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03:00 PM

The Royal Horse Show Education Series: Equine Infectious Diseases and Bio Security Best Practices

As global travel and co-mingling of horses becomes more prevalent, the risk of spreading infectious equine diseases becomes more likely. This was demonstrated recently with the EHV-1 outbreaks in Europe and North America. Tune in for an interesting and educational discussion on EHV-1 and other infectious diseases. Respected veterinarian, Dr. Kate Robinson, of McKee-Pownall Equine Services will provide information and her insight into best practices for your farm and competition biosecurity.

Speakers:

Dr. Kate Robinson, DVM, McKee-Pownall Equine Services

Christine Reupke, Director, Equestrian Breed & Sport, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

7:00 PM EST


Fireside Chats Presented by Henry Equestrian: Amber Marshall

A fan-favorite guest at The Royal and star of CBC’s long running series Heartland, Amber represents true Canadiana in a humble and approachable way.  Known for her love of animals and her fans, we look forward to speaking one on one with Amber.  Tune in to this intimate discussion and find out what Amber is up to as well as her plans for the future.

7:00 PM EST


Fireside Chats Presented by Henry Equestrian: Ian Millar

Join us for an intimate discussion on horse sport with ten-time Olympian and Canadian Hall of Fame athlete, Ian Millar.  Hear about Ian’s most memorable international competitions as well as his appearances at The Royal Horse Show.  We will also open the floor to questions from his many fans from around the world so mark your calendars for this live event.

7:00 PM EST


Fireside Chats Presented by Henry Equestrian: Beth Underhill

As the reigning Canadian Show Jumping Champion, Beth is also renowned for her passion about equestrian sports for young athletes.  She has been an integral part of the improvements and success of many national programs. Join us as we discuss what it takes to be a top international athlete and competitor at The Royal.  Need advice?  Ask your question live!

7:00 PM EST


Fireside Chats Presented by Henry Equestrian: Beezie Madden

Don’t miss our discussion with role model to equestrians world-wide, Beezie Madden. She has represented USA many times in team competition, including four Olympic Games. With three team and one individual medal to her credit, she knows what it takes to get to the top of equestrian sport. A great session for our young equestrians!

4:00 PM EST


Q&A with Amber Marshall

Tune in to hear all about Amber’s experiences on set as she begins shooting the next season of CBC’s Heartland or maybe you’ve got a question about Amber’s life on her beautiful Alberta ranch. Watch The Royal’s social media channels to learn how you can submit your questions for Amber.

7:00 PM EST


Fireside Chats Presented by Henry Equestrian: McLain Ward

Join us for an intimate, live discussion with World Champion Equestrian McLain Ward.  Winner of almost every major equestrian championship including multiple wins of the Longines FEI World CupTM at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, McLain will share what he’s been doing during COVID and what his plans are going forward to the Olympic Games in 2021.

1:30 PM

Nutrients for Life - Plants Get Hungry Too: Grades 3-5

A virtual interactive workshop that will engage your students on what all plants need to produce food, fuel, and fibre. Have your questions about soil ready for a live Q&A session.

Speakers:

Tamara Sealy, Executive Director, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada

Ray Cochrane, Regional Manager, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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OAC - Virtual Tour- Soil Health Interpretive Centre - For High School Students

This virtual tour will uncover the importance of soil to food and eco-systems. You do not want to miss this chance to see the state of the art Soil Health Interpretive Centre (SHIC). The event will include video footage of the facility, insight into current research and a live Q&A will Soil Health Interpretive Centre staff. For more information, registration and academic program package request  CLICK HERE

Hosted By:

Carleigh Johnston, OAC Liason Manager

11:00 AM

Urban Farming Series: Young Urban Farmers and The Growing Connection

Entrepreneurs and their customers disscuss the challenges and benefits of farming at home and how you can start your own urban farm with simple DIY instructions.

