September Activity Schedule

5th // Advisory Committee Meeting
5288 Joyce Street from 6-7:30 PM
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Interested in building your leadership skills, working with a team, and learning about community food issues? Join us at our meeting for more information on how you can get involved!

8th & 20th // Community Kitchen
5288 Joyce Street – Register at the Front Desk of Collingwood Neighbourhood House – 604 435 0323
Sept. 8th from 10-1 // Sept. 20th from 5:30-8:30
Come cook, eat, and learn together with neighbours in a safe and fun environment. Do you have a recipe that you would like to share? We’d love to learn from you!

12th // Language of Food Project
5288 Joyce Street from 6-7:30 PM
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Do you speak a language other than English? Looking for a place to share your ideas? Interested in learning new languages? Help to create a multi-lingual food resource guide with your neighbours.

13th // Cultural Cooking Club
2929 E. 22nd Avenue from 12-2 PM
Register at Renfrew Park Community Centre  – 604 257 8388
Come cook food that is familiar across different cultures and learn new ways of making (and tasting) food!

21st // Movie Night: Migrant Dreams
5288 Joyce Street from 6-8 PM
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Register at the Front Desk (604 435 0323) or via email at
“MIGRANT DREAMS is a powerful documentary exploring the undertold story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), where foreign workers are treated as modern-day indentured labourers. Under the rules of Canada’s migrant labour program, low wage migrants are tied to one employer.” Migrant Dreams is distributed by Cinema Politica.

30th // Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Harvest Fair at Slocan Park (2750 E. 29th Avenue) from 4-6:45 PM
Lantern Procession at Slocan Park at 6:45 PM
Grand Finale at Renfrew Park Community Centre from 7-9 PM
“This year’s theme, Migrations, allows attendees to reflect on the global movements that occur every day, from the smallest of salmon fry to the largest of humans.” // We will be at Slocan Park for the Harvest Fair! Bring your best-looking vegetables and fruits for our annual Harvest Fair Competition. Your tomato could win the “Tubbiest Tomato” category. Check out for more information

30th // Orchard Workshop: Native Species Planting & Pollinator Workshop
2732 Horley Street from 1-3 PM
Norquay Learning Orchard
Join us for this very hands-on native species planting and pollinator workshop. Together, we will design a pollinator garden, learn about permaculture design, plant selection and placing. We will also talk about creating habitat for pollinator species.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in gardening? Join us to learn more about our community food growing sites! No experience is required and everyone is welcome.

Collingwood Rooftop Garden
5288 Joyce Street – Drop-In Sessions – Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Wednesdays from 5-7 PM

Norquay Learning Orchard
2732 Horley Street – Drop-In Sessions
Every Friday from 2-4 PM

Cheyenne Community Garden
2755 Cheyenne Avenue – Work Party
Saturday, September 23rd from 11-1 PM

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