Fair Trade Day in Wakefield, Quebec dishes out leftover kudos


by admin on June 2, 2010

The Editor,
Thank you for your interest in, and coverage of, Fair Trade Day in Wakefield on May 15. I am writing with a couple of small corrections to Trevor Greenway’s article.

The dish-lending library that we have launched now has over 600 items that anybody can borrow for large or small events. This includes over 100 dinner plates! The La Peche Fair Trade Town Committee will be keeping track of how many pieces of dishware are borrowed during this first year of the library. We hope to keep over 1000 disposable dishes out of the landfill! Considering the level of interest in the library, we are sure to surpass this goal!

The La Peche Fair Trade Town Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make Fair Trade Day a great event! Special thanks to the wonderful entertainers, including the musicians, Claude Lachaine, Jan and Jon Purcell and Nathan Curry; Dj BeatScience (Trevor Greenway); Scott Hebert-Daly and Lara MacIver with the Wakefield Players; the Wakefield General Store for supplying the “prop” pie!; as well as the vendors, Solstice Bookstore, and everybody who came out.
Many of you took a guess at how many pieces of cutlery we had on display at the event. There were 198. Five year-old Rowan Cole-Pavey gets first prize for having the closest (200) guess. Lorraine McCarthy (201) receives second prize. Thanks to Tanya Wodicka for supplying the fair trade soccer balls and beautiful cookbook as prizes.

Neida Gonzalez
La Peche Fair Trade Town Committee