Speakers:

Robert Patterson - Founder of The Growing Connection

Christopher Wong - Founder of Young Urban Farmers

Carmen Oliviera - Elementary School Teacher, TDSB

Lisa Borden - Communication Specialist/ Creator of Lisa’s Garden

10:00 AM

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University of Guelph Presents: Using social media to predict foodborne illnesses

Join University of Guelph computer scientists Rozita Dara and Jeff Farber to learn about an Internet-based surveillance system that monitors activities related to diseases on social media, sorts through that information, and provides a supplementary source of data for our officials. Previously, the team’s work focused on avian influenza, but in response to an immediate need, the researchers have pivoted to extend their framework to foodborne illnesses.

Speakers:

Jeff Farber, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science

Rozita Dara, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science

9:00 AM

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BMO Presents: Agriculture and the Economic Recovery

The emergence and spread of COVID-19 represented a generational shock to the global economy and the agriculture sector. In this presentation, Aaron Goertzen will discuss prospects for the ongoing economic recovery and implications for the agriculture sector in Canada.

Speaker:

Aaron Goertzen, Senior Economist & Director, BMO

3:00 PM

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University of Guelph Presents: Healthy Soil for a Healthy Climate

What does soil have to do with climate change? Tune in to this panel discussion with University of Guelph agrometeorologist Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, and farmer Brett Israel as they discuss how better soil management can capture CO2, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve our planet.

Speakers:

Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences University of Guelph

Brett Israel, Partner, 3Gen Organics

Cameron Ogilvie (Moderator), Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator for SOILS AT GUELPH

1:30 PM

Nutrients For Life - Nitrogen Cycle: Grades 9-12

Learn from start to finish how Nitrogen moves through the environment and why every living thing needs nitrogen. Have your questions ready for a live Q&A session. You can then finish off the topic with the “Nitrogen Cycle Challenge” game to solidify the concepts.

Speakers:

Ray Cochrane, Regional Manager, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada

12:00 PM

Toronto's Wild Bees: Their Diversity & How To Get Involved

There are more than 300 bee species in the Toronto region. In this talk, we will explore the main types of bees we find in our city, examine what they do and where they live, and discuss ways to help them through individual and community action. We will go over different examples of ongoing efforts to support wild bees in Toronto, and how you can get involved.

Speaker:

Scott MacIvor, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough

11:00 AM

Urban Farming Series: Educating Urban Farmers

The teachers and student farmers at Durham College W. Galen Weston Centre for Food discuss alternative farming, its application to an urban setting and the benefits to both their careers and the environment.

Speakers:

Kelly O'Brien - G.M. W. Galen Weston Centre for Food

Ryan Cullen - Farm Manager

Kyle Lusted & Devika Kondapalli - Students

10:00 AM

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University of Guelph Presents: Preserving and Researching Ontario’s Agricultural History with Diaries

Join Catharine Wilson as she takes you on a virtual tour of the Rural Diary Archive. Here you can read, search, and transcribe the writings of nearly 200 Ontario diarists spanning the years 1800-1960. As Founder and Director of the Archive, Cathy will talk about the collection and introduce you to some of the diarists.

The power of these old documents is their immediacy, their ability to transport you back into the daily lives of farm families and see how they really lived. Perhaps you, your local historical society or history class will be inspired to transcribe. Anyone can make a valuable contribution to research now and enjoy some time-travel at the same time.

Speaker:

Catharine Wilson, F.R.S.C., Francis and Ruth Redelmeier Professor in Rural History, University of Guelph

04:00 PM

Cannabis Today and Tomorrow

Chef Jordan Wagman leads an open discussion about cannabis with leading-edge industry experts. Together, they’ll look at where the industry is today and what the future holds for this plant in health & wellness, culinary and recreational spaces.

