West End Food Festival October 4 to 7, 2013 – JOIN THESE EVENTS!

West End Food Festival poster 2013Gordon Neighbourhood House and the West End Neighbourhood Food Network are partnering to host the first annual West End Food Festival in this Vancouver neighbourhood! Village Vancouver is a partner on some events. Many activities are planned.

When: Friday, October 4 to Monday, October 7, 2013.
Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver

Detailed program of events: http://ow.ly/i/3k32c (online) or download brochure in PDF here: West End Food Fest 2013 brochure-43

The goal of the Festival is to facilitate connection, dialogue and friendship over the celebration of food. The West End Food Festival includes a planting workshop for families, a chance to sample food from an array of West-end chefs, a tour of our local community gardens, a community potluck (4-6 pm Sunday Oct 6 at Gordon Neighbourhood House), a panel on food insecurity (7 pm Monday Oct 7 at West End Community Centre), live music and so much more.

You can view the event schedule below. Come on out to meet your neighbours and enjoy some great food at the Festival.

Facebook: “WEST END FOOD FESTIVAL”  https://www.facebook.com/events/440604082725988/

Press release from Gordon House – http://gordonhouse.org/blog/2013/09/30/west-end-food-festival-building-community-through-food/

SCHEDULE download: West End Food Fest 2013 brochure-43

Friday October 4th
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Dollar Day
A fabulous yard sale and BBQ brought to you by The Attic Thrift Store – everything priced at $1.00. Enjoy music and barbecued food while you browse the bargains.
Location: the mini park in front of Gordon
Neighbourhood House
*Volunteers provided by Spectra Energy

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Creative Playtime Seedling Garden
Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers can bring your children (under 5) to learn how to grow tasty herbs from seeds! Supplies will be provided. Cost: $2 per child Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

5:00 – 7:00 pm West End Food Festival Launch Party
Join us for an evening of fun, food, music and community!
Face painting, the Strathcona 1890 Truck Farm, free food
samples from West End restaurants and shops, and more.
Cost: Free Location: the mini park in front of Gordon
Neighbourhood House

Saturday October 5th
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Community Kitchen
Under the supervision of GNH chef Andrew Christie, come
test your culinary abilities by cooking up a nutritious and
delicious meal.
To register e-mail welcome@gordonhouse.org
Cost: Free Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

3:00 – 5:00 pm Community Garden Walking Tour
Garden Coordinator Dalyce Epp will lead a tour of local
community gardens. Please dress for the weather and a walk
of approximately one kilometre.
Meet at Gordon Neighbourhood House.
Cost: Free

5:00 – 7:00 pm Tin Pan Chef Competition
Watch as two local chefs compete to create a nutritious,
tasty and balanced meal from the contents of a Greater
Vancouver Food Bank Black Box.
Cost: Free Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

Sunday October 6th

4:00 – 6:30 pm Community Potluck
Bring your favourite potluck dish, enough to feed about five
or six people, and enjoy sampling others’ culinary creation. Please bring your own plate and cutlery.
Cost: Free Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

4:00 – 6:30 pm Cookbook Swap
Do you have any old or extra cookbooks you want to share? Bring them to GNH and swap for others’ books. Here’s your chance to learn new dishes!
Cost: Free Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

Monday October 7th

6:30 – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion on Food Security
Join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion on
issues of food security. Panel participants represent a wide spectrum of people, from activists to food providers.
Cost: Free Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House

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