||[May. 30th, 2011|11:12 am]
Poor in Ottawa
For immediate Release May 5, 2011
OTTAWA’S REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET
June 4th, 2011
DROP WHAT YOU DON’T WANT;
TAKE WHAT YOU NEED!
EVERYTHING IS FREE!
Ottawa, ON — Full Circles Ottawa (FCO), a local freecycling community, is proud to announce it will be hosting its 2nd bi-annual Really Really Free Market (RRFM) event on June 4th in Vanier, ON at Montreal Rd. and Begin St. Residents can drop off items at 8:30 am to 10:00am. The market opens to the public at 10 a.m.
The RRFM is a full day event promoting and demonstrating FCO’s philosophy of “freecycling”; a gifting economy upholding the values of sharing and reusing serviceable items – free of charge – reducing pressure on landfills, and premature recycling of perfectly good usable items. The event has been scheduled to tie in with Canadian Environment Week (June 5 to 11th, 2011) and City of Ottawa Spring Giveaway Weekend.
RRFM participants meet at a single location, “Ottawa’s Really Really Free Market,” to learn about freecycling, to give and get free items, to meet new people in the community, and to participate in free activities.
This year we will support local business owners by offering them free table/booth spaces at the RRFM to promote their businesses. All participating businesses will honour the freecycling philosophy by not selling anything. Businesses can offer information, samples, and advice for follow up to obtain new clients.
We will host an eWaste drop off run by Ontario Electronics Stewardship Program approved Collector, RD Long Computers. Any unwanted electronics will be handled by RD Long in accordance with strict OES requirements.
In 2011, we welcome Project Priceless; A Wedding Experiment where local Ottawa couple, Brian and Jordan, are planning a “cheap or free” as possible wedding. They will be meeting event participants to explain their idea and to accept donations for their unique wedding.
City of Ottawa Councillor Mathieu Fleury has graciously accepted our invitation to meet the public and to observe our event activities first hand.
We also have a free raffle of items donated by local businesses, and a local artisan.
Face Painting, re-purposing demos, local musician Anastasia Fillipova, and much much more…
At the event, members of our community are also encouraged to make food donations to the Ottawa Food Bank.
FullCircles Ottawa (FCO) Mission:
The FCO mandate is “reusing to reduce”; the philosophy that using an item to the end of its life creates less impact and less recycling, a process that further contributes to the degradation of our planet.
Based on the old adage that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”, FullCircles’ goal is to reduce the flow of trash into landfills, slow the amount of items prematurely recycled, by connecting people with unwanted “stuff” to people willing and eager to use other folks’ second hand “stuff”. Simply put, we believe in FREECYCLING!
For more information, visit: ottawa.fullcircles.org
CONTACTS: Event Organizer, Kelly-Ann Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
FullCircles Ottawa, Eric Snyder, egs@FullCircles.org; (613) 688-1570