Event Celebrating The City of Brandon’s Fair Trade Town Status

October 24th, 2014 by admin

On Saturday, September 27th 2014, The Marquis Project, along with community partners, hosted a celebration recognizing the City of Brandon being designated Fair Trade Town status by the Canadian Fair Trade Network.  In correlation with Manitoba Culture Days, Celebrate Fair Trade Town Brandon took place at The Global Market, and catered to approximately 1000 people who were in attendance, with community partners, supporters, displays, and businesses who contributed in making Brandon a Fair Trade Town.  There was live entertainment, fair trade goods and products, and displays and activities for everyone to enjoy.

The Marquis Project would like to acknowledge and give thanks to community partners and organizations who made this possible such as 10,000 Villages, The Global Market, Brandon Neighborhood Renewal Corporation, Two Farm Kids, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Headley’s Health Hut, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, The City of Brandon & Brandon Environment Committee for their continued support of our Fair Trade initiative.

The City of Brandon received Fair Trade Town Status on Tuesday, May 20th 2014 in council chambers.  Brandon is the second Fair Trade Town in Manitoba, and the 19th Fair Trade Town in Canada.


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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.