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Food Day Canada: local shopping, cooking & dining

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Saturday August 5, 2023 | NATIONAL

by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc. | Island Social Trends

Food Day Canada engages and inspires everyone to shop, cook and dine Canadian.

Saturday August 5 is Food Day Canada.

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Food Day Canada

“It’s a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers, our chefs and researchers and, above all, our home cooks,” says the Food Day Canada website. Hashtag: #FoodDayCanada

Grassroots movement:

Food Day Canada describes itself as a grassroots movement that comes to life with thousands of individuals and partners from coast to coast to coast each year. They hope to inspire the vision to engage and inspire everyone to shop, cook and dine Canadian.

This year’s partners/funders are Grand River Agricultural Society, University of Guelph, and CanadianFoodFocus.Org .

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Mission values:

  • Canadian ingredients
    Celebrating all things Canadian and ‘local’ – ingredients, food and beverages.
  • Canadians
    Celebrating and recognizing those who feed and nourish our nation.
  • Research & Education
    Support the research and education related to Canada’s food, agriculture and culture.
  • Environment
    Respect for the environment built on principles of sustainability – with a focus on food waste, responsible resource consumption and communities.
  • Food security
    Elevate thinking on food sovereignty and food security, with focus on increased access to wholesome nutrition Canadian foods.
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
    Reflecting traditions, history and the evolving nature of our foods and cultures with an open approach for all.  
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Started with a barbecue:

Food Day Canada was originally created as the World’s Longest Barbecue, by Anita Stewart, her family and a number of pioneering supporters, in an effort to show support for Canada’s beef farmers and ranchers during BSE.

The mission to actively promote the growth and study of our distinctively Canadian food culture is evident in the media, social media and event presence that helps elevate the conversations around #FoodDayCanada.

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===== RELATED:

BC Beef Day enjoyed by hundreds (May 12, 2023)

Transitional process to an affordable future food supply (March 29, 2023)

BC Beef Day celebrates ranchers role in communities, food security & economy (June 2, 2022)

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