A team of three professionals participates in a strategic planning session using the flexible seating option at FFDC.

The Farm and Food Discovery Centre is a unique and interesting facility that is perfect to host your next meeting or event. Why not add some team building fun to your agenda and leave the planning to us?

Meeting packages

  • Seven individuals partake in a boardroom style meeting at FFDC.
  • A large group of people take part in a lecture style conference at FFDC.

The Farm and Food Discovery Centre offers versatile, flexible, and private spaces for your meetings, events and conferences. Our variety of amenities, equipment and packages are available to you to best match your needs. 

Meeting amenities

A/V & electrical equipment

  • Free WIFI
  • 70" Television with HDMI connection to a laptop
  • 2 Screens and 1 Projector with VGA connection to a laptop
  • HD Webcam & Stand for video conferencing
  • Teleconferencing system and phone number
  • Power Outlets and extension cords available in meeting room

Additional amenities

  • Free parking
  • Flexible seating & tables for up to 40 people (within in the private meeting room)
  • 2 large white board and markers
  • Use of coffee maker
  • Access to the Discovery Centre
  • Optional guided tour of FFDC

Meeting packages

Basic meeting

Includes:

  • Amenities listed above

Price: $150.00

One nutrition break meeting

Includes:

  • Amenities listed above
  • Coffee, Water and Tea replenished throughout the day
  • One morning OR afternoon snack for a nutrition break

Price: $200.00*

*up to 30 people, surcharge of $3.00/person for additional participants

 

Two nutrition break meeting

Includes:

  • Amenities listed above
  • Coffee, Water and Tea replenished throughout the day
  • One morning snack for a nutrition break
  • One afternoon snack for a nutrition break

Price: $250.00*

*up to 30 people, surcharge of $3.00/snack/person for additional participants

Facility rental

  • A group of 20 adults rents the FFDC classroom for a combination holiday and retirement party. They are sitting around a long table chatting with retirement and winter holiday decorations around the room.

Book the Centre for special events such as meetings, holiday parties, family reunions or corporate retreats. The Discovery Centre is a certified food handling facility. This certification means that cooking demonstrations can be held in either of the Centre's two kitchens.

Facility rental fees

Discovery Centre including classroom

Includes exclusive public access to the Farm and Food Discovery Centre including the Discovery Room (classroom).

Half Day (up to 4hrs): $300.00
Full Day (4 - 8hrs): $600.00

Must be booked within regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Bookings that extend beyond this time are subject to an additional fee of $50.00/hour and MUST be booked in advance. 

Glenlea Research Station including Discovery Centre

Includes exclusive public access to the Glenlea Research Station and the Farm and Food Discovery Centre. 

Full Day (up to 8hrs): $1,500.00

Must be booked within regular business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Bookings that extend beyond this time are subject to an additional fee of $50.00/hour/staff and MUST be booked in advance. Also subject to additional fees if farm staff need to assist.

Team building program

  • A group of three professionals laugh as they make pizza dough during the "Pizza Builder" Team Building Program at FFDC.

Team Building is an essential part of fostering a positive relationship between coworkers. FFDC now offers a variety of team building activities to professional groups. Book a Team Building day on it's own, or tack an activity on to a meeting hosted at FFDC!

Team building activity options

Book a team building activity: $16.00 / person
Add a team building activity on to a meeting package: $10.00 / person

 

Note: Pizza Builder and Bread Builder cannot be booked in the same session. Communication Games and The Real Dirt on Farming guided discussion can be added on to either Builder activity for no additional charge. 

 

Pizza Builder

Break into groups to make homemade pizza dough. Learn the science behind gluten formation and compete to see which team can form the strongest gluten the fastest. Top off your pizza with a variety of local ingredients. Teams will be judged to determine which has the best pizza. Enjoy your pizza as an afternoon snack or as your lunch. 

Time Requirement: 3 x 30 minute blocks
 

Bread Builder

Break into groups to make fresh bread. Each group will be making dough with different ratios of white, whole wheat and whole grain flour. Once the bread is baked, a session discussing gluten formation and nutrition of bread will occur. Everyone will try a slice of the different flour combinations to see the differences in texture, taste and smell. Enjoy your bread with cheese and jams as an afternoon snack!

Time Requirement: 2 x 30 minute blocks
 

Communication Game

Break into groups to compete in a molecule communication game. Each team has one speaker who sees diagrams of molecules. Other team members are unable to see the diagrams and must build molecules according to the speaker’s instructions. First team to build the molecules correctly wins!

Time Requirement: 1 x 30 minute block
 

The Real Dirt on Farming guided discussion

Listen to a presentation lead by FFDC staff then engage in a discussion around the topics presented. The 'Real Dirt on Farming' covers the truth behind some of the controversial topics in agriculture today including GMOs, Pesticides/Herbicides, Hormones, Antibiotics, Organics, Environment and Technology.

Time Requirement: 1 x 45 minute block