September 29, 2011 | By Naomi Knischewsky |
On Saturday, October 1st Ten Thousand Villages will be celebrating 65 years of Fair Trade in their 48 stores across Canada, as well as at the National Office and Distribution Centre in New Hamburg, Ontario. Stop by your local store or the New Hamburg Open House and join in the festivities! There will be food, guests, slideshows, entertainment, gift basket draws, displays, balloons, tattoos and more!
In addition, celebrate with an Evening of Stories and Celebration with international storyteller Doug Dirks.
Sunday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm
Toronto United Mennonite Church
1774 Queen Street East
The evening will include Fair Trade food and drink and a chance to meet Ten Thousand Villages celebrity supporter Gail Vaz-Oxlade.
Doug Dirks has for decades been a visionary leader in the global Fair Trade movement and an impassioned advocate for artisans around the world. A masterful storyteller, many have been riveted by accounts of his early work establishing craft producing groups in some of the world’s most impoverished countries.