Garagellenium expands to James Bay

Garagellenium, which started in Oak Bay 16 years ago, is coming to James Bay for the first time this summer.

One of the largest neighbourhood garage sales of the year is expanding to Victoria.

Garagellenium, which started in Oak Bay 16 years ago, is coming to James Bay for the first time this summer.

The idea to expand came from Linda Gionet who attended the Oak Bay garage sale for years.

“I enjoyed the families who came out. There were children selling their toys, groups of people out talking and walking and socializing,” she said. “It’s a great day to get people participating and the children involved . . . I just thought, ‘why not James Bay too’?”

Residents along the south side of the Inner Harbour along Belleville, Government and Douglas streets and Dallas Road are encouraged to participate in the inaugural event.

Gionet said it is a way to explore different communities.

“Hopefully other communities will get involved too and do it on different Saturdays so that everybody can move around and visit each others’ communities,” she said.

According to Graham Lamb, organizer of the Oak Bay Garagellenium, garage sales are growing in popularity in Greater Victoria.

“I think people in Victoria really like their garage sales,” he said, adding that in the past, they’ve had as many as 160 homes registered for the Oak Bay event.

“There’s a lot of old stuff in this town, a lot of collectors. I came across old hockey carts, pins, military memorabilia. You never know what you’re going to find. One person’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Residents interested in joining can register by May 27 at the James Bay Community Centre by calling 250-389-1470. The garage sale will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oak Bay Garagellenium is on June 13.


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