Celebrating Mother’s Day + World Fairtrade Day

May 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Mother’s Day at the Convent

Moral Fairground presents ‘Mother’s Day at the Convent’, a special Mother’s Day experience at the Abbotsford Convent, a beautiful historical location in Abbostford surrounded by lush gardens and jaw-dropping architecture. On Sunday 9th May, celebrate both Mother’s Day and World Fairtrade Day with an experience that blends a experience of both intertwined. Fun for the whole family, a special day to treat Mum, with a wide range of all inclusive activities and entertainment that includes; a MOTHER’S DAY TEA PARTY with catering provided by the Convent Bakery, a MARKETPLACE of 20 unique stalls open for both general public and event goers, a Fair Trade Flower wall installation provided by FairTrade of Australian and New Zealand, free gifts for mum, giveaways, speakers, and much more to be announced.

During the Mother’s Day Tea Party, we have speakers from fair trade organisations to speak about themselves, their organisations, and the Fair Trade Movement. Our speakers include; Molly Harriss Olson – CEO of Fairtrade of Australia and New Zealand, a full and active member of Fairtrade International. Fairtrade ANZ is responsible for providing support to producer organisations in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands that aim to access the Fairtrade System, Cynthia Cheong – Secretary in the Executive Committee team for the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, a not for profit membership organisation comprising businesses and individuals who support the Fair Trade Vision. Fair Trade empowers disadvantaged artisans, workers and farmers, especially in developing countries to create their own sustainable livelihoods through employment, regular income, improved working conditions and more direct access to markets, and Nicole Lamond – Founder of Universal Village, a fair trade tea company that develops fair trade tea products, where Nicole gets to combine her passion for entrepreneurship, ethics, and delicious teas.

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day with a lovely day out at the Abbotsford Convent and experience it’s breathtaking architecture and gardens during a lovely tea party, find her the perfect gift in our marketplace, and experience a day of celebration of the Fair Trade Movement. An event for families of all sizes, to celebrate our wonderful and amazing mothers. #buildbackfairer #fairtradelocal

Molly Harriss Olson – CEO of Fairtrade of Australia and New Zealand
Cynthia Cheong – Secretary in the Executive Committee team for the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand
Nicole Lamond – Founder of Universal Village

Avro Arvo

A representative from Trueform Health will provide insights on the gut microbiome nurturing the things that take care of us. Our microbiome comes from our Mothers, so what better day to talk about microbiome and improving our health and wellbeing then on Mother’s Day. Diana Barnett, a Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner, will wrap up this session with a Wayapa Taster, an activity and short meditation to reconnect us to Mother Earth.

Brought to you by Abbotsford Convent, Ashgrove, Bennetto Natural Foods Co., Bertocchi, Beyond Bank Australia, Convent Bakery, Dr. Bronner’s, Eloments, Fair Trade Australia New Zealand
Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand, Jasper Coffee, Lush Cosmetics, Trueform Health, Vego Chocolates, and the World Fair Trade Organisation.

Event Details & How To Book

Date: Sunday 9th May 2021
Time: Opens (Marketplace) 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tea Party 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Parking: Available at 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Public Transport: Bus: 200, 207, 350
Train: Hurstbridge
Catering: completely included with Tea Party Ticket. Provided by Convent Bakery.
Cost + Bundles: Adult $85 + GST
Children under 12 $40 + GST
Children under 3 $0 (FREE)
Family Bundle ( 2 x Adults + 2 x Children under 12) $200 + GST
Payment Options Available: Credit Cards via Humanitix, Zip or Stripe