The Qld Fair Trade Collective is proud to announce the 2012 Fair Trade Christmas Market, a culturally global event hosted locally in an air-conditioned venue .
WHEN? Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of December 2012
WHERE? St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, 11 Ruthven Street, Corinda (enter via Harrowby St).
WHAT TIME? 9.30 am – 3.30 pm both Saturday and Sunday
WHY? Because YOU CARE to be FAIR!
Your opportunity to buy unique gift items this Christmas for the whole family made by people now receiving a FAIR WAGE – thanks to FAIR TRADE!homewares chocolate coffee toys clothing accessories jewellery much more …!!!
"You won't be giving better this Christmas!"
Visit the Fair Trade Christmas Markets website for more details.
The Fair Trade Christmas Market is on this weekend, and we want to say a big thank you to the generous donors to our raffle for Alola Foundation and their 'Readers for Timor' project to supply early-reader books for Timorese children. We have been blown-away by the generosity of the donations we've received, and we feel very confident that we are going to beat our previous fund-raising records with this raffle.
First, thank you to our local community donors:
Thank you to the interstate Fair Trade businesses who have sent donations:
- Alter Eco who are sending Fairtrade foods, 6 Dark Quinoa and 6 Dark Velvet chocolate bars, 2 Coral Jasmine Rice bags, 2 unrefined cane sugar bags from Philippines and 1 Pearl Quinoa Royal bags from Bolivia.
- Eternal Creation who are donating vouchers for Fair Trade kidswear.
- Heart of Chocolate who are donating delicious Fairtrade chocolate.
- My Fair Ladybird who are donating bundles of beautiful postcards
Finally, thank you to our stallholders who are also donating to the raffle. We are grateful for such fantastic group of businesses, who not only donate to our charity fund-raisers, but also donate time and effort to helping organise the market, set-up and pull-down the venue, and promote the event through their networks. There would be no market without you!
The Queensland Tennis Centre at Tennyson may be most famous for hosting the annual Brisbane International tournament each January, but did you know the centre is actually open every day for the public to use?
Boasting 23 international standard courts and a great team of friendly and qualified coaches, the centre offers private and group coaching, tennis fixtures, social tennis activities and general court hire for people of all ages and skill levels.
The Queensland Tennis Centre, which first opened in January 2009, was established, in part, to help address the issue of a shortage of tennis courts across the state's south-east corner.
Since first opening its doors, the Queensland Tennis Centre has built a solid customer base of tennis players from a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and abilities. By playing an instrumental role in increasing tennis participation in the state, the Queensland Tennis Centre has also, in turn, positively contributed to the health and wellbeing of the local community by promoting physical activity through the wonderful game of tennis.
The Queensland Tennis Centre is a proud supporter of the Fair Trade Christmas Market through its involvement as a hamper prize donor.
Fair Trade Connections is a small Fair-Trade business operating from Maleny, Queensland. As well as an online store we have a stall at our local community markets where we serve fair trade organic coffee at "Our little Fair Trade Cafe", each Sunday. We also sell our range of Fair Trade handmade items there. We also attend Fair Trade Markets Days in Brisbane as often as we can.
We have regular customers each week coming in for our coffee and Maleny being on the tourist trail brings many people to the market who are thrilled to find a fair trade stall. It has taken me 2 years to get the right mix of products to sell and I am really thrilled with how the business has developed.
We are also really excited to have some Australian Aboriginal items on our stall now. We have beautiful aboriginal design cards from Better World Arts and books from Cherbourg Indigenous School literacy program. We'll be bringing all this and more to this years Fair Trade Christmas Market.
Find out more at the Fair Trade Connections website or meet Jenny and Noel in person at The Maleny Markets.