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BCFSN Annual Gathering: July 15-17 2016
Fri, 15 Jul 2016, 9:00 AM – Sun, 17 Jul 2016, 12:00 PM PDT
The Annual Gathering of the BC Food Systems Network enables members to reconnect and energizes participants from all over the province. Join us for the 3-day event in Penticton.
This year the theme of the Gathering is Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes. The Gathering will be an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore together what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples of the land and water. We will also dive into what it means to reconnect with and honour the foodscape: the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community wellbeing.
The Gathering will blend workshops, presentations and activities with unstructured time and space to encourage informal sharing, socializing or quiet contemplation. The purpose of the Gathering is to bring people together to share their experiences and initiatives, to build new relationships and to strengthen existing ones. The Gathering is about connecting people and drawing on the wisdom and expertise that exists within the Network and broader community.
En'owkin Centre is located at Lot 45, Green Mountain Road, Penticton (map)
1. Reserve your camping space (on the baseball field at Enow'kin Centre) when you register for the Gathering.
2. Seek out and book your own hotel room. The block of rooms we had held at nearby hotels have now expired but you may find that they still have space and will honour the discount rate if you quote "BCFSN Annual Gathering" Reservations can be made by phone.
SUPER 8, 1706 Main St (250) 492-3829 or
RAMADA 1050 Eckhardt Ave W. (250) 770-3272
Hosted by: BC Food Systems Network, En’owkin Centre, UBC Institute for Community Engaged Research, and Penticton Indian Band.
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Lot 45 Green Mountain Road