Speakers:

Jordan Wagman, Chef and Author

Nathan Mison, Founding Partner and CEO of Diplomat Consulting

Blake Pearson M.D., Cannabinoid & Functional Medicine Physician, Pearson Health

1:00 PM

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University of Guelph Presents: Manomin Teachings

The Manomin Research Project aims to intensify Manomin (Zizania palustris) growth in environments altered by colonial settlement in ways that are responsive to Anishinaabe knowledge. There is a focus on crop restoration, cultural revitalization, and treaty living. The transdisciplinary team is made up of individuals who believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing across disciplines and across cultures.

Speakers:

Britany Luby, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Guelph

Andrea Bradford, Associate Professor, School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Samantha Mehltretter, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph

11:00 AM

Urban Farming Series: The Commercial Viability of Urban Farming - A Better Life Through Food 

The principals of Fresh City Farms and Zawadi Farm discuss the processes of operating successful commercial urban farms, and the drive to provide good, healthy, and safe food to people seeking reliable alternative products.

Speakers:

Ran Goel - Founder and CEO of Fresh City Farms

Ryan Rudnickas - Chief Retail Operator of Fresh City Farms

Jessey Njau - Founder of Zawadi Farm

10:30 AM

Canada’s Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) Virtual Tour with Jess Pfisterer

Join us for this virtual tour, where you will meet Jess Pfisterer, a first generation farmer, who, together with her husband, owns the Pfisterer Farm in Wellington County providing pasture raised meats, free range eggs, and seasonal products.

Suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Speaker:

Jess Pfisterer, Owner of Pfisterer Farm in Wellington County

10:00 AM EST

Life on the Front Burner: a conversation with Derek Vella

Join the University of Guelph for a fireside chat with Derek Vella, Director of the Guelph Food Innovation Centre. As a Red Seal chef with his master’s degree in food science, Derek Vella’s work has taken him to the world’s most interesting culinary destinations.

When he sits down on Tuesday, November 10th with food innovation specialist Dana McCauley, you’ll hear about the unique career Vella has created by spending time in both chef’s whites and a lab coat. This online event is ideal for anyone considering a career in the food business or for those who are curious about how the food in their pantry was created and brought to market. Bring your questions and join in on the conversation.

Derek Vella, Director, Guelph Food Innovation Centre
Dana McCauley, Associate Director, New Venture Creation, Research Innovation Office

11:15 AM EST

The Real Impact of Livestock Farming on the Environment

This presentation will highlight how grazing animals fit within a sustainable food system, covering sustainability, feed vs. food competition and climate change.

Dr. Place is a recognized expert in livestock sustainability; her expertise comes, in part, from her work as the senior director for Sustainable Beef Production Research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, where she led research-driven sustainability benchmarking projects and conducted lifecycle assessments of the beef supply chain to identify areas for improvement. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor for Sustainable Beef Production Systems in the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Sara Place - Chief Sustainability Officer for Elanco Animal Health

12:15 PM EST

From Science to Soundbites - Connecting the Dots and Communicating the Facts
Presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario

Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE is an award winning, nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She is known as The Guilt-Free RD® –With more than 25 years’ experience, Melissa helps people digest nutrition information so they can make their own well-informed food decisions based on facts , not fear.

Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE The Guilt-Free RD®. Host of Sound Bites® Inc Podcast.

3:00 PM EST

Farmer Panel - Moderated by Clinton Monchuk

You Ask; They Answer
A panel of farmers from coast to coast answer your questions about food and farming in their parts of the country.

Speakers:

Stacey Sagon: Canola Farmer from Saskatchewan

Murray Good: Mushroom Farmer from Whitecrest Mushrooms, Ontario

Melissa Downing: Beef Rancher from Alberta

4:00 PM EST

CCFI 2020 Public Trust Research Launch

How has public opinion been impacted by COVID-19? What new and emerging food trends should the food system be preparing for. CCFI’s 5+ years of tracking data provides context on changes in public trust in Canada’s food system and results from new research areas such as sustainability plant-based food, food packaging, and food security.

