• James Armstrong

Celebrating Fair Trade month


PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG

Robert McKinnon gave a sneak preview of the Hudson Fair Trade signs designed by Hudson Parks and Recreation Director Nicholas Pedneault.

The Hudson Fair Trade Town Committee is celebrating World Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 12 with the introduction of new ‘Fair Trade Town’ road signs that will be installed at the roadway entrances to the Town of Hudson. The unveiling of the signs takes place at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road at 1:30 p.m.

“Local community leaders, support groups, Hudson residents and our Federal Member of Parliament, Peter Schiefke have been invited to attend,” said Committee chairperson Robert McKinnon. He noted that Hudson officially became a Fair Trade Town in May of 2015 – Canada’s 21st Fair Trade Town. “We are celebrating our anniversary with this event as we join with 2000 towns worldwide to mark World Fair Trade Day,” said McKinnon. “We also won the honour of ‘Fair Trade Town of the Year’ in October 2015,” McKinnon added.

The unveiling of the signs will be followed by a special educational event, ‘Fair Trade Wine, the first of its kind in Quebec’ at Hudson Mews, 422 Main Road, from 2:45 to 4 p.m. including wine tasting.

PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT MCKINNON

Hudson Parks and Recreation Director Nicolas Pedneault

designed the Hudson Fair Trade signs seen here

in prototype format.

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