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Mad City Chickens Free Screening June 19th

The Village Surrey Transition Initiative presents a free public screening of “Mad City Chickens” on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Free organic eggs will be given away while supplies last!

The screening takes place at the Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, in the Dr. Ambedkar Room, 4th Floor. Doors open at 6:00pm, screening starts at 6:30pm. The screening will be followed by a community dialogue on backyard chickens, food security and sustainability.

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Participants will also have a chance to meet members of the Surrey Backyard Chickens group and ask questions about backyard chickens in Surrey. 

Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge—and even a mad professor and giant hen taking to the streets—it’s a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.

This event is organized by the Village Surrey Transition Initiative and co-sponsored by Surrey Libraries and the Surrey Urban Farmers Market. Organic eggs are provided by Surrey Backyard Chickens & True North Hatchery.

Kate McMaster from Surrey Backyard Chickens will be presenting to the Agriculture and Food Security Advisory Committee at City Hall on June 13, 9:00am. She will be presenting on the topic of backyard hens in Surrey.

More information about the “Mad City Chickens” movie can be found at http://www.tarazod.com/filmsmadchicks.html. More information about the Transition Town Movement can be found at www.transitionnetwork.org.

For more information about Village Surrey Transition Initiative and the Village Surrey Movie Night Series, contact David Dalley at davidanderin@dalley.ca or (604) 502-8661.

For more information about Surrey Backyard Chickens, contact Kate McMaster at surreybyc@gmail.com

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