Oct 15 - 16, 2017


REGINA, St. Paul's, 1861 McIntyre St.

SUNDAY, OCT 15 @ 6:00 - 9:00 PM (Doors @ 5:30)

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Celebrate World Food Day with a potluck, presentations, and networking with local groups working on local food security and food sovereignty around the world. Featuring a panel discussion with Hélène Tremblay-Boyko (Director, Development and Peace) on agroecology, Marla Carlson (Executive Director, SaskOrganics) on local organic food and farming, and Tim Shultz (Producer Relations, Local and Fresh) on his journey from grower to local food advocate.


5.30 – Doors Open

6.00 – Potluck (bring a dish to share)

7.00 – Learning from Experts: Panel Discussion with Hélène Tremblay-Boyko, Marla Carlson, and Tim Shultz

8.00 – Taking Action in Our Kitchen and Community: Opportunities to meet with local groups and learn how to get involved

8.45 – Wrap-Up

The event is sponsored by the Every Bite Project and SCIC. For more info contact [email protected].

Local Organizations Attending: Development and Peace | Every Bite Project | Engineers Without Borders | Local & Fresh | Over the Hill Orchards | Regina Food Bank | Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) | SaskOrganics


SASKATOON, Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street West

MONDAY, OCT 16 @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM (Doors @ 6:30)

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Celebrate World Food Day by discovering opportunities in our everyday lives to take action for a just and sustainable food system. Join us for a presentation by special guest Nettie Wiebe on switching the menu from land-grabbing, migration and food insecurity to food sovereignty. The evening will also feature groups working for local food security and food sovereignty around the world.


6.30 – Doors Open

7.00 – Learning from Experts - Presentation by Nettie Wiebe

8.00 – Taking Action in Our Kitchen and Community - Opportunities to meet with local groups and learn how to get involved

8.45 – Wrap-Up

This event is sponsored by SCIC. For more info contact [email protected].

Local Organizations Attending: Canadian Food Grains Bank | CHEP Good Food Inc. | Engineers Without Borders | Fair Trade Saskatoon | National Farmers Union | Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) | Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre | Saskatoon Food Council | Slow Food Saskatoon | USC Canada

More about Nettie: Nettie Wiebe actively contributes to public discourse on sustainable agriculture and rural communities, trade agreements, women’s equality, human rights, peace, economic and environmental issues and food sovereignty. Recent publications include: co-editor of two volumes on food sovereignty, and co-author of "Land grabbing and land concentration: Mapping changing patterns of farmland ownership in three rural municipalities in Saskatchewan, Canada", and “Investor Ownership or Social Investment? Changing Farmland Ownership in Saskatchewan, Canada”.

About the World Food Day 2017 Theme, "Change the Future of Migration"

The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability. But hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change are other important factors contributing to the migration challenge.

Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. Creating conditions that allow rural people, especially youth, to stay at home when they feel it is safe to do so, and to have more resilient livelihoods, is a crucial component of any plan to tackle the migration challenge.

More World Food Day Resources – Explore why growing more food won’t solve global hunger – How is chocolate connected to child labour? What about sugar and land grabs? Learn about global issues connected to everyday food items, and find local businesses selling more ethical options near you such as fair trade, local and organic products.

Youth & Student Resources

UN Activity Book

An educational tool for teachers, students and anyone who wishes to learn more about the 2017 World Food Day theme. It can also be used to inspire young people who wish to participate in the World Food Day Poster and Video Contest.

Why are people migrating and how can we give them the choice to stay at home, if it’s safe to do so? The World Food Day 2017 Activity Book has packed some creative answers to these questions in a series of illustrated suitcases that open to reveal solutions to migration challenges, showing how the global goal to reach Zero Hunger can address many of the reasons that cause people to migrate.

Poster Contest (Ages 5-19)

The World Food Day poster contest calls on children and teens from 5-19 to use their imaginations and express their ideas on the World Food Day theme: "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development." Deadline is November 10th.

Video Contest (Ages 13-19)

If you’re aged 13 to 19, we want to see your ideas on the World Food Day theme. Do you know why people migrate and how we can give people the choice to stay at home, if it’s safe to do so? We want to see your ideas! Produce a video no longer than 1 minute with your smartphone or tablet and tell us what you think. Deadline is November 10th.