John Jamieson – President and CEO, Canadian Centre for Food Integrity

9:00 AM EST


Agriculture in the COVID Economic Environment

The emergence and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven wide-ranging changes to our societies and the global economy. In this presentation, Aaron Goertzen will trace out the key implications of today’s COVID economic environment for the agriculture sector in Canada.


Speaker:

Aaron Goertzen, Senior Economist & Director, BMO

4:45 PM EST

Plants, and Animals, and Humans, Oh My!
What is One Health and What Does it Have to do with Your Future Career?

One Health recognizes that we can improve life by understanding that the health of animals, humans, and the environment depend on one another. It aims to create solutions that improve health in all three areas and not just one. These types of solutions require people across a variety of sectors and fields to work together.

Find out how a medical doctor, an anthropologist, a veterinarian, and an engineer all found their different career pathways leading to One Health. Learn how they work to solve complex health problems in the various sectors in which they work or have worked. Discover the variety of fields where graduates with One Health knowledge are needed and how One Health skills can set you up for success in your future career.

Speakers:

Dr. Deb Stark
Dr. Heather Murphy
Dr. Travis Steffens
Dr. Samira Mubareka
Dr. Jeff Wichtel: (moderator)

6:00 PM EST


A Royal Evening of Conservation and Cows

Did you know that Canada’s temperate grasslands are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the entire world? Largely preserving the less than 20% that remains intact is a surprising hero – the cow. Sometimes what you thought was the problem, is actually the solution.

This exclusive presentation will begin with a screening of the award-winning short documentary, Guardians of the Grasslands. Following the film, Jill Harvie, a beef producer, judge and industry advocate, will be joined by Steve Lee, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship, to discuss how climate action and cows work together.

Speaker Info:

Originally from Ontario, Jill Harvie has been involved in raising Canadian cattle in some way, shape or form from an early age and has also worked in animal nutrition, on national policy and programs and most recently, shifted her focus to full-time ranching with her family in southern Alberta.

Steve Lee is a climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker. Through the 3% Project, which has mobilized 1,000,000 Canadian youth - that's 3% of Canada - through 4 national tours across 500 schools. Lee has represented the Canadian youth on the issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Youth Empowerment at over a dozen international forums including G8 Summit, NATO, Facebook, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, and World Bank.

Film Info: Guardians of the Grasslands (2019) is an award-winning short documentary that explores the relationship between farmers and the conservation of Canada’s temperate native grasslands.

11:15 AM EST

Can reducing food waste improve your dietary intake?

In this session, we will identify the key economic, environmental, and nutritional impacts of household food waste using results from a waste audit of families in Guelph. We will explore how various aspects of food literacy may influence level of food waste and provide some helpful tools to help reduce household food waste. Our session will end with an engaging food demonstration that will show how you can make delicious dishes that will use up foods before they spoil.

Nicholas Carroll, MSc Student, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences
Dr. Maude Perreault, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph will lead the cooking demo.

2:30 PM

Broadening Perspectives on Careers in Agriculture & Food

The agriculture and food industry is evolving and innovating, which offers so much opportunity. In this session the experts from AgCareers.com will highlight some of the trending and unique careers agriculture and food has to offer. The session will conclude with a panel of young professionals that didn’t grow up with an agriculture or food background and their journey to finding themselves in a rewarding career in the industry. No matter your background or area of interest, there is a career waiting for you in the essential industry of agriculture and food.

Speakers:

Kathryn Doan – Director AgCareers & CareersInFood.com

Jodie Aldred – Agricultural Photographer, Aldred Photography

Jordan Sloggett – Marketing & Communications Manager, AgScape

Meena Hassanli – Agriculture and Agri-Food Business Specialist, York Region

2:00 PM

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RBC Future Launch Presents: Rock Your Profile

Learn how you can begin building your network and advancing your career on Linkedin. In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies and tips on how to best build your profile, expand your network, and start connecting with professionals in your field.

