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17th Annual Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival

Welcome to the Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival “One love, One heart… Let’s get together and feel all right” – Bob Marley 2017 will be another exiting year for the Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival. Due to its overwhelming popularity and continued growth, the festival has outgrown its current location in downtown Maple Ridge and has relocated. The 17th annual Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival will take place August 5-6, 2017 at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds. This year’s concert lineup promises to be another stellar event of the lower mainland’s music festival circuit,certainly a festival high-lite for Maple Ridge. By popular demand we are excited…

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Welcome to the 40th Anniversary Vancouver Folk Music Festival!

ANNOUNCING THE LINEUP FOR THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 13! Canada Far & Wide: Grands Esprits Thursday, July 13, 7pm (gates 6pm) Main Stage, Jericho Beach Park FREE!     The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has teamed up with fellow Folk Festivals in Winnipeg, Calgary, Canmore, and Regina to curate a groundbreaking live touring collaborative project called Canada Far & Wide: Grands Esprits – a celebration of the Canadian songbook. This free, festival-opening evening concert showcases an eclectic range of amazing Canadian artists performing songs written by some of Canada's most renowned and talented composers – and making each of those songs their own! Performers include Cris…

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CHFA west Trade Show 2017 in Canada- African Fair Trade Society

Conference: April 6 & 7, 2017 Trade Show: April 8 & 9, 2017 Time:- 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. daily Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Vancouver, BC New Mobile Guide Now Available We’ve created a mobile guide for attendees to easily access all the information needed to make the show experience enjoyable, efficient and hassle-free. Compatible with any phone or device, the mobile guide includes: - Conference Program - Products by Category - Floor Plans - Exhibitor List and Sponsors - City Map On your phone, simply go to chfa.ca/app in the browser to access and save the mobile guide.…

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CHFA Quebec 2017 Trade Show

African Fair Trade Society going to attend CHFA Quebec 2017 Trade Show. Our Booth number at the show is # 204. CHFA Quebec will be held in Montreal, Canada starting on 10th Feb, 2017. This Trade Show is a 2 day event and will end on 11th February, 2017. We hope to see you there. February 10 & 11, 2017 Trade show hours: Friday, February 10 – 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Palais des congrès de Montréal Attendee onsite registration hours: Friday, February 10 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February…

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Exhibit Space at the Fair at the PNE

August 20 – September 5, 2016 Closed Monday August 22 & 29 The Fair at the PNE is Vancouver’s biggest summer event which draws over 750,000 people. With the diverse audience attending The Fair, it serves as an amazing location to help you promote your brand and secure great sales. The Fair offers diverse booth locations including indoor space at Marketplace, ideal for fashion, housewares, clothing, gifts and electronics and then an additional 115 acres of Outside Grounds great for concessions, rides, attractions and shopping. Applications for the 2016 Fair at the PNE are now closed. Thank you for your…

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Upcoming Summer Events

Vancouver Car Free Day 2014 Car Free Day 2014 is fast approaching and once again the African Fair Trade Society is excited to be in attendance at the Commercial Drive party. Come celebrate car-free streets, community and family at Vancouver's favorite street festival. Don't forget to visit the AFTS booth! When: June 15, 2014 Where: Commercial Drive, Main Street, the West End (Denman Street) and Kitsilano More Info: Vancouver Car Free Day Website Car Free Day on Facebook [divider] We will be setting up shop at this years Folk Music Festival at Jericho Beach. Join us for a weekend of…

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A Chair For All – Part 1

When you want to make a small change in the world, you often need to look back at what shaped your vision for change. The African Fair Trade Society (AFTS) is a small little organization that wants to make the world a little better. It had been five years since Ba Cisse, the founder of the AFTS, had returned to his home village in Senegal. Five years ago the AFTS was a tiny little organization trying to survive. Ba was determined to help his village when they were desperate. After many years of hard work he now wanted to see…