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Slow Food Whistler is part of an international movement that urges people to slow down and savour food and life with all their senses.
Whistler is only the third slow food chapter, or convivium, in B.C. Dont let the word "convivium" throw you. After all Italy is the kind of place where the name "Joe Green" becomes "Giuseppe Verdi".
Your annual membership in Slow Food Whistler is 55 euros, or about $89. Besides the political and philosophical support youll be generating, your membership entitles you to the Canadian newsletter and Slow Magazine four times a year, as well as an invitation to all local events, such as tasting forums or pot luck dinners based on seasonal, regional ingredients.
Tasting events and seminars usually focus on a single product, such as honey or lamb. All products represented are of high quality, made by small producers who ensure their production systems are both ethical and sustainable.
Youll also learn more about the convivia in Vancouver (www.slowfoodvancouver.com), on Vancouver Island, and across Canada (www.slowfoodcanada.com).
Contact Slow Food Whistler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenda Bartosh is an award-winning freelance writer who once spent about three hours eating a six-course meal in a Milanese restaurant with walls the colour of cocoa.