Speaker:

Grace Mullen, Agriculture Account Manager, RBC

9:00 AM

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Career Pathways in the Equine Industry

Where will your love of horses take you? The equine industry is full of a variety of jobs including: hands-on roles, administration, health care, research and science. In a world full of technological and scientific break-throughs there are many opportunities and educational pathways to explore.

Speakers:

Jackie Zions, Communications, Equine Guelph

Gayle Ecker, Director, Equine Guelph, Associate Faculty, CCSAW

8:15 PM EST

Rural Change Makers - Youth Mobilizing Rural Communities to Act On Issues that Matter

Two participants of the Rural Ontario Institute’s 2020 Rural Change Maker’s Pilot will share their experience of rural community building and how you can get involved. Moderated by Vicki Dickson, RCM project manager, ROI.

Oliver Jacob and Morgan Dykstra - 2020 Rural Change Makers

2:00 PM EST


RBC Learning Sessions: Your Brand Matters

Your Brand Matters is a workshop to help you uncover your skills and interests and learn how to use your brand effectively throughout your career. You will learn the essentials of what makes a great personal brand, first impression, professional presence, and elevator pitch.

  • The basics of a brand – What is it and what makes a good one?
  • First impressions, how you show up professionally and how social media can make or break your personal brand
  • How to build a personal brand that’s meaningful to you 
  • Give you tips to help you build an effective elevator pitch

Speakers:

Grace Mullen, Agriculture Account Manager, RBC
Caleigh Van Kampen, Agriculture Account Manager, RBC

8:15 PM EST

Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP)

Discover who you are as a leader and share your skills in agriculture, food and rural communities. This session will take a deep dive into the 18 month executive Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program with Program Director Gabe Ferguson and alumni sharing their experiences duringand after AALP.

Jennifer Kyle, Valerie Stone, and Dylan Reed Wiens - AALP Alumni

10:00 AM EST


The Royal Education Symposium Presented by University of Guelph: Your Pathway to a Future in Food

Find Your Pathway to a Future in Food. Discover the multitude of careers in the innovative food sector while engaging with recent grads and industry professionals. Welcome from Dr. Rene Van Acker, Dean of the Ontario Agriculture College at the University of Guelph and Professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture.

10:20 a.m. The Future of Food: In COVID and Beyond
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mike von Massow, Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, & Resource Economics, University of Guelph.

Followed by Career Showcase with alumni experts in:

  • Animal Nutrition: Nikki Campbell, Ruminant Nutritionist at Floradale.
  • Agricultural Business: Grace Mullen, Agricultural Account Manager at RBC.
  • Food Science: Joelle Wong, Procurement Specialist at Mondelez International.
  • Agriculture: Riley Bruce, Orchard Manager at Chudleigh’s Apple Farm and Bakery.
  • Environmental Science and Policy: Rav Singh, Urban Agriculture Coordinator at Ecosource.

10:50 a.m. Live Q&A Session

Continues at 1:00 p.m. with a presentation from RBC.

New Skills Agenda: Preparing for the next decade in agriculture.

**Every registration qualifies for a Teacher Resource Package complete with Student Learning Kits. A confirmation email will follow shortly after registration requesting mailing information.


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1:00 PM EST


A New Skills Agenda: Preparing for the next decade in agriculture. Presented by RBC

Moderator: Gwen Paddock, Vice President Agriculture, RBC.

Discussion Panel:

  • Rene Van Acker, Dean and Professor, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
  • Ian Potter, President and CEO, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
  • Cox Wensink, Manager of Hoenhorst Farms

Additional panelists TBD.

**Every registration qualifies for a Teacher Resource Package complete with Student Learning Kits. A confirmation email will follow shortly after registration requesting mailing information.


Supporting Partner

2:00 PM EST


RBC Learning Sessions: It All Adds Up to Making Cents of Savings

It All Adds Up to Making Cents of Savings is a workshop designed to help you understand the core concepts of saving money, why it can be hard to save, how choices we make today give us options tomorrow, different ways to earn at this life stage and life hacks to make saving easier.

