Royalwood welcomes bargain hunters June 3
The Royalwood community garage sale has traditionally been held on the last weekend in May. Over the pandemic, Sage Creek claimed that time-frame. So Royalwood residents and organizers have now chosen the first Saturday in June as our date — which falls on June 3 this year.
The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Watch for any home with the garage door open and you will find treasures galore. Some residents may be open for business on Friday, June 2 but the officialsale takes place on the Saturday.
Lori Rosche, one of the administrators of the Royalwood Facebook group which has helped to organize the event, is excited to see all the activity.
“It’s a great way to meet your neighbours,” Rosche said. “I’ve lived in the area for 20 years and it brings a smile to my face to see so many families out and about.”
Debbie Pfiefer Asprey, another Royalwood resident, has been volunteering her time and effort to make signs and post on buy-and-sell sites on social media to promote the event for years.
“I love garage sales and just decided to take charge to make sure the Royalwood one continues,” Pfiefer Asprey saidd. “It’s so much fun.”
Pfiefer Asprey’s garage sales are full of women’s clothing, which has proven popular.
“Over the years, I’ve bought many items that I didn’t really need and now I can sell them and meet new people and make new friends at the same time,” she said. “I also get to see my neighbours that have been inside all winter and get caught up. People come walking their dogs and that’s great too.”
Signs with individual locations will be posted along Shorehill Drive, the main road that runs through Royalwood from Abinojii Mikanah (formerly Bishop Grandin Blvd.) to St. Anne’s Rd.
“Good signage is one of the keys to success. It needs to be big and clear with your address and arrows for people to follow but put them on public property, not on peoples’ lawns,” Pfiefer Asprey said.
The public is asked to observe the residential speed limit of 50 km/h and to watch for children crossing the road and to not block driveways. It is recommended that people park on Shorehill and walk a few streets at a time.
Rain or shine, we look forward to welcoming all bargain hunters to Royalwood on Sat. June 3
Royalwood community correspondent
Tanya Misseghers is a community correspondent for Royalwood.