Get thrifty as Hospice Car Boot Sale returns to Maple Ridge

people selling and buying items
People can be seen buying and selling items at the 2019 sale event/Photo Supplied

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) and Ridge Meadows Hospice Society are returning with their Car Boot Sale. 

This is not a sale for boots or cars as the name might suggest.

But instead, an opportunity for those who don’t have enough space for a garage sale in their yards. You will see people selling stuff right from their car trunks. 

Read: In the pandemic chaos, Ridge Meadows Hospice became a glimmer of hope

This annual car boot sale happening on Saturday, August 13 will allow residents not only to sell vintage and thrift items but for vendors, home-based businesses and craft vendors to come together and do business, too.

Last year, the event attracted nearly 32 vendors and 7500 people due to the event’s popularity in the community, shared Coree McIntosh, event coordinator of DMRBIA. 

When asked how this event is different from a regular visit to the thrift store, McIntosh said, “the thrift store is our partner in this event. On a normal day, they would have visitors but we are bringing more awareness and more customers that day, to the fact [that] they exist at their location.” 

booths at the event
This event is a collaboration between DMRBIA and Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Photo Supplied

At the end of the events, vendors have the choice to donate the remaining items to the store. 

Despite existing in the community since 2010, many people “have no idea that the Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store exists,” claims McIntosh. 

The event will start at 11 a.m. and go on till 2 p.m., with Con Sol serving food and Hot Mess Duo performing live in the parking lot. 

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