Eat Think Vote: North Okanagan-Shuswap Online Food Forum

Missed this event? You can view the recording here.

We are voting in a time that is testing the fragility of our food system, whether it is the difficulty of farming during heat waves and fires, or the challenge of accessing healthy and/or culturally appropriate food. 

It is also a time that provides fertile ground for change, and that is why Land to Table is pleased to host the 2021 Eat Think Vote: North Okanagan-Shuswap online food forum.

When: Friday, Sept 17th @ 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
Registration: Required. Register here.

Everyone is welcome to come hear the positions of our five federal candidates, and to listen to panelists representing agriculture, Indigenous and food insecurity perspectives. Panelists include:

  • Serena Caner – Shuswap Food Action Society and Dietician
  • Henry Bremer – Local Dairy Farmer (Cliffview Dairy) and President of the Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association
  • Rebecca Kneen – Organic Farmer (Left Fields Farm), Board member of the Organic Federation of Canada and Organic BC
  • Okanagan Indian Band – speaker TBD

The focus for this online food forum 2021 is food sovereignty, along with other food topics such as food insecurity, resilient local food systems, decent work & justice for food workers, and more. And, you too will be able to ask questions of our candidates. We hope to listen, learn and step away more informed about why food matters to us in this riding. Coming together in this way is one action to rebuild a better, local and national food system.

See the Food Secure Canada Website to learn more about the National Eat Think Vote campaign and what the main political parties are saying about food.