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2017 SDE Canada150 EventBanner 01 

For the 150th anniversary of the confederation, the Société de développement économique de Colombie Britannique (SDÉ) will highlight the senses through (a serie /a set of) five events taking place at the Économusée® members. The public will (re)discover the variety of our local products and the richness of our traditional trades thanks to workshops, demonstrations and lots of other (cultural) activities. This will be a way of (re)connecting with the culture and terroir of British Columbia, experiencing and challenging/awakening the senses.

The events will take place all over the province:

May 4th: at Townsite Brewing in Powell River. It will also be Townsite Brewing’s launch as an ÉCONOMUSÉE® network member. There will be tastings, tours and workshops to learn more about the Belgium craft beer making process.

June: Wayward Distillery in Courtenay. This event will allow visitors to explore the spirits distillation secrets/world.

July: Nelson Breweries: this event will focus on the craft beer universe. The public will have the opportunity of visiting three breweries in town. It will be a circuit/tour to discover, to taste and to meet passionate artisans. People will be able to see different beer making process.

August 19th: at Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm, in Kelowna. This event will offer lots of varied activities to find out everything about lavender and essential oils: lavender wands workshop, culinary demonstrations… There will also be live music and art work display all day long.

September:  at UBC Farm in Vancouver. There will be tours of the medicinal garden, food tasting, Musqueam demonstrations, live music and book presentation.

All the events will be free and opened to everyone.