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Silver Sponsor Announcement

Turkey Farmers of CanadaOn the heels of Thanksgiving, and with Christmas just around the corner, we're very excited to welcome Turkey Farmers of Canada as the newest Silver level sponsor to our FBC 2013 Conference at Hockley Valley next April 12-14th.  We're very happy to have them join our family of sponsors and we're looking forward to working with them over the coming months!


Something Special from Manitoba Canola Growers (NATIONAL)

We have a special post coming on Wednesday from one of our FBC2013 Gold Sponsors, Manitoba Canola Growers.  You won't want to miss it because it's going to contain a very exciting contest you'll want to be a part of!  So be sure to tune in to see what we have in store for you!

Something a Little bit SCARY! (NATIONAL)

Well, ok, not really scary but... Halloween is coming soon and we're looking for your favourite Halloween recipes to feature in our Halloween post on October 31st.  Do you have something spooktacularly delicious you'd like to share with your fellow members?  Well send us a link to your post (it can be new or and oldie but goodie from your archives) and a photo 620px wide (this is important!) and we'll add as many as we can to our post.  Send your submissions to info@foodbloggersofcanada.com by Friday, Oct 26th.

Could YOU Survive on $26/week for food?

A BC anti-poverty group is challenging BC politicians and residents to try and survive with only $26 a week for food - the amount that most BC welfare recipients have left from the $610 they receive monthly after paying for accomodation, bus tickets and other basic necessities.  The Welfare Food Challenge runs from Oct 16th - Oct 22nd in conjunction with World Poverty Day on Oct 17th.   Could you do it?  Well FBC member Steve Zussino from Grocery Alerts is going to give it a shot and he's inviting all of you to join him.  You can follow Steve's efforts on his own blog.  Good luck Steve and we'd love to hear about any of you who decide to take up the challenge!

RELATED:  The Weekly FBC News for April 28th, 2014

A Special Offer From Blurb (NATIONAL)

Blurb books has a special offer for all of our members that might just get you thinking about gathering up all those recipes of yours and finally putting them together in a lovely cookbook to give to family and friends this holiday season.  Save 25% of any order of $100 or more with a special promo code that you can find here, along with all the details!

And a quick reminder to our Toronto area members, Blurb will be hosting a bloggers meetup in Toronto on Oct 22 at 6pm at Joe Badali's.  Check it out to get all the details and purchase tickets for the Blurb meetup.

New Members

Please give a warm welcome to our newest members this week and it's an Ontario sweep. It's great to have you all aboard!

And a shout out to our newest Business Member, La Cucina Di Natalina Italian Cooking School in Guelph.  Welcome everybody!

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 Fridays at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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A Canadian Foodie

Excellent information – as always. I look forward to this every week, Melissa! I wish I had a Hallowe’en recipe – I would be in! Love that idea and really look forward to that round up. Brilliant idea!
I am assuming that Manitoba Canola is almost completely GMO as everywhere else. This is something of grave concern to me as a food activist. I completely believe in supporting farmers and their producing organizations – but this is a line in the sand for me. I buy Canola made from the Polish seed locally that is non-GMO – and I work hard to support farmers that farm sustainably.

Ellen Pruden

We work hard to support our 9,000 canola farmers in Manitoba. Each canola farmer in Manitoba and in Canada decides on what types of seeds to purchase on their farm. Great to hear that you are supporting your local canola farmer and canola oil.

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