For the first time, Farm to School Manitoba participated in Winnipeg’s most popular vegan festival, Veg Fest! This wonderful festival is devoted to embracing all things vegan and had over 80 different vendors, representing many sectors including: home and beauty, wellness, clothing, art, food and not for profit organizations. With over 5,000 people in attendance, … Read more
Peak of the Market held its 21st annual Family Fun Day and Farm to School Manitoba was there to participate in all of the festivities. From multiple bouncy houses, a petting zoo, to free popcorn and lunch, there was surely something for everyone to enjoy! The day supported/raised awareness for Children’s Variety and all proceeds … Read more
Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) held its annual conference supporting parental involvement in education throughout Manitoba. Farm to School Manitoba attended the tradeshow exhibit where multiple parent council leaders were able to learn more about numerous programs and fundraisers available to schools across Manitoba. Farm to School Manitoba had a display booth and was handing out program information sheets that weekend.
Farm to School Manitoba attended a Chronic Disease Workshop for Community Health Representatives in February. In attendance were individuals from the 63 First Nation Communities and Tribal Councils of Manitoba. At the workshop, Farm to School had a display booth, provided program flyers and auctioned a door prize that included a large vegetable bundle, diabetes recipe books, measuring spoons and kitchen utensils on both days of the workshop.
The Frontier School Division held its annual conference for school committee members in Winnipeg, MB. This two-day conference allows delegates to participate in workshops and engage in discussions/feedback with the Frontier School Board. Farm to School Manitoba had a display booth with program flyers and a vegetable bundle as a door prize at the conference for promotion of the program to the attendees.
Farm to School Manitoba was invited to attend the Farm and Fair Luncheon event at Technical Vocational High School (Tec Voc) in November 2018. There were representatives from local organizations present. Tec Voc announced that they had recently received the official designation of Fair-Trade Certification. The lunch included foods that were locally grown/produced, including the vegetables which were donated by Peak of the Market.
Farm to School Manitoba attended the annual home economics MHETA PD/SAGE Day in Selkirk, MB. The one-day event attracted home economics teachers from across the province and was filled with presentations and hands-on workshops. There were a number of programs and organizations present at the event. Farm to School had a display table with program … Read more
Interim Principal Rita Rebizant says this is the sixth year the school has participated in the fundraiser and each year about 25% of the bundles bought are donated to Southeast Helping Hands and Soup’s On.