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Aug 17 2014 - 6:47pm

Bring your best pie and enter it into Galiano's Pie Bake Off.

Our select panel of judges will choose Galiano's best Pie baker for the 2014.

Entries must be received by 1:00pm into the pie tent.

Aug 10 2014 - 9:39am

The Garden Club will be hosting eleven contests at this years picnic.....

1. Three tomatoes
2. Three garlic
3. Three apples
4. Fruit assortment, 3 pieces
5. Six beans
6. BIGGEST squash
7. Cornucopia of veg
8. Dish garden
9. WEIRDEST anomaly
10. Flower arrangement (people’s choice)
11. Vegetable sculpture (people’s choice)

When you arrive at the picnic, look out for the contest tents and enter your best flowers and vegetables there.

Aug 10 2014 - 9:35am

Everyone is invited to Galiano’s Fourth annual Zany Zucchini Races that will be held at the Community Picnic on September 7th at the School/Activity Centre. Races will start at aprox. 2:00pm

"No Zucchini, no matter how outrageous, will be refused!!!"

Race Rules: There will be two age categories (kids and adults) and the rules are that:

1) “Cars” must be constructed with a zucchini, the width of the Zucchini “car” at its fattest point can be no more than 13 inches wide. Length, wheel sizes and weight are not restricted.

2) All power will be supplied by an incline ramp.

Aug 10 2014 - 9:31am

There will be Zucchini races again this year (start planning now!), and a pie baking competition. This year the Garden Club is organizing 11 different competitions, and the annual Adults vs. Kids Soccer game will be on.
The Picnic is a collaborative celebration, and last year over 20 different organizations participated to make it a fun event for everyone. If you’d like to get involved contact us to see where you can help.

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Aug 10 2014 - 9:19am
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Lunch from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at the South Hall. Everyone welcome!!
There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 for lunch.
Seniors are welcome to come to the lunch and pick up frozen soup and meals as well.

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Jun 24 2014 - 6:54pm
Food Program | School Projects

I thought I’d use this article to talk about some of the ways to get kids cooking. Kids that learn how to cook, are much more likely to try new foods and be less picky eaters when they’ve made the food themselves. I’m lucky enough to get to cook with the kids at the school on a regular basis – and I have two kids of my own, who also have lots of friends, that like to play in the kitchen – so whether you’ve got your own kids home for the summer, or grandkids visiting – here are some ideas.

May 25 2014 - 10:33pm
Food Program | Growing Food

Want to learn to grow garlic? The Garlic Co-op is a great way to get started. We're a friendly group who grow organic hard neck, with scapes, at a sunny southend site. Monthly work parties are approximately 1.5 hours. Membership is $30, to cover seed and amendment costs.

Join us on Sunday, June 8th, at 11:30am at the end of Morgan Road, as we get started on our upcoming season. We'll break bread and then break ground on our new bed!

May 25 2014 - 9:02pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Come enjoy a day in the kitchen, cooking with your friends and neighbours on August 18th. You will learn how to put away frozen meals for yourself and family - Volunteers are always appreciated.

May 25 2014 - 8:21pm
Food Program | Soup for Seniors

Lunch will be served from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at the South Hall. Everyone welcome!!
There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 for lunch.
Seniors are welcome to come to the lunch and pick up frozen soup and meals as well.

May 8 2014 - 12:56pm
Food Program | Growing Food

No doubt about it, this past winter was a tough one for many Canadians. And even our mild west coast climate had a few surprises for us. This wet spring has seemed later than usual to arrive, so it may be hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about preparing for next winter. But when it comes to food security, living on an island makes us even more vulnerable than most North Americans. Not only does most of our food come from our centralized food production system, we’re dependent on the ferry service to access it.