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Events

Find Poppy Innovations sharing our love for healthy eating and local food at the following events:

 
 

 

Kids Cooking for Kids 

 

 

 

Entry now open  from Nov 1st to 22nd 2017

Cook Off Challenge Feb 3 2018

Southcentre Mall, Inner Circle

100 Anderson Road SE

Hey Kids! How would you like to get your recipe published in a cookbook and have the opportunity to show off your cooking skills for celebrity judges? All the while raising money for our community! The public will be able to purchase sampling tickets to taste the soups of the 12 finalists participating in the cookoff and purchase a Chicken Soup Cookbook. Kids Cooking for Kids is a partnership with Poppy Innovations, Southcentre Mall and Calgary Health Trust to raise funds for an emergency pediatric area in the South Health Campus.    

Entry is open for kids ages 9 to 14 from Nov 1 to 22 2017. Find out more and complete your Entry Form at http://calgaryhealthtrust.ca/kidscookingforkids

 

PAST EVENTS

Planting Bee

Saturday June 3 2017  11 am – 2 pm

Calgary Farmers’ Market 

510 77th Ave SE

Come play in the garden at the Calgary Farmers’ Market to plant our seeds for the upcoming Cre*Ate Kids Garden Club this summer.  Your kids can get involved in learning where their food comes from and plant their own seed to take home and grow. 

Healthy Kids Day

Sunday April 30 2017

South Health Campus, Wellness Kitchen

4448 Front St SE

It is the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids.  We are thrilled to be a part of it! Bring your kids to make pretzels from scratch in one of our free one-hour cooking classes at 11 am or 1 pm this Sunday! 

 

Earth Day

April 22 2017   10:00 am – 2:00 pm

West Hillhurst Community Association

1940 6th Ave NW

Join us at the WHCA for this event to celebrate Earth Day and kick off the spring gardening season. Admission is free and open to the public. We have a great line-up of exhibitors featuring info tables,

 

Flower Empower 

March 25 2017  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Calgary Farmers’ Market

510 77th Ave SE

Come by for our Spring Sale on Kids Garden Club registrations. Receive a further $10 off when you sign up your kids for this summer.  Thanks to the support from Agrium we are offering two kids garden club sessions for ages 4 to 8 and ages 9 to 12. Kids will love learning to grow food in the garden and preparing yummy recipes with their produce.

That’s Amore!

February 11 2017  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Calgary Farmers’ Market

510 77th Ave SE

Come celebrate Valentine’s at the Market and join us to make a fruit valentine for the one you love!

REAP’s 7th Anuual Food for Thought 

Sunday September 25 2016: 1:00 – 4:00 pmdownload

Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave SW Calgary

This unique food sampling event is like none other.  Pairing growers and producers with Chefs from the most notable restaurants in the City is the recipe for a magnificent afternoon and delectable food and drink.  Workshops for your young locavores offers a great foodie experience specifically for children. Thanks to SPUD.ca for partnering with us to show kiddos how to make apple slice cookies.

SpotLIGHT! 

Sept 9 2016 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Strathcona Christie Aspen Community Association  277 Strathcona Dr SW

Drop In to find out about Fall programs at SCA community center.  We are excited to launch a new cooking program for youngsters aged 4 to 9 and their parents to learn about Cooking with Colours.  Fall registration is now open.  Find out more here SCA-spotlight-poster 2016

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Kick Off Kids Garden Club

11:00 am – 2:00 pm June 4 2016

Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77th Ave SE

We need your help preparing our new garden at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.  Thanks to Agrium and Calgary Farmers’ Market, we are launching a kids garden club that will meet once per week in July and August for kids aged 4 to 12.  Drop by on June 4th to plant seeds, interactive Seed Survivor games and other fun gardening activities for the kids.  Everyone Welcome!  

 LOCAL 301: Urban Agriculture Workshop Series

May 4 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association  1320 5 AVE NW

Coordinated by Calgary EATS! This session features food skills to prevent food waste. Alternate Root YYC will highlight getting the most from your food and several preserving options such as freezing and dehydrating.  With the kind donations from SPUD.ca, Poppy Innovations will be discussing the use of the canning to get the most from seasonal produce and providing a demo on canning strawberry cocoa jam.  Thanks SPUD! Come along and enjoy a sample!

For more info go to www.calgaryeats.ca

 

St Paddy’s Day 
10:00 am – 1:00 pm March 17 2016

Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77th Ave SE

St._Paddys_Day_2016_CFMGet in the spirit of St Paddy’s Day at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.  Drop by to watch Irish Dancing and bring your little leprechauns to make rainbow fruit kebabs with us.

