Fish for Life

  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Clubhouse at River Ridge

    2700 River Ridge Drive
    Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Ticket Price $40.00-$50.00 This event is now over

Join Asheville Sister Cities Inc. (ASCI) for an evening of fun and global friendship! This reception includes a delicious Greek meal with Greek salad, chicken with tzatziki and pita, meatballs, and Peloponnesian pasta, all catered by Twisted Laurel. The appetizers bring in local flavor, featuring products from Sunburst Trout Farms, located in Haywood County, NC. 


All ticket sales benefit Agonas Zois. The Karpenisi-based organization is raising funds to restore an apartment building to provide rent-free housing for use during cancer treatment.

Western North Carolina and Karpenisi in Central Greece share beautiful mountainous landscapes and almost shared similar monikers. Karpenisi is known as the "Switzerland of Greece," while her sister city, now known as the "Land of Sky," had been touted as the "Switzerland of America" during the 1800's. The regions also share similar climates as well as trout farms that produce sustainably grown fish for their local markets. 

Why is the event called Fish for Life?

That is a great question! 

"Fight for Life" is part of the goals and vision of the Agonas Zois association. It seeks to provide information on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment; offer psychological and emotional support of those directly and indirectly affected by cancer, develop research cooperation nationally and globally; and foster open dialogue and cultivate a stigma-free cancer community. You can learn more about them here.

"Fish for Life" seeks to highlight connections to Asheville's sister city, share in the fellowship of good food, and to help Agonas Zois support those affected by cancer - a far too prevalent shared commonality.

What is aquaculture? 

Aquaculture is a great way to bring sustainable food from farm to table! According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, fish and fish products are seen as some of the healthiest foods available with the least potential impact on the natural environment. The "art" of aquaculture is not new, but dates back to Egypt around 2500 B.C. 

During its visit to Greece in 2016, the Asheville Delegation to Karpenisi was given a grand tour of the Fresko fish farm to learn about its methods of raising sustainable food, and more recently a smaller group visited Sunburst, a three-generation family venture that provides fish to many local restaurants catering to the increasingly food-centered tourists of the Asheville region.

About ASCI

ASCI is a non-profit organization that serves to promote international awareness and maintain relations with Asheville’s sister cities of Vladikavkaz, Russia; San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico; Saumur, France; Karpenisi, Greece; Valladolid, Mexico; Osogbo, Nigeria; and Dunkeld & Birnam, Scotland. Join us for international films, performances, travel opportunities, food and wine tastings, and a chance to promote peace through global friendship. Interested in joining? Click here.

About the presenter

Veronica Crane-Lindsey is a student at Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) finishing a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies (MSSS). Her master's thesis focus is aquaculture, with research on how it relates to sustainability and climate change, as well as potential benefits and impacts on local economies and the natural environment. 

About the Climate Event Company

The Climate Event Company, which operates under the umbrella of CASE Consultants International, manages educational, outreach, and engagement programs related to climate. Events are aimed at professionals and the general public to provide scientific foundational knowledge to inform decisions and professional development.


Attendees are required to follow the Covid protocols in place at the time of the event.





Date & Time

Thu, Oct 21, 2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

The Clubhouse at River Ridge

2700 River Ridge Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28803 The Clubhouse at River Ridge
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