Sunday, November 25, 2012

One last "Scarves for Stoves" Sale to go before Christmas!

Don't miss it on Sunday, December 2nd, from 1 to 4 pm. This GUATEMALAN SCARF SALE will be held in a lovely Rockland home, which is also a Shinzanji Temple. It's at 958 Terrace Avenue (off Rockland - see map below). Please park on Terrace and walk up the driveway following the signs. There will also be a small amount of Guatemalan hand crafted jewellery for sale. These pieces are created by the women attending Centro Qawinak in San Antonio Palopo.

Margaret at the VIDEA Fair Trade Fair

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Friday, November 16, 2012

A Different Kind of Christmas Gift

This Christmas you may decide your friends and family already have enough pens, socks and DVDs, and choose instead to send a donation in their name. 

You could help install a fuel-efficient, clean burning stove. This will improve the health of families, reduce deforestation, and help remove 3.4 tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere. Or, you could provide a Mayan child with an education, support the programs offered by San Antonio Palopo's community centre, or help the dental program provide education and much needed dental work. 

If you would like to make a donation, and receive some of our cards like these shown here for Christmas gifts, please contact Susan at

Thank you so much for all you help us do for the villagers of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas is Coming - Handwoven Scarves from Guatemala make the perfect gift

Dear Friends,
Once again, we're into that season of gift-buying overload. If you'd like to buy a gift that's beautiful, practical, and different, and at the same time lend a helping hand to a little Guatemalan community, please consider buying one of our scarves. Victoria locations include:

Saturday, Nov 24th - 10 to 4 - VIDEA FAIR TRADE FAIR - FIRST METROPOLITAN CHURCH HALL, 932 Balmoral. (See flyer below.)

Saturday and Sunday, Nov 24th and 25th, 10 TO 4 - CHRISTMAS IN THE MANGER - Saanich fairgrounds, 1528 Stellys X Rd.

Sunday, Dec 2nd, 1 to 4 pm - GORGEOUS GUATEMALAN SCARF SALE - In a lovely Rockland home which is also a Shinzanji Temple - 958 Terrace Ave (off Rockland)
Please park on Terrace and walk up the driveway following the signs.

Also in Courtenay: Fiesta World Trade Bazaar on November 17 and 18 at the Filberg Centre.  This year it is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Read more about it here and see it on YouTube here.