August 13 will be part history lesson, part treasure hunt and all fun for the whole family according to organizers of an antiques road show hospice fundraiser.
They invite you to bring your family heirlooms to the Heritage Mall (by Serious Coffee) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to share stories and learn about their history and value from a team of experts.
Local appraisers, many from the Canadian and Irish Antiques Road Shows, will be on hand to evaluate antiques, fine art, jewelry, books, maps, prints, military collectables, Japanese edged weapons, bottles and jars, vinyl records, coins, stamps and others.
The experts include Richard Rosewell, Luis Porretta, Jamie Netley, Clay Elmquist, Patty Pope, Roger Bird, Colin Gillis, Bill Whitten, Pat Patterson and Alison Ross.
The first item will be appraised for $10 and each additional will be $5 with all proceeds going to the Oceanside Hospice Society
People can also register a head of time to host an antique or collectable sales table.
There will be a dunk tank and bounce farm at Ocean Pool and Spa for the younger visitors, baking at Secrets Bake Shop and apple bobbing.
Hot N Cool Yoga Club is hosting a free open house and the British Bobby Restaurant will offer English-style chips in newspaper for the event.
Other local retailers are also working on special activities for the day.
Other merchants of the mall are donating proceeds from the day to Oceanside Hospice Society to ensure end of life education and services remain available free of charge.
For more information on the Saturday, August 13 event, or to register contact hospice at 250-752-6227, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oceansidehospice.com.