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Join us for the 2013 Ottawa Fair Trade Festival Sale all of November!

A full selection of fair trade crafts and food products can be found throughout the year at the two 
Ten Thousand Villages stores in Ottawa: Westboro and Old Ottawa South.


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 2013:
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
3 pm - 8 pm
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
10 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 Fashion Show

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
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 Elaine Gibson: 613.599.3112
Interested in Volunteering? festivalsalesottawa (at) gmail.com