West End Food Festival 2015 – A celebration of food – September 17 – 22 (Thurs – Tues)

West End Food Fest 2015 title page The West End Food Festival 2015 has many must-see, must-do events! It runs September 17 to 22 (Thursday through Tuesday). It is presented by Gordon Neighbourhood House and Vancity, and supported by many partners.

The Festival website with calendar, event details, and registration information: https://westendfoodfestival.wordpress.com/.

Brochure in PDF: WE Food Fest brochure 19-22-Sep-2015

Below is a list of the events, at various venues throughout the West End. Click on the official website for detailed descriptions, venues, and registration information.


10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gardening with Mushrooms workshop

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Community Lunch

5:00 – 6:00 pm OR 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Fermentation Workshop

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Rainbow Soup Social
Want to meet other awesome people while making soup for a great cause?

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Craft Brew & Comfort Food
Sit down, relax, and enjoy an evening of great food and craft beer at the Whole Foods Market Robson patio.


7:00 – 10:00 pm
Brews n’ Chews 2
A 90s house party/ pop-up pub night.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Native Edibles Workshop & Walk

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Harvesting Love – Sharing the Bounty
How to make the most of your garden, herbs and all! Join us at the Diamond Centre for Living in making an assortment of beverages, salads, dressings and simple desserts with herbs and all good things from the Friends For Life garden.

2:00 – 4:00 pm
West End Annual Picnic hosted by  West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert and organized by GordonNeighbourhood House.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Latin American Food Accents
Come and enjoy the colours & flavours of traditional Mexican and Venezuelan dishes.

5:00 – 7:00pm
Social Food Exploration
Video, images, collaboration, and actual food will be used to explore our relationships with food and communities.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
BC Perennials & Food Policy – workshop

12:00 – 2:00 pm
West End Soup Challenge
Come and sample soups prepared by local West End restaurants and community programs.

1:00 – 3:30 pm
Harvest Celebration & Winter Planter Workshop

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Growing Food – Lord Roberts Elementary Kids’ Garden

3:30 – 5:30 pm
Veggie Slaw!
Fermenting Local Foods

4:30 – 8:30 pm
Cooking with Steve Seki


9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creative Playtime – A Healthy Start for a Healthy Body

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Home Canning- workshop

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Eat Think Vote Vancouver
A conversation with local candidates on putting a national food policy on the agenda this federal election.


12:00 – 1:00 pm
Community Lunch

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saving Seeds Workshop

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Pizza from Scratch
In this whirlwind program we’ll make fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and pizza dough, then put it all together into margherita pizzas to bake and enjoy.


Foodline Radio will be present during the West End Food Festival to
interview participants and record stories about food and the community.
The resulting one-hour documentary will air on independent radio stations
throughout B.C. and Canada. Listen in on Monday at 8pm on Vancouver’s Co-op radio, CFRO 100.5FM, or online at Coopradio.org.

Gordon Neighbourhood House acknowledges and honours the fact
that our community lies on unceded indigenous land belonging to
the Coast Salish Peoples.

Supporting groups

West End Food Fest 2015 support page

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