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Local Flavours Annual Meeting & Workshop

Local Flavours Annual Meeting & Workshop

Local FlavoursThose currently, and those wishing to be Local Flavours members, as food producers, restaurants, citizens and markets of the region, will gather February 12 from 2pm-7pm at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque to lay out plans for 2011 and beyond. They’ll continue to build capacity, programs and a food identity for the region. Lori Stahlbrand, CBC journalist and founder-president of Local Foods Plus, and Edward Pond, locavore and food photographer, will inspire a roundtable discussion to help guide the direction of Local Flavours for 2011, and beyond.

With a pot luck supper, top notch speakers, a great band, and hearty discussion; it will be an awesome evening! Admission is $5 for adults, free for children; the $5 will go towards Local Flavours membership fees if you choose to register. The meeting event is a great opportunity to renew membership in Local Flavours, or join for the first time – and perhaps to become a Friend of Local Flavours:

Frontenac Arch BiosphereProducers, Restaurants, Distributors, B&Bs – $50
Friends of Local Flavours – $20.

This event is hosted by the Frontenac Arch Biosphere – to help our community become more sustainable. From farm to fork, local food is a key ingredient in the well-being of our region’s environment, culture, society and sustainable economy.

Local Flavours is going into year seven, and now has over 100 members. If you are part of the local food picture, you won’t want to miss this event.

Please spread the word. This will be a wonderful, fun and informative event. Learn more about Local Flavours through Don’t forget to let her know what your potluck dish will be!

Gananoque Reserve Gets Special Charter

A momentous event took place at Gananoque’s Firehall Theatre, as Frontenac Arch Biosphere (FAB) chairman Gary Clarke officially signed Geotourism Charter of the the National Geographic Society – making it the 9th charter of its kind in the world today.

Jonathan Tourtellot, head of the Centre for Sustainable Destinations National Geographic Society, acted as witness to this momentous event, putting pen to paper, and affixing his signature next to Clarke’s.

Only Montreal and the Waterton Lakes/Glacier National Parks have been awarded with charters in all of Canada. FAB is a 167 square mile expanse of land that includes Gananoque’s 1000 Islands, the southern region of the Rideau Canal, as well as the eastern portion of the Land ‘O Lakes. In 2002, the entire region was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world biosphere reservation.

FAB is also one of 15 world biosphere reservations in Canada, all of which make a worldwide network of 553 reserves scattered in 107 coutnries.

Indeed, this new development is another feather on Gananoque’s cap. All the more reason for tourists and visitors to check out this picturesque town nestled in one of the most stunning areas in the country.