Does organic food inspire you? Are you interested in ecological construction, health, and new technologies?
Then come discover ÉCOSPHÈRE Canada, the largest environmental fair in Quebec. On August 11 and 12, the fair will be held in Montreal. Bringing together 12,000 visitors and 150 exhibitors, the fair has great potential as it will be a must-see event for those who are passionate about the environment.
Founded in 2006 by Éric Ferland, the former Leader of the Green Party, and by two colleagues, Patricia Kelly and Dominique LaRoche, the fair attracts people from all walks of life who want to learn more from savvy exhibitors and well-spoken speakers who know how to convey new and healthy alternatives to changing the world for a better place, one step at a time.
It was during a visit to Europe that Éric decided to organize an environmental fair. “I visited an environmental fair in Barcelona in 1999, but I didn’t like it. The nature was way too industrial,” concluded Éric.
Inspired by the organizers of an environmental fair held in Unity, Maine, Éric made the big leap. The first edition of the fair, held in Brome, host to 283 people, attracted 120 exhibitors. Encouraged by the positive response, Éric continues to this day to organize, fund and delegate his multiple projects. No one can say “no” to his energy and dynamic nature!
Come to Foire ÉCOSPHÈRE
Today, there are four environmental fairs which will take place in Quebec City (June 2 and 3), in Gatineau-Ottawa (July 14 and 15), in Montreal (August 11 and 12), and in Magog (September 29 and 30). Between 5,000 and 12,000 visitors come each year to attend conferences, enjoy workshops and purchase items at kiosks. Numerous events are hosted which are related to eco-habitation, ecological construction, green technology, conservation agencies and local, organic and healthy food.
Pascale Bussières, the well-known French Canadian actress, will be this year’s spokesperson. We look forward to hearing what this charming lady has to say on the subject.
Come see us on August 11 and 12 at the Old Port in Montreal at the Clock Tower Quay. The fair is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the entry is free!