Fiddler Daniel O’Brien entertains passersby, while fellow vendor Matt Brotherston does his best to show off original artwork at their stand at the Mighty Garage Sale in Metchosin. This year’s garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

Mighty garage sale returns to Metchosin

Find everything from household goods to instruments

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Metchosin for the annual Mighty Garage Sale this weekend.

As part of the event, residents can browse dozens of tables filled with unique treasures – such as household goods, furniture, second hand clothing, electronics, tool, instruments, games and toys – for people of all ages.

“That’s half the fun is going through all the different stuff that people have donated and picking up the odd bargain,” said Johnny Carline, president of the Metchosin Community Association.

“It’s a wonderful tradition. This is what Metchosin is all about, people voluntarily coming down to help other people. It’s very much a part of the Metchosin identity.”

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There will also be a silent auction, which runs on Saturday.

Funds from the garage sale go towards supporting the Metchosin Community Association, a non-profit group with the purpose of initiating, encouraging, and organizing a variety of educational, recreational, cultural and other community activities within the municipality.

Last year’s event raised close to $20,000 – roughly half of the association’s total annual operation costs. This year organizers hope to raise the same amount.

“They can expect to have a good time and feel good that they’ve helped support the community,” said Carline, adding he expects to see a couple of thousand people walk through during the two-day event.

The Metchosin Mighty Garage Sale takes place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

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