Garagallenium approaching, signups sought

It’s still six weeks away, but registrations are being taken for the 12th annual Garagellenium, set for Saturday, June 11.

Started as a Millenium project by Oak Bay resident Paul Redchurch, the massive community-wide garage sale is now organized by resident Graham Lamb.

“I do it because I want to give back to the community,” he says.

Some participants agree to donate part or full proceeds to charity, adding to the community aspect of the sale.

Sponsored by News publisher Black Press, the event attracted 144 sellers last year. There is no registration fee and Lamb covers costs associated with the sale.

A list of participants’ addresses will be published in the News on the Wednesday before the sale (June 8), as well as online at, where sellers can also register.

Signup deadline is June 5. For more information, contact Lamb at