We're in full on gear up mode for FBC2014, which is less than two weeks away! And if you missed it, we do have a small handful of day passes available for people who can't attend the whole weekend. You can find them at the bottom of our ticket lineup. We're also excited to announce our final two sponsors today - Bronze Sponsor Foodee and Contributing Sponsor Camino (as in the chocolate!).
But we have lots of non-conference news as well!
Canadian Living Thanksgiving Twitter Party
Join us on October 8th (this Wednesday) from 9pm ET/6pm PT for a Thanksgiving twitter party with Canadian Living. Make sure you're following @CanadianLiving and @foodbloggersCA on twitter and join on in for the fun with the hashtag #CLchat. We look forward to seeing you there!
#LoveONTFood Twitter Party
Foodland Ontario is teaming up with Ontario's agricultural groups to host a twitter party in support of Ontario Agriculture Week (that's this week!). Join them on Wednesday, October 8th and 8pm ET. The theme is using Ontario ingredients to create quick and tasty weeknight meals. Get tips and tricks to make dinners fast, enjoyable and healthier without sacrificing flavour and fun! There will be lots of chatter, fun and 3 prize packs (valued at $25 each). All you need to do is RSVP and get ready to tweet on Wednesday.
New Places to Find FBC On-Line
Social media never ends and there always seems to be a new kid on the block. We're trying to keep up and now you can find us in two new places:
Stumble Upon: FoodBloggersCA - we've been stumbling the heck out of member's posts!
Ello: FoodBloggersCA - Ello is the new kid on the block and we've given out all our free invites but, if you leave your name in the Ello thread in the FBC Facebook Forum, somebody will likely get you set!
And if you're looking for a little extra social media love for your blog and you're an FBC Member, make sure you join our FBC Forum FB group and that will give you access to our FBC giveaways, roundups and social media threads forum where we post daily social media threads for people to give and get some extra love for their blog posts!
What's Coming This Week
We have so much coming your way this week and it's not all about FBC2014 - in fact, most of it isn't!
- Monday: International Chocolate Awards Prize Pack Giveaway (Metro Vancouver only)
- Tuesday: Allergen Friendly Remix - Remixing Stuffing!
- Tuesday: Ottawa Food book giveaway
- Tuesday: Part 1 of the The Great Pumpkin Recipe Roundup
- Wednesday: FBC2014 - Your Complete Guide to Attending
- Wednesday: The Allergy Free Cook cookbook giveaway
- Thursday: Canada's Craft Beer western edition
- Thursday: Part 2 of The Great Pumpkin Recipe Roundup
- Friday: FBC Featured Blogger
- Saturday: The Spice Box
Food Photos on Flickr
Every week a very dedicated group of FBCers post their food photography photos to our Flickr food photography group. We choose one photo a week to lead off the news but some week's it's so hard to pick just one. So today we thought we'd share a few more for you!
Welcome to our newest FBC Members this week. We're always happy to welcome a new crop of Canadian food bloggers!
- Whisky lé Vigneault? (QC)
- Lost In The Rain (QC)
- Little Miss Foodie (ON)
- Chili Peppers and Pears (BC)
- The Nutritionnaire (ON)
- The Nutritious Truth (BC)
- ElephantHeartBlog (BC)
- Marisa Falconi (ON)
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