Great Garage Sale to aid Nanoose Bay

Annual event an important fundraiser

Ginny Brucker

A variety of gently used items from all over the community are stacking up at the old Schooner Cove Hotel, as Fairwinds prepares to host a giant garage sale for Nanoose Community Services this June. 

Nanoose Community Services/Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard operates a variety of services for low-income residents in Nanoose Bay.

They are a nonprofit, volunteer organization that relies on donations and fundraisers. 

Every month the organization provides a week’s worth of food for up to 100 local residents.

They also provide food certificates, small gifts and clothing at Christmas time, they help give children simple birthday parties.

The group also helps replace emergency supplies at Nanoose Bay Elementary, among many other initiatives. 

The garage sale could still use some more quality items from residents. 

They cannot accept major appliances, mattresses, pillows, computers, magazines or textbooks, but are always grateful to receive other attractive items. 

People can drop off items at Schooner Cover Marina on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fairwinds hopes to raise $5,000 for families in need at the garage sale, slated for June 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the old Schooner Cove Hotel, (3521 Dolphin Drive).

For more information on Nanoose Bay Services visit


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