Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 7:30pm to 10pm (University of Ottawa campus – Montpetit 202) Join FTOÉ for a screening of the acclaimed film “The People and the Olive” (summary below). The night will include olive oil sampling, courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages and Zatoun (makers of Fair Trade Palestinian olive oil), as well as [...]
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm (78 Hinton Avenue North) A Chocolate Extravaganza! Join Judi at Credible Edibles for a delectable pre-Valentine’s Affair. We will learn all about the amazing health benefits of chocolate, how to choose the best ones, sample many different Fair Trade varieties and prepare a luscious four-course chocolate inspired [...]
December 12, 2012 (5:00-9:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro & Bank locations) We hope you will join us for a night of good taste, good music, and good company! FTOÉ will be at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro & Bank locations) on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will include samples of delicious Fair [...]
November 24, 2012 from 10am-4pm at the Ottawa Mennonite Church (1830 Kilborn Ave.) It’s time to break out the banana suits again! In celebration of the Ten Thousand Villages festival sale, the FTOÉ team is taking the opportunity to spread the word about their Fair Trade Town campaign. They’ll be at the Ottawa Mennonite Church [...]
November 20, 2012 from 7pm-9pm at T.A.N. Coffee (317 Wilbrod St.) FTOÉ has partnered up with the uOttawa chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) for a night of Fair Trade coffee and Fair Trade treats. What could make the time any sweeter? Why, some seriously awesome music, of course! Come say hello to the friendly [...]
Many thanks to our participants in the spooky Halloween Costume Contest we ran during the Wickedly Westboro celebrations! These are all the spooky contestants for your perusal, and you’ll find there were many great entries, but special congratulations to our winner (pictured left) in his beautiful, homemade robot costume! Come visit us next year at [...]
October 27, 2012 at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) It’s that time of year again! Come by Ten Thousand Villages on Saturday to participate in a spooky but Fair Halloween celebration! You can start by guessing how many coffee beans are in the jar and win a prize courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages, and then [...]
October 21, 2012 at Raw Sugar Cafe (on Somerset) Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for an afternoon of information about Fair Trade! Whether you’re an FTOÉ volunteer or someone totally new to the idea of Fair Trade, this will be a great forum for learning more about how Fair Trade works. Meet some of the [...]
FTOÉ will be at the OWFF to show its support and talk to the crowd about Fair Trade. Be sure to stop by to talk to our volunteers and share your thoughts on the amazing films that will be shown during the festival!
September 8, 2012 at Ten Thousand Villages (1174 Bank Street) Join FTOÉ for our second annual appearance at the Old Ottawa South Porch Sale! Come by Ten Thousand Villages to hear about what FTOÉ is working on! With delicious baked goods for the taking, be sure to bring the little ones along as well! Special [...]
September 15, 2012 at Bridgehead (Wellington at Fairmont) What’s better than free food? Free Fair Trade food, of course! FTOÉ will be giving out delicious samples and chatting with passers-by about our initiatives and how they relate to consumer habits. Special thanks to Bridgehead for supporting us on this event!
September 6-10, 2012 at Hog’s Back Park FTOÉ will be at the Community Tent of the Ottawa Folk Festival this year! Our focus at this festival is connecting the dots for consumers between the Fair Trade and local food movements. Be sure to stop by our table for some delicious samples, a good chat, or [...]
August 25, 2012 (8:00am-1:00pm) at Carp and Cumberland Farmers’ Markets The Carp Farmers’ Market (3790 Carp Road) and Cumberland Farmers’ Market (R.J. Kennedy Community Centre) will be playing host to FTOÉ on the 25th of August. Our volunteers will be there with bells (or perhaps bananas?) on, ready to talk to shoppers about the connections [...]
August 28, 2012 (7:00pm) at Library and Archives (395 Wellington Street) FTOÉ and the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Organic Growers is presenting What’s Organic about Organic? on August 28th at Library and Archives Canada This acclaimed documentary film discusses how organic food may be the means through which to solve many environmental and health [...]
