News from Kamloops

August 7, 2012

Celebrate Kamloops Heritage Through Canning Workshops

Kamloops, B.C. - Food is a fundamental human need. Given that much of our food is produced outside of Canada, people have become less aware of what it takes to grow and preserve your food.

The City of Kamloops and Interior Community Services is excited to announce a partnership that will allow the expansion of the Community Kitchens program. Canning and preserving workshops will be offered where participants will learn where our local food comes from, as well as how to cook and preserve your own food from a certified instructor. These workshops will teach safety and canning techniques, and participants will take home two jars of produce, the recipe, and canning guidelines.

This year marks Kamloops' Bicentennial, with 200 years of shared history with the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc. Get into the spirit and learn how to make and preserve food as it was done by many families for generations. The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 14th at Mt. Paul United Church and will focus on jam preserves.

To register, call the City of Kamloops at 250-828-3500, and use program number 199633. For more information please contact Dede Bone at 250-554-3134.

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Media Contact:
Nicole Beauregard, Active Living Coordinator
City of Kamloops

Karen Rosenke, Community Development Manager
Interior Community Services