Anti-GMO Forums in the Southern Interior

by Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Public Forums in British Columbia: “Genetic Modification and the Future of Food”

September 18 – October 1, 2011. Kelowna, Nelson, Grand Forks, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Princeton, Langley, Vancouver, Bella Coola, Richmond, Comox, Campbell River!

Featuring Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Ottawa

Genetically modified (GM) crops and foods are a threat to the environment and to the future of organic food and farming. What GM foods are on the market and what is coming? What actions can we take to stop GM apples, salmon and alfalfa? Join us to get the latest information and ask your questions!

Presented by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network and The Society for a GE Free BC in collaboration with the Okanagan Greens Society, Council of Canadians Vancouver, Health Action Network Society (HANS), Alex Atamanenko MP for BC Southern Interior, Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agricultural Society, Grand Forks Agricultural Society, GE Watch Comox Valley, Save Our Similkameen (SOS), Richmond Food Security Society.

Come on out! For info, updates, event posters and flyers see: http://www.cban.ca/events

Sunday September 18 – Kelowna
CBAN @ the 6th Annual Organic Okanagan Festival, Kelowna
1:00-1:45 Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, speaking in the Pyramid
11:00 – 5:00 visit the CBAN info table!
Location: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna

Enjoy the lecture series and films, live music, children’s entertainment and the entire marketplace with over 70 green living exhibitors! Enjoy, sample, shop and learn with Activist Alley, the Green Building Expo, an Organic Farmer’s Market and much more! For more information http://www.okanagangreens.ca Festival general admission is $6 plus a non-perishable food item for the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Students $4, Children under 10 FREE! Bike riders FREE!

Monday September 19 – Nelson
7:00PM – 9:00PM, United Church Hall, Nelson, Free Admission
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with panelists Jon Steinman of Deconstructing Dinner and and GE Free Kootenays; food systems activist Abra Brynne, and Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior.
Hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Co-sponsored by CBAN and The Society for a GE Free BC.

Tuesday September 20 – Nelson
Community Donation Day 8AM-8PM, Kootenay Co-op, 295 Baker Street
1% of all your purchases go to CBAN! Come on out to buy goods for good!

Tuesday September 20 – Grand Forks
7:00 – 9:00PM Grand Forks Seniors Hall, 565 71st Avenue, Free Admission
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior; Sheila Dobie, Seed Bank Project; Roly Russell, president, Grand Forks Agricultural Society; and J.J. Verigin, Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (Doukhobors).
Hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Co-sponsored by CBAN, The Society for a GE Free BC, and Grand Forks Agricultural Society.

Wednesday September 21 – Osoyoos
2:00 PM Sonora Centre, 8505 68th Avenue, Osoyoos, Free Admission
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with Allan Patton, Oliver farmer and Regional District director and Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior.
Hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Co-sponsored by CBAN and The Society for a GE Free BC.

Wednesday September 21 – Keremeos
7:00-9:00 PM Victory Hall, 427 7th Avenue, Keremeos, Free Admission
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior; Andrea Turner, Similkameen Okanagan Organic Producers Association; and Lee McFadyen, Live Earth Organic Growers Association.
Hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Co-sponsored by CBAN and The Society for a GE Free BC.

Thursday, September 22 – Princeton
7:00PM – 9:00PM Princeton Legion, 170 Bridge Street, Free Admission
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior and other panelists.
Hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Co-sponsored by CBAN, The Society for a GE Free BC, and Save Our Similkameen (SOS)

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