July 7, 2012 (11:00am-4:00pm) at Vincent Massey Park FTOÉ will be celebrating International Co-op Day in style! Join us at Vincent Massey Park to wash down your BBQ goodies with some Fair Trade treats and learn more about FTOÉ in the process! Special thanks to Co-op C luster and Ten Thousand Villages for helping organize [...]
June 24, 2012 (9:00am-4:30pm) at Brewer Park FTOÉ will be in attendance, talking to the public about why Fair Trade is so important in Ottawa. Be sure to drop by our booth for goodies, good conversation, and to sign our petition in support of making Ottawa a Fair Trade Town!
June 25, 2012 (6:00pm-7:30pm) at Bridgehead (Wellington @ Fairmont) Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for a night of information about Fair Trade! Whether you’re an FTOÉ volunteer or someone totally new to the idea of Fair Trade, this will be a great forum for learning more about how Fair Trade works. Meet some of the [...]
July 27, 2012 (9:00pm) at Dundonald Park (512 Somerset Street West) FTOÉ has partnered with Engineers Without Borders Ottawa City Network to present Emmanuel’s Gift through Centretown Movies. On July 27th, come to Dundonald Park (Somerset between Bay and Lyon) to watch an outdoor screening of this acclaimed movie. Emmanuel’s Gift outlines the life of [...]
May 26, 2012 (9:00am-3:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages on Bank Street FTOÉ has partnered once again with Ten Thousand Villages (Bank location) to participate in the Great Glebe Garage Sale! Be sure to come visit us to learn more about what we’ve been up to, where we’re going, and how you can help out. Also [...]
May 26-27, 2012 in downtown Ottawa FTOÉ has partnered with the Ottawa Chapters of Engineers Without Borders to bring you the Run to End Poverty! During the Ottawa Race Weekend, run (or walk) as part of one of our teams to help raise funds and awareness for EWB’s programs and Fair Trade advocacy in Ottawa! [...]
June 9, 2012 (10:00am-6:00pm) and June 10, 2012 (12:00pm-5:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages Westboro This will be the street party of the year! Come visit us outside of the Westboro location of Ten Thousand Villages and celebrate WestFest in style! There will be activities for kids of all ages, and be sure to partake in [...]
May 12, 2012 (10:00am-6:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages Westboro On World Fair Trade Day (May 12th), you can get your Fair Trade goods from Ten Thousand Villages and help out Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable all at the same time!In celebration of World Fair Trade Day, Ten Thousand Villages Westboro has partnered with FTOÉ for a [...]
May 9, 2012 (7:00-8:30pm) at the University of Ottawa (Arts Hall, room 141) Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for a night of information and discussion about Fair Trade! Whether Fair Trade is something you really aren’t too familiar with or you live and breathe social justice, this will be a great forum for discussion about [...]
May 7, 2012 (7:00-10:00am) at Bridgehead (Slater at Kent location) Volunteers from FTOÉ and other Fair Trade enthusiasts will be at the Bridgehead storefront on the corner of Slater and Kent from 7:00-10:00am, handing out FREE, Fair Trade Certified products to morning commuters to spread the word about Fair Trade. This gives people the chance [...]
May 1-3, 2012 in various locations in Ottawa Mr. Paz will be at various locations over the next few days to talk to the public about his experience as a Fair Trade producer and what it means for his co-operative. This is part of a 9-day visit to Canada through Camino (La Siembra). For more [...]
May 12, 2012 (7:00-11:00pm) at The Great Canadian Theatre Company (1227 Wellington Street West) Keynote speakers: George Roter, CEO, Engineers Without Borders Michael Zelmer, Director of Communications, Fairtrade Canada This will be the Fair Trade event of the season, bringing together Fair Trade (chocolate & wine) and local foods (cheese & beer) to showcase the [...]
March 19, 2012 (8:00-10:00pm) at Fox & Feather Pub on Elgin FTOÉ sponsor and Fair Trade superstars, Camino, will be featured on Arlene Dickinson’s new show, The Big Decision, on March 19th! The program will show the mentoring of Camino by one of Canada’s leading businesspeople, bringing Fair Trade into the mainstream while they’re at [...]
