Julie Balen

I am on Manitoulin Island, where the long weekend is all about local culture and tradition. The Little Current Haweater Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and Wikwemikong is marking its 42nd year hosting a cultural event centred around a competitive PowWow. So eating local food is a must! This year we will be cooking up fresh whitefish, caught and processed on the island, fries made from potatoes grown down the road in Sudbury, a garden salad harvested from my garden, bbqed corn purchased from a neighbouring farmer, and blueberry crisp that uses a basket of berries picked by a family in Espanola. And we will toast Canadian farmers with a dry white Ontario wine. Thanks for this initiative!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a wonderful event. I’ve attended. CONGRATULATIONS ON ITS LONGEVITY. That’s a real tribute to your community. A.S.

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