The Qalipu Business Network will host its 7th annual business forum on March 26th in Stephenville. Mawio’mi 2019 will focus on culinary experience development and highlight offerings created by Experience Qalipu and its partners. The one-day event will include a blend of presentations from traditional knowledge keepers, local entrepreneurs and Indigenous chefs.
The College of the North Atlantic joins as major event partner this year offering up its Bay St. George campus facilities. Students in the College’s cooking program will work along side Master Chef Joseph Shawana and food foraging expert Lori McCarthy to engage delegates in an interactive culinary experience. An evening reception will see the participants gather at Secret Cove Brewery for a meal prepared by the chefs featuring traditional Indigenous ingredients.
Experience Qalipu’s, Tara Saunders added, “We are thrilled to be partners in this year’s forum and know that the delegates will walk away with a better understanding of how to create an authentic experience for their visitors. We have had so much interest in this culinary forum that we are confident it will become an annual event.” Mawio’mi 2019 will precede another two-day event at the College that will see the Navigate Entrepreneurship Program facilitate a business start-up exercise.
Interested attendees can pre-register for Mawio’mi 2019 by visiting or by calling Megan at (709) 634-5479.