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General Secretary of the Slow Food Foundation of Biodiversity, Serena Milano, at the Slow Food Canada National Conference


23 Apr 13

Serena Milano, General Secretary of the Slow Food Foundation of Biodiversity*, will participate in the Slow Food Canada National Conference from April 25-28, 2013, at the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia, joining Canadian convivium leaders, to discuss the challenges and future of the association in the country. 

A key focus of Milano’s participation will be the Ark of Taste project, Slow Food’s worldwide catalogue of quality traditional foods at risk of extinction. Milano will elaborate on the project and provide updates on the project that will support the future work on the project in Canada, where it already has 14 products listed in the catalogue and where a national commission manages new product nominations. During the conference Milano will deliver two speeches, a general one about the strategies of Slow Food International and the Foundation’s projects and a second one focused on the Ark of Taste Project and its direction in the next few years.

The motto of this year’s Slow Food National Conference in Osoyoos is “Nourish the senses” and the Thompson Okanagan Convivium, which will host the conference in their region, warmly invites the public to sign up and join the conference with the following program:

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm: 

  • • Reception Dinner with opening speeches including by Stu Wells, Mayor Town of Osoyoos

Friday, April 26

  • 9:00 am: Serena Milano holds her first talk about Slow Food International and The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity (open only to registered delegates)
  • 11:00 am: Serena Milano’s second talk, which will focus on the Ark of Taste project (open only to registered delegates)
  • 1-2:30 pm: Panel presentations and workshop
  • 2:30-5:30 pm: Similkameen Farm and Culture Tour 
  • 6:30 pm: Slow Fish reception dinner

Saturday, April 27

  • 1-2:30 pm: Panel presentations and workshop
  • 1-5:00 pm: Artisan Market of Taste, an outdoors farmers market along the front of the Watermark Beach Resort Conference Centre on Main Street, and the Wine Garden in the Conference Center, which will provide a convivial tasting of many of the local and regional wines

Sunday, April 28

  • 8 am – 1 pm: Meeting

For more information on the Slow Food Canada National Conference 2013, please visit:

http://www.slowfood.ca/slow-food-canada-national-conference-2013-english/

*The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is a non-profit organization, which coordinates numerous projects (Presidia, Earth Markets, food gardens and more) to preserve food biodiversity. The Foundation works in over 50 countries and involves over 10,000 small-scale food producers, promoting environmentally and culturally sustainable agriculture. Find out more about the Foundation and its projects: http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/