Corn Festival 2017

It is another wrap for a fantastic Corn Festival – a little taste of Latin America in East Van. The sun shone gloriously, pupasas were cooking, lots of corn was being eaten, the sounds of Latin American music all permeated Britannia last weekend. Now in its 13 year (9 years at Britannia), the Corn Festival, better known as the Fiesta Del Maiz, is s partnership between the Canada El Salvador Action Network, Grandview Woodland Food Connection, and Britannia Community Centre and celebrates corn and its cultural importance to the peoples of Latin America. Corn, the staple food crop in Latin America, is increasing under threat by corporate agriculture.  Fortunately for local projects like the Tal A’xin: Maya in Exile Garden at UBC, indigenous strains of corn are kept alive along with Mayan culture here in Vancouver. Check out their great video below and photos of the Corn Festival 2017

Photos: Ian Marcuse and Tadafumi Tamura

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