  • Importance of saving
  • Sources of income – where you get your money from
  • Life Hacks: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way.
    • Pay yourself first
    • Using the right tools
    • Setting goals

Speakers:

Melissa Miller, Associate Account Manager, Agriculture, RBC
Carson Burtwistle, Agriculture Account Manager, RBC

4:00 PM EST


Farming Your Family’s Future

Join us for a conversation as we discuss the importance of succession planning for the Family Farm. We will take you through an overview of the process, and address how you can maximize value, while ensuring a smooth transition.

  • What is your farm / business really worth?
  • How can you maximize the value of your company?
  • How can you maintain family unity through this transition?
  • What is the process for sale / transition?
  • How can you minimize your tax burden?

Speaker:

Mathieu Lefebvre, CPA, CA, CF, FEA - Vice President, Business Advisory & Transition Planning, BMO

8:15 PM EST

Leadership for Emerging Leaders

You have so many things you want to accomplish. You need to be able to inspire, align and motivate people to join together in your efforts. Learn about The Leadership Challenge and gain some specific ideas about how you can improve.

Kelly Ann McKnight and George Pinho - Stone Ridge Consulting | Leadership

9:00 AM EST


Job Seeker Success Tips- Resumes & Interviews

The way organizations find talent continues to evolve! Join presenters Kathryn Doan and Conor McGrandles, from the leading career sites in agriculture, AgCareers.com, and food, CareersinFood.com. Whether you are actively looking or considering a career move in the future, this session will set you up for resume, interview, and career search success.

From online applications and job boards to video interviewing and key skills, preparing to make a career move is different than it was just six months ago. While COVID-19 has altered many facets of the recruitment process, advancements and efficiencies in human resource business practices have also influenced change. Join us for this informative and actionable session to avoid being caught off guard but rather prepared for success!

Speakers:

Kathryn Doan, Director, AgCareers.com & CareersinFood.com

Connor McGrandles, Marketing, Sales & Events Coordinator, AgCareers.com & CareersinFood.com

2:00 PM EST


RBC Learning Sessions: A fourth agricultural revolution is underway, and this one isn't powered by seeds or diesel. It's all about data.

As Canadian farmers leave traditional tasks to smart machines, and focus on strategy and systems, they’ll be better positioned than ever to feed a fast-growing global population. But to do that, they’ll need a wide range of new skills, as well as enhanced old skills, that Canada isn’t developing anywhere near fast enough.

Join our presentation of Farmer 4.0 , the result of a four-month study by researchers and economists on the changing skills demands in agriculture, which combines data analysis with interviews with people on the front lines of the farming revolution.

Speaker:

Lorna McKercher, Vice President Agriculture, RBC

3:15 PM EST

The Path Forward: Improving sustainability within the foodservice and retail sector in a post-COVID world

Join hospitality and food value chain experts from the University of Guelph in this lively discussion aimed at understanding how the foodservice and retail sector can be more sustainable, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by the dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at U of G Dr. Lysa Porth.

Speakers:

Bruce McAdams, associate professor, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Mike von Massow, associate professor, Department of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics, Ontario Agricultural College
Emily Robinson, MSc student
Lysa Porth, dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph

8:15 PM EST

Realistic, supportive and action-oriented evaluation

Meredith runs Good Roots Consulting, providing realistic, supportive and action-oriented evaluation and strategic planning services to social purpose organizations. Join Meredith as she demystifies project/program evaluation so that you can measure and share your success with others.

Meredith Davis - Good Roots Consulting

1:00 PM EST


4-H Ontario Celebration

The live event will highlight the amazing youth involved in the 4-H Ontario program that are graduating the program after their involvement as a participant. We will hear one youth’s perspective on what being involved in 4-H has impacted them and what they are taking with them as they head into their next adventure.

04:00 PM

Bake with Amber Marshall in Amber’s Country Kitchen

The Royal’s favourite star of CBC’s Heartland is back and wants to share one of her delicious recipes. Join us in Amber’s Country Kitchen and watch as she prepares a fantastic Raspberry Baked Brie. She’ll also be answering a few fan questions while we wait impatiently for it to bake. Thanks to those that submitted questions already.

