Freebies up for grabs to prep for Garagellenium in Oak Bay

Freebies up for grabs to prep for Garagellenium in Oak Bay

New sponsor offers kits to make the sale smooth

The first 100 to get registered for Oak Bay’s annual Garagellenium get an extra bonus this year thanks to a new sponsor.

Engel & Volkers Victoria offers up garage sale kits – featuring signs, balloons, pens and paper for the first 100 to register for the community-wide garage sale.

“We had people waiting before we opened to pick them up,” said organizer Cassie Kangas, and a realtor with Engel & Volkers.

Bring a printed registration confirmation to 2249 Oak Bay Ave. to receive the complementary kit while supplies last.

Quadra Street Designs and Oak Bay News return as sponsors. Which means you’ll find the list of sales on June 8 in the Oak Bay News and on the website.

Kangas encourages residents and community groups to have their own garage sale at their residence or community space on June 9 from 9 a.m.

“We advertise to 1 p.m. but if people want to go longer in the day that’s up to them,” Kangas said.

“It’s a fun community event, you get to meet your neighbours and get out and see people in different parts of Oak Bay,” Kangas said. “If you can walk or bike that’s good.”

One person’s trash is another’s treasure, she says. “It saves a lot of stuff from being thrown out or in the landfill. It’s a great way to upcycle,” Kangas said, adding some local charities are supported through garage sales that day.

The hard deadline for registration is June 3 in order to get in the advertising. Register at oakbaygaragesale.com.