Community Cup

June 24, 2012 (9:00am-4:30pm) at Brewer Park

FTOÉ will be in attendance, talking to the public about why Fair Trade is so important in Ottawa. Be sure to drop by our booth for goodies, good conversation, and to sign our petition in support of making Ottawa a Fair Trade Town!

Fair Trade bootcamp

Fair Trade bootcampJune 25, 2012 (6:00pm-7:30pm) at Bridgehead (Wellington @ Fairmont)

Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for a night of information about Fair Trade! Whether you’re an FTOÉ volunteer or someone totally new to the idea of Fair Trade, this will be a great forum for learning more about how Fair Trade works. Meet some of the faces behind the Fair Trade work going on right here in Ottawa!

This session is free to attend and especially recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about or get more involved in FTOÉ’s work.

Centretown Movies – Emmanuel’s Gift

Emmanuel's GiftJuly 27, 2012 (9:00pm) at Dundonald Park (512 Somerset Street West)

FTOÉ has partnered with Engineers Without Borders Ottawa City Network to present Emmanuel’s Gift through Centretown Movies. On July 27th, come to Dundonald Park (Somerset between Bay and Lyon) to watch an outdoor screening of this acclaimed movie. Emmanuel’s Gift outlines the life of one young man in Africa who is born with a disability within a society that tells him he can’t overcome it.

Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, this is the story of a disabled orphan whose father abandoned him, whose village dismissed him and whose country thought him better off dead. This is the story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who had nothing, but gave everything–and changed a nation forever.