Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Global Market Day

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Global Market Day
Location: Redlands Christian Reformed Church, Cnr Sturgeon and Delancy St, Ormiston, Qld, 4160
Description: A great day offering people the opportunity to purchase unique, hand-crafted Fairtrade and Ethically produced items: jewellery, homewares, toys, clothes, food.

– FREE entry
– Live entertainment
– Kids activities and face-painting
– Fresh food and drinks
– Support World Vision’s ‘Don’t Trade Lives’ campaign

This year we will be showcasing 20+ market stalls as well as fair trade and organic food and drink, music & entertainment throughout the day and kids activities and face-painting.

Attended by local members of parliament and major charities – join us as the Redlands says ‘No to human Trafficking’

Date: Saturday, 11 September
Time: 11am – 3pm
Entry Cost: Free

Fusion

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Title: Fusion
Location: Matildas Winery, Denmark WA
Link out: http://www.tribalearth.com.au
Description: A night of Artworks, Local Musicians & Yummy Food cooked by a Local Chef.

Join in this fun evening and also meet the 4 Artists Exhibiting at Matildas Winery during July & August.
Start Time: 7:00pm
Date: August 6, 2010

Search for the best Fair Trade Businesses in Sydney

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The search is on for Sydney’s best businesses The City of Sydney Business Awards, an event that recognises outstanding and successful small to medium sized enterprises (SME) in the city’s Local Government Area, are on again for 2010. Nominations are open from 16 June to 30 July 2010, and over 20,000 independent SME businesses from 32 suburbs will be eligible to enter the competition.

The City of Sydney Business Awards celebrate the best small businesses in the City of Sydney Area. Its 21 categories include cafes and restaurants, retail beauty, healthcare and fitness, specialty retail, tourism, IT, Education and Environmental Businesses, which will share in $25,000 of prizes.

Launching the Business Awards, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said “There are more than 20,000 small and medium businesses across the inner city who are the heart of our local villages driving economic growth, employment and connecting communities.”

“The awards acknowledge business leadership in sustainability, fair trade and social responsibility and complement our Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan. I encourage all local businesses to enter.”

“The fate of more than 600 businesses will be put into the hands of local residents and shoppers to tell us their favourite businesses and start voting,” she said.

Sydney’s best bike business will be recognised for the first time this year. The new bicycle business category acknowledges the increasing number of manufacturers, distributors and retailers of bicycles and their accessories in the Local Government Area. The winner will be awarded a $2,000 business coaching prize provided by the City of Sydney.

The 2009 Winner – Business of the Year Michael Kitchener said that he entered the Business Awards to do a check of the health of his business.

“I thought we were doing everything well and it is a great way to get a second opinion. Winning was fantastic for staff morale, all their hard work was recognised. It has created a point of difference between the company and our competitors.”

Eligible businesses include those employing less than 200 full-time employees within the City of Sydney Local Government Area. More than 600 businesses were nominated in 2009 attracting more than 35,000 votes.

Votes for nominated businesses can be made on www.sydneybusinessawards.com.au or via SMS. Voters could win $1500 in a cash prize draw.

Sponsors

The City of Sydney Business Awards are produced with the support of ANZ, the Principal Sponsor, major sponsors EnergyAustralia, Defense Reserves Support and YellowPages, and sponsors, Hayes Knight, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, NSW Department of Industry and Investment, and Central Magazine.

Categories

Retail Fashion

Retail Beauty

Household and General Retail

Food and Beverage Retail

Specialty Retail and Wholesale

Restaurants

Small Bar

Cafes

Takeaway Food and Catering Services

Pubs, Hotels, Nightclubs and Venues

Tourism and Accommodation

Professional, Business and Financial Services Marketing and Communications Information and Communication Technology Bicycle Business Community and Social Service Education and Training Cultural and Creative Services Healthcare and Fitness Environmental Business Fair Trade

Finalists are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Sustainable Business prize sponsored by EnergyAustralia and the Small Business of the Year and Business of the Year awards.

