World Food Day Feastival at a great price

Update: The World Food Day Celebration went well. It was great to meet so many citizens and receive such a warm response. Thank you everyone, especially the Friends of Garden City who staffed our booth so well: Ying Wang, who coordinated it, Carol Day, who set it up, plus Richard Lee, Chak Au, Michael Wolfe, Bruno Vernier, and other Friends of Garden City who helped in impromptu ways.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, enjoy the 6th annual World Food Day Celebration at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. It includes free food prepared by Chef Ian Lai and free movies at a film festival. The event poster cleverly promotes it as the Film Feastival.

The main event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with many food-related groups participating with booths. The films continue until 5 p.m. All at no charge!

Food security is one of the main motivating goals for the Garden City Lands Coalition, and we have a booth at the celebration. We hope you’ll drop by.

The Film Feastival features three films:

For good reason, the World Food Day Celebration is always a popular event: for a start, it’s a way to change the world and the community for the better at an unbeatable price, thanks to the sponsors.

The celebration is organized by Arzeena Hamir and the Richmond Food Security Society.

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Want more details about the Film Feastival?

Food Security—It’s in Your Hands: This documentary features food producers and farmers of Vancouver Island. They struggle to provide a healthy food supply for Island residents in the face of corporate agricultural conglomerates and a population that often chooses cheaper imported food. (Preview.)

Dirt!: Industrial farming, mining, and urban development have endangered the soil. What results? Droughts, starvation, floods, and climate change. How can humans reconnect to dirt—the living skin of the Earth? (Preview)

The Garden: From the ashes of the Los Angeles riots arose a lush 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States . . . . . until bulldozers threatened its future. (Preview.)

World Food Day is a worldwide event of FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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