The Council of Canadians will have “Ten Thousand Villages” crafts/gift items available for sale at Kamloops United Church on Friday, Nov. 17th, from noon to 6 pm and on Saturday, Nov. 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm. KUC will open the Fair Trade Cafe featuring Bill’s Bannock, on both days.
Ten Thousand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America, selling artisan-crafted personal accessories, home decor and gift items from around the globe.
Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit program of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC), the relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America. Ten Thousand Villages has its roots in the work begun by Edna Ruth Byler in 1946.
Ten Thousand Villages is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), a coalition of handicraft and agricultural producer organizations, and Fair Trade organizations from both the North and the South.
Please Note: KUC’s Staff are bringing back the KUC Free Trade Cafe! The KUC Thrift Shop will be open on Saturday November 18th 10 am to 3pm.