• GMO's Presentation - Nov. 7, 2015

    Our partner MC2



    What Have We Gained and Lost?

    Date: Saturday November 7, 2015

    Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Where: Monora Park, 500 Monora Park Dr., Mono

    Free informative community presentation on genetically modified organisms


    Ralph Manktelow: "An Update on the Condition of the Bees”

    Arnold DeGraaff: “A Perspective on the Science of Genetic Engineering”

    Gerald Poechman: “A Discussion of GMO’s and Presentation of his farming experience"     

    Full details at                                   



  • NDACT October 2014 Newsletter

    Read our October 2014 Newsletter.

  • Chemical vs. Organic Farming - Nov. 1, 2014


    The Environment Committee of the Mono Mulmur Citizens’ Coalition, MC



    Your Family's Health: Chemical vs. Organic Farming

    Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Time: 9:00 -12:00

    Where: Horizons Event Centre, 633419 Hwy 10, Mono (behind the Mono Plaza)

    Free community event.

    Full details.





  • Landscape Reflections - Nov. 8, 2014

    Art Show to benefit Food & Water First

    Presented by Artists, Donna Tranquada and Sue Ennis


  • Orangeville Dinner Series - Nov. 24, 2014

    In support of Food & Water First,

    Chef Adam Ryan is arranging a fabulous dinner!

    orangeville-dinner-seriesDate: Monday, November 24, 2014

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Place: Ruby Pier restaurant, 101 First Street, Orangeville

    Tickets: $55 - includes 10 course meal. Alcohol will be extra.

    Chef's Cooking :

    Jason Cooney of the Barley Vine Rail Co.

    Jeffrey VandenHoek of the Mono Cliffs Inn

    Jordan Wells of Cabin Restaurant in Hockley Valley Resort

    Adam Ryan, Orangeville Dinner Series organizer

    Jason Cox of Opus Restaurant

    Terry Doel of Lavender Blue Catering

    Jason Perkins of Ray's 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery

    Kevin Smith, head culinary instructor at Orangeville District Secondary School

    Bruce Johnston of Ruby Pier Restaurant

    Ali Hassan, Comedian and creator of Bland is Boring


    Tickets are on sale at the Scotiabank on First St. in Orangeville. You can also order them by contacting

    **** Take the Food & Water First PLEDGE  before November 18th and you could win TWO free tickets to the Orangeville Dinner Series event! ****


  • Sneak Preview of Community Play - Sun. Oct. 6, 2013

    “Digging Deeper: A Mega-Quarry Community Play” Sneak Preview


    Presented by Everybody’s Theatre Company and the Rural Learning Association, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, this is a sneak preview of a community-engaged play that will tell the dramatic story behind the mega-quarry battle, including the withdrawal by Highland Companies and the recent purchase by by Bonnefields.

    When: Sunday October 6, 2013

    Time: Begins at 12:00 Noon

    Where: Avening Community Hall, 3401 County Rd. 42 Avening, Creemore, ON 705-466-5932

    This preview will include readings from the draft script, costume design drawings, plus songs-in-progress and some initial choreography – all created in collaboration with local people and under the creative guidance of playwright Dale Hamilton musical composer James Gordon, visual artist Sandi Wong and choreographers Ayrlie MacEachern and Sarah Felschow.

    Be part of the audience on Sunday October 6 at 12:00 noon at the Avening Hall.

  • Reminder: Soupstock - this coming Sunday

    A reminder about Soupstock:

    When : This coming Sunday  - October 21

    soupstock-1The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

    Where:  Woodbine Park , Toronto (Queen St. E. & Coxwell area)

    Presented by: The Canadian Chefs’ Council and the David Suzuki Foundation


    The event is free admission, so all are welcome.

    Tickets will be sold for soup at a price of $10 for 3 servings.


    Please bring your own bowls, spoons and napkins.


    All proceeds from Soupstock will go to the Canadian Chefs’ Congress and David Suzuki Foundation. They will be used to continue building a community of support for stopping the controversial Mega-Quarry and for other environmental and food-related issues.

    NDACT will have 2 booths in the "Friends of Soupstock" section. Drop in to see us! We will have brochures and merchandise including our new Bumper Stickers and Save Life hoodies.

     The "Friends of Soupstock" section, is the "Star" section of the map, at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.

    Click here for the site map.

    Come and enjoy soup from over 200 chefs and live performances. George Stroumboulopoulos and Jeremy Taggart will be the Masters of Ceremonies.

    Come and visit us! We hope to see you there.

    Don’t forget your bowl, spoon and napkin!

    For full details, please go to:

  • Artists Against the Mega Quarry - in Celebration of Soupstock - Oct 18 - 22/12

    Celebrate the Land that Feeds Us

    artists-logoArt Show and Saleartists.10.12

    In Celebration of Soupstock

    When: Thursday, October 18 - Monday October 22, 2012

    Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Where: Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON (in the Beach)

    soupstock-webArtists and Chefs unite to stop the proposed Melancthon Mega Quarry north of Toronto!


    On Sunday, October 21st, the Canadian Chefs Congress and David Suzuki Foundation will host
    Soupstock at Woodbine Park, Toronto - a culinary celebration of the land that feeds us.

    Artists against the MegaQuarry will showcase the beauty of the fields, rivers and forests at risk, with proceeds going to the campaign to stop the proposed Mega Quarry.

    Time: Store hours T/F 10am- 9pm S/S 10-5pm
    Reception speakers:

    • Carl Cosack, Chair of NDACT
    • Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation
    •  NDP MP Matthew Kellway

    For poster and full details click here.

  • OCADU Mega Quarry Posters on Display - For Month of October, 2012

    OCADU (Ontario College of Art & Design University) Mega Quarry Posters

    On Display Beginning October 9 & 11, 2012


    At : MP Matthew Kellway's constituency office in the Beach, Toronto

    On display Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM




    At: Mildred's Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village, Toronto

    Opening Reception Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    The posters will remain on display, leading up to Soupstock on October 21, 2012


    For more details about the posters go to:


  • Soupstock - Toronto, Oct. 21, 2012

    Presented by: the Canadian Chefs' Council and the David Suzuki Foundation

    soupstock-1Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012

    Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location: Woodbine Park, Toronto

    Funds raised will go to the David Suzuki Foundation, to be used to build a community of support for stopping the proposed Melancthon Mega Quarry and for other environmental and food-related issues.

    For full details, please go to:

    Please bring your own bowl, spoon and napkin.

    Bowls and spoons will be available for purchase, if you forget to bring your own.