Belmont secondary surplus items such as this timer and many more are up for auction for bargain prices. All proceeds go towards the school's alumni association.

Belmont memories up for auction

Last chance to secure items from soon-to-close West Shore high school

To take home a piece of history, all you have to do is visit B-Bay.

The online auction for Belmont secondary items closes June 12 and school principal Ray Miller encourages those interested in retaining a piece of the 65-year-old school to act soon.

“B-Bay is an opportunity for the community, especially the alumni, to purchase special memorabilia, (items which) perhaps they had a part in making or creating when they were at Belmont,” he says. “We don’t want them to demolish the school without people saying we didn’t try our best to preserve the artwork and memorabilia.”

The auction serves as both a reminder of times gone by and a fundraiser for the Belmont Alumni Association, through the purchase of artwork, clothing, photographs, trophies and more. Miller said it would be a shame to see much of the school’s history go “unclaimed.”

Much of the existing equipment will go to the new school, which is set to open for the next academic year in September. But things like student artwork, painted lockers, doors, old uniforms and yearbooks are available alongside some new clothing merchandise including T-shirts, mugs and lanyards.

“Don’t view the site as a place to find a bargain, view it as an opportunity to pick up a piece a history and at the same time donate to the Alumni Association, which will eventually give back. It’s not like other auctions where you look for the best bargain, it’s a place to contribute back to the community,” he said. “We’re hoping to find some pleasant surprises on B-Bay where alumni in the community (and businesses) have been successful purchasing something that really helps the (association) become seeded with funds to give them purpose to contributing back to the school.”

Purchased items must be picked up at the school. For more details, check out b-bay.ca.

alim@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Sooke warm clothing program to expand to all SD62 elementary schools

Sooke volunteer works to keep all kids cozy on the playground

Police ready to evict tent city campers from Goldstream Park

Officers expected to begin moving in on campsite area at 11 a.m. Thursday morning

The Victoria International Wine Festival is back!

People can attend Sept. 20-21 at the Parkside Hotel and Spa

Victoria leads B.C. in rise of Employment Insurance recipients

Amount of people collecting EI surged in July

Rain and high winds to hit Vancouver Island this afternoon

Thursday and Friday to see downpour of 20 to 50mm and high winds on Vancouver Island

United Way asks Victoria to share local love

2018 campaign aims to raise another $5M

Thieves escape after man claims his wife is giving birth

RCMP searching for suspects in brazen daytime break in

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Seventh day of searching for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts are concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

BC Children’s Hospital warns of possible PayPal fraud

Recipients are asked to forward the emails to PayPal

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, or at home on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid centre

FBI described the Aberdeen incident as an ‘active shooter situation’

The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

In less than a month, Canada to be first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana

Most Read