Green Drinks on the Peninsula

Saanich Peninsula chapter started by Alicia Cormier

A new monthly networking group is set to meet on the Peninsula.

Green Drinks is an international organization that started in 1989 at a pub called the Slug and Lettuce in North London.

Edwin Datschefski was sitting with green design colleagues and noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was also sitting with other like minded individuals and the the movement was born.

“A Victoria chapter has been running for a number of years and I was hearing from many people that a local chapter for the Peninsula would be a good idea so I decided to get the ball rolling,” said Alicia Cormier.

The Saanich Peninsula chapter will hold their meetings on the last Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The first three meetings (Sept. 24, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26) will be held at Zanzibar Café (1164 Stelly’s X Rd.)

Cost to attend is $10 and includes appetizers.

“There are lots of benefits to green drinks; they are hard to quantify, but when you have seen people come and make new contacts, learn from one another and work together on new ideas and interesting projects it’s a good feeling,” said Cormier.

Those interested in learning more about the meetings can contact Cormier for details at 250-893-5070.