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

4th annual event to raise funds for local environmental group and The Ottawa Food Bank

May 25, 2011, Ottawa—The national capital’s leading local environmental group, Ecology Ottawa, is planning their most exciting event of the year, the 4th Annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, on May 28. As thousands of bargain-hunters descend on the Glebe, the grassroots organization’s dedicated volunteers and staff will be hosting what is expected to be the largest single sale of the event at 99 Glebe Avenue.

After collecting donations from more than 75 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, divert potential waste from the landfill, and turn their trash into cash. Ninety per cent of the proceeds from the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale will go to support Ecology Ottawa, with 10% directed to The Ottawa Food Bank. Since its inception in 2008, the event has raised over $12,000 for these great organizations.

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

  • WHAT: Ecology Ottawa’s 4th Annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: 99 Glebe Avenue (between Bank and O’Connor)
  • INTERVIEW OPS: Josh Snider, event Founder and Co-Chair; Sabrina Bowman, event Co-Chair; Hilary Hove, event Co-Chair; Jessie Rust-Smith, Ecology Ottawa Communications Coordinator; volunteers; and performers.
  • PHOTO OPS: Garage sale, live musical performances, DJs, kids face painting, massages, henna tattooing, volunteers, BBQ, bake sale, and the coolest and most beautiful canopy tent in the city (made from reclaimed umbrellas!).
The Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale is proud to present an impressive musical line-up of Ottawa-area talent, including: In addition to the main event at 99 Glebe Avenue, the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale will also have a presence at 680 Bank Street (at Clemow), courtesy of major sponsor Kundstadt Sports. Expect a second veggie BBQ and bake sale, information about Ecology Ottawa, and some fun surprises!

Folks across the city can still support this fun and important event by donating unwanted items for the sale, volunteering, baking something yummy for the bake sale, and spreading the word to family, friends, and colleagues. And, of course, everyone is encouraged stop by the event to find a bargain, grab a coffee, have lunch, enjoy the performances, and learn more about Ecology Ottawa. For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit WWW.ECOLOGYOTTAWA.CA/GARAGE-SALE.

The organizers would like to acknowledge the generous sponsors and supporters of the event: A Channel’s A Morning Show, Arbour Environmental Shoppe, Bread and Sons Bakery, Bridgehead, City Repair Ottawa, Comfort Station Toilet Rentals,, Jaku Konbit’s GreenStar Enterprise youth program, K6 Media, Katimavik, Kettleman’s Bagel Co., Kunstadt Sports, Life of Pie, Loblaws, Martin Sound & Lighting, Real Canadian Superstore, Roy Sims Display, Sage Massage Therapy, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Scone Witch, and more to be announced soon.

“Everyone is invited 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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