CBAN Tour Details for BC

Events Tour Notice – Public Forums in British Columbia: “Genetic Modification and the Future of Food”

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

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, GE Free Comox, Save Our Similkameen (SOS).

Come on out! Help us publicize! For info, updates, event posters and flyers see: http://www.cban.ca/events <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 <http://www.okanagangreens.ca/>

Admission: 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
7:00 – 9:00PM, United Church Hall, Nelson, Free Admission
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with community food activist Abra Brynne, Jon Steinman of Deconstructing Dinner, 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
Grand Forks
7:00 – 9:00PM Grand Forks Seniors Hall, 565 71st Avenue, Free Admission.
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with April Reeves of The Society for a GE Free BC and Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior.
Hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Co-sponsored by CBAN, The Society for a GE Free BC, and the Grand Forks Agricultural Society.

Wednesday September 21
Keremeos
7:00 – 9:00 PM Victory Hall, 427 7th Avenue, Keremeos, Free Admission.
Featuring Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator, with April Reeves of The Society for a GE Free BC 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.

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

Saturday September 24
Langley – Nature’s Fare Store
Find the CBAN table and talk to Lucy Sharratt, CBAN Coordinator
Time to be announced.
#120 – 19880 Langley Bypass 200th, St. Access

Monday September 26
Vancouver
7:00 – 9:00PM Vancouver Public Library, Peter McKay + Van Dusen rooms, Free Admission.
Presented by CBAN, The Society for a GE Free BC, the Vancouver Council of Canadians, and Health Action Network Society (HANS)

Tuesday September 27
Bella Coola
6:00 – 9:00PM Bella Coola Valley Inn, Banquet Hall.
Presented by CBAN, The Society for a GE Free BC, and Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agricultural Society

Thursday September 29
Richmond
7:00 – 9:00PM, Ralph Fisher Auditorium, Richmond Hospital, Free Admission.
Presented by CBAN and The Society for a GE Free BC

Friday September 30
Comox Valley
Details to be announced.
Presented by CBAN, The Society for a GE Free BC, GE Free Comox Valley

Saturday October 1
Campbell River
2:00 – 3:30PM
Timberline/North Island College Auditorium, 1681 South Dogwood Street, Free Admission.
Presented by CBAN and The Society for a GE Free BC

Come on out! Join us for the events! Join the organizing in your community! Contact us <http://www.cban.ca/Contact>  for more information or to help publicize and plan!

See you soon!

Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
*We are moving soon! Watch for our new address.*
431 Gilmour Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2P 0R5
Phone: 613 241 2267 ext. 25
Fax: 613 241 2506
coordinator@cban.ca
http://www.cban.ca <http://www.cban.ca/>

BC Public Forums Sept. 18 – Oct. 1 “Genetic Modification and the Future of Food” featuring CBAN Coordinator Lucy Sharratt. Kelowna, Nelson, Grand Forks, Keremeos, Princeton, Langely, Vancouver, Bella Coola, Richmond, Comox, Campbell River. Check http://www.cban.ca/events for details

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One response to “CBAN Tour Details for BC

  1. I keep trying to direct people’s attention to the fact that Genetically Modified Salmon (FrankenFish) are being reared and researched in West Vancouver. There was an article in North Shore News featuring Dr. Bob Devlin on March 25, 2011, describing his work with the GMO fish and the article noted that the West Vancouver facility is the only facility studying GE salmon anywhere in the world without commercial funds. It just seems ludicrous to have a meeting on genetically modified foods without mentioning what is to me the most egregious danger that is being developed right in our own back yard. Could somebody please get this information to Lucy? All anybody has to do is Goggle the article or I will be happy to fax it to them. Betty Krawczyk

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