Marquis Holds Fair Trade Feast, Celebrates 40 Years & Hands Out Awards

May 4th, 2019 by admin

Close to 100 Marquis members and supporters had a wonderful LOFT dinner together on Sunday, April 28th.  LOFT is local, organic and fair trade.  This was a fundraiser to enable us to continue our support for overseas projects and fair trade activities here at home.  It was also a chance for the organization to mark the start of celebrations of our 40th Anniversary and to honour two active members who have made an outstanding contribution to both Brandon-Westman and the world via the Marquis Project.

Named to our Global Citizenship rolls were David Gamey of Strathclair who has been involved in Marquis in both staff and volunteer capacities for 30 years, mostly related to our project work in East Africa, and Mireille Saurette, who joined Marquis in 2012 as a volunteer and has been the main force behind Brandon becoming a Fair Trade Town and winning numerous national awards in that regard.

Our thanks to The Dock on Princess in Brandon for a great meal enjoyed by all, and to the many merchants and individuals who donated prizes for our silent auction.  This was the third Fair Trade Feast organized by the Marquis Project, a fun event and great fundraiser.  Thanks to all who attended!

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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

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.