February 5th, 2014 by admin
The Marquis Project
Linking Manitobans with the Developing World
(Incorporated in Brandon Manitoba October 16, 1979)
Welcome to the Marquis Project’s website. Please take a look around and check out the tabs to learn more about the work of Marquis, what they can do for you, and how you can become involved. Here are some highlights:
- About Us: Marquis Project Mission Statement, Partners, and Board of Directors
- Projects: Check out the projects we are working on.
- Education: This section is a must if you are a student or a teacher. Look for curriculum connections and learning resources.
- Library: Check out the Marquis Newsletters and Articles of Interest
- Get Involved: Find out how you can made a difference with Marquis
- Donations & Membership: We now offer memberships, renewals and donations online via PayPal
- Plus: find us on Facebook
February 5th, 2014 by admin
Fifty six enthusiastic Marquis supporters and trivia buffs packed the second floor dining room at The Dock on Princess on January 17 for a very successful information and fund-raising event. Aside from the delicious meal served by The Dock, the main feature of the evening was an exciting and competitive trivia game organized by Marquis Board Member Carissa Taylor and emceed by BU Communications Officer Glen Kirby. The crowd was organized into teams of four, with the most notable teams representing Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, and a motley crew of local politicians.
The evening included a silent auction for items donated by supportive local businesses and individual donors, a 50/50 draw, door prizes and a Fair Trade information table. Proceeds of the event, earmarked for the joint Marquis – TSAEE project in Tanzania, exceeded the $1,000 goal by $400!
The Marquis Project would like to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work put in by Carissa and Michelle in particular, and additional support provided by Al, Mireille, Manuel, Naomi, and Samantha. Thanks also to Emcee Glen Kirby and to all those who sold and purchased silent auction and dinner tickets.
Finally, Marquis would like to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals who made generous donations for the silent auction and door prizes:
- Two Farm Kids
- Ten Thousand Villages
- Mindful Brandon
- Wildflower Café
- Coffee Culture
- Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
- The Dock on Princess
- Remington’s Seafood & Steakhouse
- Hansel & Gretel Schnitzel House
- Wok Box
- Manuel Godoy
- Mireille Saurette
- Judy Bartel
- Linda & Al Friesen
November 4th, 2013 by admin
The Marquis Project is extending its fall Brandon Fair Trade Friday campaign to include Fridays throughout the year. Pledge your support at work, at home or even out with friends; choose Fair Trade products on Fridays beginning November 1st. For more information concerning Brandon’s challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Brandon Fair Trade challenge promotes MCIC’s Fair Trade Challenge. For more information check out: Fair Trade Manitoba’s Fair Trade Challenge
We Are Making A Difference
Watch the video about the Brandon Fair Trade Town initiative, visit http://mcic.ca/makingadifference-2014/video/the-city-of-brandon
The City of Brandon is a great supporter of Fair Trade and is on the cusp of becoming the second Fair Trade Town in Manitoba. Mireille Saurette (The Marquis Project) explains how the campaign for Brandon to become a Fair Trade Town came to be, and how close the city is to achieving this status. Lynn Nightingale (Ten Thousand Villages) manages a store that sells a wide range of Fair Trade products, and she explains how people in Manitoba buying Fair Trade products impacts positively on the lives of producers in the Global South. Shari Decter-Hirst (Mayor of Brandon) describes how Brandon being a Fair Trade Town would show support for new Canadians who come from coffee-growing countries, as well as how city council came to support and champion the initiative.
Promoting Fair Trade in Brandon
The Brandon Fair Trade Steering Committee, under the auspices of The Marquis Project, is raising awareness of and promoting the purchase of Fair Trade products in Brandon. The committee has made up gift bags of fair trade products that will be used as prizes for draws during various promotional events throughout the year. The gift bags are made up of products generously donated by vendors that displayed their products during the 2nd Annual Fair Trade Network conference in Toronto, January, 2014. The Marquis Project greatly appreciates these donations.
October 17th, 2013 by admin
Samantha Dellezay, our new Education Program Facilitator, grew up in Brandon, Manitoba. However, she recently returned from Fort Portal, Uganda where she completed the practicum component of her Masters degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University. Her passion is educating others on the importance of global citizenship. Samantha is excited to continue her professional career at The Marquis Project, and educate the Brandon and surrounding communities school divisions.
Samantha has previous experience working with the YWCA Women’s Shelter, Westman Immigrant Services as an ELA instructor, and volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross, Women’s Resource Centre, International Women’s Food and Craft Markets, and the Marquis Project. Samantha’s past experience and enthusiasm are just two of the admirable qualities she brings to the Marquis in her new position as Education Program Facilitator.
For further information about the Marquis Project, or our educational out reach, please feel free to contact Samantha at email@example.com or 204-727-5675.
September 3rd, 2012 by admin
Global Citizenship Award Given to Errol Black
The 2013 Marquis Global Citizenship Award was presented posthumously to the late Errol Black at the recent Marquis Open House. Black was honoured for his lifetime contribution to the cause of social justice and democracy. His work was part of the wider global movement of international trade unionism, social democratic politics, and progressive community organization. The Award, presented by Brandon East MLA Drew Caldwell, was accepted by Errol’s wife, Margaret Black.
For more, see the Brandon Sun article.