Local Food Recipes, Local Food Adventures

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Mai, 2015


Riding on Hope 
The Otesha Project's Monthly Journal
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In this month's issue...
  1. Free Otesha performances in Vancouver
  2. How you can support our West Coast Tour members
  3. Where to find photos and updates from Otesha’s 2015 West Coast Tour
  4. Info on Otesha’s food-focused Pedal to Plate Tour
  5. Toronto’s largest collection of local food recipes


The West Coast Tour presents: Cycling Through Change -- May 10 in Vancouver


Our 2015 West Coast Tour is officially underway! Our small but mighty team of sustainability advocates have converged in Vancouver to prepare for their cycling adventure ahead.

They've also been hard at work practicing the play they’ll be delivering to thousands of students over the next two months, Cycling Through Change. The comedic and inspiring play is designed to spread a simple but powerful message: you and I can create extraordinary change through the power of our daily actions.

On May 10, the young changemakers will kick off their tour with a free premiere showing at Southlands Heritage Farm. And on May 12, they’ll be participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and spending time at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre where they’ll be giving performances and meeting the public throughout the day.

If you’re in the area, come on by and enjoy the free performances!

Premiere performance details

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Southlands Heritage Farm
6767 Balaclava Street (at W 51st Ave), Vancouver
Cost: Free
(No need to RSVP – simply show up and enjoy the show!)



Help our West Coast Tour members reach 5,000 Canadians this spring


Our passionate West Coast Tour members have been doing their part to help cover the tour costs, but they can’t do it alone. With fewer and fewer grant dollars available, we need your help more than ever to support these young sustainability superstars. You’re the grease on their chains, the wind at their back, the organic peanut butter sandwich in their bellies!

Please donate to our West Coast Tour campaign and help us keep the wheels of change spinning!


Follow the West Coast Tour members and send them your words encouragement!


We’ve created a 2015 West Coast Tour album on our Facebook page where we’ll be sharing photos and updates over the next two months. It’s also a great spot to leave words of encouragement and well wishes for this team of adventurous changemakers.

Maybe you’re a past tour member with a helpful piece of advice. Or an Otesha supporter with an inspirational quote you’d like to share. Or someone who just wants to say “good luck!”

Whatever the case, pop on by and leave a comment!


Cycle for your supper this summer with Otesha’s Pedal to Plate Tour

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Hungry for a local food adventure? This July 18-26, spend nine days cycling between different organic farms and sustainability initiatives in the Toronto area. Open to all ages and skill levels, Otesha’s Pedal to Plate Tour is an opportunity for anyone interested in connecting with the food at the end of their forks.

As past Pedal to Plate Tour member Frank Lacobucci put it, “This is the BEST thing I’ve ever done. It was the most incredible, eye opening experience I’ve ever had. I made friends for life on my tours and gained so much self awareness and knowledge.” Pedal-powered foodies unite!

Find all the tasty details on our Pedal to Plate Tour page.

(Looking for a longer adventure? We’ve got you covered. Apply for our two-month East Coast Cycling and Performing Tour happening this fall!)


Find recipes made with locally grown awesomeness


There's something yummy going on in the GTA that's sure to whet your appetite for this summer’s Pedal to Plate Tour. Live Green Toronto is assembling a Pinterest collection of mouth-watering recipes made with locally grown ingredients. Warning: side effects of perusing their site may include a grumbling tummy and a burning desire to hop on your bike and head for the nearest farmers market.

Check out the collection here.


Last word

“Otesha taught me that all I need in difficult times is community, friends and a strength in myself. I feel fulfilled and challenged each day—giving and receiving so much. If feels so right, and I’m happy.”

– Meaghan Gruber,
2008 Tour Member



Peace and bike grease,
The Otesha Project Team

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