Growing Up Organic During Organic Week

September 26, 2013

There is something GREAT happening on September 26 and we know you will want to be a part of it.

Organic Connections is a non-profit organization established to organize conferences and trade shows for the prairie organic industry. We celebrate organic food and farmers through activities that connect and educate at every level from the farm through to the consumer.

Special kids program, consumer trade show AND a very special presentation by Penelope Jaggesar Chaffer

Organic Week is a national celebration that runs coast-to-coast from September 21 – 28th (www.organicweek.ca). In Regina our celebrations will be focused on families. Mark your calendar for 6:00 p.m. at Conexus Arts Centre and an evening you won’t want to miss.

Watch for the special supplement in the LEADER POST on September 19 that will feature articles about various parts of the industry. The supplement will also list various restaurants that will be featuring organic menu items throughout Organic Week.


Penelope is the director and producer of the documentary/surrealist film “Toxic Baby”. She works to bring to light the issue of environmental chemical pollution and its effect on babies and children.

Growing Up Organic

Conexus arts Centre, Regina, Sk
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m
Consumer Trade Show and Organic Food Tasting Pelope’s inspiring, informative presentation at 7:30 p.m

Evening Activities at the CONEXUS ARTS CENTRE:

Mini Taste of Organic – We’ll highlight some special taste experiences at the Conexus Arts Centre. If tasting various creations from one of Regina’s best chefs is of interest to you then you definitely will want to be a part of this!

Trade Show – A Mini Trade show will run from 6:00 PM and feature some of the businesses and activities in the area.

Evening Consumer Presentation at 7:30 PM in the Shumiatcher Room - We are excited to welcome Penelope Jaggesar Chaffer, a multi award winning documentary filmmaker, writer and children’s environmental health advocate. She is the first black, female director to be nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Born in London, of Trinidadian parentage, she has also won over 10 awards for her work with the BBC and Channel 4, including 5 gold national and international Promax awards and is a double BAFTA nominee.

In 2010 she won the Healthy Child, Healthy World’s Mom on a Mission award for inspiration “For her remarkable perseverance against all obstacles to ensure a healthier world for all children”. Her compelling life story, including the creation of her inspiring film “Toxic Baby”, serves as an exemplary model to all mothers, parents, and concerned citizens of what one person can achieve when she generously gives back and overcomes adversity with courage. Check out her blog at www.toxicbaby.com.

At the Saskatoon Farmer's Market, on September 28 from 10 AM until 1PM, Organic Connections is sponsoring The second Savoury Saturday with Organic Food Tastings, made by Chef Jenni. Expect to be impressed by Chef Jenni's creations. Savour Saturday is part of the Saskatchewan Organic Week celebrations as we draw attention to the flavour and quality of our organic food selections.

 Starting on September 21 and through September 28, 9 restaurants in Regina are featuring an Organic Menu Item.  In some cases this is a full menu offering and in others an entrée.  Please support the following restaurants to enjoy their dishes. 

  • Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza
  • Beer Brothers
  • Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • Taste of Tuscany
  • Copper Kettle
  • the Artful Dodger
  • The Willow on Wascana
  • The Creek in Cathedral Village
  • LaBodega

Organic Connections has organized a Field Day at the Science Centre for 100 middle years students.  This is the third annual event of this kind and will include a series of stations the students will work their way through to answer questions such as, how to sprout, what’s on a label, why do we need bees, what happens in the soil, why are trees important for the environment, can you really determine if there is chemical residue on our grain, how can I plant a seed and make it grow or what difference does it make if a plant has a high sugar content.  They will also have great sampling of organic snacking foods as Chef Rob Harrison from Rushton’s Catering serves them up a set of local organic treats.

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