Thank you Canada!

We did it!

We did it…a weekend of culinary gratitude and tributes to our founder Anita Stewart from the grass roots of our nation! On July 31st, 2021, 47 iconic landmarks across our nation glowed the colours of Canada in honour of our farmers, our fishers, our chefs and our home cooks. From the east on Fogo island to the west in Tofino and up north the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon. In Anita’s hometown, The Elora Mill composed an incredible menu, lit up, then finished the evening with red and white fireworks!

“A Growing Celebration”

There was a groundswell of support as three provinces and numerous cities made declarations to recognize the date. The culinary community was amazing with Food Day Canada chefs and restaurants making us all proud to dine Canadian.
We received a growing number of pledges from many individual Canadians and organizations supporting our movement and values.
The University of Guelph launched the new Anita Stewart Memorial Food Lab with Anita’s son Jeff as the first chef to cook in the facility.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

With millions of social media impressions, it is hard to sum it all up. Our thank you video represents a fraction of the activity nationally. It is jammed with wonderful people, iconic landmarks, menus and food pics from social media that are like art! Beautiful to see. There are many more to add and if we missed you or anyone you know who should be on our maps, please contact us. Find your favourites and find your friends! We would love to hear about it in the comments.

Hold tight, with so many contributions this video moves fast. Please use the YouTube video controls to slow down, pause or speed up playback so you can take it all in.  It is best watched on a larger screen. The video is hosted on brand new Food Day Canada YouTube channel where you will also find curated playlists of interviews with Anita Stewart and some very exciting memories from the past decade and more. Please like, share and subscribe for our most current videos and playlists.

Coming up…

Anita Stewart Order of Canada
Stay tuned for our Food Day Canada 2021 after party video from the Launch Diner at LaFontana in Elora host by Denis Fontana as a tribute to Anita Stewart and to kick-off 2021. The event was a smashing success thanks to the help from Jason Bangerter (Langdon Hall) and a brigade of incredibly talented committed chefs.

From all of us at Food Day Canada

Again thank you on behalf of Food Day Canada. Together we are cooking, sharing and celebrating a better Canada!
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