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    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kits House: 7th and Vine

    Enjoy connecting with local food, growers, food makers, artists, and other members of your community at your local farmers' market. Thursdays from 3 to 7pm at 7th ave and Vine st.


    For six years, Kits House and SPEC have collaborated to organize the Westside Community Food Market. The market connects people with their food and community and supports local food growers and producers, generating over $20,000 in revenues for the local economy.

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kits House: 7th and Vine

    Enjoy connecting with local food, growers, food makers, artists, and other members of your community at your local farmers' market. Thursdays from 3 to 7pm at 7th ave and Vine st.


    For six years, Kits House and SPEC have collaborated to organize the Westside Community Food Market. The market connects people with their food and community and supports local food growers and producers, generating over $20,000 in revenues for the local economy.

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver
    Meet with members of SPEC's Food & Environment Committee. The meeting is free and visitors are welcomed.


    Location: Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Schedule: The 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Room: Ask at the front desk for the room location. 

    New? Meet Leadership Team members Art Bomke, Kate Menzies and Tara Moreau.

    To read about their passion for our environment, click on the link, or go to: Home>About us> Our People 

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

    On the second Wednesday of every month, join us to learn about SPEC's work in the community and meet other new, current and soon-to-be volunteers. 

    If you are interested in getting involved, want to learn what volunteer opportunities exist and would like to meet like-minded people, come and share some time with us!

    If you are a current volunteer and would like to know more about other work we are doing, this is also the place for you!

    Date: Second Wednesday of the month from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

    2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver.

     


    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Location: Kits House, 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC  V6K 1Y4

    Time: 6:30pm – 8pm: The meetings are free and visitors are welcome.

    Schedule: The 2nd Wednesday of each month.

    Please email zerowaste@spec.bc.ca if you have any questions.

    New? Meet the members of the Zero Waste Leadership Team: Angie, Emily, Eyal, and Maya. 

    Agenda:

    6:30 - 6:40: Introductions/Late Buffer (10 minutes)

    • Introductions
    • Agenda Review
    • Decide Note Taker
    • Decide Time Keeper

    6:40 - 6:55: Learning Presentation (15 minutes)

    6:55 - 7:55: Meeting Content (60 minutes):

    7:55 - 8:00: Closing remarks (5 minutes)

    • Review action items
    • Remind note taker to upload minutes

    If you have a request to add an agenda item, please reply to this email.

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • John Norquay Elementary - 4710 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5R 2A1

      

    Join us for SPEC's School Gardens Program's 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser on Thursday September 14 at John Norquay Elementary. 

    DETAILS 

    Date: Thursday, September 14 

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Location: John Norquay Elementary School, 4710 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5R 2A1 

    The evening includes a delicious supper made by Tayybeh Syrian Catering, a silent auction, cash-bar, and an inspirational talk from chef, author and co-owner of Vij’s restaurant, Meeru Dhalwala, titled The Love and Respect of Food for our Personal, Cultural and World’s Survival.

    Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online, by cheque or by phone at (604)-736-7732 *

    Doors at 5:30PM

     We hope you can plant a seed and grow with us!

    *A limited amount of discounted tickets will be available for teachers and parents.

    Meeru Dhalwala’s vision is to connect the 3 main points of food and cooking: culture, personal health and the environment. 

    Meeru was born in India and moved to Washington, DC at a young age with her parents. In DC, she worked with various international non-profit organizations on human rights and economic development projects. She received her MSc degree in Development Studies from Bath University in England. Meeru moved to Vancouver in February 1995 and has since been cooking and running the kitchens at Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants. Vij’s has been hailed by the New York Times as “easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world.” 

    Meeru works closely with her all-female kitchen staff--all of whom hail from villages in the Punjab, India—to experiment with various cooking techniques and spice combinations for all of the recipes at the two restaurants. Meeru also penned the three Vij’s cookbooks: Vij’s—Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, which won Cuisine Canada’s 2007 Gold Award for Best Cookbook, and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey, which placed second in the Best Indian Cuisine Book in the World category at the 2010 Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards in Paris, France. The third cookbook, Vij’s Indian—Our Cherished Recipes and Stories, with Penguin-Random House was released in October 2016 and has been shortlisted for best Indian Cookbook at the 2017 Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards. 

    Meeru’s particular focus is to forge relationships with other local businesses, and farmers in particular. She is committed to improving her business environmental footprint, most notably through her choices in produce, seafood and meats. She sits on the board of directors for Vancouver Farmers Markets and has developed close, professional relationships with many BC farmers.

    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House)

    Take part and meet with members of SPEC's Energy Committee.The meeting is free and visitors are welcome. 

    AGENDA: Email admin@spec.bc.ca for details.

    Date: Third Wednesday of the month

    Start Time: 6pm
    Location: Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver
    Room: Ask at the front desk for the room location






    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver
    Meet with members of SPEC's Food & Environment Committee. The meeting is free and visitors are welcomed.


    Location: Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Schedule: The 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Room: Ask at the front desk for the room location. 

    New? Meet Leadership Team members Art Bomke, Kate Menzies and Tara Moreau.

    To read about their passion for our environment, click on the link, or go to: Home>About us> Our People 

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Location: Kits House, 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC  V6K 1Y4

    Time: 6:30pm – 8pm: The meetings are free and visitors are welcome.

    Schedule: The 2nd Wednesday of each month.

    Please email zerowaste@spec.bc.ca if you have any questions.

    New? Meet the members of the Zero Waste Leadership Team: Angie, Emily, Eyal, and Maya. 

    Agenda:

    6:30 - 6:40: Introductions/Late Buffer (10 minutes)

    • Introductions
    • Agenda Review
    • Decide Note Taker
    • Decide Time Keeper

    6:40 - 6:55: Learning Presentation (15 minutes)

    6:55 - 7:55: Meeting Content (60 minutes):

    7:55 - 8:00: Closing remarks (5 minutes)

    • Review action items
    • Remind note taker to upload minutes

    If you have a request to add an agenda item, please reply to this email.

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House)

    Take part and meet with members of SPEC's Energy & Transportation Committee. The meeting is free and visitors are welcome. 

    AGENDA: Email admin@spec.bc.ca for details.

    Date: Third Wednesday of the month

    Start Time: 6pm
    Location: Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver
    Room: Ask at the front desk for the room location






Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
2305 West 7th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V6K 1Y4

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