In advance of Valentine’s Day, FTOÉ sent invitations to Ottawa City Councillors to receive a Fair Trade Valentine (Camino chocolate and a Fair Trade rose). Out of 21 invitations, we have secured eleven meetings between mid-February and early March. These meetings contribute to our campaign Goal #1 (Municipal Recognition). We need the City of Ottawa [...]
FTOÉ teamed up with Engineers Without Borders on the Ottawa U campus to bring Fair Trade to Valentine’s Day celebrations! We sold a lot of Fair Trade candy-grams, gave out a lot of info cards on Fair Trade, and had some great conversations with people about the campaign to get Ottawa U recognized as a [...]
February 11, 2012 (10:00) at Brewer Park Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable is proud to be a part of the first ever EWB Winter Classic: the event where Canada’s favourite pastime meets international development! Come out on February 11th for an awesome day of good old-fashioned shinny hockey on Brewer Park’s outdoor rink brought to you [...]
Why not make this Valentine’s Day a Fair Trade affair? Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable has come up with a list of great Fair Trade gift ideas! To get some romantic but fair gifts this year, be sure to visit the websites or retail locations of the estalishments listed below! Stationery and handicrafts: Adorit Ecofair Trading [...]
January 26, 2012 (5:00-9:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) We hope you will join us for a night of good taste, good music, and good company! FTOÉ will be at Ten Thousand Villages on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will include coffee tasting (courtesty of our friends at Equator Coffee), [...]
With the Wickedly Westboro celebrations at a close, we wish to announce our winner of the Fair Trade costume contest that we were running with Ten Thousand Villages. Congratulations to Jim, Katie and baby Coraline, who dressed up as a Ten Thousand Villages Christmas ornament! They got to take home a beautiful chocolate gift basket [...]
October 29, 2011 at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) FTOÉ has partnered with Ten Thousand Villages to bring you the Fair Trade Halloween costume contest! There will be a beautiful chocolate gift basket (donated by Bridgehead) that one lucky Halloweener will win! You can enter the contest in one of two ways: 1) Come to [...]
October 29, 2011 at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) It’s time for a spooky Fair Trade Halloween! Come by Ten Thousand Villages to participate in our costume contest. Wear a Fair Trade-themed costume and get a chance to win a gift basket. Take part in the scavenger hunt and get your passport stamped while you’re [...]
October 26, 2011 in the Atrium Don’t miss us this Wednesday at Carleton! We’ll be giving out delicious chocolate courtesy of Camino, and we’ll have lots to say about why giving out Fair Trade chocolate at Halloween makes a big difference. Make sure to sign our petition, and if you’d like to get involved with [...]
October 20, 2011 in the University Centre Come visit us this Thursday on the University of Ottawa campus to learn why Fair Trade Matters at Halloween! We will be giving away amazing Fair Trade chocolate from Camino, as well as talking to passers-by about where they can get Fair Trade chocolate this Halloween. One of [...]
September 17, 2011 at the Carleton University Fieldhouse Join us at the Ottawa EcoFair at Carleton! We will be talking about why Fair Trade is connected to environmental issues, as well as serving up some delicious juices and coffee courtesy of Camino and Bridgehead!
September 11, 2011 at the Experimental Farm Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable will be promoting Fair Trade at Feast of Fields! Check out our brochure in your welcome package and enjoy some Fair Trade treats from Cocoa Camino and Equator Coffee!
September 10, 2011 at Ten Thousand Villages (Bank Street location) In collaboration with Ten Thousand Villages, we will be having a bake sale and information table at the Old Ottawa South Porch Sale! Come and taste the difference Fair Trade makes, and ask us why Ottawa needs to be a Fair Trade Town!
August 20, 2011 at St. Paul’s University Do you know what Fair Trade is? Would you like to see Ottawa become a Fair Trade Town? Come visit us at the Main Farmers’ Market at Saint Paul University this Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll be on hand to explain who we [...]
June 11 & 12, 2011 at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) Come and visit us at Ten Thousand Villages during this year’s WestFest activities! We will be serving baked treats and Fair Trade coffee, and we will even be doing some face painting for the little ones!