Celebrating a new banner day for Hudson


PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY

Outside the Town Hall, Hudsonites celebrate the first anniversary of their community being named Canada’s 21st Fair Trade Town.

There's a new official banner in Hudson that will be permanently placed outside the Town Hall celebrating the fact that the community of some 5000 residents was last year, almost to the very same day, named the 21st - and still newest - Fair Trade Town in Canada.

At its unveiling outside the Town Hall this past Saturday, May 14, on Fair Trade Day, Pro-Mayor Barbara Robinson - speaking on behalf of Mayor Ed Prévost, and all other five councillors present - congratulated the community for its inclusive Fair Trade spirit.

“We should all be very proud,” she said.

Joining in the celebration was Vaudreuil-Soulanges Liberal MP, Peter Schiefke - there with his wife and young son - who stressed the “critical importance” of education on the issue of Fair Trade.

Said Schiefke, “Hudson has proven to be an exemplary role model, a pillar of positive change in a community, and increasing awareness through education makes us all better global citizens.”

Added Director General Jean-Pierre Roy, “Thanks to all the volunteers, citizens, and community service groups, many of which are here today, that together with businesses in our town helped make this possible.”

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