Calgary Poutine Week is the seven days of the year you can eat poutine guilt-free! Why? Every poutine sold during Poutine Week in any of the participating restaurants provides a free meal to someone in need thanks to our partner, local non profit Mealshare. Poutine with purpose!
All you have to do is:
- Find a poutine or restaurant that you want to try
- Eat poutine
- Talk about it #PoutineWeekYYC
Calgary Poutine Week runs April 21-29. See here for a full list of participating restaurants: calgarypoutine.com/restaurants
Canmore's biggest and most celebrated food and drink festival is back for another amazing year!
From May 3 to May 14, spend some time in Alberta's favourite mountain town and enjoy the many events at the award-winning festival. From special menus to long table dinners, Canmore Uncorked features 40 different restaurants and a slew of unforgettable food and drink events.
Tickets go fast, so hurry and get yours today!
For more information and a list of the festival events schedule, please visit: canmoreuncorked.com
*We are hosting a special contest for tickets to Canmore Uncorked! Visit our contest page for details.
In celebration of World Fair Trade Day, Fair Trade Calgary is hosting Fairtrade Flavour YYC to introduce Calgarians to Fairtrade foods featured at local restaurants from May 5 - May 14. Fairtrade Flavour YYC is an opportunity for chefs to express their creativity and showcase Fairtrade ingredients. Participating chefs are asked to create a menu item which includes at least one Fairtrade ingredient to be featured leading up to World Fair Trade Day on May 13.
The Fairtrade certification is an internationally audited program that transparently ensures that producers, generally small-scale farmers in developing countries, are paid a fair minimum price for their product, that they are working in ethical working conditions free of slavery and child labour, that environmentally sustainable practices are used, and that a Fairtrade premium is paid on the product which goes back to the cooperative to be democratically reinvested in the community and business.
Participants who post about their experiences on social media using the #FairtradeFlavourYYC will be eligible to win prizes (Fairtrade Chocolate! Coffee! Flowers!) at the World Fairtrade Day Event at Eau Claire Market on Saturday, May 13. There will be pop up fairtrade vendors, store specials, fairtrade roses for sale for Mother's Day, music and entertainment throughout the day, giveaways, raffle prizes and lots of information on fair trade in Calgary. Admission is free, and it's fun for the whole family!
For contest details and a list of participating restaurants, check out the Fair Trade Calgary.
What: World Fairtrade Day Event
Where: Eau Claire Market
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Let Calgary and Edmonton know of your upcoming events for only $50 per month, or $75 including a photograph. Please contact Keiron Gallagher (Calgary) and Lisa Wolansky (Edmonton) for more information and to arrange your events to appear here.