West End Food Series

Gordon Neighbourhood House is excited to present the West End Food Series, a year-round series of seasonal workshops and events that celebrate food and community. Events take place in the West End neighbourhood but are open to everyone in the community.

Our main focus is to:

1) Bring public attention to various issues and concerns in our food system
2) Use food as a mechanism to foster social inclusion and community building
3) Facilitate skill development in areas like urban farming and food preparation

All events and workshops are free, open to the public and led by community individuals or organizations who can receive $200 for supplies and an honorarium.

Come learn a skill, taste or take home something delicious and make food-loving friends! Sign up to receive updates about the next event:

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Past Events

Download recipes and handouts from past workshops by clicking on the links below:

Spring 2018
Zero Waste Kitchen Workshop (Handout)

Summer 2018
Food Fiesta – A one day summer food festival with multiple events, including:

  • Townhall on Food Security
  • Kimchi Workshop (Recipe)
  • Bee Workshop
  • Mocktail Herb Mixer (Recipe)

Fall 2018
Winter Gardening Workshop (Handout)
Growing Garlic Workshop (Handout)

Winter 2018-2019
Edible Holiday Gifts Workshop (Handout)
Dumpling Making Workshop (Recipe)

Spring 2019
Japanese Vegetable Workshop (Handout)
Kombucha Making Workshop

Summer 2019
Indian Summer Cool Drinks Workshop (Handout)

Fall 2019
Irish Soda Bread Workshop (Recipe)

Share your Food Passion!

Interested in leading a project?

Share your food passion by designing and facilitating your own food-related workshop or event for the community. As a Project Leader, you’ll receive a $200 grant that can go towards buying supplies and an honorarium for your time and hard work.


Your event must meet the three goals outlined above, and be open and free of charge.

We’re looking for events and that are interactive, educational, inclusive, accessible and sustainable. Topics can be anything within the food cycle, including homesteading, cooking, gardening, beekeeping, food as medicine, and foraging.

Never hosted a workshop or event before? No problem! The WEFS planning team will work with you to meet these goals, and support you with promoting your event, booking space, volunteers and other logistics.

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Join our West End Food Series Planning Team! It’s a great opportunity to get involved in your local food community, meet amazing people, and develop your food skills.

Contact us

Email foodseries@gordonhouse.org or call 604-683-2554.

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