Fair Trade Festival – Victoria

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Queen Victoria Market will be hosting the 2010 Victoria Fair Trade Festival on Sunday 16 May between10.00am – 4.00pm – Queen Street Melbourne.

There will be 27 stalls with a great selection of Fairtrade Certified products plus a variety of Fair Trade clothing and arts & crafts will be available on the day. Plus to add to the excitement, an entertainment zone with live local and cultural music and dance will be played throughout the day.

Join in the fun this Sunday!

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD

Location: Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD
Website: www.oxfamshop.org.au
Description: Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at the Oxfam Shop in Charles Street, Adelaide CBD.

Friday 7th May from 11am to 4pm.

*Free Fairtrade coffee being served by a Barista from Rio Coffee.
*Mike & Gayle from OUTBACK PRIDE will be in store sampling their delicious Indigenous Australian foods.
*Fairtrade Fairies will be giving out yummy Fairtrade choclate samples.
*Enjoy a tasty Fairtrade Iced-Tea creation and mouth-watering Chocolate fondue with Strawberries and marshmallows.

Don’t forget to come in and purchase a bag of Fairtrade coffee during FTF for your chance to win a “Coffee Lovers Hamper” valued at $42.

Manly Fair Trade Market

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Title: Manly Fair Trade Market
Location: Manly Wharf Forecourt – Manly NSW
Link out: Manly Council
Description: Visit the Manly Fair Trade Market on World Fair Trade Day, Saturday May 8, 2010 – 9am – 4pm.

Manly Fair Trade Markets occur twice a year, typically during Fair Trade Fortnight in May and then again in December for Christmas. A range of Fair Trade vendors are showcased along with entertainment, kid’s activities, Fair Trade coffee and chocolate and much more… The markets are something not to be missed!

Start Time: 9.00am
Date: Saturday May 8, 2010
End Time: 4.00pm

Fair Trade Fortnight – Events – Markets

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Are you involved in organising an event for Fair Trade Fortnight or know of an event?

Get some free publicity for it via Fair Trade Directory Australia, contact us with the details and we will add it to the Fair Trade Directory plus tweet about it so that awareness of the event, market or fair can be raised.

Contact us here

Celebration of all things Fair Trade – Fair Trade High Tea

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The key Queensland event for the Fair Trade Fortnight 2010, Australia and New Zealand’s biggest celebration of all things fair trade. Enjoy delicious finger food, including cakes, scones, and sandwiches, accompanied by Fair Trade coffee and tea during this inspirational afternoon, with a glass of champagne on arrival.

Featuring International Guest Speaker, Kohinoor Yeasmin, CEO of Bangladesh fair trade organisation Tarango, and an Ethical Fashion Showcase. Kohinoor will be speaking on her personal experiences and the positive impact of fair trade on her country and the people in Bangladesh. Her work with some of the most marginalised women in the country has had considerable impact, giving many women their chance at independence and an education.

The Fair Trade High Tea will be held at the Arts Centre, overlooking the Brisbane River, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School, Ascot on Saturday 8 May 2010, between 2 and 4pm. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on line by going to www.qldfairtrade.org.au or contact us at qldfairtrade@gmail.com. For more information on this event or our guest speaker, please visit our website at www.qldfairtrade.org.au. Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! All proceeds from the event will be donated towards giving young girls in Bangladesh a high school education, for a chance many do not receive, and towards continuing to promote the fair trade message in Queensland.

World Fair Trade Day

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Fair Trade Fortnight 2010  will be held from 1-16 May 2010.
Part of Fair Trade fortnight is  World Fair Trade Day.

This year World Fair Trade Day will be held on Saturday May 8.

To find out more about World Fair Trade Day visit: www.worldfairtradeday10.org

Fair Trade Fortnight 2010

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Fair Trade Fortnight is on again and this year will be held from May 1 – 16 and will be filled with great Fair Trade events and celebrations across Australia and New Zealand.

Watch this space for updates and news on events to be held during Fair Trade Fortnight and also dont forget World Fair Trade day will be Saturday May

 

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