Hosted By:

Amber Marshall

04:00 PM

Love to Eat - In and Out

The light at the end of the tunnel grows brighter as the population gets vaccinated, and the prospect of getting back together in the warmer months provides a lift for all of us. A year into the pandemic we have changed our approach to food. Positive practices have been developed, both at home and by public-facing businesses, as well as by purveyors to those homes and businesses. Chef Michael Bonacini and his incredible panel of industry luminaries, Janet Zuccarini – Owner of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, Chef Craig Wong – Owner of Patois, and Cyrus Cooper – President Cobalt Hospitality Group give their perspectives on what we have learned, and how we have changed our approach to food.

Speakers:

Chef Michael Bonacini

Janet Zuccarini, Owner of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

Craig Wong, Owner of Patois

Cyrus Cooper, President, Cobalt Hospitality Group

  5:15 PM EST


Taylor Parker - Foraged Fusion

Chef Taylor is an Indigenous chef who grew up around plants and enjoys coming up with creative ways to use plants native to North America. He uses ornithology to find and forage plants shrubs and herbs. In Foraged Fusion he combines eggs, vegetables and wild grapes with native plant broth.

5:30 PM EST


Michael Bonacini - Favourite Fall Frittata

Chef Michael is a nationally-known chef, entrepreneur and television star. Here he shares his family-favorite frittata; a delectable one-pan egg, cheese and smoked salmon brunch dish.

5:50 PM EST


Devan Rajkumar - Saag Paneer with Greek Yogurt Raita

Chef Devan’s love for food and his natural exuberance are in full flight in this demonstration of a dish form his childhood. He uses Ontario dairy, fresh local ingredients and his hand-ground spices to create Saag Paneer from scratch.

Supported by Dairy Farmers of Ontario

6:10 PM EST


Trevor Lui - Spicy Asian Queso Dip

Chef Trevor’s many pursuits in the food industry include building new restaurants, writing cookbooks and connecting people through food. Here he is connecting us by creating Spicy Asian Queso Dip using Ontario dairy with Asian accents.

Supported by Dairy Farmers of Ontario

6:25 PM EST


Joseph Shawana - Seared Elk Tenderloin

Chef Joseph grew up on Manitoulin Island watching his mom and grandmother cooking over open-pit fires for his family, and large crowds. He hopes to carry on his heritage through food. He shows his heritage in this demonstration of Seared Elk with wild leeks (ramps), peaches and pine broth.

Supported by Indigenous Tourism Ontario

1:00 PM EST


Sabrina Falone - Three-cheese Lasagna Skillet with Spinach

Chef Sabrina Falone has a creative, yet uncomplicated, approach to food, a passion for cooking, and an ability to plan meals for families of many ages. Here she gives us a one-pan cheese and beef lasagna, which includes recipes for small children.

Supported by Canada Beef

1:15 PM EST


Sabrina Falone - Garlic Herb Steak and Potato Skillet dinner

Chef Sabrina Falone has a creative, yet uncomplicated, approach to food, a passion for cooking, and an ability to plan meals for families of many ages. Here she gives us a one-pan steak and potatoes family dinner, which includes recipes for small children.

Supported by Canada Beef

1:30 PM EST


Sabrina Falone - Beef and Tomato Skillet with Cheesy Corn Bread

Chef Sabrina Falone has a creative, yet uncomplicated, approach to food, a passion for cooking, and an ability to plan meals for families of many ages. Here she gives us a one-pan beef and vegetables family dinner, finished with golden corn bread, which includes recipes for small children.

