Island On the Edge

Culinary Arts at Vancouver Island University has teamed up with Global Studies and Global Village Nanaimo to present the film Island On the Edge at 2:30 pm on Monday, March 23, 2009, in the VIU Theatre, Building 310, on campus. The film examines the history of food production on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. It asks, what would happen to our food supply if we were suddenly cut off from the rest of the world? Island On the Edge chronicles the efforts of several crusaders in the field of food production in our region and documents how people can get involved with supporting the local food movement. The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Sandra Mark, co-founder of the Vancouver Island Heritage Foodservice Co-operative, a local farmer, members of the Solutions Network, and a culinary arts student. Nick Versteeg, the filmmaker, will also be on hand. Attendance is free, but seating is limited! For more information, contact Debbie Shore ( or Don Alexander (

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