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Read the full article at The Vancouver Sun. “Five Canadian female entrepreneurs, including three from British Columbia, have been named the first recipients of Radical Generosity, a grassroots campaign aimed at transforming how female entrepreneurs are funded and supported . . .The three B.C. entrepreneurs are Toni Desrosiers, Abeego Designs, Inc., which makes a natural … Continued

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SheEO Radical Generosity Award!

February 24, 2016

I am filled with gratitude at having been selected as one of the SheEO Radical Generosity fund’s Top 5 women-led ventures! I found out that I was selected for this honour back in December but had to keep it secret until the retreat and gala that happened this week in Toronto. Along with 5 other … Continued

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Three BC women among five winners of grassroots business campaign by Simon Druker for News 1130

February 23, 2016

Read the full article at News 1130. “VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Three BC business owners are among the five winners of a grassroots campaign aimed at transforming how entrepreneurs are funded and supported. Sonia Strobel’s Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery is among the winners. “It makes it a reality. So we’ve been working for years on … Continued

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Female funding initiative doles out cash to entrepreneurs by Clare O’Hara for the Globe and Mail

February 22, 2016

Read the full article at The Globe and Mail. “A new funding initiative for female entrepreneurs provided five startup companies a chance to battle it out in the boardroom with $500,000 on the table. The result wasn’t what you see on Dragon’s Den – but rather a collaborative process that saw each company walk away … Continued

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Vancouver’s very own Skipper Otto’s Sonia Strobel to give the keynote address at the North American Local Seafood Summit in Norfolk Virginia on Tuesday, February 16.

February 15, 2016

Community leaders and representatives from across North America’s locally focused and sustainable fishing industry are coming together to collaborate and create a network that is committed to supporting social, ecological, and economic sustainability by way of local and direct seafood marketing. ‘Moving Community Supported Fisheries & Values–Based Fishing Businesses Forward’ is the proactive goal of … Continued

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We’re delighted to introduce you to our brand new Community Partner in Metro-Vancouver . . . Choices Markets is Western Canada’s largest local retailer of natural, organic and specialty foods.  Originally opened in 1990, Choices is proud to be celebrating 25 years as a local, 100% BC family owned and operated grassroots grocer committed to its customers, … Continued

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Your Kids Will Love This Salmon Fillet Recipe

January 28, 2016

During a bright Rogue’s full moon, Shaun went gillnetting for chum in the discovery passage between Vancouver Island and Quadra Island. Chum salmon has high quality roe so it’s often caught close to spawning grounds when the flesh is lower quality. We prefer to fish the highest-quality chum salmon, known as silverbright, which is caught in the … Continued

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How to Safely Thaw Seafood

January 27, 2016

Good seafood is amazing! But if you’ve ever had less-than-amazing seafood, it can have that unpleasant “fishy” smell or taste. Primarily that happens when seafood comes above 4 degrees celsius for any length of time. Improper handling of seafood can happen at any time along the lengthy, convoluted industrial seafood supply chain, but it often happens … Continued

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Can I Eat This Raw?

January 26, 2016

We love sushi! In fact, ever since our son, Oliver, was 2 years old, he preferred his salmon and tuna raw. When I was preparing dinner and cutting up a fillet, he would sneak a piece off the cutting board and gobble it up. Now, at the age of 7, he can pack away the … Continued

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Our Richmond Community Partner: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery

January 22, 2016

We’re delighted to introduce you to our brand new Community Partner in Richmond . . . The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society honours Canada’s fishing heritage by preserving and promoting West Coast fishing history. We’re delighted that The Gulf of Georgia Cannery will begin to distribute CSF member shares starting in February 2016! The Cannery has been near … Continued

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