Food Day 2003 Word Cloud
May12

Food Day 2003 Word Cloud

The 2003 Word Cloud (created from the postings of participants in 2003’s “World’s Longest BBQ”) shows a heavy emphasis on Canadian Beef. This goes to show that Canadians are passionate about their farmers and will gather together on a moment’s notice to support each other in times of crisis.

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Food Day 2003: The World’s Longest BBQ
May10

Food Day 2003: The World’s Longest BBQ

In 2003, The World’s Longest BBQ was created as a response to the closing of the American border to Canadian beef exports. As our largest trading partner, this closure was a devastating blow to many in Canadian agriculture.  But, as a nation, we rallied and one of the significant responses was a day-long celebration from coast to coast to coast heralding and supporting Canadian beef and Canada’s rich food history.

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Food Day Canada: The First Postings
Aug02

Food Day Canada: The First Postings

Food Day Canada 2003 was a momentous year, bringing Canadians from all three coasts together in solidarity with farmers. The idea was simple: at 6:00 PM “Your Time”, fire up the BBQ, invite some friends and celebrate Canadian Food. People from all over the country did so and emailed their BBQ stories to Food Day Canada founder, Anita Stewart. The following contains over 65 pages of emails, received on that momentous day....

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