En’owkin Centre Upcoming Events

The FINAL Schedule for the upcoming 18th Annual BC Food Systems Network Gathering, July 15 – 17th is now available.


The 18th annual BC Food Systems Network Gathering will be July 15 – 17, 2016 in Syilx Territory at the En’owkin Centre near Penticton, BC


Each year since 1999 the Network has gathered somewhere in BC to share knowledge, experience, and wisdom from the grassroots. This annual Gathering is a celebration of our food systems and a coming-together of traditional and indigenous food skills with research and new developments on the ground. It is an empowering and fun way to meet some of the amazing people around BC working in the front lines of food security and food sovereignty.

This year the theme of the Gathering is Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes . The Gathering will be an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore together what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples of the land and water. We will also dive into what it means to reconnect with and honour the foodscape: the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community well-being.

Quick links for more information:


Interested in volunteering? Please get in touch: gathering@bcfsn.org 

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We could not, of course, put on this Gathering without lots of support and for which we are very grateful. This year we are co-hosting the Gathering with the En’owkin Centre, a world-renowned cultural centre.

Hosted by: BC Food Systems Network, En’owkin Centre, UBC Institute for Community Engaged Research, and Penticton Indian Band.

Our list of sponsors is growing and includes:





All visitors please report to front reception upon


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Operational Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm


Guests please report to front reception area upon arrival


Phone: (250) 493 - 7181

Email: enowkin@vip.net


To register for courses contact:


Student Services, Karen Terbasket

Email: studentservices1@vip.net

Phone Ext: 220


The En'owkin Centre is the host for many regional, national and international Indigenous conferences and forums.Students have access to these networking activities and are always encouraged to participate. We hope that you will join us as a guest, student or friend!