Montreal, May 11th, 2015 – Slow Food in Canada would like to welcome six new members elected to its board after the recent elections held during its annual national conference in Montreal.
Not only this new board is more bilingual than ever, it also counts 3 youth representatives and is led by a woman, Heather Pritchard, our former treasurer who was elected Chair of the Board this year. It also represents food communities from coast to coast to coast, as the organization is engaging the arctic and indigenous people more than ever before.
Joining the table are Bruno Baumgartner, a professional Chef of the Thompson Okanagan convivium in BC, Christian Baxter, an active 25-year-old who runs his own organic home delivery company in Wellington County in Ontario, Duncan Ebata, founder of the Slow Food Youth Annapolis Valley convivium in Nova Scotia, Martin Barnett, a professional baker and college instructor in Vancouver Island in BC, Ghislain Trudel, president of Slow Food Abitibi-Témiscamingue and co-founder of the Slow Food movement in Quebec and Kari Macknight Dearborn, board member of the Prince Edward County convivium, advertising professional and Ontario wine promoter.
These members join Ingrid Jarrett, Vice-Chair, Christina Allain, Secretary, Michael Howell, Janet Henderson and Benny di Zitti, who were re-elected and continue to participate as members of the board.
Additionally participating on the board are both the Slow Food international councillor for Canada, Sinclair Philip, and Cynthia Strawson, the Chair of the Canadian Ark of Taste Commission.
For more detailed information about the Slow Food in Canada board members, please consult the “Meet the Team” page on our website.