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Join us for the 2014 Ottawa Fair Trade Festival Sale all of November!

A full selection of fair trade crafts and food products can be found throughout the year the two 
Ten Thousand Villages store in  Westboro 


Festival Sales are special events that occur for a limited period 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 wheelchair accessible.

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 name.

In addition, every Saturday the Fair Trade Festival Sale features a Tearoom with homemade borscht, desserts, coffee, and tea to make your shopping experience pleasant with a spot to eat, sit, and rest your tired feet.

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!

Fridays & Saturdays in November 2014:
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
3 pm - 8 pm
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am - 4 pm

Foodie Festival Friday – November 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered how to put the perfect icing swirls on your gingerbread house? Now you can learn the secrets of a professional, award-winning pastry chef – for FREE! If you love Christmas baking, you’ll want to join us from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for a special food demonstration featuring gingerbread house and cookie decorating tips, recipes and yummy samples. Enjoy some fairly-traded coffee from Equator, and kick off your Christmas shopping

Fair Trade Fashion Show – November 14, 2014

Check out the latest in fairly-traded clothing and jewellery at our FREE, second-annual fashion show! Ten Thousand Villages has teamed up with Adorit Boutique (http://www.adorit.ca/) – a funky clothing store in the Byward Market – to show you how to shop with a conscience. Join celebrity emcee Melissa Lamb (from CTV Ottawa) for the fashion show from 7 – 7:30 p.m

Christmas Handbell Choir – November 21, 2014

Get into the spirit of the season with a FREE Christmas handbell concert! Enjoy your favourite holiday carols at the musical performance from 7 – 7:30 p.m

MCC Christmas Giving (formerly called Living Gift) will be available each weekend of the Sale.
Ottawa Mennonite Church
1830 Kilborn Avenue (just east of Kilborn & Virginia) Ottawa, Ontario View Map

Bus route #148 stops in front of the church. Billings and Elmvale shopping centres are transfer points for this route.
Media Victoria McTaggart, Volunteer
Organizer Please contact our store at 613.759.4701
Interested in Volunteering? festivalsalesottawa (at) gmail.com