Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival October 8-22

Sustenance can be defined as: Food and drink regarded as a source of strength as well as the maintaining of someone or something in life or existence.  From October 8 until October 22, 2013 Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival will examine words such as “sustainability” and “living green” through a series of interactive dialogues and presentations that will shed light on how we can contribute to a better living experience with our fellow humans.

I will be the Emcee and Facilitator of World Food Day “Right to Food at the Roundhouse Community Centre on Wednesday October 16, all are welcome to attend, just make sure you reserve your spot ahead of time and it is free to attend.

From seed saving to bike maintenance; community dinners and celebrations of both World Indigenous and World Food Day to discussions on the “right to food” and paper saving, community leaders will engage and collaborate with attendees in a conversation of how to create a lighter footprint.

Highlights Include:

–       October 8 – Neighbourhood Potluck – Heritage Hall Vancouver

–       October 10 – Backyard Chickens – Strathcona

–       October 10 – Eating Green – Choices, Kitsilano

–       October 12 – Neighbourhood Potluck – South Vancouver

–       October 12 – Paper Saver Workshop – Marpole

–       October 12 – First Peoples Food Sharings Ritual – Grandview Woodlands

–       October 13 – World Indigenous Day – Roundhouse

–       October 14 – Cob Pizza and Bread Baking – Hastings Sunrise

–       October 15 – Garden Tours – Hastings Sunrise

–       October 15 – The Art of Food Drying, Storing and Saving – West End

–       October 16 – World Food Day “Right to Food” – Roundhouse

–       October 17 – Crazy Kale – Hastings Sunrise

–       October 17 – Taste the Westside Food Community – Kitsilano

–       October 18 – Fall Harvest Community Dance – Trout Lake

–       October 19 – Seed Saving – Mount Pleasant

–       October 19 – What’s Cooking – DTES Neighbourhood Food Network

–       October 19 – Potluck and Visioning Session – Marpole

–       October 19 –Dialogue on Access to Healthy Food for All People – Grandview

–       October 20 – Bike Maintenance – Roundhouse

–       October 20 – RIPE – Vancouver Farmers Market Dinner – Roundhouse

–       October 21 – Canning and Preserving – Strathcona

–       October 22 – Cultivating a Lighter Footprint – Interactive Evening – MOV

The festival features all sorts of events and many are free,  come attend one or attend all.

By: Richard Wolak