Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Grab a Plate and Celebrate Ontario's Greenbelt!

    Queen's Park Plate Showcases Local Food

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Join Chefs Jason Parsons, Roberto Fracchioni and
more at Queen's Park to celebrate the bounty of local, Greenbelt-grown cuisine
with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Hon. Steve Peters.
With sponsorship by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Queen's Park puts
the spotlight on several regions within the Greenbelt. From Toronto to
Niagara, Ajax to Oakville and Uxbridge to Rice Lake, each regional chef will
prepare an item showcasing the abundance of our local harvest.
    Three local wineries and three craft breweries will represent the
esteemed beverages originating from our Greenbelt, complimenting the food
being served to MPP's, mayors, and leaders from the agricultural and
environmental sectors.

    WHAT:     A photo opportunity and delicious local food and beverage
              tasting with politicians, leading environmental and food
              advocates and established chefs.

    WHERE:    Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Queen's Park
              Queen's Park Crescent
              Committee Rooms 228 and 230

    WHEN:     Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    WHO:      Hon. Steve Peters, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of
              MPP's and their staff
              Chefs: Michael Aldred, The Tin Mill, Uxbridge; Warren Berman,
              Great Temptations, Ajax; Donna Cane, Victoria Inn, Rice Lake;
              Roberto Fracchioni, Millcroft Inn, Caledon; Peter Gotterson,
              Seasons Restaurant, Oakville; Jason Parsons, Peller Estates
              Winery, Niagara.
              Burkhard Mausberg, President, Friends of the Greenbelt

    The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation began in June 2005 as an
independent, charitable foundation with a mandate to promote and sustain our
Greenbelt as a beneficial, valuable, and permanent feature, enhancing the
quality of life for Ontario residents. The Greenbelt Foundation is devoted to
assisting local food endeavours in and around the Greenbelt and has committed
almost $8 million to them.

For further information:

For further information: Danielle Pignataro, Communications Manager,
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation,, (416)
960-0001 x301

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