British Columbia Ancient Forests News
Posted February 21, 2012
TWO YEAR Anniversary of the Ancient Forest Alliance - Mon., Feb 27th!
We will also be celebrating the victory of our first area-based campaign with the official declaration of the Avatar Grove as being legally off-limits to logging!
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Please Donate! https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/donations.php
Mon., Feb.27: 100 MILE DINNER ((SOLD OUT)) and CELEBRATION! ((TICKETS LEFT)) (Victoria) *info further down page*
The AFA is almost two years old!! February 24, 2010, was our official incorporation date as a registered not-for-profit society in British Columbia.
It has been an intense two years! With nothing more than a gmail account when we started, and with almost no funding, we quickly ramped up the scale of our campaigns to include tens of thousands of supporters in BC and major media coverage around the world.
Now, in 2012, with just over one year left before a BC election, the ruling BC Liberals and the opposition NDP who will likely form the next government are highly sensitive to public pressure. We need YOUR support during this MOST critical year.
Can you support us with a donation of any amount? We are limited by a lack of funding at this point, but have just about the lowest overhead of any major environmental organization. To donate go to: https://www.ancientforestalliance.org/donations.php
Mon., Feb.27: 100 MILE DINNER & CELEBRATION - 2 YEAR ANNIVERARY of the ANCIENT FOREST ALLIANCE!
To celebrate the Ancient Forest Alliance’s 2 year anniversary, Social Coast is organizing a 100 Mile Dinner for the AFA with locally-produced, delicious gourmet foods prepared by renowned Vancouver Island chefs Landon Crawford and Andrew Bisson! The dinner features a “Mossy Maple” theme, in reference to the AFA’s new campaign to protect BC’s ancient bigleaf maple groves and with BC bigleaf maple syrup used with several delicious course items. Afterwards, there will be a celebration with music, drinks, speakers, a silent auction, and hob-nobbing with fellow tree-huggers!
The Ancient Forest Alliance will be two years old at the end of this month! In that time the organization has hugely grown in size and influence. Recently the BC government protected the famed Avatar Grove from logging as a result of the AFA’s campaign! See: Times Colonist article and AFA press release
DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
LOCATION: Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue (near Graham St.), Victoria
6:00-7:30 pm: 100 MILE DINNER ((SOLD OUT)) *** SEE FULL DINNER DETAILS and MENU BELOW***
Includes BC Bigleaf Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon, Ancient Forest Lichen Crisps (unique and new!), homemade BC Bigleaf Maple-Drizzled Ice Cream, and more!!
Music by renowned Victoria musician Mike Edel!
7:30—9:30 pm: CELEBRATION ((TICKETS LEFT))
AFA’s 2 year overview presentation with Ken Wu, TJ Watt, and Joan Varley!
Words from renowned forest activists Valerie Langer (tentative) and Vicky Husband!
Music by renowned Victoria musician Mike Edel!
Silent auction of donated goods and services from local businesses!
Hob-nob with fellow tree-huggers!
***100 Mile Dinner tickets are SOLD OUT***
$10 Celebration only tickets are still available for the 7:30-9:30pm portion of the night!
100 MILE DINNER DETAILS from SOCIAL COAST
This dinner will be created using all ingredients that are sourced no farther than 100 miles from Victoria.
The dinner will feature the professional cooking skills of Landon Crawford (Nourish Bistro and Cafe), and Andrew Bissoon (chef and owner of Fat Daddy’s BBQ and Catering). They will be dishing up a 3 course meal that will include at least a couple of ingredients you have never tried before. Along with vegetarian options for all three courses, the menu includes Wild Sockeye Salmon glazed with BC Bigleaf Maple Syrup from the Cowichan Valley, ancient forest lichen crisps (lobaria or “lettuce” lichens) foraged by the Ancient Forest Alliance’s own TJ Watt, handmade goats cheese, homemade ice cream and a couple of more surprises. You can be assured that even the salt will be sourced from within 100 miles and the flavours will make you re-think the possibilities of local cuisine.
Bartender Eric Nordal (Bard and Banker) will be creating a locally inspired cocktail as well as other pairings to compliment the evening's cuisine.
Mike Edel, a local artist who played at this year’s Rifflandia Festival will be performing and there are a number of captivating short presentations lined up for the night, including the Ancient Forest Alliance who will give an overview of its 2 year history and its recently successful campaign to protect the Avatar Grove from logging. Bed bath and beyond promo code
100 MILE DINNER MENU
Meat option: 3- spot prawns
-Herb garlic puree
Veggie option: Roasted beet salad
-On top of mesculine greens
Meat option: Baked or poached salmon ($2.75/piece extra)
Veggie option: Amazing mushrooms of some kind, and ancient forest lichen crisps. Upside down portabella with kale. Goats cheese in the center.
The Starch: Mashed Potatoes (en croute perhaps)
The Green: Roasted Fennel or Collard greens or both
The Sauce: BC Bigleaf Maple Verjus Gastrique (Sweet and sour sauce)
-Put it around the plate and on the salmon
The colour: Kale, fennel, arugula puree
Maple ice cream
-Crushed roasted hazelnuts on top
-BC Bigleaf Maple Syrup drizzle
- Menu subject to possible revision
- Drinks are extra
For more info about the 100 Mile Dinner and menu contact Social Coast’s Lliam Hildebrand at firstname.lastname@example.org, Eric Nordal at email@example.com
For information about the celebration afterwards or about the Ancient Forest Alliance contact Joan Varley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-896-4007
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