September 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM
KELOWNA - Love a good bargain? If so you’ll want to check out this weekend’s giant garage sale on wheels Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon at Okanagan College. The annual fall Trunk Sale, organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, features over 150 vendors selling their wares straight from the trunks of their vehicles in the parking lot next to the Student Residence Buildings.
Rae Stewart, Waste Reduction Facilitator says these Trunk Sales promote reuse and recycling, and sweet deals are the order of the day.
“It’s one humungous community style garage sale, one convenient location, great food, tons of bargains. It’s a terrific way to spend a Saturday morning.”
Stewart adds they’ve been holding two Trunk Sales a year for the past few years’, they’re always quick to fill to capacity, and this fall has been no different.
“We’ve had a wait list of 50 plus for quite some time now, long before we even formally advertised the event, so they’re popular for sure."
Stewart adds, “We initially designed these events for people in condos or apartments, those who don’t traditionally have the opportunity to host their own garage sales, but we don’t limit it, anyone can take part. We are full again this time with over 150 vendors signed up, but there’s always next spring if you want to be a seller. And of course we welcome you to come out this Saturday, shop to your hearts content, and experience the fun for yourself.”
Stewart says the premise beyond reuse and recycling is to keep any unnecessary material out of our one remaining landfill.
“After the Sale is over we always have a number of charities on site so those participating don’t have to lug their items home again, they can simply donate them if they choose. This Saturday Kelowna and District SHARE Society will be on hand to accept donations, as will Big Brothers Big Sisters, Planet Earth Recycling and the Canadian Diabetes Clothesline group. Plus, the Okanagan Mission Lions Club volunteers en masse, selling pancake breakfasts by donation, and helps with traffic control. We couldn’t host the event without their huge support!”
The Trunk Sale runs this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road.
It’s free to attend, rain or shine. The Trunk Sale will be held in parking lot 17 next to the Student Residence Buildings.
For further information on the Trunk Sale, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle, or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.
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