Slow Food Calgary » Global

By: Slow Food Calgary  09-12-2011
Keywords: Food, International development, Food Festival

Slow Food Calgary » Global

The fastest, most condensed elucidation of Slow Food you’ll ever get…

Posted November 29th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

What’s Pecha Kucha? [from Wikipedia: Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit chat) events consist of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds on a timer. Thus, each presenter has just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next takes the stage. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced. ]

Slow Food Calgary President Kris Vester stepped up to the plate to speak for Slow Food.
He swung hard – and fast.

Slow Food Calgary and Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association invite YOU to Celebrate Terra Madre Day on December 10th

Posted November 27th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

When: Saturday, December 10th. 5:00 – 9:00 PM. (dinner at 6:00)

Where: The Hearthroom at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre, 1320, 5th Ave. N.W.

Why: To eat and discuss in solidarity with thousands of other eaters and producers around the world who are holding similar events on international Terre Madre Day. To further the cause of good, clean and fair food within the local context by engaging in facilitated discussions on the subject of food in general.

Who: Slow Food Calgary (SFC )and  Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (HSCA) are sponsoring partners in this event. All interested members of the public are welcome to participate and there is no cost to attend. Attendees are asked to bring prepared food, using as much local content as possible, sufficient to feed themselves plus one. Registration is encouraged, as there is limited space in the venue. Only those who register will be guaranteed a seat at a table. We are inviting cash donations at this event and all funds collected will be used to support the Calgary Food Bank. Suggested donation is $10 per person.

Registration details are forthcoming. 

December 10th is Terra Madre Day…How will you celebrate?

Posted October 27th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

Local food is our future, and celebrating these foods and their producers – in daily life and through special events – is the best way to protect them. 

Last year Terra Madre Day traveled across 120 countries, from a wild food festival in the green forests of Java, Indonesia to traditional cooking workshops in Palestinian villages, to a solar-cooker banquet in central Costa Rica and an Eat-In at Kings Cross, London.  But the best place to be on December 10 will be with your own community, participating in an event as simple or complex, as big or small as you wish.

To help cook up your own fun celebration, visit the and download the Information for Organizers guide. Remember to check the online  where you will find the logo and other graphics that you can use in your local promotions. on the Slow Food International website prior to November 10 and we will send you a Terra Madre Day flag.

VANDANA SHIVA presents “THE FUTURE OF FOOD” on Sept 23

Posted September 20th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

The 2011 Calgary Peace Prize recipient, Dr Vandana Shiva will be presenting an exhilarating talk on “The Future of Food” at the River Cafe on Princes Island Park, Calgary on Friday September 23rd, 6:30pm. This event is a Meet & Greet reception over food & drinks for passionate Calgarians interested to meet & exchange ideas with Dr Shiva on food policy, peace activism, international development & environment. During this event Oxfam Canada will be also be presenting their new campaign called , which focuses on food justice and women’s rights. Vandana Shiva books will be on sale at this event. For details and tickets ($60) to this event,  .

VANDANA SHIVA receives 2011 CALGARY PEACE PRIZE & presents “MAKING PEACE WITH THE EARTH” on Sept 24

Oxfam Canada, Calgary Food Policy, Alberta Food Policy, Slow Food Calgary, Calgary Seedy Saturday, Hugo Bonjean – Author, Community Natural Foods, Planet Organic, Ten Thousand Villages, The Zeitgeist Society of Calgary, The Arusha Centre, River Café, Project Ploughshares, Initiatives of Change, Bullfrog Energy, Sheldon Chumir Foundation, David Swann (Liberal Party), Vogel and Company (lawyers), EPCOR Centre, Green Calgary, Indian Canada Association of Calgary, Shastri Indo Canada Institute, Judy MacLauchlan of UC Senate, Faculty of Social Work at UC, Faculty of Environmental Design at UC, Faculty of Nursing at UC,  Social Work Student Association at UC,  Political Science Students at UC, Eco Club at UC, U of C Student Union

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Imagine…Fresh fish at your door…

Posted May 30th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

Belonging to a  CSF – Community Supported Fishery – can give you a direct line to Wild BC Salmon. The net benefits are good, clean, fair and delicious. And, there’s a CSF open to us city folk in Calgary.

Think Global, Act Rural…the documentary

Posted March 21st, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

A documentary by Coline Serreau that explores, “the very concrete local solutions to the global ecological mess”.

WHEN: Wednesday April 20th @ 7:30
WHERE: Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
(403) 283-3636

Proceeds to WATERCAN- A Leading Canada Water Charity for Clean Water Projects

An Evening with Vandana Shiva

Posted February 7th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

Dr. Shiva will talk about democracy, the global food crisis, gender justice and the environment.


