Celebrating the Agricultural Land Reserve- in Victoria and Surrey

B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve, “the most important land use decision in B.C.’s history” turns 40 on April 18.

On April 18th our beloved Agricultural Land Reserve turns 40. The Farmland Defence League invites you to join us in one of two events to celebrate this milestone of the world’s first farmland reserve.

The Farmland Defence League is bringing together the MLAs of 1974 of all political stripes to honour the courage and vision they demonstrated in creating the world’s first farmland reserve. Join Bob Williams, Harold Steves, David Anderson and the rest of the 1974 MLA’s

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: Sea Cider Farm and Apple Cidery http://www.seacider.ca/
2487 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton
Tickets: $25 (cheques or cash only – payable to the Farmland Defence League of BC)
For more information or to obtain tickets: donnapassmore7@gmail,com or by mail: 890 Stevens Street, White Rock, BC V4B 4X3
Note: space is very limited, so get your tickets early!

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South Surrey: The Stars of Food Security Awards Dinner.

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony Hadland, farmer, agrologist and passionate advocate for preservation of the Peace River Valley
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013. The Stars of Food Security Awards Dinner
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club, 1284 – 184 Street, South Surrey, BC http://sfgc.ca/
Tickets: $40 (cheques or cash only – sorry, we’re not set up for plastic!) to 890 Stevens Street, White Rock, BC V4B 4X3

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About Urban Food Revolution

Peter Ladner is a former Vancouver city councilor, Metro Vancouver vice-chair and business owner who is currently a weekly columnist at Business in Vancouver newspaper and a regular contributor to crosscut.com, a Seattle-based online news service. He is the author of The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way we Feed Cities, published by New Society in November, 2011. For the past two years he has been a Fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue researching, teaching and organizing public events around the theme Planning Cities as if Food Matters. He was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002, was re-elected in 2005 and ran for mayor in 2008. He is a former member of the TransLink Board, and was vice chair of the Metro Vancouver Board. Peter has been the publisher, president and part owner of the Business in Vancouver Media Group, which he co-founded in 1989. He has a lifelong interest in growing food. As a city councilor, he worked with the Vancouver Food Policy Council in initiating the city’s program to add 2010 food-producing community garden plots by 2010. He is vice-chair of the The Natural Step Canada, part of an international organization that advances sustainability in communities and corporations. He has a B.A. from UBC and did graduate work at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. He and his wife Erica have four adult children.
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