You’re invited to join us for the 2018 SFWA spring gathering and professional development day, June 22 & 23 in Regina. You’re welcome to attend part or all of the event. Members are responsible for their hotel, meals and beverages on Friday. Lunch on Saturday is provided by SFWA. 😊
Friday: Lesley Kelly, Do More Ag
Lesley will speak about mental health, launching Do More Ag, the foundation’s focus, etc., and answer any questions we may have, before and after supper.
4 Seasons Sports Bar & Restaurant
909 Arcola Ave. East
Reservation for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., private room
Background information about these tour stops is attached.
Saturday: Meet at Regina Food Bank, 445 Winnipeg Street
10 a.m. tour Regina Food Bank
Four Season Urban Agriculture project
FarmBot precision farming machine
11:30 a.m. lunch at Peg’s Kitchen, 1653 Park Street (sausage, cabbage rolls, perogies)
As we eat, Peg and Vern will tell us about their journey from the farm to a successful city eatery
1:15 p.m. tour Loblaws at Global Transportation Hub
Tour the one-million sq. ft. distribution centre that serves some 250 stores including Superstores, Extra Foods, Independent Grocers and No Frills.
2:30 p.m. head home
If you’re looking for a hotel, try Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. It’s on the east side of town not far from the Friday gathering spot, on Prince of Wales Drive right near Highway #1. (There’s not a block of rooms or anything, it’s just a suggestion.) 😊
Transport: if there’s sufficient interest, we’ll arrange group transport from and returning to Regina Food Bank.
RSVP to MarleneHursh@hotmail.com by June 8. Please include any food sensitivities or other matters of concern.