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Upcoming Events

  • Friday April 28th, 2017: The Barrie Youth Advisory Council will host the Cosmic Coffee House at the MacLaren Art Centre, 6 to 9 PM, featuring live entertainment, costumes and crafts. Fair Trade Barrie will hand out Fair Trade treats including bananas courtesy of Equifruit Inc.
  • Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th, 2017: The Fair Trade Show, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. This is a Toronto based consumer show dedicated to promoting equality, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

News & Events

2007 International Fair Trade Weeks (May 1st -15th)

The period May 1st to May 15th is internationally recognized as Fair Trade Weeks, and May 12th is International Fair Trade Day. Events are scheduled around the world to raise awareness of Fair Trade and increase participation of consumers and businesses in Fair Trade programs and practices. To obtain more information go to www.transfair.ca, www.transfair.com, and www.flo.org.

In Barrie, Ontario, the following events were scheduled.

  1. Saturday, May 5th, 8 am to 11am, MacLaren Art Centre. The café at the new Barrie Art Gallery, already serves Mountain View, Fair Trade coffee daily. On May 5th coffee was available Free, courtesy of Mountain View and the MacLaren Art Centre from 8 am to 11 am. The Barrie Fair Trade Working Group (BFTWG) was on hand to answer questions and promote Fair Trade.
  2. Saturday, May 12th, (International Fair Trade Day), 9 am to noon, Barrie Public Library. The Kozlov café at the library has been serving Madison County Fair Trade coffee for over a year. On May 12th coffee was available Free, courtesy of the library from 9 am to noon. The Barrie Fair Trade Working Group (BFTWG) was be on hand to answer questions and promote Fair Trade

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