News Update

Fair Trade Fortnight (May 1-15 2013) in Manitoba

Posted April 30th 2013

Fair Trade Fortnight is May 1 – 15, 2013. This is when everyone gets together to do fun activities in support of Fair Trade, from big public events, to special promotions in stores, to quiet efforts at home.

This year, Fair Trade Canada is launching a Karma Campaign (the idea is to promote doing good things, including using fair trade). So Fair Trade Manitoba will be offering a “karmic” opportunity for six businesses that support fair trade and who carry Camino products. Do good things and fair trade happens!

These six businesses are

  • Two Farm Kids, 565 34th Street, Brandon
  • Food Fare, 905 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
  • The Fresh Carrot, 24 Centre Street, Gimli
  • Mountain Equipment Cooperative, 303 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
  • Ten Thousand Villages, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg
  • Vita Health, 1-3500 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

The selected businesses across Manitoba will do something “good” during Fair Trade Fortnight and will then be rewarded with 4 cases of fair trade La Siembra/Camino chocolate for their customers.

On May 11, 2013, World Fair Trade Day, you are invited to celebrate Fair Trade and the good work those 6 businesses are doing with the karmic reward of chocolate! A chocolate demonstration will be held at each business with the generous donation of fair trade Camino chocolates (thank you to La Siembra Co-operative). A representative will offer free samples of Camino chocolate and will talk about fair trade, fortnight, karma, and answer any other questions. Just by coming by and supporting these businesses, you too can be rewarded!

What do we mean by “good”? One business has arranged an entire day of festivities for World Fair Trade Day, a second is hosting a fair trade speaker at an evening seminar, and a third will have staff volunteering at Siloam Mission. This is on top of many good acts that these businesses do all year round.

For more information about what these businesses will be doing to get their Fair Trade Karma, check

For more information on the Fair Trade Karma Campaign, visit Fair Trade Canada’s website at

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This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

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