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Food + Culture: How Local Government can help protect the cultural spaces that feed us

Our neighbourhoods are stronger and more vibrant because of small restaurants, green grocers and other spaces that feed and nurture us. For many cultural communities, these spaces are more than beloved local gems. They form connections to identity, community, and belonging. Food and culture are deeply intertwined.

These spaces have faced increased pressure in recent years. But community groups are working to protect them. Their work supports the neighbourhood businesses and cultural diversity that make Vancouver a better city for all of us. 

Join us to hear what community leaders from across Vancouver are already doing to protect the cultural spaces that feed us, what the city can do to support them and how you can help. Learn about OneCity Councillor Christine Boyle's placekeeping motion, coming to Council later in March. 


  • Kathleen Zaragosa, Joyce St Action Network
  • Christina Lee, hua foundation
  • Lama Mugabo, Building Bridges with Rwanda
  • Pall Beesla, Punjabi Market Collective
  • Bill Yuen, Heritage Vancouver

*Note: Due to technical complications, we regret that we aren’t able to provide multi-lingual simultaneous translation during this event. We will provide translated summaries of the event afterwards, and are working toward being able to host online events with simultaneous translation.

March 28, 2022
7pm - 8:30pm
Barrett ·

Will you come?