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One Straw: Marketing and Selling Local Food

Zoom Speaker Series #5. We will hear directly from one of our local growers about the various strategies and tactics they use to determine their marketing mix and the best practices for managing the ins and outs of getting local food to customers in a variety of ways

This is a Zoom Session online: 30 minute presentation & 30 minute Q&A and chat about the subject.

Register and get more info here.

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency—The Role of Faith Groups

Seth Klein, Director of Strategy of the Climate Emergency Unit, will visit the Sunshine Coast to give a virtual and in-person talk on “Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency: The Role of Faith Groups.” This free event—which is part of St. Hilda’s Green Forum fall speaker series—is based on Klein’s seminal book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, which explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. A Good War is structured around lessons from the Second World War—the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before, mobilizing for a common cause across class, race and gender.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

One Straw Speaker Series – Food Systems Focus

Food systems are all the pieces, products and interactions along the food value chain—from financing, soil, feed, and production of crops, livestock, fish, and other agricultural commodities… to transportation, processing, retailing, wholesaling, and preparation of foods to consumption and of course, disposal.

Reconciliation and Growing Up Indigenous on the Coast

Join local Indigenous educator, artist, anthropologist and guide Candace Campo of Talaysay Tours for a fascinating talk about her experience growing up Indigenous here in the Coastal forests, and her thoughts on Reconciliation. Dress for the weather: we may go for a walk outside.
Space is limited; please contact the Library to register.
Presented with support from the Sunshine Coast Community Forest.

Literary Reading Series: Theresa Kishkan

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, under the guidance of a Literary Reading Committee, sponsors a series of readings each year. Authors make a selection to read from their texts, followed by a discussion with the audience. This will be held in person at the Arts Centre, entrance by donation.

Theresa Kishkan is a poet, novelist, and essayist and writer living on the Sechelt Peninsula on the west coast of Canada whose most recent work, Blue Portugal, was published by University of Alberta Press this past spring. Kishkan describes herself as a “sloppy quilter” and growing vegetables and flowers “happily, if carelessly.” But when it comes to her writing, these descriptions do not apply. Her use of words is precise, intentional, and meditative.

Literary Reading Series: Hiromi Goto

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, under the guidance of a Literary Reading Committee, sponsors a series of readings each year. Authors make a selection to read from their texts, followed by a discussion with the audience. This will be held in person at the Arts Centre, entrance by donation.

Hiromi Goto is an emigrant from Japan who gratefully resides in Lekwungen Territory. Her first novel, Chorus of Mushrooms, won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book, Canada and Caribbean Region, and was the co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award. Hiromi’s most recent book, Shadow Life (2021) with artist Ann Xu and published by First Second Books, is her first graphic novel. She is currently at work trying to decolonize her relationship to writing and the land.

Literary Reading Series: Daniel Francis

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, under the guidance of a Literary Reading Committee, sponsors a series of readings each year. Authors make a selection to read from their texts, followed by a discussion with the audience. This will be held in person at the Arts Centre, entrance by donation.

Daniel Francis has written over thirty books, primarily about Canadian, British Columbian and Vancouver history. He has received an Award of Merit from the Vancouver Historical Society for significant contributions to the history of Vancouver and British Columbia, as well as the prestigious Pierre Berton Award—the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media—honouring achievement in bringing Canadian history to a wider audience. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

MedTalks: Women’s Health & Wellness Fair

MedTalks is a health and wellness educational event series produced by Sechelt Hospital Foundation. This topic will cover an understanding of breast health and managing hormonal changes. Come join us & the various subject matter experts, local staff and resources available here on the Sunshine Coast. There will be a Women’s Wellness Fair with 15 exhibitors that will take place before and after the event, this will be one you do not want to miss! Admission by donation.

Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival

Events from June 4-10.

In celebration of the United Nation’s World Oceans Day, the SCCA is hosting our annual Oceans Day festival, in collaboration with Rhizome UP! Media and the Green Film Series. Sponsored by the District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
Every year on June 8th, people all across the planet celebrate the many ways the world’s ocean benefit our lives and become inspired to protect them.
The festival showcases and celebrates the incredible marine diversity in our local waters, aims to raise awareness about threats to ocean health, and support people to engage in local conservation initiatives.
Building on the success of our 2021 Virtual Film Festival, we’ve created an exciting virtual + in-person program for 2022.

More info here.

Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival

Events from June 4-10.

In celebration of the United Nation’s World Oceans Day, the SCCA is hosting our annual Oceans Day festival, in collaboration with Rhizome UP! Media and the Green Film Series. Sponsored by the District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
Every year on June 8th, people all across the planet celebrate the many ways the world’s ocean benefit our lives and become inspired to protect them.
The festival showcases and celebrates the incredible marine diversity in our local waters, aims to raise awareness about threats to ocean health, and support people to engage in local conservation initiatives.
Building on the success of our 2021 Virtual Film Festival, we’ve created an exciting virtual + in-person program for 2022.

More info here.

Sunshine Coast World Oceans Day Festival

Events from June 4-10.

In celebration of the United Nation’s World Oceans Day, the SCCA is hosting our annual Oceans Day festival, in collaboration with Rhizome UP! Media and the Green Film Series. Sponsored by the District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
Every year on June 8th, people all across the planet celebrate the many ways the world’s ocean benefit our lives and become inspired to protect them.
The festival showcases and celebrates the incredible marine diversity in our local waters, aims to raise awareness about threats to ocean health, and support people to engage in local conservation initiatives.
Building on the success of our 2021 Virtual Film Festival, we’ve created an exciting virtual + in-person program for 2022.

More info here.

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