About Food Day Canada
Food Day Canada takes place on the Saturday before the long weekend in August.
It is an annual celebration of — and education on — all things Canadian food pioneered by longtime Elora resident Anita Stewart in 2003 as a response to the mad cow disease crisis faced by beef farmers.
Since then, it has grown and evolved into a national celebration for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun!
Stewart, a local food activist who became the first Canadian food laureate at U of G, died in October 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
As a tribute to Anita’s legacy, Food Day Canada continues to actively promote our distinctly unique food culture with celebrations in person and online from coast to coast.