Deadline looms for monster garage sale

Oak Bay's Garagellennium XVI runs June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People appear to be saving up their giveaway items as Graham Lamb

Oak Bay’s Garagellenium shifts into technical gear in its 16th year.

“We’re going to use Google Maps this year,” said organizer Graham Lamb.

Garagellennium XVI runs June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and last year involved 150 households throughout the community offering garage sale fare.

Registration is down this year, but a last-minute influx isn’t unusual for Oak Bay residents who are keen each year to recycle, reuse and repurpose during the ultimate garage sale.

“They love to find a treasure and they love to get rid of their trash,” he said. “One person’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Lamb, who made a bid to retire from the garage sale organizing last year, has yet to find a successor.

“I’d love for someone from Oak Bay to step up to the plate,” he said.

All Oak Bay residents and community groups are welcome to participate.

Deadline to register is June 7.

Visit to register or see a list of participants and maps.