Thanks for a great meeting on Monday. Special thanks to Counc. Patricia Heintzman for participating and offering advice, and to local farmers Nic and Stefan for sharing their experiences and challenges with us – hopefully we can be of some help. Our next Network meeting will be on Monday August 10th, with Counc. Doug Race as a special guest.
A few bits and pieces;
Kick off the bottle; Turn on the Tap. The water group have initiated a petition to have bottled water banned from municipal spaces. This was a great success during the recent movie nights on water at the Adventure Centre and during our first day at the market last Saturday, with 136 signatures collected at our booth. If you can help collect some signatures, please contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Day. On Tuesday July 7th, the Food group are going back to the farm for another day of learning and working in the outdoors. Some are planning to be there all day, others just for the evening (approx. 5pm to 9pm). If you want to join them, contact Krystle (email@example.com; 604.562.0446) or the farmers directly, Nic and Stefan (604.898.3166).
Website: www.squamishcan.net As you know, it is up and running. Most of you are already there; some of you are a bit confused about how to sign up to your groups. I’ll be guiding you individually during the next week or so. Training day for group administrators (and open to all members) will be Tuesday 14th July, 7pm at the BrewPub, in the Garibaldi Room, so we can take advantage of the big screen.
Have fruit trees? The Food group members are compiling a list of people who own fruit trees and would be willing to donate their fruit. We will sell it at the market and all the gains will be spent on Squamish CAN projects. If you have fruit trees yourself or you know anybody who does, please let Jessica know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hope you are all enjoying the heat… unlike me, strangely enough my Spanish blood can’t take it.