Brandon-Westman based The Marquis Project will be hosting its annual general meeting via Zoom this Wednesday due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The meeting will be scaled down to cover reports on projects in Uganda and Tanzania as well as fair-trade programs in Brandon. Financial reports will also be discussed and elections for the board of directors will be taking place.
During the meeting, the board will be naming the 2020 recipient of the Global Citizenship Award, Brandon’s Ten Thousand Villages store.
The volunteer-run non-profit, fair-trade store in Brandon first opened its stand-alone location in 1996 and has been a staple in the city’s downtown area. Ten Thousand Villages was first started in 1946 and though the head office announced its closure this year, the Brandon shop remains open as an independent location and is run by manager Meeghan Gavin.
The AGM will start at 7 p.m. and anyone interested in attending the online meeting can contact board chair Zack Gross at 204-801-5164.
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