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April 2018
April 2018
Knives & Forks Spring Event
 The Heatley (696 East Hastings St. Vancouver)
Knives & Forks Spring Event
Our next event has a slightly different twist. Instead of pitches we have invited along experts of local food businesses and impact investing. This will give you a chance to hear how small local food businesses are driving our food culture and economy. After which learn about other ways, other than Knives & Forks, you can make your money support this movement.

  • 7pm -  Knives & Forks welcome and updates
  • 7:30pm - Panel 1: Food business incubators/accelerators - RADIUS & Feeding Growth, including an open Q&A
  • 8:15pm - Panel 2: Impact investment vehicles - FrontFundr, Wayblaze & Vancity, including open Q&A
  • 9pm - Thanks, wrap up and mingling
Tickets include light appetizers and one drink ticket. We look forward to seeing you!
SUSTAINABLE: Film Screening benefitting the New West Farmers Market
 Landmark Cinemas 10 New Westminster (800 Carnarvon St.)
Join the New West Farmers Market for a screening event of the award winning documentary, Sustainable. Doors will open at 6:30pm with live music and an opportunity to bid on various silent auction items donated by community partners.
Sustainable is a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.
The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.
Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.
The film will begin at 7pm and there will be a Q&A session after with partners of the Farmers Market where we will be able to speak more into how food sustainability affects us here in British Columbia.
This event is to raise funds for the New West Farmers Market's low cost produce stand which provides local produce to the community at a discounted cost, making wholesome produce accessible to those in need. We provide a selection of fresh-picked produce grown at a BC farm or community garden at very affordable prices alongside the typical food bank items. So far, the program has been very successful; many are thankful to have access to high-quality fruits and vegetables, and they appreciate their value. The act of choosing and purchasing produce has much more dignity than simply being handed a hamper.
“We’re very grateful for the partnership with the New West Farmers Market to offer and ultra-low cost produce market to our members. Together, we’re able to increase access to healthy, affordable, fresh produce for our members at the New West Food Hub as well as engagement opportunities around food.”
—Zsuzsi Fodor, Community Partnership Manager, Greater Vancouver Food Bank
For Sponsorship Opportunities for this event and the Farmer's Market, contact Jennifer, Market Manager at jennifer@newwestfarmers.ca!

Societies Act Transition Workshop - Nelson
 Selkirk College - KSA/Victoria Street campus (606 Victoria St., ...

The Workshop: There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, officially proclaimed important changes on November 28, 2016. There will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. 

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition by the deadline of November 28, 2018.

**For ongoing communication and support, please SIGN UP for the Transition Hub in your area. Thank you**

This workshop is organized for societies who have registered with the West Kootenay Transition Hub. You can do that online here lawfornonprofits.ca/transition-hubs. It is delivered by one of our trained mentors, and is free to these qualified registrants.

Resources (click to open)
Legal Self-Assessment Tool
New Societies Act Webinar

The Facilitator: Laura White

*Please note: due to funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, this event is open to non-profit organization within the West Kootenay/Columbia Basin area, who are registered with the West Kootenay Hub (see above).