Kingsey Falls, Québec, October 13, 2016 – Now in its sixth year, Barter and Trade is back once more to give a brand‑new life to many varied items. From October 21 to 23, Cascades and the town of Kingsey Falls invite the region’s citizens to come to the town hall (7 Tardif Street) to barter and trade their goods in an event that celebrates sharing and reusing.
Barter and Trade has been gaining popularity every year, owing to its win-win philosophy: for every item you bring, another great find can be yours! No financial transactions are necessary. The list of accepted items is long and includes clothing, dishes, toys, CDs and DVDs, sports equipment and accessories, electronic devices, small appliances, furniture, books and more. There’s just one requirement: All items must be in good condition. If not, they will be rejected. Participants can bring their items and trade any time from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A team of volunteers will be on hand at all times to keep the event running smoothly.
At a time when the sharing economy and second-hand economy are highlighted, Barter and Trade is in its full glory. Since it was first started, some 30,000 items have been brought to the event, while 22,000 have been brought home. Last year alone, we received 8,500 articles, 6,700 of which found new owners. Over 800 people participated in only three days—a record attendance! What’s more, all remaining items at the end of the activity are donated to regional organizations.
This year, every participant will have a chance to win one of two gift cards to the L’écolo Boutique in Sherbrooke. Cascades and Kingsey Falls therefore encourage its citizens to do a massive “fall cleaning” and contribute to this environmentally responsible initiative. In an era where the majority of households consume more than they need, we are convinced that everyone can find items lying around that could be useful to someone else!
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Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in close to 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
Cascades Canada ULC
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Cascades Canada ULC