Summerland students hold Fair Trade Fair

The Fair Trade Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Secondary School gym.

  • Nov. 21, 2012 3:00 p.m.

The Fair Trade Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Secondary School gym.

Organizers will have tables set up around the gym and each table will be selling different companies products. Some tables are Ten Thousand Villages, Global Village Fair, Camino, Fair Trade Brokers, Backyard Beans, Tea Tree Turtle and more.

There will also be a table with baked goods, scarves, pottery and bracelets. All proceeds from this table will be going towards the high school’s Me to We club and to the Tanzania trip that many students from the school will be going on in spring break and summer.

Live music will be performed from noon to 1 p.m.

The purpose of the fair is to provide information and raise awareness about fair trade. Organizers also want to support and showcase companies that are fair trade.

Students organizing this event are Greg Nixon, Cassidy Yurechko, Jordan Duncan and Rianne Haag, members of the school’s social justice class. They are doing this as a class project.

In the past, a Fair Trade Fair was held in Memorial Park in Spring. Organizers of this year’s event wanted to have the event at a convenient time for those buying Christmas presents.


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