CAR BOOT SALES ENTER FIFTEENTH SEASON
The onset of summer is a sure sign the popular car boot sales will be returning on a bi weekly schedule. The first sale is all set for 8.30 am on Saturday, June 9th at the Centennial Beach parking area off Boundary Bay Road. A series of seven sales will be held throughout the season on each second and fourth Saturday until September 8th – weather permitting.
- June 9
- June 23
- July 14
- July 28
- Aug 11
- Aug 25
- Sept 8
For those not familiar with the term Car Boot sale, it follows in the British traditional form of market where the car boot or trunk of a vehicle is used as a location for private individuals to come together and sell household, garden, craft goods etc.
These sales present an ideal opportunity for apartment or condo dwellers to sort out any unwanted items, ‘think green’ recycle goods and earn a few dollars at the same time. Prospective buyers will often find a long elusive special treasure.
The format for the car boot sales has scarcely changed in fifteen years and for many it is like having a garage sale without a garage and requiring very little effort to just load up the family vehicle.
Hosted by the volunteers of The Boundary Bay Park Association, the gates open at 8.00am for prospective vendors on a first come first served basis. The fee is only $10 which will provide two parking stalls – one for the vehicle and one for goods. Vendors should bring sufficient change as well as ground cover and display materials. Set ups are not possible prior to 8.00am and as the sale closes at 12 noon vendors should have their spaces cleared by 12.30pm.
Tom Bearss of the Boundary Bay Park Association encourages residents to come on down to Centennial Beach Parking area and enjoy the weather, relax and take in the social atmosphere. The playground is nearby for children to enjoy.
Further information may be obtained by calling Tom 604.940.9296