The BC Food Systems Network is thrilled to announce that our 2015 Gathering will take place at the picturesque Camp Friendship in Prince George, BC, in the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, on the weekend of June 25-28, 2015. This will be our 17th annual gathering. Every year since 1999 the Network has gathered together somewhere in BC to share knowledge, experience, and wisdom from the grassroots. This annual Gathering is a celebration of our food systems and a coming-together of traditional and indigenous food skills with research and new developments on the ground. It is an empowering and fun way to meet some of the amazing people around BC working in the front lines of food security and food sovereignty!
We hope that you will be able to join us for a wonderful time of meeting old friends, making new ones, and above all else forging new connections to one another and to our food systems.
For more information, please contact Gathering Coordinator, Norine Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gathering Location at Camp Friendship:
Camp Friendship is located approximately 40 Km from Prince George.
• To get there travel south on Hwy 97 to Buckhorn Rd and turn left.
• Follow Buckhorn Rd to the STOP sign.
• Keep going straight from the stop sign. You are now on the 100 Rd.
• You will come to the first Y in the road and keep left. (There is a farm down to the right of the Y. Do not go this way)
• Watch for teepee signs with Camp Friendship and the Km to the camp on them, as well as, yellow BCFSN Gathering Signs on the way.
• The next Y you come to will have a sign with an arrow to Camp Friendship.
• Turn right there and follow the road until you get to the Camp Friendship Driveway.
• Turn left and follow the driveway to the camp.
• There will be plenty of signage to guide you.
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BC Food Systems Network
BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN), a project on Tides Canada‘s Shared Platform, works to create healthy, just and sustainable food systems in British Columbia by strengthening connections, nurturing capacity, and supporting joined-up food policy at all levels. BCFSN works in partnership with farmers and ranchers, fishers, First Nations, and people in communities working to rebuild their food systems from the ground up. BCFSN works to undertake awareness building and education, and to develop balanced policy proposals that adhere to sustainability principles and reflect the needs and interests of a wide range of stakeholders.