Fair Trade Soccer Match in Surrey

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend the Vancouver Whitecaps are participating in a “Fair Trade Soccer Match” in Surrey alongside local refugee youths from the Surrey Food Bank and the Whalley Soccer Association all-stars.

Soccer Ball
Photo credit: jbelluch on Flickr

Saturday August 28, 2010, opening ceremony 2:15pm with the game starting at 2:30pm (40-minute halves).

Tom Binnie Park (10665 135 street), 300m south of Gateway Skytrain station [Google Map]

Free for everyone. There are 500 seats and then standing room will be available.

There will be exhibits from KidSport Canada, Surrey Food Bank, City of Surrey, Umoja Operations Compassion Society, Vancouver Whitecaps, Social Conscience, Fair Trade Vancouver, Engineers Without Borders.

The event will also be using a Fair Trade certified soccer ball supplied by Social Conscience, the sole importer of Fair Trade certified sporting equipment in Metro Vancouver.

For more information you can check out the Facebook event listing.

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  1. Nestandartiniai baldaiSunday, August 29th, 2010 — 4:57am PDT

    Vancouver Whitecaps go go go!

  2. MichelleTuesday, August 31st, 2010 — 1:43pm PDT

    Hey Rebecca,
    How was the game? What a great idea! I wanted to pass along that Cadbury Dairy Milk is now Fair Trade Certified in Canada.

    Next soccer match celebrate with a Fair Trade Certified chocolate bar!

    Plus ALL Canadians, you have a chance to win a trip to Ghana to see firsthand what life is like in a fair trade cocoa farm and community. Follow our Fair Trade activity on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CadburyDairyMilkCanada and Twitter @dairymilkcanada.


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