The largest gathering of eco-friendly businesses and products in Manitoba takes place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 featuring Diversity Chef Ben Kramer and The University of Winnipeg’s Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, Director, Campus Sustainability.

Kramer will be one of four celebrated chefs preparing the Big Green Media Dinner on Tuesday, September 7, the kick off event for the first Annual Winnipeg Green Lifestyle & Organic Living Show in Winnipeg.  Since 2009, Kramer has been creating delicious, nutritious and fairly priced meals at The University of Winnipeg and in April the Diversity Foods team won the 2010 Winnipeg Iron Chef competition.  

Kramer will join Tim Taylor from Dandelion Eatery, Luc Jean from the Fairmont and Alan Pineda from Kimch’I for this exclusive six-course organic gourmet affair. The kickoff is designed to showcase everything taking place at the Green Show including local art works, crafts and fair trade products.

On the weekend of September 11 and 12, Kramer will once again be featured as part of the Organic cooking stage and will prepare mouth watering gourmet dishes using local and organic foods. His dishes will be paired with an organic wine provided by Manitoba Liquor Control Commission and sampling of the dishes will be available.

Alana Lajoie-O’Malley, Director, Campus Sustainability at The University of Winnipeg will deliver an educational seminar entitled Staycations & Green Vacations, at 3:00 PM on Saturday September 11, 2010 and again 3:45 PM on Sunday September 12, 2010. The seminar will guide participants through strategies for planning and enjoying a low-impact vacation. She will also be present throughout the weekend at the University’s exhibitor booth to spread the word about the University’s sustainability efforts, and to share ideas and lessons learned with individuals interested in greening their workplaces and homes. 

“Individuals all over Manitoba are becoming increasingly interested in how they can improve their quality of life in ways that support a healthy, resilient planet,” said Lajoie-O’Malley. ”The Green Lifestyle & Organic Living Show will be a great opportunity to access the countless resources that exist in Manitoba to facilitate this process.” 

For more information or visit www.winnipeggreenshow.com 

WHEN:            Sat. Sept. 11, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sun. Sept. 12 11:00 AM to 6:00 pm

WHERE:          Winnipeg Convention Centre 

Media Contact:             Shelly Promotions: 204. 223.1159  [email protected]

Interviews:        Stacy Werier Wyatt, NEMG, 204.415.3976 [email protected] 

MEDIA CONTACT

Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: [email protected]