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World-Renowned Food Activist Giving Free Public Talk


February 22, 2013 – The City of Thunder Bay, along with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the Thunder Bay Federation of Agriculture will be hosting a free public talk with world-renowned food activist Wayne Roberts on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7 pm – 9 pm in the Baggage Arts Building at Prince Arthurs Landing.

Real Food for a Change: Bringing Nature, Health, Joy and Justice to the Table takes listeners on a journey from field to fork, covering fast food, health food, institutional food, local food and more. His talk is part of the growing interest in creating a Thunder Bay Regional Food Strategy.

“Food has the ability to bring people together like nothing else,” says Roberts on his website. He goes on to say how “real food” has become increasingly scarce, dominated by agri-business and supermarkets. His talk weaves in stories about what more and more people are doing in their own communities to put real food back on their plates.

In October 2012, the City of Thunder Bay received a $100,000 grant funded by the Ontario government to increase the amount of Ontario food served in daycares, schools, universities and colleges, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Known as the Greenbelt Fund, the City and partners are working to establish and strengthen connections between local farmers and institutions.

For more information, or to RSVP for this free event, email kcconsulting@shaw.ca or call 621-6225

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Contact: Thora Cartlidge, Planner – Development Services, 625-2530