Marquis Annual Supper & Global Citizenship Award

February 23rd, 2016 by admin

Fair Trade Network Conference

February 22nd, 2016 by admin
Fair Trade Conference, Dinner at the Human Rights Museum. Premier Selinger, Beny Mwenda [TSAEE Coordinator], Dinah Ceplis [MCIC board member and Marquis member], Jennifer Thompson [long-time Marquis supporter], Zack Gross [MCIC Fair Trade Coordinator and Marquis Board member], Sean McHugh [Executive Director of Canadian Fair Trade Network], Michelle Burnett [Ten Thousand Villages] and friend, and Janice Hamilton [ED of MCIC] and friend.

Fair Trade Conference, Dinner at the Human Rights Museum. Premier Selinger, Beny Mwenda [TSAEE Coordinator], Dinah Ceplis [MCIC board member and Marquis member], Jennifer Thompson [long-time Marquis supporter], Zack Gross [MCIC Fair Trade Coordinator and Marquis Board member], Sean McHugh [Executive Director of Canadian Fair Trade Network], Michelle Burnett [Ten Thousand Villages] and friend, and Janice Hamilton [ED of MCIC] and friend.

Beny presenting at the Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference, February 19th, 2016 in Winnipeg. Photos Fair Trade Conference, February 2016, Fort Gary Hotel, Winnipeg MB.

Beny presenting at the Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference, February 19th, 2016 in Winnipeg. Photos courtesy of Dinah Ceplis.

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Beny right after he landed, figuring out where he is on the Fair Trade Conference Schedule!

Beny right after he landed, figuring out where he is on the Fair Trade Conference Schedule!

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Zack Gross presenting at the Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference.

"Zack goes bananas for Fair Trade" Zack Gross is a long time board member and MCIC employee; and Jennifer Thompson, long-time Marquis supporter

“Zack goes bananas for Fair Trade” Zack Gross is a long time board member and MCIC employee; and Jennifer Thompson, long-time Marquis supporter

Marquis board member Mireille Saurette addressing the gathering about Fair Trade activities in Brandon

Marquis board member Mireille Saurette addressing the gathering about Fair Trade activities in Brandon

 

Fair Trade Conference, February 2016, Fort Gary Hotel, Winnipeg MB.
All photos courtesy of Dinah Ceplis.

Marquis Project Announces Global Citizenship Award Recipient & Annual Event featuring Beny Mwenda

January 30th, 2016 by admin

Good afternoon,

It is with great pleasure that I attach the following two press releases for The Marquis Project.

The first deals with our overseas partner the Tanzania Society for Agriculture Education and Extension (TSAEE) speakers tour featuring Project Officer Beny Mwenda who will engage in over 30 speaking events in Southwestern Manitoba including the keynote speaking event on February 20th at the Canadian Fair Trade network conference in Winnipeg. Beny will begin his speaking engagements at the Marquis Annual dinner on February 7th (the start of International Development Week) with a lecture on partnership projects between The Marquis Project, CARES, MCIC and TSAEE.

In addition to his presentation, Beny will also award the Marquis Project Global Citizenship award to local writer, consultant and one of the founding members of The Marquis Project David McConkey.

More details on both these announcements can be found in the attached press releases, and should you have any questions, or be interested in a follow up interview or attending the event, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Have a great day,

Naomi Leadbeater

President, The Marquis Project

Marquis Dinner w/ Beny Mwenda

January 14th, 2016 by admin

Marquis Annual Educational and Fund-Raising Dinner
Sunday, February 7, 2016; 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Park Community Centre
1428 Louise Avenue, Brandon

Doors Open at 5:00 pm – Cash Bar
Dinner 6:00 pm – Authentic East Indian Cuisine catered by Chilli Chutney
Presentation 6:45 pm Beny Mwenda

Beny will be visiting Brandon during International Development week in February, 2016. He is the Director of the Tanzania Society for Agricultural Education & Extension (TSAEE) and has partnered with Marquis for many years on rural development projects with women and youth in the Lake Zone of Tanzania.

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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.