FBC Weekly News for July 29, 2015
Crab Tacos from Yew at the Four Seasons by Sean Neild at Flavortown Adventures

Members Only Opportunities

If you're an FBC Member, and haven't checked out our Members Only Opportunities lately, make sure you take a look.  There are a few still active and we will have more coming in the next few weeks so be sure to keep an eye out for the FBC Members Special offers emails in your inbox.  If you're not getting the special offer emails make sure you log into the site and check off the boxes to receive emails in your membership profile.

Montreal Food Photography Workshop With Andrew Scrivani

Food Photography Workshop

There are still a handful of tickets left for the Andrew Scrivani Food Photography Workshop we are hosting on October 23 at Le Westin in Montreal.  This 4 hour workshop runs from 10am - 2pm.  Andrew is the well known food photographer for the New York Times (you can read his full bio here) and in this hands on workshop you will learn the basics of natural lighting, composition, and styling.  Andrew will be assisted by Montreal food photographer, Tim Chin and Aimee Wimbush Bourque of Simple Bites to ensure that everyone gets lots of one on one instruction.  DSLRs are not required - bring whatever you are comfortable photographing with - it can be your phone or a point and shoot.

Tickets can be purchased here.  If you have already purchased a ticket to FBC2015, you may purchase the $150 ticket.  If you are not attending FBC2015, tickets are $300.  You do not need to be an FBC member to buy a ticket.

Looking For More Eyes On Your Blog Posts?

If you are looking for new ways to get more eyes on your blog posts, why not join our FBC Roundups/Social Shares and Giveaways forum on Facebook.  Every week day we have social share threads and once a week we do a call out on a specific theme for our FBC Pinterest boards and our weekend links posts.  And we'll also use this forum to source out FBC member posts to share in our new Food Lovers newsletter that will go out twice a month.

5000 Instagram Followers = 1500 Meals

FBC Weekly News for July 29 | Food Bloggers of Canada

Last week we hit a new milestone with the FBC Instagram account: 5000 followers! We decided that we wanted to mark that milestone with a $500 donation on behalf of all FBC members to Food Banks Canada.  A cash donation can go a long way with your local food bank and a $500 donation equates to 1500 meals!

All of us are lucky to have enough food to eat, let alone having the privilege to photograph it and post it. Many are not as fortunate.  Everyone associates the December holidays with food banks and donations but they need help year-round.  That's why we wanted to try and make a small difference in the lives of our fellow Canadians and encourage others to think of making a small difference in whatever way they see fit.

RELATED:  The Weekly FBC News for February 17th, 2014

If you would like to make your own donation you can by following this donation link.  And thank you all for following along with us on Instagram!

New Members

A warm welcome to our newest batch of Canadian food bloggers.  We're glad to have you join us!

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The New FBC Food Lovers Newsletter

FBC Food Lovers Newsletter

If you love food then you might just want to subscribe to our new newsletter: The FBC Food Lovers Newsletter.  Twice a month we'll be featuring great posts from FBC members, some of our favourite food instagram accounts, great recipe finds on pinterest, some of the food highlights on FBC over the last few weeks,  as well as occasional delicious offers from some of our partners.

And between now and August 24th we will be giving away a Delta Faucet to 8 lucky newsletter subscribers.  Two per week to be announced in our August 3rd, August 10th, August 17th and August 24th newsletters.  The earlier you sign up, the more chances you have to win!

You don't have to be an FBC Member to join - you just have to love food!  All you have to do is click here to subscribe!

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your 3-4 sentence submissions directly to Melissa and include any relevant links.

As always, Ethan & Melissa

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