“Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and when you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life - Maya Angelo
The goal for “A seat at our table” is simple: to gather interesting Albertans together around a table to enjoy an amazing meal of locally grown Alberta food, engage in rich conversation, and share the outcome while we celebrate our love of this land – linking it back to business & agriculture.
Its all about story telling - “A Seat At Our Table” was designed to bridge the gap between urban and rural(farm/farmer), getting these two groups closer together, prompting consumers to ask more
questions rather than making assumptions; but it’s became bigger than that – it evolved into everything “Alberta”. The economy, sports, arts, culture, travel, food, agriculture, philanthropy, talent, etc.
The table is symbolic to us – the table represents the hub, the gathering spot; the food we will provide will all be locally produced and expertly prepared; the conversation will be lively and sure to be interesting.
As for the guests around the table - We are inviting people from all walks of life, varied backgrounds, who are leaders in their areas of expertise, who are not shy or afraid to share their thoughts, who are
unique AND inspirational, who are great listeners and love to learn, who are proud advocates of their province and want to see it continue to grow and thrive.
This conversation includes Ryan Marsh Fairweather, Phillip Bandura and Tim Belliveau from Bee Kingdom Glass in Calgary, Alberta.