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Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Watch The Pollinators, a feature documentary that tells the compelling tale of bees by the billions making America’s food supply possible. 

Then get the local angle by participating in a question and answer session with local experts who will talk about why Port Moody’s native pollinators are important and what we can do to protect them. 

Did you know that pollinators play a role in producing one out of every three bites of food you eat? Pollinators like bees, butterflies, and beetles also support healthy ecosystems that clean the air we breathe, stabilize soils, and provide habitat for other wildlife. Throughout the world, pollinators are in decline due to pollution, habitat loss, and climate change, but we can all help to protect them. 

Come and learn about these fascinating creatures! The City of Port Moody presents the documentary film The Pollinators, followed by a Q and A session with local horticultural and pollinator experts. 

The Pollinators film screening with Q and A session
Location: Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Drive)
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 4-5:30pm, doors open at 3:30pm (film screening) and 5:45-6:30pm (Q& A session)
Cost: free 

Door prize! You’ll have a chance to win a prize pack featuring the book Victory Gardens for Bees: a DIY Guide to Saving the Bees by Vancouver-based artist Lori Weidenhammer. 

About the film

Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses, and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo. Honey bees. Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of America. One out of every three bites we eat, the growth of almost all our fruits, nuts and vegetables, would be impossible without pollination from bees. A new documentary feature, The Pollinators, directed by Peter Nelson and produced by Sally Roy, Nelson and Michael Reuter, presents the fascinating and untold story. And warns that the bees are in serious danger. 

This film is rated G for general audiences. 

About the Q and A session

Our panel of experts will discuss the film, the decline of native pollinators, and the importance of protecting and increasing native pollinator habitat across all landscapes. They’ll focus on backyard native pollinator activities, and offer tips on how to turn your yard (or even your balcony) into a pollinator-friendly haven that will attract native bees, butterflies, and more. 

Your questions will be answered by: 

Egan Davis – Davis, an award-winning gardener with a lifelong passion for horticulture, is the principal instructor for the Horticulture Training Program at the UBC Botanical Garden and teaches in UBC’s Urban Forestry Program. Through his outreach activities – such as doing interviews for broadcast and print media or delivering lectures at conferences and garden clubs – Davis has been a strong advocate for the horticulture industry. 

Brian Campbell – Campbell is a certified master beekeeper and long-time figure at West Coast Seeds as the company’s quality assurance officer and purchasing and production coordinator. He is passionate about education and outreach, and has worked with many people and organizations in the Lower Mainland and around B.C. on native bees, beekeeping, and pollinator conservation. Campbell is a founding member of the Native Bee Society of British Columbia. 

Marika van Reeuwyk – van Reeuwyk holds a diploma in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, Plant, and Soil Sciences. Driven by a soulful passion for native bees and plants, she completed a thesis project focused on evaluating bee and floral communities in hedgerows at the UBC Farm. Van Reeuwyk leads the Environmental Youth Alliance’s Land Guardians and Pollinator Citizen Science programs, and is the vice-president of the Native Bee Society of British Columbia. 

Questions? Email environment@portmoody.ca.

 

 

 

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