Supported by Canada Beef

3:15 PM EST


Pair and Share with Dick Snyder and Black River Cheese: Beer

Discover how to match local Ontario and international beers with a range of cheeses from Black River Cheese. Located just outside Picton in Prince Edward County, farmer-owned Black River is one of Canada’s original cheese houses, and has been making fine cheeses since 1901. Join wine and drinks writer Dick Snyder (Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, Zoomer, The Toronto Star) and discover some sensational pairings with a wide range of beers, with a focus on those made right here in Ontario.

4:00 PM EST


Matthew Kennedy - Mushrooms on Toast with Black River Smoked Cheddar

Chef Matthew’s approach is to source local, sustainable and delicious ingredients, while respecting the environment. In this simple and delicious Mushrooms on Toast demonstration, Chef Matthew uses locally produced Black River cheddar with fresh local mushrooms.

Supported by Gay Lea

4:15 PM EST


Matthew Kennedy - Fall Charcuterie Board

Chef Matthew’s approach is to source local, sustainable and delicious ingredients, while respecting the environment. Chef Matthew’s Charcuterie Board showcases local artisanal meats and cheeses, and offers easy mocktails.

Supported by Gay Lea

5:15 PM EST


Matthew Kennedy - Shakshuka with Black River Cheddar

Chef Matthew’s approach is to source local, sustainable and delicious ingredients, while respecting the environment. His version of Shakshuka uses locally produced Black River cheddar, peppers and eggs.

Supported by Gay Lea

5:30 PM EST


Tawnya Brant - Wild Game Meatball Soup

Chef Tawnya is an Indigenous chef active in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement. In this demonstration of Wild Game Meatball Soup Chef Tawnya cooks a delicious lunch for her school-age kids and their cousins at their school.

Supported by Indigenous Tourism Ontario

11:00 AM EST


ITO Presents: Indigenous Culinary Philosophies

Anishinaabe artist and activist Sarain Fox will host a live chat with four prominent Indigenous chefs from Ontario. The discussion will cover everything from pre-colonial cooking methods to the specific cultural and familial traditions that have informed the work these Chefs do today. The chefs will tackle questions around what constitutes Canadian cuisine and the particular challenges of bringing Indigenous culinary traditions into the mainstream, followed by a live Q&A. .

With Chefs Joseph Shawana, Tawnya Brant, Billy Alexander, and Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

5:15 PM EST


Daniel Craig - Warm Egg Bites

The Fifth in the Six vegetable and herb garden on fifth floor of the Westin Harbour Castle, which includes a bounteous apiary, is a passion of Chef Dan. He uses it all in this demonstration of Warm Egg Bites and Honey/Sherry Vinaigrette with Organic Salad.

5:30 PM EST


Guy Rawlings - Salt-cured Egg Yolk Dressing

Chef Guy is known for his hyper-local, seasonal, simple and delicious recipes. In this demonstration of Salt-cured Egg Yolk Dressing Chef Guy adds his own kimchi to make this delicious condiment.

5:45 PM EST


Anna Mae Crespo - Apple Juice Crème Caramel

Chef Anna Mae contributes to the high standards of food quality, focusing on the Field to Fork program at W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, Durham College. Here she uses apples from Durham College's orchard in her grandmother's Apple Juice Crème Caramel.

6:00 PM EST


Jordan Wagman - Cannabis-infused Blueberry and Mint Fruit Leather

Chef Jordan is a culinary expert and trailblazer in cooking with cannabis and has benefited from its health and wellness properties. Here he demonstrates making a simple and tasty blueberry leather snack.

2:15 PM EST


Amber Marshall

You can follow along with Amber as she prepares one of her favourite recipes in the Burnbrae Farms Culinary Series.

5:15 PM EST


Pair and Share with Dick Snyder and Black River Cheese: Wine and Cocktails

Discover how to match local Ontario wines and cocktails with a range of cheeses from Black River Cheese. Located just outside Picton in Prince Edward County, farmer-owned Black River is one of Canada’s original cheese houses, and has been making fine cheeses since 1901. Join wine and drinks writer Dick Snyder (Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, Zoomer, The Toronto Star) and discover some sensational pairings with local wines and cocktails made from local and international spirits.