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Students work toward “Food For All”

Released on November 19th 2012

November 13, 2012 – Winnipeg, MB

As Food Security issues continue to grab headlines around the world, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is kicking off its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Food For All Middle Years Conference in Beausejour on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Forty-seven students from eight schools in the Borderland, Hanover, Lord Selkirk, Sunrise and Whiteshell school divisions will be attending a one-day conference at the Sun Gro Centre to explore issues around Food Security in our world.

The purpose of the conference is for students to investigate ways that we can work together to improve access to food for every person in our world now, and in the future. Through a series of simulation games, circuit sessions and workshops, students will discover answers to important questions such as: What is hunger? Who is hungry? What is the impact of hunger on people’s lives? What are the causes of hunger? What can we do to address global hunger?

This is the fifth year that MCIC is organizing a Generating Momentum conference in Beausejour. Middle years students from Clearspring Middle School, East Selkirk Middle School, Edward Schreyer School, Lac du Bonnet Senior School, Niverville Collegiate, Pinawa Secondary School, Ross L. Gray School and Whitemouth School will be attending the conference. The Beausejour conference is the first in a series of six that will be held throughout Manitoba from November 2012 to March 2013.

MCIC’s Generating Momentum for Our World: Food For All Middle Years Conference Sun Gro Centre, 360 Veterans Lane, Beausejour, MB 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

The morning session will include an opening plenary and circuit sessions on public speaking, planning and promoting and a hands-on session where students will consider where the ingredients for their food comes from. In the afternoon, students will participate in creative workshops on theatre, digital photography, silk screening and video making. Media are encouraged to stop by around 9:30am for photo opportunities.

“MCIC appreciates the financial support we receive from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which assists us in organizing these conferences” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of MCIC. “I am always amazed to hear about the follow-up events the students organize when they return to their schools and communities.”

For more information contact: Janice Hamilton, Executive Director, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email:
Rebecca Irving, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Phone: (204) 987-6420 Email:
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