Festival Sales are special events that occur for a limited
of time throughout the year and across Canada.
In Ottawa, the Ottawa
Mennonite Church has
held Fair Trade Festival Sale, which is the largest Festival Sale in
Canada, of Ten Thousand Villages products during the
pre-Christmas season for over 40 years!
The sale occurs on Fridays and Saturdays during November
at the Ottawa Mennonite Church, which offers free parking and is
Come and explore a wide variety of Christmas ornaments,
pottery, brass, baskets, jewellery, and many more hand-crafted,
fairly-traded goods from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
You will also
find an opportunity to purchase development projects for individuals in
various countries via a monetary, MCC
Christmas Giving (formerly Living Gift) donation in a loved-ones
In addition, every Saturday the Fair Trade Festival Sale features a
homemade borscht, desserts, coffee, and tea to make your
shopping experience pleasant with a spot to eat, sit, and rest your
To celebrate over 40 years of hosting the Fair Trade Festival
Sale, there will be a number of Special Events for you to look forward
to each weekend!
Saturdays in November 2013:
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
pm - 8 pm
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
am - 4 pm
|Sat. Nov 2 - CHRI will be
Live-On-Location and will be doing a $50 give-away
Sat. Nov 9 -
Betty Reimer, co-author of Mennonite Girls Can Cook, will be having a
cookbook signing from 12-4pm
Fri. Nov 15
- With the Byward Market's Adorit Boutique, there will be a Fair Trade
Sat. Nov 23 -
Almonte's Equator Coffee Roasters will be hosting a tasting of their
delicious Fair Trade coffee
Sat. Nov 20 -
Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable will be sharing more on Fair Trade
and how you can help to make Ottawa a Fair Trade Town
Christmas Giving (formerly called Living Gift) will be available
weekend of the Sale.
Kilborn Avenue (just east of
Kilborn & Virginia) Ottawa, Ontario View
route #148 stops in front of the church.
Billings and Elmvale shopping centres are transfer points for this