culinary demo

Join Brassica’s chefs Jack Chen and Hilary Prince for culinary and pastry demos in the Gibsons Public Market Community Kitchen.

Jack has worked at several notable Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and the United States including Birdsong, Smyth, In De Wulf, Ubuntu, Per Se, L’Autre Pied, and Ledbury. From there, he led the kitchens at award-winning restaurants across Vancouver, including L’Abattoir, Farmer’s Apprentice, and Royal Dinette. 

Hilary is known for her deft hand in creating unique sweet takes on classic desserts. She spent much of her career at Vancouver’s award-winning Gastown restaurant L’Abattoir, where she worked alongside renowned chef-owner Lee Cooper and built an enviable dessert program. Previous to that, she was the first pastry chef of Quebec’s nose-to-tail restaurant DNA.

Their dishes will be available for purchase and include:

  • Chanterelle Mushroom and Nduja Brioche
  • Chanterelle Mushroom Velouté. Confit Squash. Hazelnuts
  • Pine Mushroom Cream Puff. White Chocolate. Apple. Caramel

Saturday, October 30th at 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Gibsons Public Market – Community Kitchen (Lower Floor)

Credit: Pauline Holden Photography


Join us for Mike O’Grady’s presentation on how to grow and cultivate your own mushroooms.

MIKE O’GRADY, OG Farms Consulting

Mike changed careers three years ago looking to alternative natural medicines for pain management and depression. Starting out in the Cannabis industry, Mike focused on nutrients and growing conditions. This led to to an easy transition to his new love, the cultivation of mushrooms. Mike currently works as a consultant for two different facilities. One produces functional mushrooms, gourmet mushrooms, commercial and home kits, and grain spawn. The second produces psilocybin spawn and growing mediums for the “researching” home mycologist.

Saturday, October 30th at 1:00pm
Gibsons Public Market – Coastal Room (2nd Floor)

Functional / medicinal mushrooms

Join us for Dr. Landon McLean’s functional mushroom presentation on integrating mushrooms into you diet for improved health and wellbeing. 

Dr. Landon McLean, ND

Dr Landon McLean is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor (ND) located in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia. Dr Landon’s practice has a special interest in digestive health, injury recovery and improving energy. Dr Landon is licensed for Intravenous (IV) therapy and prescribing authority in BC. He can address your health concerns as they present themselves using various tools within the naturopathic scope including, but not limited to Clinical Nutrition, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Trigger point injections, Neural Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine and Functional Mushrooms.

Saturday, October 30th at 2:00pm
Gibsons Public Market – Coastal Room (2nd Floor)

psychedelic / therapeutic mushrooms

Join us for Dana Larsen’s presentation on psychedelic and therapeutic mushrooms.

DANA LARSEN, Author, advocate and activist for cannabis and drug policy reform


Dana Larsen is a long-standing advocate and activist for cannabis, psychedelic and drug policy reform. He is the founder of several groups and businesses, including The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary and the Get Your Drugs Tested community service, and most recently The Medicinal Mushroom Dispensary and the Coca Leaf Cafe.

Larsen will be speaking about the benefits, effects and legality of psilocybin mushrooms, including their use for therapeutic and spiritual purposes, their current legal status in Canada and around the world, some recent research results, and best paths forward for ensuring proper legal access to currently prohibited mushrooms and other psychedelic substances.

Saturday, October 30th at 3:00pm
Gibsons Public Market – Coastal Room (2nd Floor)

Contact us


mushroomania festival society

PO Box 1553
Gibsons, BC
V0N 1V0


Gibsons Public Market
473 Gower Point Rd, Gibsons BC


Sat, Oct 30  | 10am - 5pm 


Heritage Playhouse
662 North Rd, Gibsons, BC

Dosed Movie

Fri, Oct 29  | 7pm