The Ultimate Fermentation Festival October 19th 2019
Calgary's 2nd Annual Fermentation Festival! 
Fermentation Revival - Culture the City
Celebrate Local Food 
(Watch The Video Below)
Over 150+ people attended last years event and had an amazing time!
...Will You Join the Fun, Learning & Community?
Learn the Science & Techniques To Easily Ferment Your Own Foods & Drinks For Optimal Health & Wellness


-Calgary's 2nd Fermentation Festival


-Calgary Chinese Culture Centre


-October 19, Saturday 10am - 5pm 
Join a Community of Fermentation Professionals, Amateurs & Enthusiasts
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At this enlightening & experiential fermentation festival you'll walk away able to confidently ferment your own food & beverages to keep you and your family healthy all year round.

You will learn from the top local experts on why fermentation is so important to your health, how to safely ferment your own food & beverages, get your fermentation questions answered, and connect with like minded community who also love fermentation!

  •  Develop a deep understanding of how fermentation can support your health...
  •  The role good bacteria play in your physical, mental, & emotional health...
  •  Learn to ferment foods & drinks properly & safely ...
  • ​Discover the latest scientific research about your micro-biome...
  •  Connect with like-minded people and a supportive community...
  • ​Enjoy a variety of delicious samples...  
... and much, MUCH More!

Don't miss this incredible fermentation festival where you will receive the inspiration, skills, and confidence to ferment a variety of fermented foods and drinks to keep you and your family healthy all year round.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Doors & Vendor Market Place Open @ 9:00am

Presenters are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Doors & Vendor Market Place Close @ 6:00 pm

Location: the Chinese Cultural Centre 
197 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
Price at Door is $100.00

First 50 Super Early Bird Price Tickets @ $65.00

Second 50 Early Bird Price Tickets @ $75.00

Third 50 Early Bird Price Tickets @ $85.00

You can grab your tickets now for only $65.00 

Only 50 27 spots left at this lowest price.

Register Now!

Hosted By:

Denis Manzer

Denis has a deep love for fermentation and is an expert in the field of fermentation for more than 10 years. He is the owner of Ferment Your Food.

Light Cellar

The Light Cellar is an independent and inspired business offering the largest range of superfoods in Canada.

Malcolm Saunders 

Malcolm has worked in the field of food and nutrition for close to 20 years and is the owner & creative visionary of the Light Cellar. 
Attend workshops where you will learn how-to recipes to make your own sauerkraut, probiotic pickles, beet kvass, kombucha, water kefir, sourdough & more from these experts below:
Day Break Down
Doors & Vendor Market Open @ 9:00 am
Presentations Start @ 10:00 am
Room 1: Microbiome Research 

"The Dirt Is Alive! & Microbial Farming"
w/ Mike Dorion

If we want to grow a garden full of food that is highly nutritious then you need to get down and dirty with the soil you plant those seeds in. 

Find out about the relationship between plant root and the millions of microbes as they work together to get what your plants need and ultimately what you need. 

Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa oh My!

"Probiotic Panel Discussion: Ask The Experts"
w/ Dr. Melina Roberts, Luka Symons & Denis Manzer. Hosted by Light Cellar's Malcolm Saunders.

Have a burning question you want to be answered? 

Needing further clarification around fermentation & gut health?

Then this is the session for you. 

Ask our expert panel anything about gut health and fermentation.

"A Deeper Dive into the Microbiome: Discover the Latest Research on Balancing the Microbiome and Healing the Gut with Dr. Melina Roberts 

Explore the latest research on the human microbiome and how this may unlock the key to optimal health. 

Learn the signs that your microbiome may be out of balance and taking you towards dysfunction and disease. Know how to turn this around and shift to  optimal health . 

Dr. Roberts years of clinical experience will reveal to you what the important characteristics are of a healthy microbiome and how you can build your own.
Room 2: Effervescent Culture

w/Luka Symons: C.H.N.C. Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

w/ Jodie Campbell: Holistic Health Coach

Making your own Switchel at home is so easy to do. 

Made from apple cider vinegar, blueberries, fresh ginger, raw honey or maple syrup and filtered water, this simple beverage is full of gut loving ingredients. 

Making it a great first drink for anyone new to fermenting!

"Water Kefir, Where Have You Been All My Life"
w/ Leeza Zurwick: Founder of Happy Gut Pro

Discover how something can taste so good, be so easy to make and be good for you! 

You will learn water kefir's history & benefits, how to brew it & the versatile uses of this S.C.O.B.Y. 

Learn how to culture coconut water, nut mylkes & the endless flavour variations you can utilize to enhance your beverages.
Room 3: Probiotic Preservation Chamber

"Wild Ferments with Wild Foods"
w/ Malcolm Saunders: CEO & Visionary of the Light Cellar

"Wild Fermentation"
w/ Brielle Stone: Certified Herbalist & Health Coach

Denis Manzer: Fermentation & Mushroom Expert

"Black Garlic & Honey Garlic"
w/ Cheryl Greisinger

Join this exciting exploration of fermenting garlic! Featuring recipes that involve the fabled "black garlic", culinary treasure, with tremendous health benefits! 

Cheryl of forage & farm heirloom garlic will be on hand to enlighten us on how this gourmet ingredient is created!
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