February 23rd, 2016 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
  • 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

Fundraiser – A Fair Trade Feast

February 12th, 2017 by admin

Greetings from the Marquis Project and Fair Trade Town steering committee,

The Marquis Project is featuring a three course Fair Trade Feast on Sunday, March 5, 2017 as a fundraising initiative at The Dock on Princess, 1133 Princess Ave, Brandon.

A cash bar will be available starting at 5:30 pm with dinner served at 6 pm. [Vegetarian option needs to be pre-ordered.]


Appetizer: pan seared gingered sea scallops in a turmeric coconut broth, with roasted corn and quinoa (Vegetarian: tofu instead of scallops)

Entree: coconut oil seared grilled pork tenderloin with lemongrass accented long grain rice and fire roasted jalapeno and mango salsa (Vegetarian: grilled eggplant instead of pork)

Dessert: coffee bean infused panna cotta with a  milk chocolate drizzle finished with a raspberry sorbet

Tickets are $50 per person and include a charitable tax receipt for a donation of $25.

Silent auction items and a 50/50 draw will be available at the dinner.

Support the work of Marquis Project in promoting fair trade and in rural development projects in Tanzania by inviting your friends to attend this annual dinner.

Tickets are available for pre-sale at the following locations:

or contact The Marquis Project by email marquis@marquisproject.com or phone message at 204-727-5675.

Individual board members also have tickets available for sale.

Contact the Fair Trade Brandon Committee at 204-724-7836 for more information.

We hope that you can join us!

TSAEE Project Photos

January 21st, 2017 by admin

Good Jobs and Economic Growth

Photos © The Marquis Project.

Thank You

January 14th, 2017 by admin

Thank you for your donation!

Please email us if you have any questions: marquis@marquisproject.com

Fair Trade Fridays

October 28th, 2016 by admin

fair-trade-fridays-jpg-2The Marquis Project’s Brandon Fair Trade Friday campaign commences October 28, 2016. Pledge your support at work, at home or even out with friends; choose fairtrade products on Fridays beginning October 28th.

The following eight businesses are participating this year:

CAA Manitoba, a Brandon Fair Trade Workplace

Coffee Culture (coffee, tea, sugar, chocolate)

The Dock on Princess (wine and beer)

Forbidden Flavours (coffee and tea)

Prairie Firehouse (coffee, beer)

Ten Thousand Villages (hundreds of products including coffee, tea, baking products, chocolate, soaps, grain products, oil products, and hundreds of artisan products from around the world)

Two Farm Kids (over 100 products including coffee, tea, chocolate, baking goods, soaps and creams, grain products and other food items)

Wildflower Cafe (coffee and tea)

Choose or purchase a fairtrade product from any of the above-mentioned locations and enter your name to win a bag of fair trade products and other surprises. Enter as many times as you like.

The ballot boxes will be collected for one draw on November 30, 2016.

For more information, e-mail fairtrade@marquisproject.com.

About Marquis

The Marquis Project is a non-profit, charitable non-governmental organization dedicated to making our world better. Established in 1979 by development activists in and around Brandon, Manitoba, it is sustained by the support and participation of individuals, families, congregations, schools and community organizations. What began as a small resource centre on world issues serving southwestern Manitoba is now a nationally recognized non-governmental organization.