World Fair Trade Day 2013 (WFTD)

How are you celebrating World Fair Trade Day

(WFTD) 2013 this May?

We invite you to watch the following documentaries to learn more about fair trade – Los invitamos a ver estos documentales para aprender mas sobre comercio justo:

 

World Fair Trade Day (WFTD) is usually celebrated every year in May. This year it will be celebrated around the world between May 4 -19, 2013. FairTrade Colombia and Taste of Colombia Fair Trade Coffee & Shop are putting together an event on Wednesday, May 8 to learn, celebrate, and promote fair trade. Come to our Coffee & Gift Shop that day to enjoy a cup of fresh FAIR TRADE COFFEE or TEA and also to view documentaries on the subject and to collect materials about fair trade. We will show you the difference between conventional trade and fair trade. What difference can you make in your local community and much more.

Fair Trade Colombia invites you to celebrate with us WFTD 2013 in our beautiful cafe in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
This is an all day event where we will be distributing free fair trade materials, showing documentaries, talking about fair trade and giving FREE fair trade coffee and tea!
When: Wednesday, May 8 2013
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Taste of Colombia – Fair Trade Coffee & Gift Shop 67 Bronte Road, Unit #2, Oakville, ON L6L 3B7
Cost: FREE! 
This is a worldwide celebration to educate consumers and producers around the globe. See more about it on these official websites:

 

FAIR TRADE RESOURCE NETWORK: http://www.ftrn.org/

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WORLD FAIR TRADE ORGANIZATION (WFTO):

http://www.wfto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=909&Itemid=330

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FAIR TRADE CANADA: 

http://fairtrade.ca/en/get-involved/fair-trade-fortnight

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FAIR TRADE COLOMBIA & TASTE OF COLOMBIA:

See how we are celebrating WFTD 2013 in Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/442866745802482/

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Media Advisory – DO THE MATH – Movie Screening at Taste of Colombia

SNAP OAKVILLE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS EVENT: http://www.snapoakville.com/?option=com_sngevents&id[]=532460

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MEDIA ADVISORY – Please share widely with your Networks – Gracias!

April 18, 2013

OAKVILLE Hosts One of 700 Screenings of New Climate Change Documentary, “Do the Math”

OAKVILLE — Residents of Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas are invited to a free screening of a new climate change documentary called “Do The Math” this Sunday evening, April 21. The Oakville screening is one of over 700 community screenings and house-parties that are part of Earth Night, a worldwide event organized by the international climate campaign 350.org.

Who: 30-40 local residents, students, and other citizens concerned about the climate crisis.

What: Screening of the new “Do The Math” climate change documentary

Where: Taste of Colombia Café, 67 Bronte Road, Unit #2, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 3B7 Canada (Parking available FREE at front and back of the cafe – you may use back entrance if you park at the back).

When: 7pm, Sunday, April 21st

The Do The Math documentary follows Bill McKibben, an environmental author and the founder of the international climate campaign 350.org, on last November’s 21-city “Do The Math” tour that helped spark a new fossil fuel divestment campaign that is sweeping the world.

The film also features Canadian author Naomi Klein, climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, Rep. Henry Waxman, green jobs visionary Majora Carter, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu, and other climate and progressive leaders.

After the online premier of the film at 7:00pm ET, 350.org will be livestreaming a panel discussions at 8:00pm featuring Bill McKibben, Dr. James Hansen, and other movement leaders.

“TASTE OF COLOMBIA” Fair Trade Coffee & Gift Shop has been created to be the first store for Fair Trade Colombia – its parent organization. It is the first green and fair trade coffee & gift shop operating in Oakville, Ontario (Canada) offering a wide array of Fair Trade Coffees, Teas & Colombian Snacks. Website http://www.tasteofcolombia.ca

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1. Register to attend this free event here: http://act.350.org/event/do_the_math_movie_attend/4632

2. A preview of the film can be watched at: http://youtu.be/-zfinOCgRQ0

SPRING SALE!

SPRING SALE!
Starting April 12, 2013 and until items are gone to clear space for new collections! come and see what items we have on sale! Cards, Accessories, Notebooks, Children’s Gifts and more!
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Early closure today (4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.)

EARLY CLOSURE TODAY! Please note that because of the freezing rain alert we are closing our cafe early today at 4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience, but safety for our employees and clients is more important. Please be careful out there if you must go out – we will be ready for our hectic Friday tomorrow with our Spanish Group and a very special group of ladies coming in the evening for a private “tertulia” (Spanish for “gathering”).http://www.theweathernetwork.com/alerts/wwcaon0029d/caon0493/weather
 
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Kristen Birthday celebrated at our cafe!

Did you know you could rent our beautiful cafe to celebrate your special events? TONIGHT we hosted an amazing birthday party for one of our regular clients: Kristen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kristen! Thank you for choosing Taste of Colombia as the venue to celebrate your birthday with friends and family! Soon we will be posting the links to the videos from the amazing songs that Jordan Raycroft played live at the party for you! (www.jordanraycroft.com)
Here are five clips of the song Jordan played for Kristen that night:
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