Web makeover kicks off Garagellenium

Community-wide garage sale set for Saturday, June 11

Cassie Kangas

The community-wide event that brings treasure-seeking garage salers from across the south Island celebrates its 17th year with a website facelift.

Great people and good finds drew organizer Cassie Kangas to head up her first Garagellenium, taking over from longtime organizer Graham Lamb last summer.

“Graham has made it a really easy transition for me,” Kangas said.

That included the help of Steve Switzer, of Quadra Street Designs, who donated his time and gave the website an overhaul.

“We have etiquette tips for buyers and sellers,” Kangas said. “To just give people a realistic expectation of what they can expect on both sides.”

Garagellenium XVII, found online at oakbaygaragesale.com also features a Facebook page.

Last year’s Garagellenium, an Oak Bay-wide garage sale, featured about 150 households.

“It’s bringing people from all parts of the city,” Kangas said, noting people discover Oak Bay while they’re here. “It’s good for our community and good for business.”

The community-wide garage sale is Saturday, June 11.

“We already have people registering. For a lot of people they need to start the process now,” Kangas said.

Addresses will appear in the Oak Bay News June 10.

“The only thing we publish is the address and the charity, if it’s for a charity,” Kangas said. “Whatever they earn is theirs unless they want to do it for a charity.”

Register for the free event online at oakbaygaragesale.com by June 4.