The Spur Questionnaire: Nick Saul

Nick Saul
Nick Saul

Nick Saul is the author of the best selling book The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, which he wrote with his wife Andrea Curtis, and the President and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada. He was Executive Director of The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto from 1998 to 2012. He’ll be taking part in our panel From Hunger to Health.

Tell us about your participation in the 2015 Spur Festival. 
I’m there to talk food, health and social justice.

What do you hope Spur Festival attendees will take away from your session?
Food is never just food.

What are you most looking forward to about the Spur Festival?
Being in Calgary

What is the one item you never leave home without?
Promo materials for Community Food Centres Canada (

Which book is currently on your nightstand?
MG Vasanji’s And Home was Kariakoo. It’s about my birthplace: Tanzania

In the last year, what is the longest you have gone unplugged? No internet, no cell phone, etc.
A day long fishing trip

Who was the last person you texted?
My mom. She likes emoticons.

The animated show The Jetsons was set in 2062. Is there anything from their futuristic world that wish were a current reality
The shorter work week.

How do you prefer to communicate with colleagues: by phone, email, text or in person? How do you prefer to communicate with friends?
In person for both.

What are you looking forward to the most in Calgary?
The crazy great food scene in YYC.

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