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Before the Plate Screening

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate Canada's Ag Day and see "Before the Plate"

“Before The Plate” is a genuine and passionate documentary that encourages everyone tobe more engaged with the source of their food. Ryan Tipps, Ag Daily

Show Time: 7:00 (panel discussion to follow)
Admission: $7.00 (includes popcorn)
Location: Roxy Theatre, Saskatoon

Before the Plate Film

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is excited to celebrate Canada's Agriculture Day with a screening of the film Before the Plate. This film follows food staples of the Canadian diet all the way from the farm to the harvesting and processing operations, and showcases the final product at Canoe, one of Toronto's most prestigious restaurants.

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is pleased to be working with our partners, Farm Credit Canada, Federated Co-operatives and AgWest Bio to present this event. After the film plays, Farm & Food Care will be hosting a brief discussion with a local chef, farmer and grocery retailer. Do you have questions about where your food comes from? Wondering how the supply chain works or about products at the grocery store? Come and talk with our panel.

For only $7, participants can enjoy the film, along with a complimentary individual popocorn and take part in the discussion session. The film will begin at 7PM and the discussion session should be wrapped up by 9:30PM.

The Panel:

Chef Anthony McCarthy
Executive Chef Saskatoon Club
Chef Anthony received his culinary training in Banbury, England. His past chef experience includes Evening Chef at The Toronto Club in Toronto. Anthony also served as Chef for NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon on his private luxury yacht, the “24 Karat”. Chef Anthony has been voted Chef of the Year many times by his peers in Saskatoon. He has won both Gold and Bronze at the Saskatchewan Gold Medal Plates Gala. Anthony is the past president of the Saskatoon branch and is Vice-President, Western Region, of the Canadian Culinary Federation. When it comes to food, Chef Anthony’s philosophy is to source the very best ingredients of the season, prepare them well, and add a little love! Anthony is married to the beautiful Anastasia Winterhalt, and has two amazing boys: Jacob and Thomas.

Shawn Colborn
Along with his family, Shawn Colborn manages a fifth-generation family farm at Delisle, Saskatchewan, raising crops, beef and eggs. Shawn is also the President of Delisle Crops for Community, an innovative community fundraising partnership in which crops are grown on town land using crop inputs from sponsors and labour and equipment from volunteers. The proceeds from the sale of these crops go towards community initiatives. Shawn serves on the board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Egg Producers and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan.

Ron Welke
Associate Vice President Food, Federated Co-op
Ron was born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan and moved to Saskatoon at an early age. Ron has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining Co-op, Ron worked for Dominion Stores and Canada Safeway. Ron’s joined Federated Co-operatives Limited in 1991 as a Food Retail Sales Coordinator and has worked in a variety of roles at FCL for the past 27 years. In March 2013, Ron was appointed Associate Vice President of Food for FCL, the position he now holds. He has been active in the food industry, serving on the United Grocers Incorporated (UGI) Merchandising Committee for serval years as well as the Board of Directors of The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) and Saskatoon Based Vertical Farm Ecobain Naturals. Ron and his wife Tara have been married for 23 years and have 3 children. Ron is also active in the community, having coached minor league football and youth soccer, and is an active member of the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Football Foundation.

We look forward to celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day with you. See you on February 12!

Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan      Federated Co-op      Farm Credit Canada


February 12, 2019
7:00 pm


Roxy Theatre
320 20th St W
Saskatoon, SK
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