Aug
23
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Aug
30
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Aug 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Sep
2
Sun
Paddle for Ƚel¸tos and the Salish Sea @ TIXEN (Cordova Spit)
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

sawout Chief and Council invite all relations in WSÁNEĆ and neighbouring communities to participate in the PADDLE FOR ȽEL¸TOS and the Salish Sea, in support of Tsawout’s claim to the island, also known as James Island.

The event is taking place on Sunday, September 2, 2018, beginning at 9:00 am at ȾIX̱EṈ (Cordova Spit) with a community breakfast, followed by a paddle around ȽEL¸TOS (James Island) and then a feast in the Tsawout Gymnasium.

The history of use and occupation is significant combined with significant archaeological history. The island was part of the homelands and provided a rich, productive way of life as it was well supplied with plantlife and surrounded by a rich variety of saltwater food supply (fish/shellfish). When it was taken over as part the war efforts it was still occupied and people felt that the island would be fully returned once it was no longer required. However the history shows that the Tsawout/WSÁNEĆ People were forced off the island and it then became privatized and was eventually sold.

In the past Tsawout has made overtures to have the island rightfully returned and it is hoped that this time justice will prevail and the island will be restored as part of the homelands.

The Paddle for ȽEL¸TOS will be hosted by Tsawout, facilitated by a number of neighbours/supporters/advocates on September 2. The event will kick off with a light 9:00 am breakfast on September 2. It is estimated that the paddle depending on currents/traffic should take about three hours. There may be some information booths on the beach but there will also be a Vendors Market at Tsawout Gymnasium with an Indigenous Tea Room in the Multipurpose Room opening at 10:00 am. At 2:00 pm there will also be a Celebratory Meal with invited speakers to speak on the significance of the island to Tsawout.

People are invited to participate in canoes, kayaks and other human-powered water craft. Space for youth, elders and others is available in support vessels and large canoes. People are also invited to join the events on shore.

“We invite all relations to join us in advancing our Treaty rights to ȽEL¸TOS,” says Chief Harvey Underwood. “We welcome community members and allies in WSÁNEĆ territory and neighbouring communities to join us for the paddle and events on shore.” Tsawout has asserted ownership of ȽEL¸TOS, which despite never being surrendered fell into private hands contrary to the Treaty and Crown policy.

Tsawout would like the Paddle event to be a fundraiser to assist with the research and legal work required for the claim and will be accepting donations prior to the event and at the event made out to TSAWOUT FIRST NATION with notation for “ȽEL¸TOS”.

To join the Paddle for ȽEL¸TOS and the Salish Sea, sign up today at: http://www.TurningtheTide.ca/leltos.

HÍSW̱ḴE,
Chief Harvey Underwood
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Sponsored by Tsawout First Nation, with support from Turning the Tide, the Social Environmental Alliance, the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, SocialCoast and other organizations.

Sep
6
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Sep
7
Fri
Koksilah Music Festival @ Providence Farm
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

The festival is organized in recognition and celebration of the sovereignty of Indigenous Nations throughout BC. While 2017 marks the Canada’s 150th year, it also marks more than 500 years of Indigenous resistance to colonial exploitation and assimilation in this region. Our intention is to highlight the perspectives of Indigenous musicians, artists, activists and knowledge keepers.  We are partnered with Quw’utsun elders and traditional leaders to ensure that this gathering follows proper protocols and is accessible to the local Indigenous community.  All Quw’utsun people are invited free of charge to reflect the fact that the Cowichan Valley is unceded Quw’utsun Territory.

 

For more information, visit http://koksilahfestival.com/

Sep
13
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Sep 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Sep
20
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Sep
27
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Sep 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Oct
4
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!

Oct
11
Thu
Esquimalt Farmers Market @ Memorial Park
Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The outdoor market in Memorial Park (1230 Esquimalt Road) is held on Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm from May 24th to September 13th. EFM is a food first market which promotes and supports local food systems and waste reduction.

EFM is praised as a family friendly gathering place, and a highly anticipated feature of the community every week through the summer. Katrina Dwulit, EFM’s Market Manager, Executive Director & Founder, also won BCAFM’s Farmers’ Market Manager of the Year Award, 2017. She is a founding member of the market and 2018 will be her fourth season serving as manager.

The EFM team and the community are excited for another great year.  The Market has become a go-to place for great food, community and fun.  “It’s such a beautiful thing on Market days to see the smiling faces of the community gathering, building relationships, supporting local makers/bakers/growers and engaging in a sustainable access to food.  Esquimalt has great spirit, and this Market fits perfectly!” said Dwulit.

The 2018 market season has a great line-up of vendors and entertainment and will continue with successful programs such as food hamper for the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House and Rainbow Kitchen and the BCSPCA Barking Lot (for dog minding).  EFM is also a proud new member of BCAFM’s Coupon Nutrition Program, in part because of the wonderful new government funding!  Thank you’s to Minister’s Dix & Popham for their efforts!

This year EFM is going to be stepping up waste free initiatives by encouraging vendors and shoppers to work together to reduce our waste footprint. Remember to bring your own service ware, cutlery, cloth napkin and refillable drink container for meals, plus reusable bags and produce bags for shopping!