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Meet the Candidates: Spencer Warren – OCSB Zone 4 Trustee

SPENCER WARREN is your candidate for Trustee, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Barrhaven, Gloucester and South Nepean.

Spencer is a leader in community fundraising and charity. Spencer created the annual CHEO Golf Tournament, Barrhaven Family Fun Day BBQ, and the Ottawa Children’s Gala, raising over $200,000 for charities towards Childhood Preventable Injuries. Spencer has been recognized with the United Way Community Builders Award and the Living our Values Award – Community, from Hydro Ottawa. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Stonebridge Community Association since 2011, he is the 2014 Chair of Hydro Ottawa’s United Way Campaign, and is the Founder and Chair of Kids Play Safe.

Spencer intends to bring the same passion and commitment he has given through his community efforts to the role of Trustee for the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Barrhaven, Gloucester and South Nepean. On October 27, help improve your community by voting for Spencer. Follow Spencer on Twitter @charityforCHEO and on Facebook.

Half Moon Bay is open for business!

It's forecasted to be a beautiful day in Half Moon Bay and over 100 homes are hosting Garage Sales as part of this year's edition of the HMBCA Community Garage Sale!

The map below represents all registered Garage Sales. A list of some of the items for sale at some homes is available on our main Garage Sale page.

Printed maps will be distributed throughout Half Moon Bay for easier navigation.

Happy shopping!

Tips for a successful Garage Sale this Saturday, June 7th

The Half Moon Bay Community Garage Sale is this Saturday, June 7th and we want everyone's sale to be a huge success!

Here are some tips for a successful Garage Sale:

  • Post signage for your sale
    • The Half Moon Bay Community Association has advertised our sale through large signs and advertising online and in newspapers this week.
    • We recommend posting your own signs in your immediate area to help direct shoppers to your street.
    • A map of our community displaying the majority of registered homes will be distributed for you to hand out to shoppers. Help your neighbours out by letting shoppers know that the entire community is open for business!
  • Price your items
    • Some shoppers may not ask for prices and walk away instead.
  • Organize and arrange your items
    • Organization will make it easier for shoppers to quickly see your items for sale and find that treasure they're looking for.
  • Be prepared to negotiate
    • Everyone likes a deal, so be prepared to have some friendly negotiation.
    • A great tactic to use is bundling. Offer deals to shoppers who are buying multiple items. Everyone wins!
  • Donate your leftover items
    • June 7th & 8th is Giveaway Weekend in the City of Ottawa! If you have leftover items that you can't keep for another sale, consider leaving them at the end of your driveway with a "FREE" sign on them.
    • There are many organizations and businesses in Ottawa who accept donations of many goods. It's a great chance to help out some charities and keep things out of the garbage at the same time.

Items you may not be allowed to sell

It's important to know that there are some items that are illegal to re-sell in Canada. Health Canada has a number of online resources to help guide people when deciding what to buy or sell during these events. It is important to note that everyone holding a garage sale is legally responsible to ensure that products being sold meet current safety standards.

Many baby and childrens products are heavily regulated. For more information visit the Facts for Garage Sale Vendors page from Health Canada.

Registration for the 2014 HMBCA Community Garage Sale is now open!

This year’s edition of the HMBCA Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 7th, from 8am to 12pm! This is your chance to get rid of those unwanted items you’ve dug up during spring cleaning and put a little extra cash in your pocket.

How does it work?

As a member of HMBCA you can host a garage sale at your home and register it below.

Why register for the community garage sale?

The HMBCA takes care of all the advertising to make sure that the entire city knows we’re open for business! You can also opt-in to listing your garage sale on our public garage sale web page and on a printed list on the day of the sale. The more homes that register and hold a garage sale, the more shoppers that we can attract!

The rain date for the sale is Saturday, June 14th.

Register your garage sale now!