Ecology Ottawa Turns Trash into Treasure with the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale

5th annual event to raise funds for local environmental group and The Ottawa Food Bank

May 9, 2012, Ottawa—The national capital’s leading local environmental group, Ecology Ottawa, will be hosting its most exciting event of the year, the 5th annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, on Saturday, May 26 at 680 & 690 Bank Street (at Glebe Avenue, in the Rogers Plus and Kunstadt Sports parking lots).

The Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale is expected to be the biggest single sale during the wider community event, powered by the grassroots and volunteer-driven Ecology Ottawa, the city’s largest environmental group. Ecology Ottawa will grow community support in a fun environment as thousands of people across the city descend on the Glebe.

After collecting donations from supporters across the city, the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale will have mountains of treasures waiting to find new, loving homes. The event offers residents the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning, donate un-wanted items, divert potential waste from the landfill, and turn their trash into cash for a good cause. Ninety per cent of the proceeds from the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale will go to support Ecology Ottawa, and 10% will support The Ottawa Food Bank. Since its inception in 2008, the event has contributed more than $20,000 to these great organizations.

The lively event will also feature music performed by local artists and DJs, a vegetarian BBQ and bake sale, face painting for kids, relaxing massage therapists, and lots of fun for the whole family!

WHAT: Ecology Ottawa’s 5th Annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: 680 & 690 Bank Street (at Glebe Avenue, in the Rogers Plus and Kunstadt Sports parking lots)
INTERVIEW OPS: Josh Snider, event Founder and Co-chair
PHOTO OPS: Garage sale, live musical performances, DJs, kids face painting, massages, volunteers, BBQ, and bake sale
PERFORMANCES: THE PELTS, THE HORNETTES, UMBRELLA PROTEST, DJ ERIC ROBERTS, and DJ HOBO VS. DJ SWEET CHEEKS
Folks across the city can support this fun and important event by donating unwanted items for the sale, volunteering, contributing something yummy for the bake sale, and spreading the word to family, friends, and colleagues. And, of course, everyone is encouraged to take part in the event on May 26 to find a bargain, grab a coffee, have lunch, enjoy the performances, and learn more about Ecology Ottawa. For more information, please contact GARAGESALE@ECOLOGYOTTAWA.CA or visit WWW.ECOLOGYOTTAWA.CA/GARAGE-SALE.

The organizers would like to acknowledge the event’s major partners—KUNSTADT SPORTS, LOBLAWS ON ISABELLA, PODS, and ROGERS PLUS IN THE GLEBE—as well as the generous sponsors and community supporters of the event: BREAD&SONS BAKERY, BRIDGEHEAD, CAMINO, COUCHASSASSIN.COM, ENVIROCENTRE, Fadi’s Fabulous Foods, FOUR SISTERS FOODS, FROGBOX, KATIMAVIK, KETTLEMAN’S BAGEL CO., LIFE OF PIE, MARTIN SOUND & LIGHTING, ROY SIMS DISPLAY, SAGE WELLNESS, SMART TOILET RENTALS, SUBWAY AT BANK AND GLADSTONE, THE NATURAL STEP CANADA, THE TABLE VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT, VRTUCAR, ZAZAZA PIZZA, and more to be announced soon.

“We invite everyone to join us at the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale,” says event Founder and Co-chair Josh Snider. “Come out to find a bargain, enjoy some tasty treats, dance to some great local music, and support the environment in Ottawa.”

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