by Ann Chandler
The 2010 PWAC/MagNet Conference in Toronto provided so many interesting and useful seminars it was difficult to choose. Thank heavens for the small conversational groups in the lobby area, where you could chat with those who had attended the seminars you wished you’d attended, and pick up some important pointers. Some seminars were a hit, others weren’t as popular, but each one had something valuable to take home.
Keynote speaker Margaret Webb spoke about researching her book Apples to Oysters, and provided some valuable insight into where our food originates. The first annual PWAC Writing Awards were handed out and the AGM was well attended.
The presence of MagNet will be missed when PWAC holds the 2011 conference in Montreal. It’s a great way to connect with editors and learn about new markets.
Guenther Krueger has kindly offered to host a summer party for PWAC members in his own backyard garden. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 7th from 3pm until late. You can drop by anytime and stay for as long (or as short) as you like. The Krueger residence is at 4346 Cambridge Street, it’s near Willingdon. There is a bus that goes close to his place from the Brentwood Skytrain station, or you can take the 135 Hastings which runs very frequently, and it’s a five minute walk from Hastings.
Guenther will cook one big, main dish and attendees are welcome to bring salads, dessert things, etc. “We always end up with too much food so if people don’t want to bring a lot, that’s fine. So salads, nibblies, desserts, all are welcome. There will be something for the carnivores and something for vegetarians — hopefully they eat fish. Vegans are on their own!” says Guenther. PWAC will chip in for some refreshments too.
You are welcome to bring your significant other, family, friends, and/or people interested in joining our chapter. Please let us know who to expect on the evite.
A big thanks to Guenther for his hospitality!
Enjoy a beautiful evening while socializing with your PWAC peers from 6pm, Thursday, July 15th, 2010 on the patio of the False Creek Yacht Club.
The False Creek Yacht Club is located at 1661 Granville St, Vancouver BC. In case you’ve never been there, it’s under the Granville Street bridge on the downtown side, on the seawall, right above the restaurant Nu (across from C). Mapquest it if you’re not sure as some members have had trouble finding it.
There is plenty of free parking available. The club is a quiet, private members lounge — not open to the public. The bar prices are very reasonable, and purchases are optional. A menu is available to order food. The Aquabus Hornby St stop is right beside the venue. The Southbound bus stop, Howe St @ Drake St (#59839) is not too far. The 4, 7, 10, 16, 17, and 50 all stop there, then it’s a short walk to the Club. Dress is casual.
Please RSVP to the evite you were emailed so we can alert the Club as to how many guests to expect. If you did not receive an evite and you are a PWAC Vancouver member, please get in touch with Sheila Whittaker.
If you want to learn more about the last meet up, read what PWAC Membership Coordinator Heidi Turner had to say about on her blog.