Check out the rest of the schedule for the St Patrick’s Day celebration at http://www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Calgary Home & Garden Show

3:00 pm February 28 2016

BMO Centre, Stampede Park  20 Roundup Way SE

We’ll be talking about the ABC’s of GIY at this year’s show.  Tackling GIY will reward you with fresh food and knowing where your food comes from. We’ll cover the basics to get you started to Grow It Yourself.

Check out the rest of the schedule for the Calgary Home and Garden Show Feb 26 – 28 2016 at http://www.calgaryhgs.com/

 

Vivo Winter Wonderland

Saturday November 21 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vivo for Healthier Generations 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary

Vivo celebrates the coming of winter with a community event, Winter Wonderland. Join us at our interactive display to make healthier eating fun.  Loads of activities and community partners bringing you wintertime fun.

 

HALLOWEEN at Calgary Farmers’ Market

Saturday 31 October 2015

510 77th Ave SE, Calgary

Drop by the Farmers’ Market for games and activities.  Be sure to stop by our table between 10 am – 12 pm as we play with food making boo-tiful Halloween treats.

REAP’s Food for Thought

Sunday September 27 2015: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Hotel Arts, 119 12th Ave SW Calgary

This unique food sampling event is like none other.  Pairing growers and producers with Chefs from the most notable restaurants in the City is the recipe for a magnificent afternoon and delectable food and drink.  Workshops for your young locavores offers a great foodie experience specifically for children.

Calgary Home & Design Show

Sunday September 20 2015 Cooking Stage 4:00 pm

BMO Centre   20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary

CHD Show runs from Sept 17-20 and its packed full of tips and trends, events and excellent array of exhibitors.  Be sure to stop by the Cooking Stage and join in our “mini class”.  We are thrilled the Calgary Farmers’ Market is sponsoring our session so we can highlight the benefits of cooking and eating seasonal food .  Check out the cooking stage schedule for lots of other great demos http://www.calgaryhds.com/CHDS/AtTheShow/276.aspx

Food for Thought Program, CALGARY ZOO

June 30, July 21, August 18 2015: 10:00am – 11:00am

Centre of the Zoo by Grazers Restaurant, 
Calgary

The Calgary Zoo inspires Calgarians to engage with nature and we share that passion.  Stop by to find out how you can get involved in Eating Local, why it is good for you, your environment and your economy. 

Kids Grow

Saturday July 18 2015: 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Sunnyside Community Garden, 
Calgary

Kids Grow offers a free drop-in program to get kids involved in community gardening and promote healthy and sustainable food choices.  Drop by for a fun morning as we learn to play with our food!

Healthy Kids Day, YMCA

Sunday, June 7 2015: 10:00am – 10:45am

South Health Campus 4448 Front St SE, 
Calgary

YMCA’s in Calgary will be hosting a free annual community event from 10:00am – 1:00pm – Healthy Kids Day. Join Poppy Innovations’ mini-cooking class at the South Health Campus to get cooking with your kids and help your kids develop healthy eating habits. To find out how to sign up for the free class and read more about South Health Campus’ Healthy Kids Day 2015  

 

Community Corner, Community Natural Foods 

Sunday, March 8 2015: 11:00am – 2:00pm

202 61 Ave SW (Chinook Station location)
Calgary

Free community event. Join Poppy Innovations at the Community Natural Foods Chinook Station location to learn about eating healthy, ask questions you might have and  grow your own sprouts to take home! Sprouts are a fun and easy way to get added nutrients in your diet! 

Calgary Home & Garden Show
Sunday, March 1 2015: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

BMO Centre, Stampede Park

20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary

http://www.calgaryhgs.com/

The Revival of Growing Your Food  Join Poppy Innovations to learn how to reconnect to our food system for improving our health and our community. Our demo will give you practical ideas and tips to engage everyone in growing and cooking your own food. Get in touch with your inner foodie!

 

PALLISER DISTRICT TEACHERS’ CONVENTION

Friday, February 20, 2015: 10:30pm

Telus Convention Centre
Calgary

Edible Education Creating a Healthy Generation.

Cardel Place Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 16, 2015: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

11950 Country Village Link NE
Calgary

Free community event. Join us to learn more about our programs, take home a treat to grow your own sprouts and loads of childrens’ activities.

CALGARY CITY TEACHERS CONVENTION
Friday, February 13 2015

Telus Convention Centre
Calgary

Edible Education Creating a Healthy Generation.

Community Corner, Community Natural Foods 
Sunday, January 18 2015: 11:00am – 2:00pm

1304 10th Ave SW (downtown location)
Calgary

Free community event. Join Poppy Innovations at the Community Natural Foods downtown location to learn about eating healthy, ask questions you might have and  grow your own sprouts to take home! Sprouts are a fun and easy way to get added nutrients in your diet! 

 

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