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Building a Westside Kitchen Table: A Potluck Conversation about Your Connections with Food and Community

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Building a Westside Kitchen Table: A Potluck Conversation about Your Connections with Food and Community

Time: August 3, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Event Hall)
Street: 2305 West 7th at Vine
City/Town: Vancouver
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Phone: 778-855-0077
Event Neighbourhood and Type: westside, kits, dunbar, community, potluck, food
Organized By: Zsuzsi Fodor
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2011

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The Westside Food Security Collaborative and Kitsilano Neighbourhood House invite you to a vegetarian potluck (please bring a dish to share if you can) on August 3, 6-8 pm at the Neighbourhood House Hall, 2305 West 7th at Vine. If you grow it, eat it, sell it, make it, serve it, throw it (or just plain love it) please join us. The evening will be an open space; come talk about what's important to you about food on the west side with others who share your passion as we build a west side "kitchen table". We will have graphic recording, a children's table, and opportunities to learn about and get involved with the Westside Food Security Collaborative. All are welcome whether you work, play, study, volunteer, visit, or live on the west side.

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Comment by Karen Elaine Gilchrist on August 3, 2011 at 7:18pm
Sorry got home late from work. Another time.
Comment by Sarah Pickstone on August 3, 2011 at 5:41pm
Looking forward to it.... though I shall be a tad late.  Eggplant is still roasting in the oven :-)
Comment by Lisa D on August 1, 2011 at 11:27am
Couldn't look more forward to it!
See you all soon!
Comment by Mary Bennett on August 1, 2011 at 7:51am

I can't be there, but some of our "Nest Builders" (environmental art project for Kits Open House August 27) will be there checking out the space for our installation.

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Comment by Zsuzsi Fodor on July 25, 2011 at 9:52am

Hi Julia,

It would be great to have you at the kitchen table, especially as someone who raises food on the west side. I'm sorry you feel like you're being left out, I am assuming because it is a vegetarian potluck?


The neighbourhood house does all their potlucks as vegetarian (which doesn't exclude eggs). I am not 100% why but my best guesses are that it is either a) because of the regulations around their commercial kitchen and/or b) to accomodate different religious groups in the neighbourhood who might have certain dietary restrictions related to meat. I will make a point of asking the folks at the NH.


If you want to chat further please feel free to contact me (info in the event post) but the table really is open to everyone and anyone and I feel it would be an incredible asset to have you there as a west side farmer.

Comment by Julia Smith on July 25, 2011 at 7:07am
Too bad you don't want any meat at the kitchen table. As a local farmer and meat and egg producer, it is always disappointing to be left out of these things.

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