Puzzles and board games were just a fraction of the items for sale at the Oceanside Hospice Society garage sale on Saturday, March 17, in Qualicum Beach. Framed art prints, CDs, books, jewelry, golf bags and much more was also offered. — Adam Kveton photo

Oceanside Hospice garage sale a big hit

Society raises more than $3,700 in Qualicum Beach fundraiser

The annual Oceanside Hospice garage sale was an unqualified success in Qualicum Beach Saturday, March 17, as the hospice society raised $3,764.60 in the well-attended event.

“I’m so encouraged and grateful to be living in such a wonderful community,” said Julie Chambers, executive director of the Oceanside Hospice Society. “With these types of events, Oceanside Hospice Society can continue to provide the much-needed services for the folks and their families that are dealing with terminal and advanced illness, bereavement, death and loss.”

Chambers thanked staff and volunteers for their donation of hours and labour, the community for its numerous and quality donations, the Rotary Club of Parksville for staffing the hot dog sale, Quality Foods for providing the hot dogs, pop and condiments, and all those who came out and supported hospice by stopping by to purchase the many items offered.

“Thank you also to those who, even though they couldn’t find any treasures, still supported us by way of a monetary donation,” Chambers added.

— NEWS staff and Oceanside Hospice submission


Dale Thompson of Columbia Beach shows off his purchase from a garage sale supporting Oceanside Hospice Society on Saturday, March 17 in Qualicum Beach — a pillow espousing the virtues of being a grandpa. — Adam Kveton photo

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