News Update

Speaker Challenges Communities to “Go Fair Trade”

Posted October 7th 2008

Reykia Fick, Outreach Coordinator for TransFair Canada, will be in Manitoba for three days this week to challenge local communities to officially go fair trade. Reykia is the prime contact for the national Fair Trade Towns Campaign, wherein communities strive to meet six criteria that will lead to their fair trade designation.

Reykia is also an organizer of the first annual meeting of the Canadian Coalition for Fair Trade which will take place in Ottawa October 31st to November 2. She is also working on TransFair’s “Reverse Trick-or-Treating” Campaign, which promotes fair trade chocolate instead of conventional brands which involve child labour.

On Wednesday, October 8, Reykia will be in Brandon, speaking at Noon at the Marquis Project/Worldly Goods Fair Trade store at 912 Rosser Ave.

On Thursday, she will be in Winnipeg speaking at a “Lunch & Learn” at Noon, at the Manitoba Council for International Co-operation (MCIC), #302, 280 Smith St.

On Friday, she will be speaking at Gimli High School, at Noon, organized by the school’s Social Justice Club.

TransFair Canada is Canada’s fair trade certification body and active in educating Canadians about fair trade ( MCIC is an umbrella organization of 38 international development groups active in Manitoba, and the home of “Fair Trade Manitoba”, a program to engage Manitobans on Fair Trade and increase availability, sales and use of fair trade goods around the province (

For more information, contact Zack Gross at (204) 987-6420 or cell 801-5164 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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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