Victoria's Mega Garage Sale 2024



Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 9am-1pm
Venue: Central Middle School, Victoria
Don't miss out on the chance to participate in Victoria's most distinctive community event. We are thrilled to contribute positively to the community through low-priced recycling of household items and clothing. The funds generated from the sale directly support community projects such as food programs for students and seniors.



Your donations make a difference. The Victoria Harbourside Rotary Club Mega Garage Sale depends entirely on the generous donations of people like you. For years, people have embraced the idea of "Spring Cleaning" by contributing valuable, but no longer needed, items to the sale. Without your donations, the Mega Garage Sale would not be possible. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. 


You can drop off your donations at Central Middle School on Friday, May 17th from 9 am – 4 pm.  We kindly request your assistance in boxing or bagging your donations. 
  • We kindly request your assistance in boxing or bagging your donations.
  • Please ensure that the weight of each bag or box is manageable for both you and our volunteers.
  • If an item has separate parts, please pack them together to prevent separation. 
  • Items should be in good working condition and appear gently used.
  • As you drive in through the main entrance of Central Middle School parking lot (off Fort Street), our friendly volunteers will welcome you
  • We’ll check if you have any items we cannot accept, and guide you to the Drop Off Zone, where a team of volunteers will unload your items.
What items do you most want?
  • Sports equipment 
  • Bicycles
  • Kayaks 
  • Gardening supplies/planters (non-green plastic)
  • Tools
  • Small appliances
  • Household, kitchen and collectibles
  • Clothing, especially boys’ clothing (no socks or underwear, unless new)
  • Linen. Please ensure it is clean, folded and indicate size, and condition (new, used - nearly new or used - good)
  • Framed art or sculptures (no picture frames please!)
  • Books (except for encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks and Reader’s Digests)
  • Antique/vintage items
  • Costume jewellery
  • Collectibles
  • Gold or silver (we all have a baggie of broken chains, single earrings or rings with missing stones!)
What items do you not accept?
  • Underwear and socks
  • Homemade craft items
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Safety-regulated children's equipment, like strollers, car seats, high chairs, cribs, and sports helmets.
  • Scratched non-stick pots and pans
  • Ordinary glassware and mugs – boxed sets only, please.
  • Tupperware that is stained or missing a lid.
  • Toys and games with missing pieces.
  • CD'S
  • Stuffed toys (except for collectibles having original tags)
  • Major appliances, large TVs, VCRs, PVRs, sofas, mattresses, box springs, TV stands, exercise equipment, and old skis and golf equipment.
  • Magazines, textbooks, Reader's Digest, Atlas books, or encyclopedias.
Please call 250-380-8942 or email info@harboursiderotary.org_if you're unsure if an item is acceptable.
What if I have items that are of higher value?
 Let us know if you have something you would like to donate that is of higher value. We will sell it privately before the garage sale to get the best price for your donation. Donated items that generate $200 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. For more information contact Shannon Baillie at 250 380-8942
What type of items do you pre-sell?
We intercept high-quality, designer-label, lightly used clothing and sell it through consignment shops. Other items we pre-sell include:
  • Sports card collections
  • Vinyl records, especially Rock n' roll, blues, and jazz records produced from 1960 to 1970
  • Anything in its original packaging
  • Condominium-size furniture
  • Original art
  • Gold and silver jewellery – if you haven’t made that ring out of those bibs and bobs of gold yet, you’ll feel so great giving it to us knowing that it can help someone in our community – and you’ll get a tax receipt!
What happens to unsold items?
Following the sale, the remaining goods will be donated to local charitable organizations, such as the Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Sisters, Women’s Transition House, Vincent de Paul Society, and the Cridge Centre.
What do I do if I am not in town for the drop-off date but have some good stuff to donate? 
Contact Shannon Baillie at 250 380-8942 or email to see if arrangements can be made to deliver your items earlier.
I am interested in volunteering. Who do I contact?
Drop us a note at We especially need help on Friday, May 17 and 18