Food Day Canada

Shine a Light on Canadian Food

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What do we do on Saturday, July 31, 2021? We EAT, of course! It’s not just a regular day – it’s Canada’s day to shine, or rather smell, taste and savour the delicious food grown, harvested and prepared in our country.

Every year, on the Saturday of the August long weekend, we celebrate Food Day Canada.

Chefs and home cooks across Canada put CANADA on the menu. Everyone joins forces to create Canada’s largest feast from coast to coast to coast showcasing our incredible bounty of local foods.

It is a day to celebrate our farmers, fishermen, chefs, processors, food researchers and everyone involved in growing, preparing and bringing good Canadian food to our tables.

Did you know?

Food Day Canada has a unique Wellington County connection. It was brought to life by Elora’s own Anita Stewart, an accomplished author, researcher, University of Guelph Food Laureate and a member of the Order of Canada who sadly passed away in 2020. Mourned by the food community across the country, chefs, growers and individuals continue to celebrate her enormous contributions to Canadian cuisine. 

How to participate in Food Day Canada
  1. Cook your own meal using Canadian ingredients and share your a photo on socials with the hashtag #FoodDayCanada
  2. Shop a farm store, farmers' market or local food retailer and share a photo using the hashtag #FoodDayCanada
  3. Shine a light on Canadian Cuisine - at 9:00pm on July 31 landmarks across the country are being lit up in red and white. Visit a local landmark, including the Elora Mill or turn on your flashlights at home to create a wave of light across Canada
  4. Take the pledge to cook, shop and dine like a Canadian 
  5. Make a reservation at a local restaurant and celebrate with a local menu: Here are some of Guelph/Wellington's participating locations:

Join the Party! Add the hashtag #FoodDayCanada to your posts on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram watch the Food Day Canada socials to see how Canada is celebrating this special day.

For more information, see the Food Day Canada website.


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