May 2013 newsletter

headerlogo_600May 2013

Come celebrate World Fair Trade Day!
FTOÉ invites you to Take a Sip for Fair Trade!
When: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 – World Fair Trade Day from 7-11pm
Where: Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington Street West
Be sure to check out our “Take a Sip” contest, so you can get entered in our draw for free tickets!
This will be the Fair Trade event of the season, bringing together the best of local and Fair Trade products Ottawa has to offer. We have delicious chocolate to sample courtesy of Green and Black’s chocolate, Olivia Chocolates, and Camino. We’ve got local, organic cheese from our friends at L’Ancêtre cheese. There will be amazing beer from Ottawa’s own Kichesippi Brewery. This wine and cheese is sure to showcase the best of Ottawa and beyond! The evening will include friends, special guests, city councillors and representatives from various organizations throughout Ottawa. There will also be fantastic musical entertainment, Fair Trade cocktails, a silent auction and more!We are also proud to have inspiring guest speakers, including Paul Dewar, MP for Ottawa Centre, and Jennifer Williams from Camino.This wine and cheese fundraiser supports Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable with various community outreach events and campaigns throughout the year and will go directly towards helping Ottawa become a Fair Trade city.
Tickets are $30, which includes a specialty Fair Trade cocktail, and can be purchased online or in person at any Ottawa Ten Thousand Villages location (371 Richmond road, or 1174 Bank street, in Old Ottawa South).
Have you ever seen a  REAL unicorn?
Our new website is almost as breathtaking.

Check it out. Like it. Share it. Tweet it. Love it. Thanks to Jessica Rousseau Design and our very own Lia Walsh!

Our new site is filled with nothing but cool: information about who we are and what we do, resources on Fair Trade issues, an online petition, up-to-date events, and much more!
FTOÉ is the hippest crew in town.
Interested in becoming part of the FTOÉ family?

We would love to have you!

Do you have a little extra time and lots of passion for Fair Trade? Become a volunteer with FTOÉ! We are always looking for Fair Trade enthusiasts who can help us out with outreach, communications, and fundraising, just to name a few of our initiatives! Our orientation sessions, which are offered to all new volunteers as well as the general public, will help you learn more about Fair Trade and give you the tools you need to help raise awareness about Fair Trade issues.
To become a volunteer with FTOÉ, please fill out the application form here and we will follow up with you as soon as we can.

Here are some volunteer opportunities that are available:

1.  Communications Director (6 hours per week)
– In charge of organizing a team of volunteers who take on tasks such as media releases, website content, blog content etc.
– Communications team members also wanted – similar tasks (2-3 hours per week)

2.  Social Media Guru (5 hours per week)
– In charge of updating our Facebook, Twitter, Meetup and other social media outlets

3.  Community Outreach team members (3 hours per week)
– different levels of involvement in research, event planning and implementation, petition drives and more!

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