Summerland students plan events in park

Students from Summerland Secondary School are in the process of organizing two events for the public this coming May.

Students from Summerland Secondary School are in the process of organizing two events for the public this coming May.  One is a Fair Trade Fair and the other is the Summerland Youth Activity Fair.

Both events will take place in Memorial park on May 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will offer something for everyone.

The Fair Trade Fair will feature vendors from around the province who produce and sell products that are ethically traded. These are companies that provide fair prices to producers for their goods.

The fair will also highlight local business vendors including Backyard Beans, Summerland Sweets, Fair Trade Brokers, Namesthé as well as local student artists.

The event will also feature local performers and food vendors.

“The purpose of the Fair Trade Fair is to raise awareness of fair trade practices and promote the purchasing of local and equitably traded goods,” said Alexis Okabe.

Okabe, along with Alison Braid and Amber Campbell, are the organizers of the event and can be reached for more information at

The other event running simultaneously is the Summerland Youth Activity Fair.

This event is an opportunity for kids to learn about the wide range of clubs, activities, hobbies and volunteer opportunities available in Summerland.  The event is being organized to bring the youth of Summerland together with all the organizations that provide exciting things for them to do.

“I believe all the sports, music, clubs and hobbies I have been fortunate enough to participate in over the years have been amazing and I wanted to ensure kids in Summerland are aware of all there is to do in our community,” said event organizer Joe Stead.

“We hope to have many local groups represented with information on their sport or hobby as well as some demonstrations from some of the organizations.”

There are still spots available for exhibitors.

Organizations and groups interested in participating in the Activities Fair can contact Stead at 250-494-8612 for more information.


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