FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2018
Port Credit, Canada. Known for thirty years of experiential travel, expedition cruise operator Adventure Canada is delighted to partner with global grassroots organizations Slow Food USA and Slow Food in Canada to allow travelers to experience the flavours of Newfoundland aboard the Ocean Endeavour from October 2–12, 2018.
“Slow Food is thrilled to partner with Adventure Canada because Adventure Canada makes real the values of Slow Food,” says Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. “It is a partnership where we will begin to venture into that space of slow travel: travelling light, travelling slowly, connecting people to the taste of place, and, ultimately, building a community of people who give thought and meaning to travel, to food, and to the integrity of a place.”
“Working together with Adventure Canada and Slow Food in Canada is a powerful opportunity to profile and support the foundation and essence of the land, its people, its ancestors and its future,” says Ingrid Jarrett, Vice Chair, Slow Food in Canada. “This partnership holds enormous potential for our countries as an example for our world of food, culture and people and what is possible in the realm of travel.”
With 100,000 members in over 160 countries, and involving activists, chefs, farmers, and experts, Slow Food advances good, clean, and fair food for all, connecting the pleasures of the table with a commitment to the communities, cultures, knowledge, and environment that make this pleasure possible.
Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, guests of Adventure Canada’s 2018 Newfoundland Circumnavigation embark on an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s local food, lively culture, and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops, community visits, and engaging presentations. Travellers visit Red Bay’s Basque Whaling Station (where locals depend heavily on food from the land, just as the Basque whalers did), learn about North America’s Viking history at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation. Later, explore the remote village of Conche and enjoy a community meal of the best cod in Newfoundland before visiting the French island of Saint-Pierre to sample its cheese and wine, all in the company of local artists, culturalists, and naturalists.
“We all want to experience the places that we’re travelling to, whether through food, music, language or landscape. As responsible travellers, we want to do so in a way that is meaningful but does not intrude on the ecology and regional characteristics of where we are,” says Cedar Swan, CEO, Adventure Canada. “Our partnership with Slow Food brings together clever ways to appreciate customs, respect ecological and social boundaries and support local economies. Between ourselves, leaders at Slow Food, and leaders in the communities that we visit, we hope to come up with real viable ways to incorporate a reverence for taste and place into the travel culture that we share with our guests. We’re delighted to explore the rich traditions and reinvigoration of Newfoundland and Labrador food culture on our expedition cruise.”
ABOUT SLOW FOOD
Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers, and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, including over 150 chapters across the United States and thirty in Canada. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.
ABOUT ADVENTURE CANADA
Adventure Canada is a family-owned award-winning adventure travel company specializing in expedition-style cruising into the world’s most remote destinations—the Canadian Arctic, the fjords of Greenland, the isles of the north Atlantic, and beyond. Setting sail aboard an ice-strengthened vessel with a team of expert naturalists, historians, artists, and musicians, Adventure Canada engages and entertains, providing an on-the-ground experience that places travellers up close with local communities and culture.