Garage sale on steroids
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2022 - Get Involved

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If you like garage sales, you are not going to want to miss this.

The Regional Waste Reduction Office will be bring back its “trunk sale” on Saturday morning from 8 o’clock until noon in the huge parking lot located on the west end of Kelowna’s Okanagan College campus.

There will be more than 150 vendors selling their wares out of the trunks of their cars, making it one-stop shopping heaven for those who love looking for that perfect item at garage sales.

“The trunk sale model is unique in these parts—a mega garage sale from the backs of vehicles, one convenient location, tons of bargains,” RWRO reduction facilitator Rae Stewart said in a press release. “It’s a family friendly way to spend a Saturday morning. And after a two-year hiatus due to all things COVID, we’re hoping for a great turnout this weekend.”

The trunk sale reached its maximum vendor limit quickly once again this year, as the event was cancelled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization holds the event semi-annually to help keep items out of the landfill and to promote recycling.

In addition, the leftover items will be given to charities.

“After the sale is over, we invite charities to the site so those participating don’t have to lug their items home again,” Stewart said. “They can simply donate them if they choose. Once again, volunteers with the Kelowna and District SHARE Society and Canadian Diabetes Association will be on hand to accept donations.

“Plus, the Okanagan Mission Lions Club volunteers will be helping with traffic control, selling pancake breakfasts and lunch. We couldn’t host the event without this tremendous community support.”

More information about the trunk sale can be found here.


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