Come celebrate

SATURDAY MAY 7th, 2016
11:00 am – 2:00 pm at FAIRBAIRN HOUSE
Fair Trade Earth Day 2016

Canadians drink tonnes of tea – come to our party to find out why Fair Trade tea is the best! Sample a variety of black, green and herbal teas. Free gift for Mom’s – their day is the day after, don’t forget. There’ll be music, kid’s activities; including making ‘Sun Tea’ (Bring a 1 litre jar), local food and producers. Dress up for extra fun! Prize for best tea party hat. Bring your most interesting/beautiful tea pot for our display table and you could win a prize.

TEA SAMPLING with scone, jam & cream (by donation):
White Peony, Russian Caravan, Indian Chai, Local Wildcrafted Herbal, Earl Grey & more!

11:30 Angus Burger & the Fiddlin' Fries
12:00 Lyre Bird

PRIZE for BEST tea party HAT - go for the gusto!

TEAPOT DISPLAY - bring one or two of your favourites for our Display Table.
Bring the lovely and the unusual. Another PRIZE!

Solar-powered SUN TEA: SVP bring a 1 litre jar with water
Take part in making a large River Collage (the event is affiliated with River Pride Festival)
Face-painting, giant bubbles & games

The Dish Library was started by the Fair Trade Town Committee. Now housed out of the Community Centre and they need more cutlery, so we're asking peeps if they have extra to bring it along.

Älska Farm crepes, Sinner's Pantry spanikopita, local farmers with greens & more, fair trade crafts, Chocolats Rivera, & local body products.

You can find Fair trade tea at Wakefield General Store, Alimentation Pilon (Masham), Pharmacie Brunet, Wakefield Express, La Foret, and it's served at Bistro Rutherford.

We are proud to be an Affiliated Event of River Pride.




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La Pêche Fair Trade Fair
Every year during International Fair Trade Week (usually the second or third week of May) the Fair Trade Town Committee organizes a Fair Trade Fair in Wakefield, bringing together all kinds wonderful local producers and sellers of certified fair trade goods. Details on the next fair TBA.

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From Left: Anne Winship, Angus Winship, Alise Marlane, Zack Gross (Founder, Gimli Fair Trade Town Committee), Michael Stephens (Canadian Centre for International Co-operation), Jennifer Gross.

September 29, 2010

"Fair trade work lands Winship RAWQ education service award"

Low Down, April 5, 2010. By Mark Burgess
The Regional Association of West Quebecers has recognized Rupert resident Anne Winship for her role in creating Quebec’s first fair trade municipality. Winship will receive the Community Service in Education award at the RAWQ banquet, to be held Oct. 22 in Aylmer. She led the campaign to see the Municipality of La Peche recognized as Quebec’s first Fair Trade Town in November 2007, and has worked to preserve the designation and continue to educate the population on what it means. A Fair Trade Town encourages access to Fair Trade Certified products and raises public awareness about sustainable consumption. Winship has helped organize Wakefield’s Fair Trade Fair in the spring as well as anniversaries in November to mark the fair trade recognition. “I’m really happy to get this award, because it’s another chance to help educate about fair trade,” Winship said. The RAWQ awards honour outstanding volunteer contributions within the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. RAWQ is a not-for-profit organization that develops policy, conducts research and advocates on behalf of West Quebec’s Englishspeaking population.
September 16, 2009

Inaugurating the municipality's new Fair Trade sign

Reportage and photo by Trevor Greenaway, Low Down, April 5, 2010.
Fair trade advocates got to inaugurate a brand new sign sporting Wakfield's "Fair Trade Village" status. Clockwise from left: La Pêche Mayor Robert Bussière, Anne Winship, Alise Marlane, Jay Sinha, Angus Winship and Wakefield Councillor Lynn Berthiaume pose with the sign on Valley Drive.
Wakefield Fair Trade Town Committee © 2010

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