Solstice Mixer
5:00 PM17:00

Solstice Mixer

Join us in learning how to make your own herbal first aid kit, and enjoy a house cooked meal!

This is one of the Youth Food Network's seasonal get-togethers! Doors open at 4 pm at the Fernwood NRG. We will be in the gymnasium, and if it's nice, spilling outside as well! 

The feature of the evening will be a workshop with Rebecca Signe, a registered herbalist. She will lead us through a herbal first aid kit making workshop! This will be hands-on and you will learn of the medicinal properties in the plants. 

There is also an incredible dinner being served! Buddha bowls!!! 
Enjoy this vegan gluten-free friendly meal with other youth that love food. :) We will close up the event at 9 pm. 

Our sliding scale means you pay what you can! The $20 is to cover the cost of ingredients for dinner and supplies for the workshop. If you can't pay that much, we have as low as a $5 registration fee, or you can sign up to volunteer below. Tickets will also be sold at the door. 

If both time and money is a barrier, email us to let us know and we'll get you a free ticket. :)

Note: this event is meant for youth between the ages of 14-24 residing in the Capital Region District. If you are an educator please email us to see if there is space!

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Youth Food Network Winter Mixer
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Food Network Winter Mixer

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This mixer is one of our seasonal gatherings, taking place at the Fernwood NRG! Join us for this exciting event involving a local/reclaimed food dinner, networking opportunities with other members, an introduction to teams for you to get involved in, and a workshop with the Luna Collective!

Doors will open at 4 pm and networking/presentations start at 4:30. Snacks and drinks provided. Email us if you would like to tell the group about a foodie project you are working on!

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm! David, our amazing chef will work with Katherine, a YFN member to cook dinner. Katherine has been working with David on making Student Dinner happen every Wednesday night! (Vegan/GF options available.)

At 6:30 we will start upcycling! Bring an old apron, tea cozy, pair of oven mitts, loose fabric, t-shirt, pants, backpack, tote bag, or lunch kit. What will you do with it? Sew a foodie patch, mend a hole, make it better than it was before! Do all this while sipping on some peppermint tea. 

Event ends at 8 pm. 

Register at

Sliding Scale $5-$15 OR Volunteer at



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December Workshop: Exploring the Downtown Food Scene (Scavenger Hunt)
2:00 PM14:00

December Workshop: Exploring the Downtown Food Scene (Scavenger Hunt)

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This is our first of many workshops folks! We wanted to do something casual, fun and informative, so here it is! Some of you may have participated in the workshop hosted at our Youth Food Conference that followed the same idea-a scavenger hunt for you to explore and get to know the downtown food scene. 

The most exciting part? There are prizes!!! Be one of our 3 winning teams and you might receive a gift card to West Coast refills, and other stores on the list of places to check out during the hunt. 

As you can see there is no location on the ad above, because we would appreciate it if you registered! Fill out the form here or email asking us to send you the details. 

Teams will be in pairs of two, so bring a friend or be prepared to meet a new one! 

Can't wait to see you all. :)



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to Nov 17

Good Food Summit!

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Join us for this annual gathering of food security champions! This year, we are excited to gather with folks from across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Our theme is 'Nourishing Island Connections' and our priority areas include cultural safety, Indigenous foods, school food initiatives, youth engagement, rural and remote community perspectives, and collective impact. 

There are opportunities throughout the conference for youth to get together and learn about the Youth Food Network, as well as opportunities to have your voice heard at the table where decisions are made. 

Register by November 9th.  Visit for more info. 

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to Oct 22

First Annual Youth Food Conference!


This is a big deal! The very first Youth Food Conference in the CRD!!! The official launch of the Youth Food Network, this event will be a celebration of connection making for all youth ages 14-24 in the Capital Region district. The focus is food; good food, local food, Indigenous food systems, diversity in cultural food systems, how to grow food, how we think about food, how to get involved in local food initiatives, where your food comes from, and so much more...

This event is 100% FREE! What do you get with your free ticket? 

  • 4-5 Local Based Meals (a welcome dinner, a packed lunch from Whole Foods, a breakfast with Tree Island Yogurt and Singing Bowl Granola with fresh fruit, and a house cooked lunch and maybe a bonus).
  • Access to all 3 event days (Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm)
  • Friday activities (Inspirational speakers, meal time and mingle with youth musician, youth panel, project panel, film screening)
  • Saturday activities (morning 3 hour workshop, lunch, afternoon 3 hour workshop)
  • Sunday activities (breaky, workshops debrief, break out room 1, breakout room 2, lunch, send offs)
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5% day at Whole Foods
7:00 AM07:00

5% day at Whole Foods

Have you been to Whole Foods Market in Victoria yet? If not, (or if so), here's your special reason to go! By shopping at Whole Foods on August 31st 2017, 5% of the net profit will go directly to our Youth Food Conference! That means if you buy a $100 dollar bag of groceries for the fam (or for the munchies) you will be donating close to $20 buckaroos to us!

What's more, is when you do your shopping at Whole Foods on August 31st, you can come say hi to the team! Be sure to come by between 11am-1pm to catch a glimpse of some Youth Food Conference organizers. We will have a little table set up in the store with free doughnuts, lots of brochures, and even more smiles! 

Want another way to donate? Check out our Generosity sponsorship page to donate how ever much you like!

See you at Whole Foods on August 31st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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