Sales are special events that occur for a limited
of time throughout the year and across Canada.
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!
sale occurs on Fridays and Saturdays during November
at the Ottawa Mennonite Church, which offers free parking and is
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.
find an opportunity to purchase development projects for individuals in
various countries via a monetary, MCC
(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
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 2015:
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
pm - 8 pm
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
am - 4 pm
Festival Friday – November 13, 2015
Have you ever wondered how
to put the
perfect icing swirls on your Christmas cookies? Now you can learn the
of a professional, award-winning pastry chef – for FREE!
If you love Christmas
baking, you’ll want
to join us on Friday, November 13th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a special
demonstration featuring Christmas cookie decorating tips, recipes and
samples. Enjoy some fairly-traded coffee from Equator Coffee Roasters,
Zatoun olive oil from Palestine.
High Tea – November 20, 2015
Volunteers at the Fair Trade
Festival Sale have
been serving from the tearoom for over 40 years, and this year they are
to new heights! On Friday, November 20,
the tearoom is offering “Fairly” High Tea, complete with
savories and sweets.
Tickets are $10.00. There
are two sittings:
12:30 – 2:45 pm and 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Tickets
are available at the store located at 371 Richmond Road or by calling
After taking time for tea,
you’ll have the
chance to shop for fair trade gifts at the Ten Thousand Villages
home décor, toys, fashion accessories and Christmas ornaments.
underprivileged artisan groups from 35 countries the chance to make a
livelihood for their families.
Trade Fashion Show – November 27, 2015
Don’t miss your last
chance to shop at the
2015 Fair Trade Festival Sale this weekend!
On Friday, Nov. 27th
want to miss the latest in fairly-traded clothing and jewellery at our
fashion show – admission is FREE! Ten Thousand Villages teams up
Boutique (www.adorit.ca) – a
store in the Byward Market – to show you how to shop with a
fashion show starts at 7 pm., and featured items will be made available
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
McTaggart or Kathy Neufeld, Volunteer
our store at 613.759.4701