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August Vancouver Co-op Cafe

August Vancouver Co-op Cafe

Aug 28, 8:00am - Aug 28, 9:30am

Social Crust Cafe & Catering335 West Pender StVancouver, BCV6B 1T3 Map

Interested in co-operatives? Thinking about starting one? Come and connect with local co-operators, learn, and get your questions answered at our co-op cafe! Email Lisa, our Program Manager, at lisa@bcca.coop to RSVP and submit topics for discussion.... See MoreSee Less

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Grocery Story Book Tour with Jon Steinman

Grocery Story Book Tour with Jon Steinman

Sep 7, 6:00pm - Sep 7, 8:00pm

312 Main312 Main StreetVancouver, BCV6A 2T2 Map

Vancity and the BC Co-operative Association are excited to welcome journalist Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants, to Vancouver! Originally from Nelson, BC, Jon is touring across North America to talk about where your food really comes from and how consumer-owned grocery stores are more than retailers of fresh, organic, local produce: food co-ops contribute to a community's health and well-being.


Join us for an engaging evening including:

• An introduction and discussion of Grocery Story with Jon
Steinman
• Special guest and local food co-op, East End Food Co-op:
how Vancouver's very own food co-op is navigating growth
in our community
• A Q&A session with Jon Steinman, Vancity, BC Co-
operative Association, and East End Food Co-op
• Refreshments!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
For many of us fortunate enough to be able to purchase our food from a grocery store, rarely do we give ourselves the opportunity to inquire into the companies selling us the food. Who owns the grocery stores we shop at? What influence do these often national or multinational chains exert on the production, processing and distribution of food? How do these retailers contribute to the health and well-being of the communities they operate in and to what extent do they contribute or extract from local economies? These are just some of the big questions probed in Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants.

To launch the book, Steinman is touring across the U.S. and Canada throughout 2019 with visits to upwards of 130 food co-ops from coast to coast. The tour runs from April through December with dates posted at www.grocerystory.coop.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jon Steinman is the producer and host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast Deconstructing Dinner (2006-2010) and of Deconstructing Dinner: Reconstructing our Food System - a television and web series currently streaming online. Jon was an elected director from 2006-2016 of the Kootenay Co-op - Canada's largest independent retail consumer food co-op, serving as Board President from 2014-2016. He lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

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This event is proudly hosted by Vancity, the BC Co-operative Association, New Society Publishers, and East End Food Co-op.
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Past Events

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July Vancouver Co-op Cafe

July Vancouver Co-op Cafe

Jul 31, 8:00am - Jul 31, 9:30am

Social Crust Cafe & Catering335 West Pender StVancouver, BCV6B 1T3 Map

Interested in co-operatives? Thinking about starting one? Come and connect with local co-operators, learn, and get your questions answered at our co-op cafe! Email Lisa, our Program Manager, at lisa@bcca.coop to RSVP and submit topics for discussion.... See MoreSee Less

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June Co-op Cafe: Collaboration with Buddy Up!

June Co-op Cafe: Collaboration with Buddy Up!

Jun 26, 8:00am - Jun 26, 9:30am

Social Crust Cafe & Catering335 West Pender StVancouver, BCV6B 1T3 Map

This month's Vancouver Co-op Cafe will be in collaboration with Buddy Up!

Buddy Up! is a tool for community members to share skills, interests, objects, and knowledge and find buddies for learning and doing new things together.

Join us Wednesday, June 26th for an interactive workshop, connect with your local community, share skills, and network with other co-operators and co-op enthusiasts!
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Comox Valley Co-op Cafe and Bus Tour

Comox Valley Co-op Cafe and Bus Tour

Jun 3, 8:45am - Jun 3, 5:00pm

Nanaimo, British ColumbiaNanaimo, BC Map

Join us on June 3rd for the Comox Valley Co-op Cafe and Bus Tour, presented in partnership by BC Cooperative Association and VIU Library! Whether you’re a co-op member yourself, curious about co-ops, or just wanting to meet and learn more about your local co-ops and co-operators, everyone is welcome to join us for a fun day full of co-op conversations, exploration, and networking.

CO-OP BUS TOUR: Our free bus tour will depart from Nanaimo in the morning and tour a few local co-ops within the Comox Valley! Seating is limited and will be given out on a first come first served basis. (The tour will be a round trip starting/returning to Nanaimo)

CO-OP CAFE: We will be stopping at Creekside Commons (2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay V9N 1Z8) for lunch and the first Comox Valley Co-op Cafe. Join us for a brown bag (bring your own) lunch or just come for the coffee and chat, meet, and network with Island co-operators and co-op enthusiasts! Everyone is welcome to join the Co-op Cafe - even if you can't make the bus tour, feel free to drop by to say hi!

Join us at the Comox Valley Co-op Cafe:
1:00-3:00PM,
Creekside Commons
2202 Lambert Dr., Courtenay


If you have any questions or would like to sign up for either the Co-op Bus Tour or Co-op Cafe, please email Samantha at samantha@bcca.coop. We look forward to seeing you in June!

A big thank you to our partner VIU Library for generously providing us with a bus and driver for our co-op adventure!
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May Co-op Cafe (NEW Location!)

May Co-op Cafe (NEW Location!)

May 29, 8:00am - May 29, 9:30am

Social Crust Cafe & Catering335 West Pender StVancouver, BCV6B 1T3 Map

We are excited to announce that our monthly Vancouver Co-op Cafe has a NEW location and sponsor! Starting this month, the Vancouver Co-op Cafe will be hosted at Social Crust Cafe & Catering (335 West Pender St., Vancouver) and sponsored by Community Impact Real Estate Society (CIRES). We look forward to bringing new speakers, topics, and events to you with our partnership with CIRES.

Interested in co-operatives? Thinking about starting one? Come and connect with local co-operators, learn, and get your questions answered at our co-op cafe! Email Lisa, our Program Manager, at lisa@bcca.coop to RSVP and submit topics for discussion.
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Co-op Café presented by Victoria Health Co-operative

Co-op Café presented by Victoria Health Co-operative

May 15, 6:30pm - May 15, 8:00pm

Cook Street Village Activity Centre380 Cook Street #1Victoria, BCV8V 3X7 Map

Victoria Health Co-operative invites you to learn about your local co-ops at our Co-op Café Series. Every month we feature a local co-operative that is doing good things for our community and discuss how the co-op model can lead positive change. Snacks and refreshments are provided for our guests!

We welcome both the BC Co-op Association (BCCA) and Vancity as our co-hosts for our final Co-op Café of 2019. Stay tuned for special guests from each co-operative.

The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) is the knowledge and resource centre for co-ops in BC, where co-ops and credit unions come together to collaborate, network, get support, learn, and contribute knowledge to shape BC’s co-op movement.

Vancity's vision is to redefine wealth — to re-envision prosperity as something that can only achieve if individuals are surrounded by and connected to a vibrant, healthy community that is sustainable for the long term.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Cook St. Village Activity Centre 380 Cook St #1

For more information, check out our website or call Vanessa at 250.415.9272 or email chair@victoriahealthcooperative.com

About the Co-op Café Series

From September 2018 until May 2019, each monthly Co-op Café session provides an opportunity for you to learn more about how co-operatives are making a difference in Victoria.The events feature retail, transportation, housing, food, social justice and financial co-operatives in our community. As a group, we will explore many interesting topics. We invite you join the discussion and share your views about co-ops, enjoy refreshments and good company. We thank the City of Victoria for sponsorship and look forward to collaborating in our community!

PS. All are welcome - members, bring a friend or someone who may be interested in joining VHC!
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