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Vancouver International Soccer Festival 2013

July 2013 – Vancouver International Soccer Festival, Western Canada’s first Fairtrade Accredited Sporting Event

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VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – The Vancouver International Soccer Festival (VISF) concluded its 9th year on Sunday, July 7, 2013 seeing Saudi Arabia taking the Men’s Final, Portugal taking the Women’s Final, and Canada claiming the Co-Ed Final.

Representatives of our First Nations Community, City Councilors, respected guests, and over 1000 participants including Homeless Street Soccer Teams and out-of-country teams, were on-hand throughout the weekend to celebrate the beautiful game under VISF’s banner of Inclusion, Equality and Respect.

VISF Photos: https://www.facebook.com/TheVISF/photos_albums

FTV Photos: https://www.facebook.com/FairTradeVancouver/photos_albums

Novus TV Spot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZocLYhLKIk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUQaQE7T2o1aeBd077PCAKMg

As Western Canada’s first Fairtrade Accredited Sporting Event, attendees were provided more Fairtrade options then ever before. All Fair Trade products were provided courtesy of the event’s partners, including 1000 bananas from Discovery Organics, coffee from Ethical Bean, Chocolate Snack Bars from Camino, and of course official match balls from VOLO Athletics.

2014 promises to be an incredible year for VISF as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary in the year of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Thanks again to all participants, partners and sponsors. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

For more information, visit www.oneteamunited.ca

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