A camas conservation fundraiser

camas ~ deer ~ salmon ~ elderberry ~ black lichen ~ soopalallie

 

Gala Tickets Now Available

Buy now!

This will take you to a secure site (taste-the-wild.eventbrite.com) to purchase your ticket.

Only 18 Tickets left!

 

Wild Foods Menu

slow-roasted camas

venison

soopolallie

huckleberry

lichen

and more!

 

Special Guests

Prasát (Shelly Boyd), Arrow Lakes Aboriginal Facilitator, Colville Confederated Tribes.

Sw̓lckʷ (Monique Bourgeau), Language Specialist Instructor, and Language Specialists Stxcin, Keshte̓lí, Skʷəlkʷəlusqən, Sors, and Silxʷa Spuʔús from the Inchelium Language and Culture Association, WA.

Dr. Brenda Beckwith, President of the Kootenay Native Plant Society.

 

Thanks to our event sponsors and supporters:

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Guests Silent Auction

Unique items being added daily!

Like this one-of-a-kind pine needle and antler art piece, donated by Marley Chewter.

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Also:

  • Hand-made drumstick
  • Beaded rose earrings
  • Limited edition framed silkscreen print
  • Matted camas photos

etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

TIckets Now Available!

The Kootenay Native Plant Society is celebrating six years of camas conservation in the Kootenays! Join us for our gala wild foods dinner, special guest presentations and a silent auction.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Camas Conservation Area in Millennium Park, Castlegar.

What’s on the menu?

Event Menu 12.13

Special Guests:

Cultural Teachings of Camas

Prasát (Shelly Boyd), Arrow Lakes Aboriginal Facilitator, Colville Confederated Tribes.

iʔ sqilxʷcut (The Indian Way): Traditional Plant Foods in the Nsəlxcin Language

Sw̓lckʷ (Monique Bourgeau), Language Specialist Instructor, and Language Specialists Stxcin, Keshte̓lí, Skʷəlkʷəlusqən, Sors, and Silxʷa Spuʔús from the Inchelium Language and Culture Association, WA.

Roots of Landscape:  Celebrating the First Six Years of the Kootenay Camas Project

Dr. Brenda Beckwith, President of the Kootenay Native Plant Society.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

1. Event Sponsor. Donate $200 or more toward the general cost of the dinner, receive a verbal “thank you” and be introduced at the conference, and have your name and/or logo appear on our web site and promotional materials.

2. Sponsor a special guest You can help with all or part of the costs for our presenters, including travel and accomodation for our special Sinixt guests by donating $75-$100. We will post your name and/or logo on this website, and your contribution will be verbally acknowledged at the event.

3. Community Fund. Contribute $50 to this fund to subsidize a ticket for a volunteer, student or community member who would otherwise be unable to attend. Email events@kootenaynativeplants.ca to check on amounts and arrangements.

4. Donate to our Silent Auction. Your name and donation will appear on our website, and your name/logo will be printed on the bid sheet. Silent auction items and their donors may be featured in promotional emails.

5. Contribute a wild food item. We would love to expand our menu to include other local foods. Donors name will appear on the menu at the event.

Email us for more details: events@kootenaynativeplants.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks before and during the event:

  • Wildfood donations and preparation
  • Publicity
  • Silent Auction
  • Savvy Tech for Sound/Presentations/Etc.
  • Front Door (Welcomers & Tickets)
  • Kitchen Crew
  • Set-Up & Clean-up Crew
  • Decorations

Email us for more details: events@kootenaynativeplants.ca[/learn_more]