First Nation in California who travel to New Zealand to meet their salmon relatives for the first time in generations and return those fish to their rivers of origin that are being un-dammed.

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March 19 Meeting: Engaging Across Diversity

Along with some regular business, we are welcoming special guest Darlene Seto to our March meeting to help stimulate a conversation on how the Vancouver Food Policy Council and other food system communities can meaningfully ‘Engage Across Diversity’.

Darlene is the program manager for SFU’s LiVWELL Research Group, where much of her work involves developing community-based research projects with diverse immigrant and community groups.  An advocate for ways to meaningfully bridge cultural inclusion and sustainability practice, she holds a MA from UBC in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, where her graduate work looked at the engagement of diverse publics in Vancouver’s community gardens.

Darlene will be presenting a summary of the results from her masters research work, with an emphasis on looking ahead to ways the food system and Vancouver Food Policy Council can continue to move forward on the meeting’s subject theme.

Join us March 19 6-8:30 PM, Town Hall Room, City Hall.

VFPC – Proposed March 2014 Agenda