We always welcome people who are passionate about local food systems to join our Board

Sylvia Page, Chair

Sylvia’s interest in local and in particular local, organic food, began in the year 2000 and was mainly driven by health concerns. Committing to local and organic brought great results for her health and she has been committed ever since.

She became aware of the CV Food and Farm a few years ago and attended the 2019 Annual meeting. She was so impressed with the passion that was evident to support locally grown and produced food.

As she was exploring ways to give back to the community in a volunteer capacity, this seemed a perfect match.

She joined as the Board’s Secretary in January 2021 and was elected Chair in March 2022.

Alison Bell, Past Chair

Alison Bell is a chef, food educator, and all-round gastronomer. Her commitment to bolstering the local food system has seen her work closely with local farmers, help initiate innovative projects like the Groundswell Community Greenhouse, and lead the formation of three local food non-profits. Alison’s interest in food and the local food system saw her complete an MA in Gastronomy, with her dissertation focusing on food security and agriculture in the Columbia Valley. Alison’s passion for simply-prepared, delicious foods using the freshest, seasonal ingredients has always guided her cooking, teaching practices and volunteer interests.

Stephanie Lindal, Director

Bio coming soon!

Glenda Wah, Treasurer

Glenda, alongside her husband Jack embarked on their horticultural journey in 1982 when they purchased Winderberry Nursery from the Taylor family. At that time the business consisted of two small greenhouses and was only open for two months each spring.

They spent the next 36 years ‘growing’ the business into the thriving family operation it is today. Winderberry is now made up of over 20,000 square feet of greenhouse area, a nursery and garden centre, a five acre certified organic vegetable and fruit farm, Edible Acres, operated by daughter Lin and husband Oliver, and the Edible Acres Cafe and Catering, operated by daughter Anna and partner and chef, Randy.

Although the business is now owned and in the capable hands of Lin, Oliver, Anna and Randy, Glenda remains committed to the vision of community, healthy lifestyle, and all that Columbia Valley Food and Farm stands for. She encourages anyone who is interested in the many aspects surrounding local food to join our vibrant organization!

Katrina Dubois, Director

Katrina was born and raised in the Columbia Valley, then moved to Edmonton to pursue a career in dietetics. Now, back in the Columbia Valley, she is excited to combine her interests in food and nutrition with food sustainability and security. Katrina has always been passionate about all things food, garden, and farm, but at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic she began to think more about local food, sustainability, and food insecurity. Through her work as a dietitian she hopes to educate and teach the powerful impact nutrition can have on overall wellness, health, and quality of life. Joining this organization felt like a natural fit to help expand this mission to support food sustainability and security.