Registration for the Youth Food Conference 2017 is now closed. 

 

Note to participants: please check you email for instructions about signing up for workshops! 

This conference is a three day long event packed with food systems workshops, inspirational speakers, youth performers, and lots of local food! Join 150 other youth in the Capital Region District in learning about where our food comes from, what local farmers are up to, where you can get involved, and much, much more.

Are you interested in helping out with this foodie conference? We are looking for volunteers for this amazing weekend! For inquiries on volunteering, email Jasmine at engagement@crfair.ca, or visit https://www.youthfoodnetwork.ca/volunteer-sign-up/.

The conference starts on October 20th (Friday) at the White Eagle Polish Hall for an evening of celebration and welcome. All attendees and volunteers will receive a wonderful dinner from a local vendor, as well as a glass of kombucha! We are really grateful to have Seliliya/ Belinda Claxton and Hannah Roessler, who will be speaking on indigenous food systems and the correlation to reconciliation. We will also have a panel of youth, who will share their food story with us. There will be live music at the event! We are excited to invite our youth musician, Ella Swan, to the stage.

The next day, on October 21st (Saturday), all attendees will go with a group leader to different workshops around the city! Some workshops include composting, permaculture, coffee cupping, chocolate tasting, nutrition, how to start your own school garden, and more. In the middle of the day, everyone will receive a packed lunch provided by Whole Foods Market.

Our final day of this event is on October 22nd (Sunday) at the Fernwood NRG. Attendees and volunteers will be welcomed in the morning for coffee, local Silk Road tea, snacks, and breakfast brought by Tree Island Yogurt and
Singing Bowl Granola! This day will be full of collaboration, networking, art/ food related activities, as well as a house cooked lunch! We will also be featuring interviews with youth that are involved in their food systems, sharing their food story.

Interested in helping out with this event, but can’t volunteer? We are accepting donations until October 19th for the event. Go to our fundraising page to donate to this event!

We are also looking for food donations for our Sunday lunch, and gifts for speakers. If you own a local business, and would like to help with this event, email youthcoordinator@crfiar.ca.

Note: Youth registration is full!