DETAILS: The lecture will open with classical Indian music (bamboo flute and tabla) played by University of Calgary Electrical Engineering Professor Dr. Raj Rangayyan.
Samosas and chai lattes will be available for purchase during the event.
There will be information booths set up by the event sponsors.

On March 10th, Mayor Naheed Nenshi will present Dr. Vandana Shiva with The Calgary Peace Prize (see Feb. 6 blog posting). The presentation will be a part of a gala dinner at The Calgary Golf and Country Club.

About Vandana Shiva:

Time Magazine called Dr. Shiva an environmental hero in 2003 and Asia Week called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. Dr. Shiva pioneered the organic movement in India and established Navdanya, the country’s biggest network of seed keepers and organic producers. She is the author of: Soil Not Oil, Earth Democracy, Stolen Harvest, Staying Alive, Water Wars and Biopiracy.

Dr. Shiva’s work has earned these distinctions: The Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award, Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono, Yo Dona Award by Yo Dona Magazine, Spain and Sydney Peace Prize 2010.

Take Action Before February 9th! Support Bill C-474

Posted February 6th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

Bill C-474 would support Canadian farmers by requiring that “an analysis of potential harm to export markets be conducted before the sale of any new genetically engineered seed is permitted.”

This Bill is a critical opportunity to stop dangerous GE crops.

Bill C-474 begins a real debate over the impacts of GE crops. If the Bill is passed it would stop GE wheat and GE alfalfa.

The Bill was introduced by Alex Atamanenko, the NDP Agriculture Critic and MP for British Columbia Southern Interior.

Dr. Vandana Shiva to receive the Calgary Peace Prize

Posted February 6th, 2011 by Tonya Lailey

On March 10th, the University of Calgary’s Consortium for Peace Studies will award Dr. Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental activist from New Dehli, The Calgary Peace Prize.

About Vandana Shiva:

Time Magazine called Dr. Shiva an environmental hero in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. Dr. Shiva pioneered the organic movement in India and established Navdanya, the country’s biggest network of seed keepers and organic producers. She is the author of: Soil Not Oil, Earth Democracy, Stolen Harvest, Staying Alive, Water Wars and Biopiracy.

Dr. Shiva’s work has earned these distinctions: The Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award, Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono, Yo Dona Award by Yo Dona Magazine, Spain and Sydney Peace Prize 2010.

On March 10th in Calgary, Dr Shiva will be receive the Consortium for Peace Studies’ $5,000 prize and will speak about her commitment to social justice, the empowerment of women in developing countries, human rights for small farming communities, the scientific analysis of environmental sustainability.

About the Calgary Peace Prize:

The Calgary Peace Prize was established by the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary in 2006. The prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community whose work has made the world a safer and less violent place. The Consortium for Peace Studies established this prize to recognize outstanding contributions in peace work, and to highlight Calgary’s commitment to furthering global peace. Past recipients include: Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba of Hiroshima, Japan, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Madam Louise Arbour and journalist Sally Armstrong.

Café Divine in Okotoks hosts a Terra Madre Dinner on International Terra Madre Day

Posted November 5th, 2010 by Tonya Lailey

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GOOD, CLEAN AND FAIR FOOD?

Join DIVINE in celebrating Terra Madre Day as the restaurant and its staff honour local producers from Southern Alberta and share their stories.

Guests will enjoy a locally-inspired 4-course dinner and will have the opportunity to hear local producers talk about growing and raising food in Southern Alberta.

From the proceeds of the evening, DIVINE will be donating money to sustainable food practices.

International Terra Madre Day is December 10th.

The date was established last year by Slow Food International. It is an annual opportunity to celebrate good, clean and fair locally grown and raised food and to raise funds for the cultivation of good food practices.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Cooking Workshops, Facilitated Discussions, Food, Food Festival, International development, Slow Food, Sponsoring Partners, Traditional Cooking, Wild Food,

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Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced. Slow Food Calgary and Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association invite YOU to Celebrate Terra Madre Day on December 10th. Then you can visit the exhibits, return to the seed exchange to pick up seeds, and enjoy lunch at the Kitamba Café.


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This event is a Meet & Greet reception over food & drinks for passionate Calgarians interested to meet & exchange ideas with Dr Shiva on food policy, peace activism, international development & environment. In a nutshell, Slow Food is a worldwide volunteer driven/not for profit organization that seeks to promote good, clean and fair food production systems.


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Slow Food Calgary » Community

Slow Food views dinner with family and friends as a time for communicating and sharing important values as well as enjoying conviviality, the sensory pleasure that can be derived from great tasting food, and the appreciation of a food’s production. We’ve been thinking about the best way to spend our time, energy and very slim financial resources to help to cultivate a thriving local food community in support of good, clean and fair food.