Yes, it’s the largest fundraiser that Highlands holds. But much more than that, the annual Flea Market serves as a recycling and reusing centre for all the North Shore. And provides low-cost household items and clothing for the entire community.
Originally started in 1976, the Highlands Flea Market has grown into a traditional “rummage sale” of giant proportions—the entire lower floor of the church, the courtyard, the foyer and the new Welcoming Spare are transformed into a bargain centre extraordinaire. Join us next year, Saturday October 15 from 9am to 2pm to find your next treasure.
As items are donated throughout the year, we often respond to the needs of other organizations for specific items:
- Men’s clothing and blankets to First United Church
- Baby equipment to North Shore Neighbourhood House
- Medical health equipment to the Red Cross Loan Cupboard
- Household items to Home Start and Shelter to Home Project
- Good summer clothing to Lions Gate Thrift Shop
- Formal dresses to the Cinderella Project
After Flea Market day, everything that hasn’t sold is given to the Developmental Disabilities Association, First United Church, Covenant House and other organizations. Many members of the Highlands congregation work throughout the year to ensure that the Flea Market is a great success, and the community is well served through donations to other organizations.
If you’re interested in helping, you can join the 25-30 people who work Tuesday mornings most of the year to sort and organize all the donations—and have a coffee break, with lots of noisy chatter, in the Fireside Room. Contact Chris Robertson or Jonathan Maillie through the church office.
If you’re interested in donating items, just call the church office (604) 980-6071. Items are accepted throughout the year.