Fiddler Daniel O’Brien entertains passersby, while fellow vendor Matt Brotherston does his best to show off original artwork at their stand at the Mighty Garage Sale in Metchosin. This year’s garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

Mighty Garage Sale offers boost to Metchosin groups

Metchosin Community Association holds annual sale on May 25 and 26

Food, a collectables silent auction and “new-to-you stuff” will help support community initiatives through a sale at the Metchosin Community House.

Thousands of people are expected to come to the sale, said Barb Sawatsky, board member of the Metchosin Community Association.

“Word’s gotten out that it’s the best garage sale to come to,” she added.

The fundraising drive supports the association, which funds a host of local programs for people of all ages and maintains the community house.

The annual event “enables families in Metchosin to support the association’s work by donating things to the sale,” according to a release. Previous sales have featured donations including toys, instruments, clothing, furniture and electronics.

ALSO READ: Mighty garage sale returns to Metchosin

The Metchosin Community House is an information and resource centre for locals in the rural district. The non-profit “community-building” association has partnered at times with Emergency Operations Committee, Juan de Fuca Parks and Recreation, Pearson College of the Pacific, Sooke School District and West Shore Arts Council, along with other local agencies and organizations.

Twice a week, the house works with the VIHA Adult Day program to serve as a day-time space for seniors.

ALSO READ: Mighty Garage Sale a staple of Metchosin community life

“Sometimes the House is an art gallery, a choir venue, a gourmet dinner venue, a place to meet, to entertain, to inform, to create, to “comfort” and, most of all, to encourage volunteers who support all that is good about living here in Metchosin,” states the release.

Programs, events and updates of interest the sale will help support can be found at metchosincommunityhouse.com.

The Mighty Garage Sale is on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

ALSO READ: Metchosin Community Association’s garage sale packs a punch



swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Retiring Oak Bay geriatrics doctor shares his philosophy

‘People are unacquainted with death,’ Dr. David Brook said

Your summer 2019 outdoor movie roundup

Enjoy free outdoor movies in Greater Victoria this summer

International conference to boost Indigenous languages comes to Victoria

Chiefs, politician, academics and Art Napoleon to attend

BC Summer Reading Club is back at the Greater Victoria Public Library

BC Summer Reading Club is back at the Greater Victoria Public Library

Patriotic al-fresco dining experience returns in Sidney

Dinner en Rouge promises chic dining experience with side of national pride

WATCH: Thousands gather for National Indigenous Peoples Day at Royal Roads University

Day to embrace and celebrate culture and lives of Indigenous peoples

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read