Thank you to everyone who registered for the Garage Sale

Community Garage Sale 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022

(rain date is Sunday, June 12)

8 am - 2 pm

Here is how it works

 

1.  Register your garage sale with us here
     Fill in the form below with your contact information and address.  We will promote the Community Garage   

     Sale and help direct people to your location.

2.  Host your sale on June 11 from 8:00 - 2:00 pm

3.  If you have additional unsold items at 2:00 pm you can bring them to the St. Vincent de Paul truck at the

     Arena.  This option will be available until 4:00 pm on June 11.  

4.  We ask that you make a contribution of at least 10% of the proceeds to our designated charity.  

The charitable recipient this year is the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

The CGDB is a national, charitable organization founded in 1984 by Jane & Bill Thornton. The organization relies heavily on public donations and support since they do not receive any ongoing government funding. The International Headquarters of the organization located at 4120 Rideau Valley Dr., Manotick provides Canadians with greater mobility and independence through the use of professionally trained guide dogs (nationally) and mobility assistance dogs (Ottawa area).

After the sale you can make a donation to them online by CLICKING HERE

Thank you to everyone who registered for the Garage Sale.  Registration is now closed.  The maps and addresses will be posted on this page tonight (Friday, June 10)

Garage Sale FAQs

How does the Garage Sale work?

You host it in your own garage or driveway and register the location on the MVCA web site by June 5, 2022.  MVCA will compile a list of locations with a map and publish it on June 10 and promote it through social media. 

How do I donate to the designated charity?

We are asking vendors to donate 10% of their proceeds to a local charity (to be announced soon). You can also encourage buyers to donate one of the following ways:

  • Have a donation jar on site.

  • Drop off a donation at the St Vincent de Paul truck at the Arena if you are taking items there at the end of the Sale

  • Make a donation online through this LINK

 

What happens if it rains?

The sale will take place the following day, Sunday, June 12.

What are some tips for a successful garage sale?

There will be early birds, so set up early!  Price all your items. Display items on tables or in boxes according to type and/or price. For example, have all books in one location with sign with the price.

Have a cash box or change apron with lots of coins for change. In the case of large items that can’t be carried away, an impromptu sales receipt can be drawn up with a deposit and an exchange of telephone numbers to hold the item until the purchaser can pick it up.

 

Are there any other regulations regarding the items I sell?

Health Canada has posted information for garage sale vendors on their Consumer Product Safety website. Everyone holding a garage sale is legally responsible for ensuring that products being sold, whether new or used, are safe and meet current regulatory requirements. It is important to only sell items that are in good condition. Damaged articles should be discarded. You can find more information here.

What if I don’t have enough goods for a full sale? Is there somewhere that I could drop stuff off?

You could partner with one of your neighbours or you can donate to the YOMA community table when a location is determined  Proceeds from the table will go to the charity and any unsold items will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul.     

Are there ATM machines nearby?

Yes, at CIBC in the Manotick Mews, RBC at Bridge Street and Main Street and TD Canada Trust at Bridge Street and River Road. All branches will be open as well.

Can I sell food?

City of Ottawa food inspectors may be on-site on the day of the sale to inspect all vendors of cooked food. If you are planning to sell hamburgers/ hot dogs or other cooked food, it is important to know and comply with the City’s food regulations to make sure you meet the inspectors’ expectations. You’ll need to give the city two weeks’ notice of your plans (it’s free).

The City’s website Ottawa.ca provides more information about these health-and-safety requirements.  See http://ottawa.ca/en/business/permits-business-licences-and-applications/health-and-safety for more information. Here is the link to the Application Form for Food Service at a Special Event. 

If you have any questions about selling food you can contact healthsante@ottawa.ca

What rules apply to sales of cooked food (BBQ)?

Baked goods such as muffins, cookies etc. are easy to sell as the only requirement is that they must be wrapped.  However, any food requiring cooking, especially meat, requires careful planning. For example, if you are planning a BBQ on your property to sell at the Garage Sale, you must have a rubber mat or painted plywood flooring under the barbecue and a wash station available (perhaps a garden hose and soap) as well as facilities to keep raw food consistently cold.

If you are unable to meet the city’s public health inspector’s requests, you may be asked to discontinue selling food. Check the City of Ottawa’s website at Ottawa.ca to familiarize yourself with the rules.

Can I donate anything I have left over?

A truck from St Vincent de Paul will be located at the Manotick Arena between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.  You can drop items off that are in good condition. Please wrap glassware and delicate items and pack them into boxes or bags before dropping them off.  Please check their website to see if there are any items they do not accept.  Click HERE for their website.